Monday, February 13, 2012

Weekend Catch-Up

Whew!  Happy Monday!  What a fun and exciting weekend we had.  Going to see a movie premiere, friends in town, and new recipes consumed all of our time, but no complaints here. 
Let's get started with a full recap, shall we?!

On Friday, our friends Kevin and Caroline headed into town for the weekend.  When I got off work, they met me in the parking lot so I could take Caroline with me to the movie premiere while the guys headed to do their own thing.  We stopped off to grab a bite to eat at a local Mexican restaurant before heading to the theater, and picked up Caroline's younger sister along the way.
{ATTENTION: SPOILER ALERT...skip down if you haven't seen the movie}  
I enjoyed the movie.  I really did, but I left needing more.  I didn't cry as much as I thought I would, and I definitely think some scenes could have been expounded upon.  I wanted Rachel's character's mind to come flooding back with all the memories that she couldn't remember from the injury.  I wanted Channing to get more angry and frustrated.  I also wanted to see them get married again at the end.  I did, however, enjoy seeing Channing Tatum's cute bare butt!  What are your thoughts on the movie?  

Most of Saturday morning was spent relaxing and enjoying our company.  I fixed a hashbrown casserole for breakfast and we watched Crazy, Stupid Love {which I love by the way!}.  For lunch, we introduced Kevin and Caroline to one of our local favorites, Sesame Burgers and Beer.  
I think they enjoyed it more than we did our first time!  

Earlier in the week, Bradley and I decided to invite our friends Dean and Jess over to join us for dinner Saturday evening.  I prepped this amazing recipe {found on Pinterest} before we headed to lunch.
{Crockpot BBQ Beer Chicken}
Yummy is not even close to the best description I could give this recipe.  It was amazing!  The chicken fell apart, had rich flavor, and was super easy to make for a small gathering.  I paired it with wheat hamburger buns, potato salad, and baked beans.  It was a hit to say the least.  Nothing better than sitting around the dinner table with great friends and an awesome meal!

Sunday morning before Kevin and Caroline headed back home, I tried my hand at another new Pinterest inspired recipe.  
{Sticky Bun Breakfast Ring}
This recipe also did not disappoint.  The biscuits were moist and full of flavor, even though they came out of a can.  The syrup, brown sugar and cinnamon were just enough to sweeten the dough!

I'm not going to lie.  After Kevin and Caroline hit the road, I climbed back into my warm bed and spent most of Sunday afternoon curled up watching movies.  It was the perfect ending to a great weekend!

How was your weekend?  Anything fun and exciting?


TaraR said...

From the looks of it you had a wonderful weekend, yay!
I agree, I saw The Vow {twice in fact} not entirely by choice, and I felt the same. I definitely would have loved to see them marry at the end....that's what happened in the true story, ya know? I like the real story much better - you can youtube it. :)

Have a wonderful week!

Erin said...

Mmmm, those sticky buns look DELISH! I could go for one of those about now ;)

I skipped your spoiler alert bc I'm hoping to see the vow this coming weekend!!

Britt said...

All of those recipes look amazing!! I can't wait to try the sticky bun one out for our guests next weekend. Thanks:)

Faith said...

What a great weekend!

Love all the recipes you made this weekend, yummy!

I completely agree with you about The Vow. I left wanting more too and I hate when that happens!

I also LOVE Crazy Stupid Love. Such an awesome movie! :)

Ashley said...

Good minds think alike but have to admit I did not read the part after spoiler report! Want to see it within the next two weeks:) That monkey bread looks amazing. I have also seen it on pinterest. Will have to try soon!

Hannah said...

I'm so glad to hear you liked the sticky buns! Thanks so much for linking it to my website.

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