Good morning! I can’t believe how fast the weekend is going. Time flies when you’re having fun, I guess!
Friday evening started with a nice big
glass bottle of wine. This was the first time I tried this Mountain Merlot (I am totally guilty of buying based solely on the bottle design and name) and it was delicious. Even though I only had a 4 day work week, it seemed like the longest week ever.
As evidenced by the fact that I tried my hardest to “uncork” this screw-off wine top. (oopsie) But hey, I was on a mission – I was getting in there one way or another.
I’m not usually one to brag, but I feel like I would be doing the flowers an injustice if I didn’t show the beautiful Valentine’s Day bouquet Kris sent me at work on Friday. It was a very unique mix of flowers and I really liked the arrangement (communityflower.com coming through clutch). I used to get really embarrassed about the attention that usually comes with receiving flowers at work, but I seem to have gotten over it real fast. 🙂
Saturday morning we bundled up and headed into downtown Pittsburgh to run the Cupid’s Chase 5k (check that one off the races to complete in 2015 checklist). I actually didn’t even check the temperature but I would guess it was in the low 20’s (the warmest it will be here for a couple days) and it was snowing. To be honest it was a little dangerous… the snow was coming down and the trail was covered so it was a little slick in some places. But we finished in around 31 minutes and we didn’t even stop to walk once (our best yet)!
For dinner we decided to try a new-to-us Italian restaurant Sarafino’s. The restaurant isn’t very big, but we arrived just in time to get a table for two. The atmosphere was very warm and inviting and it was the first time either of us have gone to a restaurant that is BYOB. We brought a bottle of pinot noir and started with some warm bread with dipping oil and the goat cheese bruschetta appetizer:
For my main course I got the “Pasquale’s” – a yummy mix of penne pasta with sun-dried tomatoes, pine nuts, mushrooms, feta cheese, and spinach. (Kris got the “Sarafino’s” and it was delicious as well).
If you’re looking for a small Italian restaurant that is off the beaten path, I would highly recommend it!
On the agenda today – probably a lot of hibernating and chocolate chip cookies. It is cold out!!