WIAW: Wine and Gold for the Cavs

Phew. Why is it that the week after a short week always seems the longest? In any case, this What I Ate Wednesday is in celebration of the Cleveland Cavaliers. We’re in the finals (a rematch against the Golden State Warriors – ugh) and this day of eats included a celebration in honor of the Cavs – including a wine and gold-themed happy hour!

But I’m getting ahead of myself. Let’s start with the morning. For breakfast I was seriously craving some fruit. Like big, juicy, melon. Thank goodness we had some watermelon in the office and I had just cut open a cantaloup the night before – I made myself a large fruit salad (watermelon is hiding below) and some overnight oats.

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For lunch,  I had plans to meet up with B and we had a lunch date at my favorite bakery/sandwich/salad place downtown – Stone Oven. Janea’s salad will forever be my favorite.

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Then, the happy hour I was talking about! Our office had a Wine & Gold-themed Happy Hour to celebrate the Cavs getting into the finals and that meant some wine/gold food, drinks, etc. I baked red velvet cupcakes with gold frosting to contribute.

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We also had a dunk contest – I came in 2nd somehow! No doubt it was for creativity – and lucky (I somehow got it in).

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Dinner plans had to get changed – B and I were going to go out with friends on E 4th while the Cavs were on but we were starving and places were too crowded – so instead we just heated up some leftover quinoa enchilada casserole and ate it with avocado, sour cream (leftover from the red velvet cupcake recipe) and plenty of tortilla chips.

E 4th street getting crowded

E 4th street getting crowded

blurry dinner pic (many more tortilla chips consumed but not pictured)

blurry dinner pic (many more tortilla chips consumed but not pictured)

And that sums up my day of eats! Now, some questions for you:

  • Are you rooting for anyone in the NBA finals? Who?
  • What’s your favorite fruit? Least favorite?

Cavs Bookends

It was a weekend that started and ended with the Cavs. Since my NBA team is in the playoffs, that means plenty of game watches, as well as very little sleep. I think there’s a math equation in there…

This city is All In!

This city is All In!

This week I was lucky enough to have a visitor in town for a few days – Katie, one of my roommates in college, was in town from Seattle! She had a wedding to go to but came in a few days early and got to spend some time with me and B. Which meant some dinner at Noodlecat, patio drinks, and a game watch that went into the weeeeee hours of the morning.

We ordered every steam bun on the menu

We ordered every steam bun on the menu

To say downtown was crowded is an understatement

To say downtown was crowded is an understatement

patio drinks

patio drinks

game watch at Thirsty Parrot

game watch at Thirsty Parrot

That didn’t stop us from getting up early on Friday for a scenic run before work together.

Sweaty selfie with the city in the background!

Sweaty selfie with the city in the background!

Friday night I was pretty tired and was craving some hummus and vegetarian foods so B and I hit up Flaming Ice Cube. We started with the hummus appetizer and I enjoyed their sunshine salad with tempeh.

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It was a relaxing night – B and I stayed up watching old episodes of Little Rascals, and then Katie and I caught up while I tried to keep my eyes open.

Saturday morning B and I said goodbye to Katie and then went for a run around the city. It was the first time that I’d seen a deer in downtown – how cool is that?

5 foggy morning miles

5 foggy morning miles

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Then I had to work an event for a client. We were giving out free ice cream, chocolate truffles and more in Tremont – not a bad event to work, huh?

Chalk art during event

Chalk art during event

After work, B and I hit up Hingetown for some beverages – coffee for him and kombucha for me. I had plans to go to the Flea but by the time my work event ended, it was pretty much too late 😦

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colorful kombucha

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So instead, B and I then decided to take a walk around downtown. It had turned into a gorgeous day (no more fog/clouds) and walking to the water seemed like a great idea.

Water <3

Water ❤

love this view of downtown!

love this view of downtown!

B had picked up some fish, veggies, cheese and bubbly while I was working so he made dinner! I loved everything about this meal.

pre-dinner bubbly drink - limoncello, champagne, blueberries and basil

pre-dinner bubbly drink – limoncello, champagne, blueberries and basil

finished dish

finished dish

Sunday morning started with an easy 5k on the treadmill and some elliptical and 8 min abs. The last time I did 8 min abs I was sore for DAYS so I’m expecting to feel it tomorrow and beyond 🙂

Then, while B played golf I attempted to be productive. I went for a walk, did some meal prep and baked cookies.

Salads, chicken and quinoa

Salads, chicken and quinoa

ALL IN cookies - peanut butter oatmeal with "wine and gold" M&Ms

ALL IN cookies – peanut butter oatmeal with “wine and gold” M&Ms

Sunday evening I went to a friend’s house for a Cavs game watch (boo another lose :(). She had plans to watch the game outside on her back porch, but the rain prevented that from happening. Instead, we projected it in her living room with a wine and gold themed feast – seriously everything was wine and gold — from the appetizers (wine and gold cheese, yellow peppers and tomatoes with hummus) to the main dishes (hot dogs and mustard, beet veggie burgers) to the desserts (red velvet cupcakes with a gold cream cheese frosting).  I went to bed stuffed but hopeful that we’ll win the next one!

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Today starts half marathon training for my race in August. It’s supposed to be a hot and humid morning – hopefully not all OF my summer runs are like this!

All in all it was a pretty good weekend!

Questions for you:

  • Do you have any summer races planned?
  • Have you ever watched Little Rascals? The TV show or movie?