Ended the night stuffed and happy.
Sunday, July 12: A lot of car searching and negotiations today left us without a new car and hungry (or should I say 'hangry'). So, we went to Thai Cafe in Springfield, VA for dinner. This is home to my favorite Pad Thai, and is also our family's favorite Thai restaurant in the metro area. We ordered the Pad Thai and Drunken Noodles to share. I'll be doing a DCEats post on this next week, so keep a look out!
Monday, July 13: Today I tried out the Trader Joe's Turkey and Rice Stuffed Bell Peppers for lunch. I had a feeling this was going to be a busy week and some pre-made meals or frozen dinners might have to do. This one tasted really homemade and was completely satisfying and filling. Probably not the healthiest thing, and the better option would be to make my own, but it got the job done today.
Tuesday, July 14: Before you order your Friday night pizza, I mean that's what everyone has for dinner on Friday nights right? Well, either way read this article with a handy pepperoni de-greasing tip from 'the kitchn'. It brings me back to Pizza Hut orders when we were kids, which eventually turned into my mom deciding that instead she would make homemade pizza - and sometimes even a brunch pizza.
Wednesday, July 15: N and I both love Mindy Kaling, so of course we're sad that 'Mindy Project' got canceled, but lo and behold Hulu has picked it up woohoo. And on that note, I thought I'd share this funny article about 'important things we've learned about food from Mindy Kaling's instagram'.
Thursday, July 16: Nutter Butters were my favorite childhood snack. For some reason I hated PB&J sandwiches, but loved Nutter Butters. I guess I was the kind of kid that wanted a savory sandwich, but a sweet treat now and again. This recipe for homemade Nutter Butters is getting me pretty excited! (and nostalgic). I need to try my hand at baking!
Friday, July 17: Before N left to head back to San Francisco, Sachin and I met up with her for happy hour and dinner in Reston. We started off at Il Fornaio, where we enjoyed some white wine and a delicious pizza with sausage, mushrooms, and a spicy fradiavola sauce (chilies and garlic and tomatoes, um, yes please!). Afterwards, clearly we were still hungry, so we went to Ted's Bulletin, where we did some serious damage. We shared a strawberry pop tart (yes, they make homemade pop tarts here), a coconut rum adult milkshake, and then dinner! But, I'll do a full review with photos another time ;)