Good Morning! I’m so glad you liked the Easter Menu! I love creating and posting menus and it warms my heart to experience such positive feed back. As I’m nearing my ‘1 year blogging anniversary’ (there is a blog term for that but I can’t think of the spelling at this time…anyone?) I love looking back at old posts and also thinking about how far I’ve come as a cook, traveler, and young woman for that matter, since then. I mean, a year ago the thought of writing a menu was tedious and so stressful. I would look at countless websites and books to create it.Same with creating a recipe! I always read about others creating them with such awe. And now? While I still use cookbooks of course, I love that I can now brainstorm new recipes and bring them to life.
This morning, I woke up and ran non-stop for 3 1/4 miles. Saying I am “proud” is an understatement. I really can’t believe how far I’ve come in under 2 weeks. Running makes me feel so powerful and successful!(And hungry, but that’s a post for another time ;) ) It’s quickly becoming a favorite activity of mine and I’m so glad.
Last night, I got to engage in another one of my guilty pleasures: dining out. This is where the ‘balance’ thing comes in. Yes, I’m trying to lose weight, but no, I’m not trying to be a dull, ”fun vacuum”. I’m intent on enjoying my favorite foods in moderation, especially in social settings. Who’s with me?
(Left to Right: Me, Chrissy, Sabrina, Leslie,Allison, Lauren, Melissa, Kelly)
Monday I sent out an e-mail to a few fellow bloggers checking to see if they’d be interested in getting together. With a unanimous, “yes!” I suggested one of my favorite pizzerias, Zavino for the setting. In reality, it wouldn’t have mattered where we were! We chatted non-stop for two hours and ate delicious pizza besides. What more can you ask for?
(Awesome photos courtesy of Leslie)
13th & Sansom, Philadelphia (Mid-Town Village)
Price: Pizzas range from $12-18, Wines start at $8, Beer $5