change of plans

When I left the office today my phone told me that it was 56 degrees out, 56!  In Michigan, in March, that is the most amazing feeling and as a bonus the sun was shining bright.  I love the first days of spring, they are so promising and people tend to really appreciate the simple pleasure of not being cold and the whole just starts to wake up.

Well, all of that sun made me sleepy as I was driving home to pick up my yoga gear and I laid down for a quick cat nap… then I woke up too late to go to yoga, oopsy.  Todd and I decided to make the best of the unplanned time together and went to Reds on the River in Rockford for dinner.  We made a meal out of appetizers (baked goat cheese and chicken emapanadas), soup and this:


Cranberry-walnut bread, wow.  It provides the perfect amount of sweet but is definitively not a dessert bread like banana or pumpkin bread.  I ate all four slices, sorry Todd!  I’ll have to find a recipe so I can make this at home.


We’re back home and watching Top Chef: All Stars.  I’ve loved Top Chef since the first season and wish I could produce dishes like they do!  I love watching the creative process and I’d love to try each and every one of their dishes.  Actually, Todd and I had the chance to last May when the Top Chef tour came to Grand Rapids and yes, every bite was delicious.  I hope they come back again this year.


I need to start packing my suitcase tonight too.  I’m flying to Chattanooga this Saturday for my friend Jen’s wedding.  I’m so excited to celebrate her marriage to her fiance Evan and spend time with some good friends, especially my friend Sarah who lives far, far away in New York City now.  Todd can’t make it to the wedding and Sarah’s husband can’t either so we’re looking forward to a girls’ weekend together.  I can’t wait to celebrate your big day, Jen!


What are your big plans for this weekend?


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