Food & FriendsMonday, April 19, 2010
….my favorite things!
Last week was a fun week around here…just not an awesome week for the waistline. “The Sound of Music” came on a few weeks ago and I recorded out of pure horror that my husband had never seen it. So he agreed to watch it with me only if we could have a “German night,” allowing homeboy to cook bratwurst and homegirl to enjoy a favorite childhood movie… So, watch it we did. And eat bratwurst, we did. [Yes, I realize the movie takes place in Austria. Same diff.]
Hers & His
I Americanized mine as much as possible… “Can I eat it with bread? What about mayo? Please don’t make me eat sauerkraut…” I am, like, a lot German, but not so much a fan of the food… I drank wine, he drank beer. He ate spicy mustard, I ate ketchup. He ate sauerkraut, I did not.
I presented my thesis last week at a research fair. I don’t think I’ve ever introduced you to my thesis partners—this is them! Kelly & Marie.
Wednesday night, I went to a happy hour to help raise money (I do what I can…) for Kim, a former co-worker, who’s running a half marathon this summer for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (Go Kim!). This is Kim and Erica—we three shared a big office together at PMR and it was awesome. We are forever united in undying affection for Amy Grant. For real.
And since it’s physically impossible for me to be on Pennsylvania Avenue and not eat at Good Stuff, we ate at Good Stuff. [I got the turkery burger, thankyouverymuch… And then added bacon…] The owner is Chef Spike, who was a contestant on Top Chef, but that has nothing to do with why I love it…
They offer lotsa sauces and they are dee.lish.us. [Cue me complaining to my sister on why my weight loss has mysteriously and recently stalled…] Thursday night we had an impromptu barbeque at Kelly’s. These are some of my faves from school and none of us are yet capable of talking about the strange future that awaits us once our group is dismantled in a few weeks… And then a Friday night in with our best friend Joe, Trader Joe... A French baguette + smoked salmon + cream cheese + a Real Crowd Cheeser and white for her, red for him = perfection.
[Side note, unrelated to friends or food: we also watched “An Education” this weekend. It was great. I recommend it.]
So anyway…I guess I’m off to the gym now…