My weekend can be summed up in salads, summer weather and a really fun day with Michele at Bloomingdales. Let’s take a look!
We are definitely regulars at Chopt. Do I love it? It’s not my most favorite place to have a salad but my son is obsessed.
In the Chopt Mix:
- Roasted Butternut Squash
- Charred Onions
I was up early for Saturday’s long run since I wanted to meet Michele in the city by 11:00 am the latest. I don’t like to rush my workouts so I made sure I gave myself enough time to run at a leisurely pace (workout recap here if you missed it) and then enjoy my post-run oats in a jar.
Michele is a lot nicer than I am. She made it to the city and parked her car a few minutes ahead of me yet waited outside Bloomingdales rather than go inside to start shopping as I would have done if I arrived first.
Lunch at the Bloomingdales’ restaurant, Forty Carrots meant frozen yogurt for me. Some days I do crave real food for lunch after a long run but most of the time, sweet is what I want.
Besides, it’s really hard to pass up Forty Carrots frozen yogurt because I have always loved it so much. I would say half of the Forty Carrots menu features the various frozen yogurt meal options and toppings which means I am not the only one who eats frozen yogurt for lunch in this world.
I went with the fruit salad served with plain and chocolate frozen yogurt plus a side of chocolate chips.
It was awesome catching up with Michele over lunch while shopping. We weren’t sure at first where we would meet for lunch, we just knew we were meeting somewhere in the city. When I said let’s do Bloomingdales, there was no turning back from that idea! So much fun.
The two of us fools attempted a few selfies in the handbag department. It was pretty funny.
Even better is that Bloomingdales isn’t crowded on a sunny Saturday in the summer since most people leave the city on the weekend in favor of the beach.
The traffic heading into the city and even driving in the city was nice and light yet my ride home was horrendous. I guess there were some people who didn’t exit the city on Friday (Friday afternoon beach traffic heading east is usually the worst) so it took me almost TWO HOURS to get home.
I was back in time for dinner at the East Bay diner. I love their giant Portobello mushroom and avocado salad. We also ordered onion rings but I didn’t get a picture.
We ended up at the beach on Sunday which wasn’t the original plan but I am not complaining.
It was gorgeous outside, the humidity was low and the people watching was on point.
We had lunch at Gino’s and I think I will be recreating this cranberry, candied walnut and goat cheese salad at home. I used to make salads like this but there was something about this specific one that was legendary.
It might have been the ratio of each ingredient. I will figure it out!
Oh right, there was a Cold Stone thrown into my weekend too. I didn’t love it though. I have a feeling the fudge brownie yogurt was freezer burned. I ate it anyway but with each bite, I sort of tasted that freezer taste. The cookie dough chunks were delicious though.
We are leaving for Hershey Park tomorrow! I haven’t fully decided my posting schedule while we are there. I have a fun post planned for tomorrow and maybe one more to share this week too. I am going to try to pop in though from Hershey to say hi but in the meantime, be sure to follow me on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter as I will probably update those most!
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