Why does everything taste better on the grill?

Happy Monday, everyone!

I hope you all had a fantastic weekend! Mine consisted of lots of coffee, running and (healthy-ish) eating.

Running in the rain

Saturday morning, I ran 10 miles with a friend. Our last 3 miles were in the rain, and it actually felt amazing! I actually was in a lot of pain for the a big portion of the run. My foot is really bothering me. I will hopefully be going to go a sports doctor this week to figure out what’s going on.

After getting cleaned up, we went out for brunch at Lincoln Square Pancake House. Holy yum! I ordered the waffle combo which came with two mini waffles (topped with fresh bananas), two eggs, two strips of sausage and two strips of bacon. The coffee was hot and plentiful. I definitely will be going back!

Delicious Brunch at Lincoln Square
I think the mugs are adorable. Lincoln Square’s slogan is “An Honest Place to Eat Since 1989.” But, I’m not sure why… One day I would like to to speak with the owners and find out! The journalist in me is coming out. : )

I spent a lot of time icing my foot, foam rolling and stretching the rest of the day. Here’s to hoping that starts to help!

New Church + Favorite Lunch Place + Nordstrom Rack

On Sunday, I tried out a new church which I really enjoyed! The praise and worship band was very talented, and the minister had a great sermon. The sermon was all about John chapter 2 when Jesus performed his first miracle – turning water into wine. Sometimes sermons can get a little boring (one reason why I like my church back home!), but this one kept my attention.

After church, I met my younger brother and his girlfriend for lunch at another one of my favorite places, Café Patachou. We were going to sit outside, but quickly found out the bees were aggressive. Since all three of us are pretty terrified of bees, we opted to go inside to sit.

I didn’t take any pictures, but I ate an egg white omelet with avocado, spinach and mushroom. If you’ve never had avocado in your omelet, I definitely recommend it! Avocado adds a creamy texture, and I like to get it instead of cheese.

Brandon’s gf had never been to Nordstrom Rack before which needed to be taken care of ASAP. After lunch, we went there. Brandon’s gf and I left with new shoes, perfect for fall!

Also, check out these seriously cute fall pumpkin plates at Crate & Barrel. I almost had to buy them:

Give 'em Pumpkin to Talk About

Motto: Grill Everything

Sunday night, Ashley and I had a cookout with our neighbors.

On the menu:

  • Grilled chicken
  • Veggies (green peppers, onions, red peppers, zucchini, squash)
  • Seasoned potatoes
  • Side salad (mixed greens, tomatoes, cucumber) with homemade dressing
  • Peaches (grilled!)
  • Strawberries
  • Frozen yogurt
  • Pumpkin pie

Grilling Out
Have you ever had grilled peaches? I highly recommend it. Simply slice and core the peaches then put on the grill. That’s it! You can drizzle a little olive oil and sprinkle sea salt on them before grilling if you want. Top the grilled peaches with a dollop of vanilla frozen yogurt, and you will have perfection.

I didn’t even have any pumpkin pie at dinner, because the grilled peaches were so good!

Why does everything taste infinitely better on the grill? I love grilling. I love cooler weather. I love fall. (We have a little over two weeks until it’s officially fall!) The end. 

Have a great Monday! Thank you for reading!

Questions of the Day:

  • Are you as obsessed with grilling as I am?
  • What was your favorite thing you did this weekend?

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