Lucky Strike

by Heather on January 30, 2010

Morning everyone!  I’m so baffled by the fact that the South and Texas is getting all the cold weather!  I’ve heard from several sources that there’s been rain, sleet, and snow!  Well, guys, it’s sunny and 50-something here in Colorado.  Go figure :)

Last night was so much fun!  First, we went over to Austin + Ashley’s house in Littleton, and our other friends Landon + Sara were in town too!  It was so much fun…these guys and gals are seriously some of the funniest and sweetest people I’ve ever known.  Austin + Ashley are fantastic hosts, and they had a fabulous dinner prepared for us!  We started off with spinach dip in a bread bowl (drool): And then we had salads with strawberries, toasted walnuts, fresh goat cheese, and balsamic (double drool):

And then, as if there could be more great food, we had these amazing calzones with whole wheat crust!  There were 3:  Italian sausage, spinach + goat cheese, and spinach + mozzarella:

I had a piece of each one, and totally wanted to go back for more, but somehow I was able to stop myself.  I don’t know how it happened, but I was so thankful I did because we ended our fabulous meal with these unbelievable red velvet cupcakes in honor or Sara and Nate’s birthdays!

Aren’t they cute?  I told them it looked like they had animated our desserts!  Ashley works as a store designer for Anthropologie, so their whole apartment is super cute and creative, and their cooking is always amazing.  I’m really going to miss them when they move to Dallas, but I think we’re going to try and do a snowshoeing trip sometime before they leave!

We had to leave earlier than we wanted because Nate’s car was still at the convention center for SIA and the time had expired.  We were pretty lucky he didn’t get a ticket!  While we were there, we got a call saying everyone who worked the booth at SIA were at Lucky Strike in Denver, which was just around the corner from where we were.  Since our company was paying, we stopped by and got a couple beers.  I’m glad we did because we got to meet one of our co-worker’s girlfriends, who is just about the cutest thing ever.  We had a great time talking and watching slightly inebriated people bowl and dance!  Before I knew it, it was almost 12, so we headed home since Nate was planning on getting up early to go skiing at Eldora today.

Sleep was great, and I had yet another breakfast cookie and a massive cup of water this morning while watching FoodNetwork.  What a great way to wake up!

I was hoping to be able to hit up the Farmer’s Market Ashley was raving about in this post, but it turns out we’re working SIA again this afternoon, and I have a ton of stuff to get done around the house (i.e. de-pooping the backyard!!!) before we go down there.  I’m hoping I’ll be able to go soon!  We don’t get down to Denver nearly as often as we’d like, but a sweet year-round Farmer’s Market might be just the thing to get us down there!

How’s the weather where you’re at today?  How has that affected your weekend plans?

Hope y’all have a rockin’ Saturday :)

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1 theprocessofhealing January 30, 2010

Ok.. that just may be the perfect meal ever created. Spinach dip is amazing by itself but in a bread bowl.. holy cow!! And I love calzones. Also, red velvet cupcakes, or red velvet cake in general, is probably my favorite dessert ever.

I live in Upstate SC and we have gotten a lot of snow. But now it’s sleeting which then covers the snow with a giant sheet of ice… yikes! they are predicting it to get worse, which makes travel a no-go. SO i’ll be spending the evening at home instead of going out tonight. Which is ok, every once in a while a low-key evening is great. I’ll curl up on the couch with a blanket, eat a delicious dinner, and watch a good movie :)

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2 Stef @ moretolifethanlettuce January 30, 2010

spinach dip in a bread bowl = heaven. i keep seeing crazy snow on everybody’s blogs today, but here in the san francisco bay area it’s perfectly sunny and warmish! i just got back from the year-round farmer’s market..hope you get to go to the one in denver!

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3 Kristen @ Change of Pace January 30, 2010

Oh my… Everything looks amazing! I’d give anything for a year round farmer’s market!

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4 Salah January 30, 2010

Wow, Im sooo super jealous of your dinner last night!!! YUMMOOO!!! haha
The weather here is sooo cold, I won’t even walk the two blocks to the gym to workout because my face freezes as soon as I step foot out of the door. I’m driving to the rec…thank goodness for free parking on the weekends!

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5 Jill January 30, 2010

That cupcake looks very, very, good. Those chips on the icing are calling out my name…without even saying a word!

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6 foodcents January 30, 2010

How beautiful has today been? Ohhhh Colorado, keep the sun a’ coming!!!

Just found your blog, great to find another Denver area blogger!!! Have a great weekend:)

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7 Katie@ Two Lives, One Lifestyle January 30, 2010

Mmm your hosts made delicious looking food! How bout this 50 degree and sunshine weather around Denver?! Amaaaazing!

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8 Hillary January 30, 2010

Excellent pic of your 3-minute cookie :o)

- The Nutrition Nut

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9 christie @ honoring health January 30, 2010

We have 8 inches of snow, the whole state is shut down :D

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10 lpskins January 31, 2010

Lucky that you still have farmers markets! I just love walking around them and checking things out. Anthroplogy is the cutest store but so expensive. Lucky that your friend gets a discount, you should get in on that deal.

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11 rebecca January 31, 2010

that food looked amazing!

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