A couple of weekends ago, my dad and Kim came to visit. Having not seen them since our wedding, it was wonderful to get to spend time with the both of them.
Friday night, we enjoyed a yummy dinner at Germantown Commissary. Best BBQ in my opinion. Central runs a close second. Saturday morning breakfast was spent at Blue Plate Cafe. Duh. Followed by lots o' shopping.
Kyle and I have been wanting a rug for our freezing cold bedroom floors for a while now, just really hadn't gotten around to looking/buying one. Dad and Kim were eager to help us out (which we much appreciate). We headed to Macy's to search the goods. Kyle found "the one."
After rug shopping, we headed to Pottery Barn and Williams-Sonoma outlets. Kim LOVES to cook, and the Williams-Sonoma outlet was like her culinary Disneyland (stole that analogy from Guy Fieri). Then we headed to the grocery store to pick up some healthy, colorful foods to make dinner at home that night.
While the women chilled and relaxed for a bit, the men went to work. For Christmas, Dad and Kim bought me some colorful, patterned tiles, that I mention here, to hang on one of our long walls in our living room. See the grease monkeys below...
Finished product prior to straightening up.. Sorry for the darkness...
After the men worked hard, it was time for them to relax with football and time for Kim and I to hit the kitchen.
Apron on left: Anthropologie. Apron on right: Pier 1.
On the menu: Stir Fry
Filet! And chicken...
All sorts of mushrooms.
We're supposed to eat colors right...I'd say this is colorful! Carrots, broccoli, yellow and orange peppers, and green onions.
And it all went into this pretty little thing..A gift from Dad and Kim. I must say, the wok intimidated me at first.
But it ended up being rather easy. All you have to do is add some oil, throw in your meat first since it takes longer to cook. Once it's almost done, push the meat up the sides of the wok and toss in your veggies. Once your veggies soften up a bit and your meat is cooked to your liking, you're set... Way easy, and definitely something I will be trying on my own in the near future.
Table set, ready to go. With my new artichokes from Pottery Barn filling my glass jars. Thought they were cute and a little different from your typical lemons and limes.
Dinner was delicious! And the weekend was wonderful... Can't wait for them to come back! And neither can my and Kyle's stomachs :)