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It's The Weekend!

by Meghann on June 27, 2009

I am so excited it’s finally the weekend! The week come back from vacation is always a tough, busy one and its great to finally get the chance to relax again. πŸ™‚

Yesterday, before the weekend officially started, I was hard at work at my desk fighting with a WebEx program and losing my mind. I discovered Peanut Butter Puffins are a good way to pull you back from the edge.

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Nothing like delightful, crunchy organic children’s cereal to make you think happy thoughts.

Unfortunately I was all out of my happy cereal when I made my trip to Tampa after work. Due to a torrential down pour and horrible traffic, my 1.5 hour drive turned into 2.5. Ughh…

Luckily I had a happy face greet me when I arrived.

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The happy face also wisked me away to one of my favorite pizza places, Mellow Mushroom, where a beautiful selection of draft beer was waiting for me. πŸ™‚

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The menu had so many great sounding beers. I love places where generic Bud Light and Miller Light beers are nowhere to be found.

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I especially enjoyed the fact that they offer free samples of beers you are unfamiliar with.

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After much deliberation I ordered the Bell’s Oberon American Wheat Pale Ale.

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I really enjoyed this beer. It was a wheat beer, but was light like a pale ale. I sipped it slowly through my meal.

Derek loves Mellow Mushroom’s Hummus so we split an order to start out with.

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I believe I had 4 of the small pita wedges dipped in hummus.

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I have gotten so in the habit of guys not always wanting to order the same thing as me or making faces when I say what I want, that when Derek allowed me to have free reign over which pizza we ordered I couldn’t believe it. I ordered the Mega Veggies pizza that comes with a zillion different vegetables as well as tofu. Derek didn’t even mind that I ordered it without cheese and butter! He said with all those topping cheese was not important. I kissed him right then and there! πŸ™‚

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We ordered a medium and I had 2 wonderful slices.

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I made sure to save room for dessert. πŸ™‚

I knew there was a TCBY nearby and I can not resist TCBY when I have an opportunity to order it.

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Derek and I shared a small Peanut Butter/ White Chocolate Mousse Swirl with Reeses pieces on top. Yum!

We then when to a late showing of The Hangover where I proceeded to laugh so hard my cheeks hurt at the end. Awesome movie! Go see it!

We got in late, so Derek and I compromised. He would work out with me in the morning if I slept in until 7:30. Yes, 7:30 is seeping in for me!

It worked at 7:30 we were both up and at the gym. I did an intense 30 minute speed work out on the treadmill and Derek pumped some iron. I was DRENCHED in sweat at the end. I had not done a speed work out before my marathon and boy could I feel those 7:30 sprints!

I was so ready for breakfast afterwards. Luckily this hot guy was cooking me up something special.

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I had 2 scrambled eggs with onion, tomatoes, peppers and a light sprinkle of chedder cheese.

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A fruit salad mix of apple, grapes & strawberries.

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And a Whole Grain Eggo with Jelly.

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A great Saturday morning breakfast.

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We have a full day planned with lots to do! I love Saturdays and can not wait to make the most of it! πŸ™‚

1 jenngirl June 27, 2009 at 9:29 am

What a fun and delicious evening, followed by a great Saturday morning! You definitely ordered my favorite thing at TCBY!

Have a fun day! πŸ™‚

2 leslie June 27, 2009 at 9:31 am

you definitely found a keeper there. πŸ™‚ that pizza looks perfect – it drives me crazy when people comment on my “healthy” ordering. little do they know that it’s delicious our way!

3 Kath June 27, 2009 at 9:33 am

I am TOTALLY craving TCBY and we do not have one here in Charlotte!! (Well, actually we do but it’s in a part of town to which I do not travel).

4 jocelyneatsfresh June 27, 2009 at 9:35 am

mmm tcby sounds so good right about now..

and you are pretty lucky..if I ordered that pizza for my man and myself to share..pretty sure he would gag and get his own lol

5 jentrinque June 27, 2009 at 9:40 am

Your whole post made me smile, it’s nice to see Derek back on the pages of the blog! Especially because he lets you order veggie tofu pizza with no cheese! Go Derek!

6 carolinebee June 27, 2009 at 9:40 am

so cute! Derek knows whaaats up!!

7 MarathonVal June 27, 2009 at 9:56 am

What a great guy – my hubby would def. roll his eyes if I ordered a pizza with tofu! (Although I thought it was interesting that you said “w/o butter – does pizza often have butter??? That’s kinda gross…. cheese is all you need…)

8 Aimee June 27, 2009 at 10:01 am

Such a sweet post! It made me happy just reading it!

9 Meganerd June 27, 2009 at 10:09 am

Awww… glad you are having such a fun time with Derek! That’s amazing he lets you order whatever you want, Jason would NEVER let me order a pizza without cheese. Go, Derek! LOL

You guys are too cute!

10 inmytummy June 27, 2009 at 10:09 am

I love Mellow Mushroom. Their sandwiches are really good too.

11 Nicole June 27, 2009 at 10:24 am

Wow! Tofu and no cheese!? Interesting…haha (now I have to to try it…)
Enjoy your weekend with Derek!!

