Kelly the Culinarian: Last Weekend in Pictures

Monday, August 12, 2013

Last Weekend in Pictures

I have so much to catch up on! On Friday, I took my summer day at work and began the morning with a 35-mile bike ride in my new tri suit. Verdict: This suit is awesome. I bought it on Amazon for $22 and it's quite flattering. It's also more comfortable than my last model, and as Jenny told me, I can't be seen in the same suit twice.
Then, I met my mom for lunch and a chocolate tasting. It was at the same place as the chocolate-making workshop we attended and it was lovely. We had our choice of eight samples and the owner explained the nuances off all the different flavors. It was awesome - my favorite was the Aztec bar, which was dark chocolate, cinnamon, chili powder, rice krispies, pumpkin seeds and cashews. The avalanche bar was also great - I'm a sucker for peanut butter, but the rice krispies, mini chocolate chip and marshmallows really pushed it over the top.
Friday night and Saturday morning was dominated by the fun of Zooma.

I stayed at my sister's apartment the night before Zooma to keep things simple. Her house has some interesting art. This is the Pom-corn piece, which was digitally altered so all the Pomeranians had one blue eye. Just like Bowie.
My fur nephew is a doll.
After Zooma, MacKenna did my hair and I donned a dress that Erin lent me for a black-tie wedding Tim and I attended. This dress did wonderful things for me. When I spend 90 percent of my free time in running clothes, it takes a village to get me presentable. Thanks, ladies!
On Sunday, I got myself a new blogging box. I bought a chromebook for a song, which I think will suit me just fine. It's tiny and light and I only use my laptop for blogging, social networking and writing anyhow, so this will be just fine.
Also, my tomato plants are going insane. Bruschetta, grilled pizza and caprese salads are in my future.

10 comments:

Katie Adams said...

Look for a caprese quinoa salad up on my blog this week! It'll be perfect for all of those tomatoes!

MarJoy said...

Love the color of your new suit! You and your husband look great! That dress is beautiful! The chocolate looks to die....have you tried the dark chocolate chili bar that Aldi sells? It's yummy!

Losing Lindy said...

I love that dress on you. So nice of Erin to lend it. Can I get your bruschetta recipe? I have all the makings for it.

Kelly Janowski said...

Of course! Here's how I normally deal with an abundance of tomatoes: http://www.kellytheculinarian.com/2011/08/cooking-with-kelly-quick-and-easy.html

kilax said...

You look so pretty in Erin's dress!

Jamie said...

You looked beautiful at the wedding! I also love your new tri suit, the color is great on you!

Meghan said...

I love the dress! You look stunning. And a chocolate tasting??? Where do I sign???

Maggie Wolff said...

I thought I recognized that dress! You look great!

Erin said...

That dress is STUNNING on you! So happy it worked out so well. Love it when fancy dresses get more than one wear.

Also, that trisuit was an amazing deal. And it fits nicely? Good score.

Xaarlin said...

DAYUM! That dress fits you like a glove! You look FANTASTIC!!!!! :)