best quesadilla ever?

As I was leaving for work today, our new couch arrived.  The only thing that worried me was hearing the delivery men say “Nope, not going to fit.” when they saw our staircase.  When I got into my car the couch was on its edge heading towards our second-story deck.

Thankfully by the time I got home from work the couch had been lifted over the deck (I was told there were ropes involved) and was resting comfortably in our living room.

We finally have a place to sit!  Between all of the furniture Todd put together yesterday – notice the beautiful new table in the background – and the new couch, this apartment is really coming together and it’s come so far since moving day.  It’s starting to feel like home which is a great feeling.

Since Todd was going out with a friend tonight and I had errands to run and a rumbling belly, we decided on take-out from our local gastro pub, The Green Well.  They never disappoint since they always use fresh, interesting ingredients in interesting ways.  Tonight we shared their Roasted Vegetable Quesadilla and Butternut Squash Raviolis.

I’ve had the raviolis before and they’re always good.  They come covered in this sweet, balsamic-y tasting red wine sauce with a generous amount of candied walnuts mixed in.  Today I also noticed some apple slices which I didn’t remember from before but I was happy to eat.

I knew that those would be good.  What I wasn’t expecting was how incredible the quesadilla would be.

I loved the deconstructed quesadilla idea and look at all of those veggies!  The addition of squash, corn and queso fresco to any dish is always a home run in my book.   Normally I eat some of the veggies and all of the carb in a dish but today I ate up all of that healthy stuff.  The tomatoes were so beautiful and juicy looking that I didn’t want to hand the plate over to Todd when my half was gone.  Honestly, it may have been the best quesadilla ever.  This dinner was so good, if you ever find yourself in Grand Rapids go to The Green Well and orded this quesadilla – that’s an order!

After my errands I came home just in time for Top Chef Masters.  Not a bad little Wednesday night.  Oh, and this couch is SO comfy!

How was your Wednesday?

What was the best thing you ate today?

3… 2… 1… wedding!

I didn’t think that I’d have time to post again until after the wedding.  Good thing I’m feeling like a night owl since today was my last day of work before the big day.  I don’t have to wake up to an alarm tomorrow!  Well, at least not as early as usual.

Being done with work plus knowing that family is now here or en route for the wedding is really crazy to think about.  My brother was delayed from China but should be in town by now, my sister is here from Chicago and Todd’s brother and sister-in-law arrived this evening from Denver.  The next two days will be filled with a few errands, a touch of pampering and lots of celebration.

On top of wedding planning we have also been moving into our new apartment.  We have a kitchen full of goodies: plates, silverware, cookware, bottles and bottles of wine, etc.  This is a good thing.  We also have only two chairs and no couch.  I should say we have no couch in the apartment because we went and bought one today!

I’m so excited to have a brand new couch instead of a hand-me-down from our parents or something off of Craig’s List.  It’s being delivered after the honeymoon and I can’t wait to get it into our cute little nest.

Time for this bride-to-be to get some rest.  The wedding countdown is on!

P.S.  I haven’t  been posting about food much lately because well, I’ve been eating uninspired, delicious but not-so-balanced meals.  It seems that stress + business = comfort food cravings for me.  Post-honeymoon I promise to put our new kitchen to good use and make lots of delicious, healthy meals at home.

Do you eat worse when you’re stressed?

What are you go-to comfort foods?