Saturday, October 27, 2012

Marine Corps Ball


We had a great time at the Marine Corps Ball!


It is a lot of fun getting so dressed up.

We woke up this morning to tropical storm Sandy.  We live in Wilmington, NC so we've dealt with the storm all day.

This is what we've pretty much looked like all day...


We did manage to get a workout done at the gym.

I had a mini larabar and splash of coffee beforehand.


We did some poor planning because we didn't get out of the gym until 10:45.  We planned on eating brunch but by the time we got home it was around lunch time and we were starving.

The husband made a huge scrambled with eggs, ham, bacon, spinach, onion, and avocado on top.

Dinners on the weekend are usually pretty elaborate.


One of my favorite things to do with my husband is cook with him so our weekend menus are always good.


Chicken (seasoned with dried herbs, salt, and pepper) sautéed with mushrooms and onions, collard greens, and crispy curried sweet potato coins.


Those potatoes were so good but... they were SO salty!  I will definitely be making them again but omitting most of the salt from the seasoning mix.  The husband sautéed the chicken and mushrooms in the same pan and then deglazed the pan with chicken stocking making a little bit of sauce for the top.  It was delicious!

What's on your menu for the weekend?  Do you plan easy and simple dinners or go all out like me?

8 comments:

Danielle @ Clean Food Creative Fitness said...

Those sweet potato coins look amazing! I am totally the opposite of you on Saturdays! I never feel like cooking so always keep it simple!

Kristen @ Change of Pace said...

You've got to try them! They are so good. Add salt to taste though!

jill said...

LOVE your dress-you guys are a very cute couple. I like to go all out on the weekends...more time to cook! :)

Tiffany Campiotti said...

Love the purple! It is fun to get all gussied up from time to time.
Usually we have one good meal on the weekend and one kind of random "pick your pleasure" meal.
P.S. thanks for the comment on my post. I am also ultra careful when out exercising because I'm usually with my kids too. Hope the rest of your weekend is great!

Kristen @ Change of Pace said...

Your post today was great. It was a much needed reminder. :)

Daisy said...

you look absolutely stunning. I love that gown.
Sandy is headed my way next!

Kristen @ Change of Pace said...

Aww thank you! Be safe!

All Things Yummy said...

Oh you look beautiful. I love your dress.

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