Did you y’all know that weekending is an actual word? For a second there, I thought I was a genius for coming up with it. Apparently, weekending is “to spend weekends or a weekend.” Who knew?
Anyway, Vishnu and I had fun weekending with each other. Usually when we visit one another, the weekend resembles more of a mini getaway than anything else. This one was different because we did things we’ll probably do a lot after we’re married. A glimpse into our future perhaps!
We went out to dinner on Friday night. Julie’s post could not have come at a better time. I’ve lived in this area for about three months now but haven’t ventured out to too many new restaurants. Based on Julie’s recommendation we decided on Bella Brava.
We started off with a couple of drinks – wine for me and beer for Vishnu.
Next up was the Gorgonzola Fundata with homemade potato chips. The verdict? It was ok. Gorgonzola cheese is really strong and pungent, and those flavors were all we could taste. The chips, however, were fantastic – very fresh and crispy.
For my main dish, I ordered the Vegetali flatbread – pesto, lots of veggies, and a goat cheese sauce on top. I was craving pizza all week, and although this was no super cheesy, saucy pie, it was good enough to satisfy my cravings. The flatbread was crispy, the combination of veggies was delicious, and the goat cheese was creamy with a slight tang. Yum!
Vishnu went with the Ravioli Genovese – goat cheese and spinach ravioli with a pesto cream sauce. This dish was amazing! The cream sauce was perfection, and the sundried tomatoes were a great touch (we both thought there should’ve been more). Although the portion size was a bit small, Vishnu said he was glad because it was the just the right amount of food to leave him satisfied and not too full.
I highly recommend Bella Brava for a fun experience. One note of caution – this is a popular spot, so be ready to wait a while for a table if you decide to go on a whim.
Saturday morning was spent running errands – Costco, Ross, Target, and Publix. It was a fun excursion.
At Publix, we picked up Crazy, Stupid, Love from the Blockbuster box. I saw this movie back when it came out, but Vishnu still hadn’t seen it. He was surprised by how much he really liked it. I hope afternoon movies become a regular thing in our household.
After the movie, we made a few of my favorite treats for Vishnu to take back with him – chocolate zucchini muffins and chickpea blondies. Brain food at its finest!
Soon after our baking extravaganza, I started on dinner – veggie and black bean enchiladas.
I used Andie’s enchilada recipe as a baseline for my filling. And instead of using a canned sauce, I made my own using this recipe. Everything turned out great, except for the tortillas. I went with corn tortillas instead of flour but didn’t like how they broke apart so easily. And Vishnu thought they tasted elasticy. If anyone reading this has tips for how to prep corn tortillas, please share!
Vishnu headed out early this morning, as he has a ton of studying to do. I took my time making breakfast and getting ready and then headed out to the mall. I had to pick up a little something for the bachelorette party I’m going to this weekend in Austin! Fun times!
And now, I’m going to settle in and watch a bit of the Grammy’s before heading to bed. Oh how I love weekending!
Tell me something fun about your weekend!