12 Niki June 27, 2009 at 10:26 am

I love Mellow Mushroom! That pizza look wonderful! Plus the TCBY for dessert! Perfect night:)

13 mmgoettsche June 27, 2009 at 10:32 am

Looks yummy!

I so know what you mean about WebEx. Soooo frustrating sometimes.

14 Mara @ What's For Dinner? June 27, 2009 at 10:42 am

Have a fabulous weekend!!! I’ve been looking forward to this weekend for a while too!

15 Sarah (from See Sarah Eat) June 27, 2009 at 10:45 am

You’ve got yourself a good man there! That pizza sounds and looks phenomenal πŸ˜‰ Enjoy your Saturday!!

16 Mrs. Myers @ Eat Move Write June 27, 2009 at 10:48 am

Your Sat. Morning breakfast looks great. Where do I get a hot guy to cook me breakfast? (Well, I have the hot guy, but my hot guy is still in bed!!!)

Your reeces swirl looks AWESOME! And, it unfortunately reminded me that my favorite candy ever is Reeces Pieces… Now I need some and it’s only 7:47am. sigh…

17 Jenn Eats Nutritiously Now June 27, 2009 at 10:57 am

Hope you have a lovely weekend!

18 Jess June 27, 2009 at 11:01 am

Isn’t Derick such a sweetie? You are one lucky girl!

I love Mellow Mushroom too. Next time you are in a beer selection delima I suggest getting one of their paddles! It’s like a flight of wine, but for beer! You get to pick 4-5oz tastings, which is more than enough for this girlie.

Enjoy your Tampa weekend….hope it brightens up for you, it’s gloomy over here across the bay.

19 Courtney June 27, 2009 at 11:32 am

I looove it when the homeboys cook! πŸ˜€

20 Matt June 27, 2009 at 11:36 am

I was wondering when we were going to see Derek again! He disappeared for awhile!

21 Kaye June 27, 2009 at 11:45 am

I’m glad you are enjoying your weekend! I wish I could too, but when you work every other weekend (and this is mine to work) then you have only TWO weekends a month to enjoy πŸ™ Thankfully though I only work three days a week–which is a pretty good exchange! What a sweet guy to cook your breakfast!

22 strivingforbalance June 27, 2009 at 11:53 am

Sounds like a great start to the weekend! That pizza looks great.

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23 Carly June 27, 2009 at 12:05 pm

YAY for Michigan beer! Glad you liked the Oberon and that they served it with an orange slice. That’s what makes it best! πŸ˜€

24 Kelly (sister) June 27, 2009 at 12:07 pm

Sorry your drive took an extra hour! That sucks when that happens. Looks like you had a great night anyways. I want some frozen yogurt! Yum!

25 Hangry Pants June 27, 2009 at 12:51 pm

That pizza looks awesome! I would never think there was butter on pizza though. How wack.

Have a great weekend Meghann and Derek.

26 Madison June 27, 2009 at 12:52 pm

Mellow Mushroom is so good! We have one where I live and I am in love with their crust! YUM! It is actually made with wheat–so just you know. πŸ™‚

27 joelygolightly June 27, 2009 at 1:34 pm

I’ve got to try that Eggo with jam combo.. I’ve always been so tied to the waffle-syrup concept!

28 Evan Thomas June 27, 2009 at 2:35 pm

I’m wicked jealous of all the TCBY I’ve been seeing on blogs. We just don’t have any of those or anything like it near us πŸ™ And jam on waffles? Never thought of it before but I’ll have to give it a try!

29 Erica June 27, 2009 at 3:02 pm

awwwwwwww you and Derek are so freaking cute. I LOVE mellow mushrooms hummus- totally delicious

30 snackface June 27, 2009 at 3:39 pm

Oooh a weekend with your lovah. Love it.

I also love your philosophy on beer: no sight of bud or miller = perfect!

You two look like you’re already off to a perfect weekend! Enjoy the day!

31 Susan June 27, 2009 at 5:28 pm

That is THE cutest picture of you two! I love it! Sounds like an awesome evening/morn. Beer, pizza, hilarious movie, sweaty workout and waffles πŸ™‚ Hope your Saturday is just as good!

32 Meredith June 27, 2009 at 9:34 pm

PB puffins are so good! I have some in my cupboard right now πŸ™‚

33 Cally June 27, 2009 at 11:36 pm

Why are you scared of cheese? Seriously, a pizza without cheese is not a pizza…live a little

34 Meghann June 27, 2009 at 11:44 pm

I’m not scared of cheese, I love cheese! It’s just when a pizza is overloaded with it, it makes the pizza extra greasy and makes my stomach hurt. I would rather enjoy my pizza with out a tummy ache afterwards.

35 N.D. June 28, 2009 at 6:12 am

I love pb puffins!!

36 MareBare June 28, 2009 at 1:39 pm

you guys are soo cute together and look so happy πŸ™‚ yay!

37 Deva June 30, 2009 at 9:57 pm

Oberon is probably one of my favorite beers – I discovered it at the end of my senior year of college πŸ™‚

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