Monday, January 11, 2010

The Celebratory Weekend Recap Edition

Mr. Potts and I definitely felt like celebrating once 5pm hit on Friday (see last post) & so we planned for a nice weekend.

Friday evening's dinner was a penne pasta/turkey sausage/peppers/onion bake with two bottles of red wine. Yes, two. We were both feeling happy. Dinner was amazing and we caught up on Season 2 of Weeds. LOVE THAT SHOW!!!

Saturday morning I went to get my hair done. It was supposed to be last weekend, but since we were in the mountains I had to push back a bit. My hairdresser is fabulous & always takes great care of me! She was impressed with how much my hair has grown in 9 weeks - about 2 inches. Normal? I'm not sure.

Saturday evening I made Osso Buco (with lamb instead of veal) for 2 couples who came over to hang out. They didn't know I'd gotten a promotion, so our dinner turned into quite the celebration.

The Osso Buco was FABULOUS (I mean, seriously, seriously YUM!) and everyone enjoyed it. We managed to go through 9 bottles of red wine catching up with everyone - three bottles were consumed playing a wine game called Winerd. Which Mr. Potts & his partner CHEATED at. Shame on them!

Yesterday while still thinking about how great the Osso Buco was, I realized that I could easily begin drawing out a weekly menu & sharing it with you. So, below you'll find mine. Let me know if you're interested in any of these.

Monday: Salad with grilled chicken, diced apples & pears, crumbled goat cheese & pecans. Light Balsamic Vinaigrette drizzled over it.

Tuesday: Panera Bread Black Bean Soup

Wednesday: Southwestern Steak & Pinto Beans - this is one of Mr. Potts' signature dishes that he can make while I'm at Cardio Sculpt.

Thursday: Homemade Chicken & Dumplings

Not sure about the rest of the week, but we may have more soup or salads.

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

29 comments:

Molly Lou Gifts said...

You certainly had a reason to celebrate!!! YAY again! Those dishes sound oh so yummy as does the company for the weekend. I am starting to get a complex as my invitation to a Potts dinner and celebration!! Let me know if you need my addy again. :)

Have a great day!

Deelsu said...

I have to check out that game. Also, send me the Osso Buco recipe ASAP!

Erin said...

Weeds is the best show on TV but it did take a turn for the worse this last season. Too far removed from how it started out. Season 2 is the very best I think!

The Osso Bucco sounds fancy. post that!

Lexilooo said...

I looooooooooooove chicken and dumplings! So, so good. I make a chicken pot pie that Steve loves. Hmmm, maybe I should make that sometime this week :)

Lexilooo said...

PS. Please also feel free to share the osso bucco recipe :)

Jess said...

Can I come over to your house for dinner, lol? Seriously, those meals sound soooo good.

Congrats on your Promotion!!!!

KatieSPerk said...

Wow! What a yummy line up. That salad sounds delicious!!
Glad you guys had a fun weekend. I have never made Osso Bucco! But it is super yummy!

Lindsey said...

YAY!! You def deserve a celebration!

Ashley @ KiwisandCocktails said...

WOW! ALL that food mentioned in this post has my mouth watering!
I have never had Osso Bucco! It sounds like something I should try making in the next 10 days for our house guests!
Congrats again! And you deserved all that wine!! :)

Erika said...

That sounds like an awesome weekend! I need to check out that wine game for our next get together:-)

Annie said...

sounds like a fabulous weekend of celebrating! :)
the weekly menu looks delicious!
i have ours planned out too....in my head ;)
have a great day!!

Children of the 90s said...

That all sounds delicious--I love Osso Bucco! Definitely post the recipe if you have it, I'd love to make it :)

Tara Gibson said...

omg girl i want a big bowl of chicken and dumplings now! YUM!!! Glad you had a great weekend!

katie + bret said...

What a fun weekend!!

Dang - Your menu is super impressive girly! Let's see, mine goes a little something like this: Lean Cuisine, Soup, Pop Tarts, Gold Fish, turkey sandwich.

YEAH!

Laura@Cowboy Boots said...

awww your friday sounded lovely!!!
great menu for the week!

MCW said...

Love all the wine! What fab way to spend the weekend...

Gwen said...

I'm with Jess...what time is dinner?

You definitely deserve the celebration weekend!!!

XOXO

Taylor @ Jimmy Choos and a Baby Too said...

Oh my gosh where did you find the Panera Black Bean soup recipe? Want to share? Oh or maybe your going to Panera-ha!

Brittany said...

How is the Panera Black Bean soup? I've always wanted to try it, but have been to nervous!

Kassie said...

Just found your blog--so cute!! These dishes sound fantastic!

Carrie @ Laugh Love Eat Ice Cream said...

Your Friday night recipe sounds really good to me! Congratulations again on your promotion. I'm glad you had a fun weekend with friends to celebrate!

Lil' Woman said...

I wish I had some of the skills as you Menu Monday ladies! :)

Tracy-Girl said...

You guys are so good planning out your week! I am impressed. Tim and I are lucky if we can plan dinner before an hour before :)

Notes From the Grove said...

Oh my gosh, I LOVE your menu idea! Yes, please do that!

bananas. said...

do explain winerd...sounds amazing! i'm such the wino. give me a bottle of zin, cab or pinot and i'll be happy.

Chelsi said...

Congrats on the promotion! Whoo hoo! I'm new here and trying to catch up... I SO appreciate your picture before the gym too! Way to go girl! Check out my blog for an award that's waiting for you!

Brittany Ann said...

I'm glad you celebrated! You deserved it!

Now I'm craving Osso Buco!

Blair @ Reasonably Swanky said...

What a fab weekend!! And when can I come over for dinner?! This post made me very hungry!

xo
Blair

Classy in Philadelphia said...

Yay! It sounds like you had a great weekend. Post pictures of your new hair!