This weekend was pretty laid back. Which is usually how I like it. Friday after work I was able to get a few things done before I settled in for the night. I switched on Netflix and with my bowl of air-popped popcorn (my absolute fave) I watched Pulp Fiction by Quentin Tarantino. This was my first time watching it as it came out in 1994, I was way too young to even have heard about it. But I am a fan of Tarantino (loved Django) and I have always had a soft spot for John Travolta so naturally I thought this movie was great. Yeah, there are disturbing parts, but that is Quentin. A+
Saturday was laid back as well, ran some errands and watched some football. That night though I drove into the city for my friend Daisy’s birthday. After meeting up at a friends we headed to Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba, a tapas restaurant in Lincoln Park. I think I was the only one in the group that had not been there before. We had reservations at 6 and the place was already packed. We ordered a handful of tapas from the vegetables and cheese section and one from the chicken and pork section. I wish I could have taken a picture of each plate, but then I would have constantly had my phone in my hand as they were bringing the dishes out one at a time.
Here’s what we ordered though: brussel sprout salad, marcona almonds, manchego cheese – this was my pick and it was so tasty, shaved brussel sprouts mixed in with the cheese and tiny bits of almond yummm; wood roasted vegetables with toasted pinenuts – good, but not great; spicy potatoes with tomato alioli – these were very good; spinach and manchego stuffed mushrooms – not a mushroom fan so I didn’t try; goat cheese baked in tomato sauce – I loved this, it was served with a garlic type bread, but the mix of goat cheese and tomato sauce was perfect; roast dates with bacon and apple vinagrette – probably my favorite, the bacon was wrapped around the date…so good, sweet and salty.
It was fun trying all the different dishes, but I didn’t feel like I got a full meal. Just a few appetizers, since the dishes were small. It was great catching up with the girls though, all of whom I attended high school with.
After, we went to Pour House in Old Town where we met up with a few other people. It was a fun night, with good friends.
Yesterday was nice and quiet. I drank coffee, practiced yoga, and hung out until the Steelers played. They won the division and will be playing the Ravens (rival) Saturday night!
New Year’s is on Thursday and I still don’t know exactly what I am doing…just trying to enjoy the last few days of 2014 even if I’m working! Well, that’s it for today, have a great Monday!
How was your weekend? Do you have big plans for the New Year?