What a fab weekend!
We started off with a Indian-themed homemade dinner and a Navarro Riesling...paired really well with the spicy Tandoori chicken, curry & yogurt cauliflower and garlic naan from Trader Joe's. Navarro is my favorite winery in the Anderson Valley in Northern California...as much as I love red wine, they make some of my favorite whites!
The chicken was marinated overnight in plain yogurt mixed with Indian spices (the bf did this...I'm not sure what blend of spices he used!) This cooked in the oven at 400 degrees for approximately 45 minutes. It was falling off the bone by the time it was done...so good!
The cauliflower recipe came from the New Roots Organics website. I sauteed sliced onion and florets in a couple tablespoons of EVOO until browned. I then added some of the leftover spice blend from the chicken plus a teaspoon of curry and continued to saute over medium-high heat for a minute. Then I turned the heat down to medium-low, added 1/3 cup of plain yogurt mixed with 1/3 cup water and 2 tbsp cilantro and let simmer until florets were soft.
This meal was bursting with amazing flavor...I will definitely be adding both dishes to my recipe book! After dinner we got ready for the party at the Space Needle. The party was sponsored by Boeing and was mainly young professionals...about 400 of us!The party was held on the middle and top viewing decks of the Needle. There were two DJs, multiple bars and tables full of mini deserts. We met up with a friend of mine and her boyfriend and his friends who are all Boeing employees. It was very fun. I had about 3 glasses of red wine (in addition to 2 white at dinner...oops!) Here is a pic of my cocktail attire for the evening;)Saturday started with a Green Monster and 75 minutes of power yoga at my favorite studio, Mountain Flow Yoga. After a nice sweat-sesh, I picked up some brunch items from the market across the street and HAD to buy some girl scout cookies from the cute little girls selling them outside! I may have gotten 3 boxes!!! Samoas, thin mints and tagalongs...all my favs! These will hopefully last for awhile...they are currently in the freezer...they taste so much better to me from the freezer!
We made some local organic eggs, toast from a multigrain loaf from the Essential Baking Company with farm fresh butter and fresh sliced roast beef...yum! After letting our power brunch settle, we went to the gym for cardio and legs. I ran 2 miles at 6.0 (a personal best for me!) and did some weighted squats, lunges, calves and hamstrings (I am really feeling it today!!!)
We met some friends to see their new place and attend Empty Bowls, a benefit for the local food bank. We paid $10 each and got to pick out a bowl made by local artists and eat soup and bread donated by a local bakery. We ended up being the last people to attend so they sent us home with all this yummy leftover bread:) After the benefit, we dropped off our car and walked to a local German pub for some beers. It was a pretty fun night!
Today was a sleep-in day followed by a yummy breakfast of eggs, toast, grapefruit and OJ. I spent about 4 hours doing some spring cleaning...and that was my workout for the day! We are having my boyfriends family over tonight for some homemade potato leek soup with sausages and all that bread we scored yesterday! Here is a pic of today's breakfast...
What did you all do this weekend?? Do you usually cook bigger breakfasts on the weekend???