What a fun (and busy) weekend it’s been! I’m having a relaxing Sunday after all the festivities. Before I jump into the weekend recap, check out what’s brewing in the crock pot:
As soon as I saw Fitnessista’s slow cooker lasagna recipe, I knew I had to try it. I can’t remember the last time I had lasagna! I put Brent to work on the turkey (I used ground turkey instead of turkey sausage), zucchini and onion mixture.
While the lasagna was cooking, we watched Die Hard (#1 on my 20 movies to watch list…check!). I just love Alan Rickman. Great movie.. Can’t believe I’ve never seen it!
After my Barry’s class Friday morning, Brent got back in town and we headed to Arrington Vineyards for the afternoon.
Friday evening, we had reservations at The 404 Kitchen. It was voted #3 on Southern Living’s Best New Restaurants of 2014. Decided to cross one of my 30 Nashville restaurants off of my list (been productive on this list already.. Makes me so happy).
We got all fancied up and headed to dinner. The restaurant seats about 42 people and has an intimate, cozy (really, almost touching elbows with our table neighbors) atmosphere. I had the Atlantic Swordfish (the cannellini bean/cauliflower base was the best part!)
It was a fun and special dinner.. A great way to ring in 29!
I didn’t know it, but the birthday celebrations would continue into Saturday! Brent told me I needed to be ready by 3:00, and by 3:30 we ended up at Jackalope Brewery!
ANOTHER item crossed off the 30 by 30 list?! I was so surprised and excited. We received our pint glasses for the tour and somehow missed the first 10 minutes of the tour (oops) but jumped right in just in time to taste the first beer.
Want to party?
For example, one beer is called Leghorn from the Foghorn Leghorn character. We all cheers-ed to the legendary chicken after Brent reminded the tour group that he was killed by the Monstars in the epic film Space Jam.. I don’t know how he remembers these things.
Finished Saturday off with a holiday party and an engagement party… Whew. I was ready for a lazy Sunday today! I was craving that Greek yogurt kale dip from TJ’s, so I threw some on my cheesy egg whites (with Laughing Cow Cheese). Yum!
four hours later…
The lasagna’s ready!
Well, the fun long weekend is coming to a close already. Less than two weeks until Christmas, yay! Have a great night!
Ever been on a brewery tour?
Do I need to watch any of the Die Hard sequels or should I stop now??
Have you ever made lasagna in a crockpot?