Last week I had to work normal hours, which meant that I had to work till 5 on Friday instead of getting out around lunch. This also meant I got to deal with the wonderful Friday evening traffic, plus beach traffic, plus Phillies traffic. This meant it took me over an hour and half to get home.
Eric and I had been throwing around dinner ideas during the afternoon, but once I realized it was going to take me a while to get home I really just wanted comfort food. Big fluffy tortillas sounded wonderful, and Eric was kind enough to make some homemade ones.
After getting sucked in to Wife Swap we realized we were a lost cause for going out and called it a night.
I was woken up bright and early at 6am by a cat who thought it was time to play. I had an 8 mile run planned and decided to get up and get it over with.
It was supposed to be rainy on Saturday, so the first thing I did was check the weather. It said the rain wasn’t supposed to start till noon and I figured I was in the clear. I headed out and it was drizzling, but nothing I couldn’t handle. Then it just got worse and worse. I called it a day at 4.5miles.
Having a rainy Saturday was kind of nice though. It forced us to stay put and just hang out at the apartment. We watched a bunch of Netflix (Lie to Me, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo) and baked!
I baked zucchini muffins using a recipe from Vegan Brunch. I’ve got to say, these are delicious! A great way to use up extra produce, and they make a good snack.
Eric made coffee cake. It turned out ok, they cake itself is great, but the topping just wasn’t quite right.
Eventually the rained stop and it turned out to be a nice day. Eric and I wanted to go out to dinner, but we have been in a major rut with restaurants. We scoured VegPA and came across Erawan Thai.
Their menu looked very accommodating to vegans and vegetarians. They have an entire veggie menu, and pretty much all the other dishes could be made with tofu and veggies instead of meat.
We rode our bikes down there and were happy to discover that the restaurant was nice and clean, but not too nice…just what you want at a Thai restaurant.
It’s BYOB so we brought this bottle to share.
We were torn between the tempura and spring rolls, but settled on the spring rolls figuring they were the better choice.
And they did not disappoint. Although very simple, the taste was good and the dipping sauces were amazing.
For dinner I ordered the Basil Fried Rice. It was a huge portion, but very tasty. I wish it would have been spicier though, but that’s only because I love spicy food.
I convinced Eric to order one of their curry dishes, mainly because I wanted to try it, heh. We both really liked this dish too.
So all in all, I am really happy we discovered a new Thai place to frequent.
After dinner we headed over to the Schuylkill Trail to hang out, then rode our bikes home.
We got home from dinner late, then next thing I know people are over, we are heading out to bars, people are hanging out at our apartment and it’s about 3 hours past my bedtime. I promptly crashed out.
Sunday Eric convinced me to go on a bike ride with him. We did a little over 13 miles and it was great. I am starting to get the hang of the bike and Eric is helping me a lot with shifting gears. I like riding with Eric because he pushes me a lot. His average pace is around 20mph, so I just kind of got thrown into riding fast. I am averaging around 17 right now, but hopefully soon I can keep up with him.
Early afternoon we headed over to the Art Museum area to meet up with Juli to watch the world cup. We went to a bar for the first half and drank some beer and ate some fries.
We got sucked into the long second half, and then got even more sucked into The Hills marathon.
Now here’s hoping this work week goes fast!