We had a lovely weekend of stuffing our faces at various locations.
Saturday morning I took the girls to Starbucks for breakfast. I always give Elena the choice of bagels, Starbucks, or ACTUAL PANCAKES AT A RESTAURANT and she inevitably chooses Starbucks, which is not particularly exciting for me since there’s a Starbucks in my building at work. Oh well, at least I know what to order.
After Starbucks, we went to the community center and played with the toys there, which have the benefit of not being the toys that are also at our house. I felt like I spent the majority of the time there trying to get Zoe to take a damn nap already, so I didn’t feel like cooking afterward and we just went to Noodles for lunch. Also not a huge novelty, but whatever, at least Elena eats broccoli that I don’t have to prepare and pretend to enjoy.
THEN Mollie and Mara came over to make PINK CUPCAKES THAT ARE PINK.
Saturday evening, Ben and I had our date at cure.
Cure has a local menu that changes with the seasons. My list of “restaurants I want to try” is fairly long, but Cure had recently made it up to the top, so off we went.
I just love this new trend of fancy cocktails. This is a vodka-based cocktail that had a bit of a peachy flavor, and I don’t remember what all was in it but it was very smooth and lovely.
We ordered the salumi and chorizo to start, and both were interesting to look at and try. It wasn’t anything completely weird – rather it was things we were somewhat familiar with, prepared in an interesting way. This was the sort of thing I imagined we’d be served here. My favorite was a cured meat with a lavender flavor. So interesting.
We ate everything.
I ordered the bronzino, which I sort of vaguely remembered having heard of. It was fish!
Ben got gnocchi. It was very bacony.
We decided to skip the dessert afterward. Are we feeling ok? But Ben really wanted a coffee, so we got him a coffee.
Sunday morning, Elena offered to feed Zoe, and I said sure, why not, what could possibly go wrong. Generally it went well, except for the whole “baby now needs a bath” thing.
(For those of you keeping score at home, yes I’m aware that there’s a recall on these things and they shouldn’t be left on counters with children in them unattended. I would also point out that I was taking this picture at the time and therefore not leaving my child unattended. Please do not call Child Protective Services. And/or, you can buy us a highchair if you want.)
We went to the Science Center, where the lunch was generally overpriced and unremarkable, save my fruit selection.