Monday, March 10, 2014


Man I'll tell you what. As convenient and cheap as the 6 AM Chicago to Baltimore flight may be (at work by 9 AM ish) .... I'm not sure that the 3 AM alarm clock makes it worth it. Ever.

Piled on top of the daylight savings time change, this girl is beat.

Of course, much of the tiredness is also due to a fantastic weekend back home. Because I'm tired, and my brain is fried, let's do the recap in pics, shall we?

Plane ride there. Runner's World and wine, a girls best friend?

Always Southwest.
Clark Street Dog. Yes.

Three Dots and a Dash - the coolest Tiki Bar in a basement I've ever been to.

NOW, this crappy blurry picture of the lobster taco does not even begin to do it justice. We did Mercadito for dinner in the city on Friday night with some friends, and the small plates of tacos were 
out of this world.

Comiskey sister sandwich - Danielle in the middle  :)

Saturday morning aftermath - train ride home  :)

 Chicagoland still has more snow than they ever should for March - and more coming this week I hear? Rough.
some awesome coffee from my awesome Aunt. because pumpkin never goes out of season in this girl's book.

My other little sis, Jane.
Chicago, you delivered again, big time. Thanks for the solid three day weekend. 

Now,  I leave you with two questions, and one more picture. 
1. I need some solid 'clean' recipes for the week - trying to stiffen up the diet with this impending warm weather and crazy travel schedule coming up. Any suggestions?
2. What's your favorite tiki-bar beach type drink?

And now, a picture of this endearing fox, credit to my sister whose coworker originally sent her. I'm obsessed with it... it may or may not be my phone background.

Cheers to the adorable endearing fox - 



  1. Mercadito is sooo legit. I would spoonful that guac in my mouth if it was socially acceptable. As for recipes, I tried a good salmon marinade for the first time tonight that I really liked! 1 tbsp soy sauce, 1 tbs balsamic vinegar, 1/2 tbs maple syrup, teaspoon ginger, teaspoon garlic. I loved it!

    1. thanks for sharing the recipe - I was just thinking last night I need to eat more fish!

  2. Gah I want to go to that tiki bar...hopefully I get into the Chi marathon. I love a solid mojito or anything coconut flavored. I have a bunch of recipes pinned on my pinterest. This site also pretty much has a "clean" version of any dish: is also one of my favorites for easy, tasty meals!

    1. thanks, I've heard of Skinnytaste but never gracious pantry, I'll check it out!

  3. have you tried the coffee yet? is the pumpkin flavor good?

  4. Love Chicago!! City and lake :) :)

  5. That foxy fox. adorable. Happy you had a fun weekend! Here's to not being clean for St. Patty's / March Madness ;)

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