weekend breakfasts

Lazy weekend breakfasts are something I long for.

I look forward to them when weeks are hectic and weekends involve traveling.

The breakfasts are amazing. And all I have to do is make the coffee.

The Taster typically adds any veggies and cheese that we have in the fridge into an amazing omelette or scramble.

The kitchen gets a little messy. But it’s worth it. :)

 

Breakfast Omelete / Scramble Ideas: 

  • roasted red peppers + leeks + feta + arugula (shown above)
  • zucchini + onions + tomatoes + feta
  • caramelized onions + spinach + smoked gouda
  • kale + onion + goat cheese
  • peppers + leeks + onion + goat cheese
What is your favorite weekend breakfast or omelette fillings? 

wedding weekend {pictures}

I really didn’t expect to feel much different after I got married.

But I do. I’m happier, more in love than I thought was possible and feeling SO amazing. :)

Here are a few pictures from the weekend – we feel so blessed to have so many friends and family that traveled far be there to celebrate our special day.  (Thanks to Anna & Amy for the pictures!)

Sis-In-Law Amy

LA Cousins

Chicago Cousins

Wedding Quilt – family tradition that I love

Gorgeous Make-up (blushing by anna)

Best Friends

Aunt Tori & Mom

Flower Girls

1st kiss!

Making it legal

Happily Ever After.

married!

We’re married!!! I can’t wait to share more pictures and details from our wonderful day. I didn’t think it was possible to be any happier, but it is!

restaurant: andale taqueria

The Taster and I carpool everyday to work. Or, I guess I should say we did. But everyday for many months, as I drove to the Best Buy Corporate Headquarters I saw the process of a new restaurant and market being remodeled.

Once it was open I had to stop in! I also needed masa flour so it really was necessary. ;) I was instantly taken back to the time I spent in Mexico as a child. The taqueria serves traditional Mexican food (complete with tongue and tripe tacos, tortas, alameres) and the adjoining market contains aisles of all the Mexican food you want (lime mayonaise, fanta, bimbo bread). I love these kinds of field trips.

Once I saw that the taqueria had tortas, which are traditional Mexican sandwiches, I added Andale Taqueria to our “must-visit” list and when we finally made the trip, I was a little obsessed. I had heard about this sandwich, but never tried it and never really even seen it around.

I ordered a carnitas torta with everything on it – beans, lettuce, tomatoes, jalapenos, onions, avocado, queso fresca and mayonaise. I proclaimed it the best sandwich I’d ever had and that I wanted to eat one every day for the rest of my life. Seriously. The taster thought that was stretching it a bit, but the sandwich was sooooo good! So many flavors going on and obviously, very filling.

The Taster went with the burrito pollo (chicken) which was Chipotle-sized and stuffed with rice, beans, salsa, sour cream and chicken. Yum! It definitely had a more authentic flavor to it than Chipotle Burritos.

I felt obligated to order a Mexican Coke – does anyone know the difference between them and regular coke? I originally thought Mexican coke was made with real cane sugar, but it was made with high fructose corn syrup. Hmmm.

The market is an experience in itself – it made me feel like I was in Mexico and I always love  perusing new-to-me foods. A lot of memories came flooding back from the time I’ve spent in Mexico.

For all of you Minneapolis readers – try out Andale Taqueria – it is a gem! And if you try the tounge, tripe or other interesting tacos I’ll be really proud.  I’m way too scared. :)

Andale Taqueria & Mercado

7700 Nicollet Avenue South

Richfield, MN

612-259-8868