I hope everybody had a great weekend. Our was great! Friday my husband and I had a date night. We went to eat at one of our favorite Birmingham restaurants, John’s City Diner.
This place holds special meaning to us because it is one of the places we used to meet for lunch during our pre-dating period. The place has been there forever, although the current owners breathed some new life into the place about ten years or so ago. They have really focused on quality, local ingredients…which I love! I got the nightly special: pan seared snapper with corn grits and green beans. It was awesome. I have no idea how many points! I am just going to try to stay within my daily points allowance for the rest of the week to compensate.
From dinner we headed over to the beautiful and historic Alabama Theater to see the Alabama Symphony Orchestra perform with a Beatles tribute band, The Classical Mystery Tour. It was so much fun. My husband and I both love The Beatles music, so we really enjoyed the beautiful setting with fun music.
Alabama gets ragged on a lot, and I forget how much until I travel someplace else. I get some strange questions from people who have never been here. Like are there paved roads and indoor plumbing there. Seriously, people?!
Anyway…There are certain extreme stereotypes about our state. But I am proud to live here, and I especially love Birmingham, which has been my home for the last twelve years. It feels like Birmingham is one of the southeastern USA’s best kept secrets – great restaurants to make any foodie happy, plus a really great culture for music and art lovers. And not too big of a city that it gets to be a big headache to get around.
Saturday was spent shopping for some much needed new clothes. I usually hate shopping. But it wasn’t terrible! Thanks to Weight Watchers! I am starting to see my progress, and that makes me happy.
Saturday night I got together with some of the girls from our Sunday School class for a little baby shower and dinner. We had a great time! Sunday we went to church, followed by lunch at our favorite Thai place. So it was a fun-filled weekend!
Now, on to my menu for the week:
Monday – mustard & herb crusted salmon (ww cookbook page 174), rice and roasted baby carrots
Tuesday – crock pot chicken, cous cous, asparagus
Wednesday – chicken marinara pasta bake
Thursday – hamburger steak with roasted potatoes and carrots
Friday – home made pizza
Saturday – pulled pork sandwiches and oven fries
Sunday – leftovers
I am trying one new recipe this week from the latest Weight Watchers cook book. So far I am impressed. Everything that I have made out of here has been delicious and husband approved!
What did you do this weekend? Have you tried any new recipes lately? Let me know in the comments.