Mother’s Day Weekend!!…

Hi there!  Happy Monday to you!  I hope all of you had a great weekend and to those of you who are mother’s, I hope you had a lovely Mother’s Day!  What did you do this weekend?  I think this weekend went entirely too fast and I am exhausted because I decided to stay up last night until 11pm to watch the full 2-hour season finale episode of Revenge.  Staying up till 11pm and then getting up at 5am, don’t make a good mix.  I was actually up at 4:30 just staring at my alarm clock.  Needless to say, I think I will be needing a lot of coffee today.  My stomach is also feeling all kinds of messed up because of eating randomly this weekend.  You live and you learn and sometimes that is exactly what I do.

Anyway, let’s recap the weekend.  On Friday, I had an extremely stressful day at work.  It seems like it’s getting more stressful and all kinds of crazy by the minute.  It’s definitely wearing me down that is for sure.  I couldn’t wait to just come home and start the weekend.  Mike and I went to a brand new restaurant which I am really excited to recap our experience for you.  I am going to do that tomorrow because I think it deserves its own separate post.  It wouldn’t do it justice to put into just my random weekend recap post.  So definitely look for that tomorrow!  I’m excited to share.

On Saturday, I was finally able to sleep in.  I think it was the first time that I had a good night’s rest in a long time.  It was in part because I don’t think the people upstairs slept at their house on Friday night.  They had a party of course but then it sounded like they left and never came back.  That is fine by me!  I got my sleep and that is all that matters to me.  I did a lot of things around the house on Saturday and then Mike and I ventured out to the store to pick up a few things.  We went to Aldi and Walmart.  I guess a lot of people wanted to go to Walmart on Saturday too because it was packed!  In fact, every store that we went to on Saturday was mobbed. I guess it was people getting last-minute Mother’s Day gifts?  I’m not sure but it was crazy!

We decided we wanted to go to Bravo for dinner.   We started off with a spinach dip appetizer.

Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Spinach and Artichoke Dip

I decided to order something different this time from all of the other times that we have gone there for dinner.

 

Chicken Scalloppini

Chicken Scalloppini

My dinner was the best I ever had there!  The portion was huge and I was able to bring half of it home.  I would love to recreate this dish at home.  I loved the fact that the chicken had melted cheese on top!  I never thought to melt cheese on chicken.  I’m not sure why but I loved the flavor profile.  I could totally see myself doing that sometime.  It was almost like chicken parm minus the breading.  I love that!  Sometimes the breading is a bit too much for me.  I prefer it without.

Mike decided to order something new as well.  He ordered Lobster Ravioli.

Mike's Lobster Ravioli

Mike’s Lobster Ravioli

He was really pleased with his dish too!  He said there was even some shrimp scattered on top of the ravioli which was a nice surprise!  I was happy that we both enjoyed our dinners.

After dinner we decided to meet up with friends that we haven’t seen in a while.  I used to be a lot of closer to this friend then I am now.  I felt very uncomfortable the entire time we were there and things were said to me that made me extremely upset.  I felt attacked and put down about anything and everything you can imagine.  If you are supposed to be my “friend,” why would you treat me this way?  I don’t get it.  We have been off-and-on for years and I think we’ve reached a path where it’s just no longer working.  At least for me it’s not.  The motto of the rest of the evening for me was, “If you don’t have anything nice to say, then don’t say anything at all.”  I want a life full of positive people, not negative that are going to bring me down.

On Sunday, Mike and I woke up early to meet his entire family for Mother’s Day brunch at a local country club.  I had never been to this country club before.  I felt severely under-dressed.  I didn’t even think twice about what I was wearing and stupid me wore jeans.  Never again will I make that mistake!  I guess you can tell I don’t go to country club’s much?  They had a buffet spread of foods set up.  It was a nice variety of food and it was nice to spend time with not only Mike’s immediate family but his extended family as well.

After brunch, we went home for a little bit and then picked up Melissa and my mom!  We went to celebrate Mother’s Day at Seasons 52.  We started off with a Chicken Skewer appetizer.

Appetizer

Appetizer

They were pretty skimpy with the appetizer as you can tell.  It tasted good but it lacked pieces of chicken.  My mom and I both ordered the Cedar Plank Salmon.

 

Cedar Plank Salmon

Cedar Plank Salmon

We both enjoyed our meals.  Unfortunately, Melissa and Mike did not.  I guess we should have picked another restaurant to go to. We had a gift card and wanted to use it but it was just not good.  I am not a fan of Seasons 52 anymore.  I just don’t like the menu offerings and how expensive it is.  I think it’s majorly overpriced for what you are given.  I learned my lesson about going there.

The restaurant was in a mall which just so happened to open up a Crumb’s Bakery!!  We knew we had to get cupcakes for dessert!  These are Mike and my cupcakes.

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Peanut Butter & Jelly and Chocolate of Some sort

Peanut Butter & Jelly and Chocolate of Some sort

The peanut butter and jelly one was mine and oh my goodness!  If you haven’t had a Crumb’s cupcake, you haven’t lived!!!!  I don’t know how I managed to go so many years without trying one!  It was the BEST cupcake I have ever had in my life!!!!!  The cake was so moist and fluffy!!  I couldn’t believe how light the cake was.  I loved that it had strawberry preserves in the center of the cupcake.  Mike loved his too!!  Have you ever had a Crumb’s cupcake?

I was really happy to spend Mother’s Day with my mom.  I had a good time with her and Melissa and Mike despite the fact of the restaurant’s food.  I love spending time with those whom I love and who support me. I think that is the most important thing in life.

Alright, well have a lovely Monday!

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6 Responses

  1. Whoa, what mall has a Crumbs now?! Must. Go. Immediately. ;) I’m also going to Bravo today … excited to finally try it out after hearing all your rave reviews!

    I’m sorry the visit with your friends put a damper on your weekend. It’s just sad how some people feel the need to tear others down, especially when they’re supposed to do the opposite. Ugh. It’s easier said than done, but try not to let them get to you!

    • Cherry Hill Mall! I couldn’t believe it! I also heard they are making a Crumbs in Ardmore too. Yay!! You definitely have to let me know what you think! I hope you liked it! :)

      I completely agree with you. Our friendship is toxic and there really isn’t anything left of it. We are so different and are at two different paths in our lives. I just don’t think someone that is supposed to be your friend, should treat you like that. It’s not worth it to me anymore.

  2. Your dinners at Bravo look delicious! And I’m sorry about the awkwardness with the old friends. That’s no good. It really stinks to feel put down and attached. :( Glad you had a good lunch with your mom, though! :)

  3. I think Ardmore’s Suburban Square is getting a Crumbs, which means I’ll be able to walk to it! Dangerous! :D Sorry your friend was so rude to you. I’ve started weeding out the people that add nothing positive to my life and it’s not easy, but in the end you’ll feel so much better!

    • I remember hearing about that! Haha! That is very dangerous but they are SO good. I want another! Thank you. That is what I have started doing too. I think it’s about time her and I go our separate ways. It’s not a good friendship and I’m not sure it ever was.

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