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Grub with Chelsey (and Molly…)

July 29, 2012

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Good morning!

Molly wanted to wake everyone up. She’s so good at it!

I hope you all are having a good weekend, I sure am! Yesterday I had a 13 mile run with my training group, the Chicago Area Runners Association. The weather was amazing (low 70s and breeeeezy!) and I actually felt pretty good! I was worried that after my half marathon I’d be too exhausted, but I enjoyed the run! Although my IT bands were pretty tight! I’ll be rolling those out this week!

After my run I got to head out to the ‘burbs where I met Chelsey for froyo! I hit a new record and spent $6.50 on my froyo! I have never hit $6 before! haha It was a heavy bowl, but so delicious! And great company to share it with!

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Speaking of Chelsey, I got to spend Thursday night with her as well! She was asked by Grub With Us to host a vegetarian dinner. It’s a company that sets up family-style dinners at various Chicago restaurants and anyone can sign up to go! It’s a great way to try new restaurants and meet new people. Chelsey asked if I would come, and of course I said yes!

Dinner was at Karyn’s on Green, which is only about a mile from my work so I walked there that evening. It’s a vegan restaurant and Karyn actually has a few different restaurants in the Chicago area. There were 7 of us at the dinner and we all decided to order a couple pitchers of sangria. It was a tri-berry sangria and completely delicious!

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The first course included beans, mushrooms and nectarines. It was a warm salad and very delicious!

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The second was a curry-flavored arugula salad with sweet corn and wax beans. This one smelled amazing and tasted great as well.

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The main course was a risotto cooked with various tomatoes and made in a tomato broth that they spend 3 days cooking! It was very good, and filling!

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Dessert was watermelon four ways (pardon the awful photo…). Personally, I wasn’t a fan of this one. The only watermelon I liked was the grilled, and I just got a tiny peace of that.

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Haha, Chelsey and I decided it wasn’t real dessert and we should go get some froyo afterwards. Sadly, we couldn’t find any near us, which is why Chelsey suggested we go on Saturday! It was some great food and some very interesting company… haha I had a blast chatting with Chelsey though!

So have you all been watching the Olympics? I haven’t seen much yet since I don’t have a TV, but I just figured out how to watch the online streaming so I’m excited about that. Molly has been practicing all her different events, but her favorite is Tug-A-War. She believes this should be included in the next summer Olympics and will be ready for it!

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What is your favorite summer Olympic sport to watch? Mine are diving and gymnastics!


What types of events have you attended to meet new people?

31 Comments leave one →
  1. July 29, 2012 7:18 am

    I love watching swimming, diving,and gymnastics!

  2. July 29, 2012 8:34 am

    Haha love that photo of Molly! I figured out how to do the online streaming too! Apparently you need a cable account? I called my parents to use their’s and it worked! Yay! My favorites are gymnastics, volleyball, and swimming!

  3. July 29, 2012 8:49 am

    The arugala salad looks so good! Now I am craving salad.*

  4. July 29, 2012 9:51 am

    I really wanted to go to the dinner but couldn’t make it! Everything looks good but I’m with you- watermelon is NOT dessert!

  5. July 29, 2012 10:58 am

    Man I need some froyo in my life. I haven’t had froyo in ages, I can’t even remember the last time I had it. That is sad. Yours look great!

  6. Anonymous permalink
    July 29, 2012 11:11 am

    Which Yogli Mogli did you go to!? There are only two of them in Illinois that I know of, and I live just a few blocks from one of them!!

  7. July 29, 2012 1:38 pm

    Molly is way too adorable ❤

    Love watching gymnastics, beach volleyball, wrestling, mens basketball, girls soccer. Glad you figured out how to watch it online 🙂

  8. July 29, 2012 2:52 pm

    I love watching gymnastics, diving, and volleyball!

  9. July 29, 2012 2:57 pm

    Gymnastics and diving are definitely my favorite! Love all the food pictures. The curry arugula salad looks delightful.

  10. July 29, 2012 5:16 pm

    Ah, you have discovered the one weakness of the West Loop area (where I live). No fro-yo or ice cream places open in the evenings! Except Baskin Robbins but I don’t think that counts.

    But Karyn’s on Green. Yummy! My favorite thing there is the peanut butter chocolate banana “cheesecake”. I dream about that.

  11. commitcomplete permalink
    July 29, 2012 8:32 pm

    Swimming and gymnastics all the way!

  12. Emily permalink
    July 29, 2012 9:18 pm

    I love arugula salads! That looks delicious. And what a fun event!
    Gymnastics and the track & field events are my favorite to watch. They’re always so inspiring! Although, the woman’s road-cycling race this morning was awesome too! I just love the olympics. (:

    And Molly is adorable, as always!

    • July 30, 2012 7:27 am

      I really need to use arugula more often! And I need to watch track, haha I think I’d appreciate it more now that I run!

  13. July 29, 2012 9:23 pm

    Mmm, the picture of the dried kiwi on the froyo is making me hungry! Why do none of the frozen yogurt places by me have that deliciousness as a topping?

  14. July 30, 2012 9:27 am

    I’ve been a huge Olympic gymnastics fan pretty much my entire life (or at least since I’ve been old enough to watch the Olympics and remember what I was seeing), so that’s definitely my favorite. Your frozen yogurt concoction looks amaaaaaazing!

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