Taking Back My Twenties

Iced In

Posted on Jan 27, 2013 | 2 comments

A holiday and a half day due to ice made last week fly by…and now we’re almost in February. I can’t say I’m too sad that January is almost over:)

We had plans to head to Duke for our weekly Fuqua Friday, but because of the icy conditions, it was cancelled. Matt swung by the grocery store and picked up a package of bacon and a hunk of pizza dough and a beautiful pie was born. We declared this the best pizza we’ve ever made! Dates, blue cheese, white cheddar, olive oil, and bacon. We pre-cooked the dough so it was perfect and the dates got crispy and caramelized.

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We also popped open these two monsters:

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The bourbon barrel porter was fabulous, but the barley wine was a bit too hoppy for my taste.

Since Netflix appeared to be down, we dug into my very small dvd collection and watched Notting Hill – such a nice movie.

Since I got the laundry out of the way on Friday, I didn’t do much of anything on Saturday. The morning classes were cancelled at the gym, so I just took a mile walk and later browsed some stores, and called it a day. It was nice.

Matt and I had grand plans to meet friends in Chapel Hill for drinks, and try a new restaurant, but when it came time to get off the couch, we were too cozy! I’m such a wuss when the weather is cold. We made bourbon + bitters instead, and then finally ventured out to the local bar around the corner for dinner.

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Black bean veggie sliders for me.

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Duck confit poutine for Matt!

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Don’t worry, he couldn’t finish that pile.

And because there had been some confusion earlier about a pork belly taco special that we really wanted and was no longer available, our waitress sent us home with a mysterious peanut butter dessert. We never asked what it was, but it involved heavenly crust, peanut butter fluff, a possible cream cheese icing, and chocolate sauce. Needless to say, I was quite happy with this end to our evening.

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Today? Sunday brunch!

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We met friends at the Nasher Cafe and I had a lovely Asian shrimp salad with cashews. Brunch is always such a great way to catch up with friends. I think because restaurants are generally quieter during the day and no drinking is involved, it makes for good conversation:)

Tonight was the free community class at the Sync studio and my legs are still aching!

PS: Just found out we are on a three hour delay due to freezing rain in the AM. Hooray for sleep!!

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  1. Laura

    What was the name of the bar with the black bean sliders?

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