This weekend, Melgar, one of my best friends in the world came to Cleveland for a quick visit and to meet FW. We’ve been friends for 20 years, which just boggles my mind. 20 years is a long time!
They got in Thursday night so we started off our Friday with a workout and some brunch!
We spent our Friday with a little mini tour of Cleveland. A trip to the West Side Market, some girly activities and before we knew it, it was time to head home and make dinner. We ended up making homemade pasta and ravioli for our first Friday of Lent – I thought it turned out so good! We made some tomato sauce and made a ricotta, mushroom, onion and spinach filling. Next time I’d add some mozzarella and/or parmesan to the filling as well.
I also got a package in the mail – my newest order from Skirt Sports! I can’t wait to wear these outfits.
Saturday morning started with an amazing brunch at Le Petit Triangle Cafe in Ohio City. We ordered about 6 dishes between the 4 of us and ate it all.
I got the french toast!
Jon kept FW entertained for part of the meal.
During the afternoon, we checked out the West Side Market (again!), the Cleveland Bazaar and did a little more shopping – including buying some popcorn and peanut butter cookies downtown in the 5th Street Arcade.
For dinner, we ended up getting Indian food and again ordered a bazillion menu items. It was SO good but I was SO FULL!
Sunday morning started off early when Melgar had to head back to the airport. With the whole day ahead of us, I started with a 6 mile run on the schedule. While FW napped, I hopped on the treadmill and got in 6.33 total miles.
The rest of the afternoon was pretty lazy and productive. We stopped by an Open House (not interested!), did some meal prep and grocery shopping and caught up on work.
FW and I wore similar color schemes.
AND I played around with the Vitamix. I made my first peanut butter green smoothie AND my first peanut butter in it!
Homemade peanut better = so easy!
The day ended with dinner with B’s family, like usual.FW was.able to get in some quality cousin time.
Some questions for you:
- Have you ever made your own peanut or other nut butter?
- Do you like Indian food? Do you have a go-to order?
9 thoughts on “Weekends With Besties in CLE”
Sounds like a great weekend with friends. 20 years is a long time! I have a vitamix too and I never use the thing. Please share the recipe!
What a fun weekend with your long-time friend. 🙂 I love how you and FW wore matching outfits. LOL.
I’ve never made my own nut butter. The closest I’ve ever come is hummus. 😀
And I’ve never made hummus!!
Awww quality time with a longtime bestie is wonderful! Looks like you made the most of it! I adore making homemade nut butters! They put the jar stuff to shame!
Reading your blog has just made me very hungry!!!! Besties are awesome especially those you have known for decades. What a great weekend post x
How wonderful to spend time and catch up with a long time girlfriend! I have never made any nut butter or homemade pasta either. Both look delicious. Your new SkirtSports pieces are very cute. Thanks for linking, Melissa!
We absolutely love making nut butters in our Vitamix! Our favorite is Apple Cinnamon Walnut Butter. My mouth is watering just thinking about it 🙂
That recipe looks amazing! I’m definitely going to have to try it out some point
Aww I too am headed to see Holly this afternoon for a nice girls weekend too! I can hardly wait!
You did not disappoint with all the yummy food pictures either. I have a Ninja at home and yes I have made almond butter, it really is so dang easy!!