We had another low-key weekend around here. Over the next few weeks, we’ll have friends and family coming in town as well as a little bit of travel so I’m enjoying these relaxing weekends right now.
On Friday, after dinner, Danny and I were in the mood for some ice cream. Someone had recommended Fifty Licks in Southeast Portland so that’s where we went.
The staff was very nice and allowed us to sample several flavors before making our choice.
I went with the Tahitian Vanilla. I know it’s boring, but I just love plain vanilla ice cream. This had tons of vanilla-y flavor which I liked.
Overall, I’d have to say although the ice cream seems very high quality ingredient wise, I just wasn’t too impressed with the flavor selection. Sometimes you just need chocolate chip or some variation of it, am I right?
We ended our exciting Friday evening with a couple episodes of Game of Thrones.
Saturday morning started with strawberry banana smoothies. These had oat bran, almond milk, and honey as well.
After I was properly caffeinated, I went on a 5 mile run in Laurelhurst Park.
We spent the remainder of the afternoon cuddled up on the couch with these guys.
And I can’t post a picture of the puppies without giving equal love to Charlie.
That night we tried a newish restaurant called The Sudra. It’s basically an Indian fusion restaurant. The inside is fairly small, and it was packed on this particular night. We originally sat down at the bar, but we were able to snag a table 10 minutes later.
I started off with the house white wine. A very generous pour, it was. More like 2 glasses.
They serve a variety of plates that include various Indian(ish) dishes.
I ordered the Kale Red Lentil Dosa Plate. The dosa is the crepe looking thing in the picture above. It came with black-eyed pea korma, potato masala, collards, cilantro-lime sauce and roasted red pepper cashew chutney.
Danny ordered the Chickpea Cutlet Plate which included ginger-molasses root vegetables, kale in tahini dressing and rice. We traded some of the mains so we each could try.
Our favorites were the chickpea cutlets and the root vegetables.
I was also impressed with the price and service. Our meal with drinks was under $30 dollars. They have a happy hour everyday from 4-7pm and includes $1 off all plates.
After dinner, we went to see The Lego Movie which was really cute. The voice of the main character is Andy Dwyer from Parks and Recreation. In my opinion, he’s the most funny character on that show so I got a kick out of him in this movie. The movie also starred Will Ferrel, Elizabeth Banks, Charlie Day, Will Arnett, Morgan Freeman, and Jonah Hill.
Sunday morning was made for pancakes.
We pulled a recipe from Ellie Krieger’s So Easy cookbook. These were Whole Wheat Apple Pancakes with Nutty Topping.
The topping was made of pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, sliced almonds and maple syrup.
I spent the afternoon hunkered down at Case Study Coffee for a study group. We had a test on Monday (I got a 98%, woo-hoo!)
I snacked on this interesting apricot and coconut scone. I think it had black pepper in it as well.
After we were finished with our studies, we walked down the street to Laurelwood Brewpub for some grub.
I had the hummus plate that came with olives, cucumber, tomatoes, pita and tzatziki sauce.
The remainder of the weekend was spent prepping for the week – cleaning and grocery shopping. I’m following the Cook Smarts meal plan this week!
Have a good one!