Sunday, November 17, 2013

Food Pics… What's New?

Sometimes I feel like all I post is food photos. But, hey, what's new?

Jackson has had a bunch of great new restaurants open lately, so it's been really exciting to try them out. One of them is The Manship, which is inside the new Belhaven building. Our friend is the pastry chef there, so we were invited to try out the entire menu on a soft opening night. The restaurant specializes in wood fired cuisine from Italy to Lebanon. 
 We tried hummus (our favorite), wood fired pizza, salmon, brussel sprouts with pancetta, parmesan frittes, pancetta mac & cheese, tiramisu, and chocolate mousse cake. 
 Incredible menu. We also have to try a new Italian place downtown and Iron Horse Grill is about to open.

While we love eating out, we've been trying to be intentional about eating in and controlling our portions. We've made some really good recipes lately:
 Mexican Black Bean Pizza. Recipe: here. (We did everything minus any meat)
 Slow Cooker Quinoa Chicken Chili. Recipe: here. I was telling this to Ashley the other day, but I have in my mind if I can make just one slow cooker meal a week, it's a lot of pressure off me. It's done when I get home and usually makes a lot. We loved this recipe.
 Pioneer Woman's BBQ Comfort Meatballs. Recipe: here. (We did it with ground turkey.)
Yesterday I went over to MG's house and it's always fun to see her dogs. I love that Dupree always takes over the big dog bed. Daphne doesn't know what's going on.
 This week our coffee table we ordered finally came in. I'm really digging it. Now we only lack our headboard we ordered!
One thing I haven't been so happy about design wise is the colors of Christmas ornaments. Why does everything have to be royal blue, purple, pink, or glittery? So, I saw this DIY article and thought, "I can do this." I grabbed all I needed at the craft store (for only $14 - paint included) and went to town. I'm really happy with these and the colors are just what I wanted.

Hope you are having a great weekend! We head to Memphis Monday for Justin Timberlake. Too excited!

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