Had a pretty busy and eventful weekend. Friday night was an overdue date night with the hubby. We went out for pizza at a neighborhood pub called One Under. They have a nice, outdoor patio. A couple of their best dishes are the Thai hot wings and their pizza. They also have good live music on the weekends. The Killer Flamingos will be there on August 9th, they’re an awesome pop band from Dearborn, MI.
On Saturday, I completed 9.5 miles for my running training (for the October half-marathon). I surprised myself with this accomplishment, as I had originally planned to do 8 miles that day. I find that it is so motivating to be amongst the excitement, team spirit, and encouragement within this group that I train with on Saturdays. It’s a reminder that we are all much better doing life with others, instead of trying to be a lone ranger while navigating through the (often complicated) “race” of life. Later on Saturday, we attended a friend’s 50th birthday celebration, at their home. The food, music, and ambiance were all wonderful.
On Sunday, I had the pleasure of making my shrimp tacos dish for our friends in Ypsilanti (Ford Lake). I also made a Mexican rice. They turned out great, paired with homemade margaritas. After dinner, I had an amazing tour of their garden. This is not your average garden. As a matter of fact, they could easily be featured in Better Homes & Gardens magazine. They grow a wide range of fruits, vegetables, and herbs ranging from the usual fare of cucumbers, lettuces, peppers, squash, tomatoes, and zucchini to asparagus, potatoes, tomatillos, blueberries, rosemary, basil (two types), raspberries, blackberries, peaches, and rutabagas. I’m sure there is more, but this is what I remember. We are fortunate to be able to partake in several of these treasured garden goodies. Here are some of their garden delights.
I think I will make some grilled zucchini boats this week, using the zucchini, tomato and basil from their garden.