04 August 2010

Weekly Wows!

It has been so stinkin’ hot the past few days. When Clay and I got into his car after yoga on Monday night at 9:00pm, the thermometer read 112 degrees! Let me just say I am not a fan of this heat wave.

Every Tuesday I go to lunch with some of my coworkers, and yesterday we went to Ellerbe Fine Foods. (We usually try to pick a place off the beaten path, but this week we decided to go to the other extreme. :D) I’ve been dying to try it ever since it opened last fall. Let me tell you, IT WAS AMAZING! I had the BBT sandwich from their lunch menu - crispy bacon between two juicy slices of fresh tomato with a creamy-yet-peppery dressing and basil leaves on thick hunks of brioche with a side of arugula. I seriously thought I had died and gone to heaven!

Then we had my very favorite salad for dinner last night: strawberry spinach salad with chicken.  Clay even got excited about it! I mean, how can you NOT love a big 'ole bowl of this?

It is super-simple, and you can find the recipe here. :D

Today I stopped at Target on my way home from work and overheard a little girl throwing the world's BIGGEST temper tantrum. She was screaming to get out of the shopping cart, trying to reason with her mother that somehow it was hurting her not to be running around the store knocking over displays. I could even hear her two sections over! Let's just say that cured any baby fever I may or may not have been having.

I can’t believe that exactly two weeks from today we will be on a plane to Greece! We have been planning this trip since January, and I am so ready for it to be here. (I even have a countdown on my desk at work. :D) Because our trip is getting so close, I am already beginning to pack (yes, I’m one of those). My goal is for us to get everything we’ll need for two and a half weeks into these:

A little ambitious, I know. But if Rick Steve’s can do it, so can we!

Hope you’ve had a wow-ser of a Wednesday! :D


Stephanie said...

1.) how do you get your hubby to do yoga?!
2.) salad looks delish!
3.) 2 1/2 weeks, super exciting! I can't wait for you to go so we can see pictures and hear all about it!

karen said...

the words:
strawberry spinach chicken salad
made me smile
this morning.
love them all.
and love y'all!

Casey Orr said...

Ellerbe is so delicious!!! I ate that very same sandwich there just last week! LOVE it!