Impromptu Day Trip
Other possible titles for this post: Three of My Favorite Places, Fon-Do I Ever, and You’re Gonna Need to Roll Me Out
In the middle of my run before training yesterday morning, I got a voicemail that one of my clients had cancelled. Shane and I took that as a sign that we should, indeed, head on over to Chicago-land.
First on the agenda was Ikea.
Shane and I have been wanting to get a new curtain/drape set for the kitchen, and I am supah excited about what we picked out! I can’t wait to hang them! They are very, very cute, and the ones we currently have in the kitchen are kind of…drab?
Though the cinnamon rolls were calling my name like woah, we forged on because food was in the near future.
But first, on to Trader Joe’s! If I’m going to be in the same town as a TJ’s, bottom line is I’ll be stopping in. End of story. $50 later…
A bunch of unnecessary, but delicious, items. I’m super excited about this one in particular:
As the cashier rang us up, she said, "these are amazing. I don’t know what chocolate nib clusters are, but they’re delicious.”
Plus, all of the “usuals” I pick up when I visit Trader Joe’s – almond butter, pre-cooked brown rice, hummus, half and half, olive oil, and Shane’s jalapeno cheese curls…
Finally, the reason for the trip:
We considered this our late Valentine’s Day dinner. We had actually gotten Thai food the Sunday before V-day, and then stayed in and had tapas in the kitchen the day of, so this was considered our “night out”
Night Out’s in quotes because we arrived at 4, and left after 6, haha It was considered lunner. Plus, we had almost atwo hour drive home – on a Sunday!
We’ve seriously been wanting to go here for the last three years, but have never actually stopped in until now! It did NOT disappoint
We went all out and got the cheese fondue + salad + wine:
I got the vegetarian entree which included goodness like edamame, portabella, asparagus, artichoke, tofu, and goat cheese stuffed ravioli. Holy cow. And because Shane’s meal was the complete opposite of mine (think, all meat) I fondue’d first and just dumped my whole tray of veggies in the broth, and then fished them out with the search and rescue spoon.
A job, I apparently took very seriously 😉
And of course the dessert:
Ohhh, the dessert.
Heaven, dipped in dark chocolate, melted in my mouth.
Done. Stick a fork in ME!
Have you ever dined at the Melting Pot? Have you ever dined at a fondue place?
What’s your favorite store to buy home stuff?
Well I’m off to get in a little strength session before spin class this morning since my workout was cut short yesterday after my run (still no hip pain, btw!!) Running late, gotta go! 😀
Hope everyone has a great Monday! Mine is kind of a marathon…
-weights + spin
-back to train two more clients
-double header volleyball game tonight
Phew! I think it’ll be a Clif bar dinner 😉