A little late in sharing pics from last weekend, but I wanted to be sure and post them. I love reading old posts, and I consider this blog my little online scrapbook.
Friday night, we stayed in, made fettuccine alfredo (with brown rice noodles), and roasted some coffee.
Saturday morning, we had smoothies and then drove down to the River Market in KC, MO.
First stop, Quay Coffee. We are slowly making our way through K.C.’s best rated coffee places.
We ordered a couple different pour overs (per the usual). They don’t roast their own coffee there, but they use mostly local and regional coffees.
Next stop – River Market Antiques. Three floors of nick nacks. I’m really getting into the antiquing these days.
We saw lots of cool stuff, but since we don’t know exactly what are next place will look like (we are in a temporary place right now), we are hesitant to purchase any furniture or decorations.
For lunch, we drove to the plaza to hit up The Mixx, which we are most certainly obsessed with.
Danny ordered the Pretzel Chicken Sando which had grilled chicken, pepper jack cheese, sweet onions, tomato, spinach and garlic aioli. It was served with a massive salad.
And I ordered the Main Street Chop Chop which had turkey, chickpeas, lentils, tomatoes, sugar snap peas, romaine, spinach and mozzarella with a mustard vinaigrette. They actually took all the ingredients, spread them out on a cutting board and chopped them into tiny pieces. Yum.
The rest of the afternoon was notsogood. We had some car trouble and ended up getting stranded in some neighborhood off the plaza. Danny’s dad came and rescued us while our car got towed to the shop. Danny’s dad was kind enough to let us borrow his truck for the next couple days while our car was getting fixed. It’s pretty nice having family nearby.
For dinner that night, we stopped into Zarda BBQ. Danny is on a mission to find the best burnt ends sandwich in all of K.C. The BBQ is good here, but unfortunately all the other things are not (fries, beans, etc.).
Sunday morning started with some coffee. We do it Chemex style in our house.
And pancakes. I used the recipe on the back of this package of Trader Joe’s All Purpose Flour.
I sauteed up some apples to throw on top along with some toasted chopped walnuts.
The pancakes were pretty good besides the fact that they weirdly did not brown up at all.
For lunch, I threw together some tortilla pizzas with brown rice tortillas, pesto, spinach, and parm.
And dinner was chili that had been cooking away in the crockpot all day. One of my favorite meals of all time. Topped with my family’s traditional things (Ashley style) – organic cheddar cheese, ketchup, crackers, cilantro and white vinegar.
Next post – all things Thanksgiving!