A Delicious Weekend

So, who else had a fantastic weekend?! I did! We had beautiful, no-jacket kind of weather and of course, weekends are destined to be great when they start like this:

Uncommon Grounds has the best bagels in Albany. And blueberry coffee with a tiny bit of vanilla syrup and soy milk is the most amazing combination ever.

Here’s another reason my weekend was great:

I got to see my adorable nephew, Nicholas. Look at him! He looks exactly like my brother!Β  I’m not going to be an annoying aunt and make a fuss over him. Just stare at his cute face for a little while and smile. πŸ™‚

Jeff and I headed downstate on Friday to go out to dinner for my father’s birthday.

We ordered three large pizzas at Pepe’s. I dominated the pepper & onion pie.

Pepe’s coal-fired-oven pizzas have very thin and crispy crusts. The pies are sliced erratically so some slices are huge and others are tiny.Β  I think I had 4 randomly sized slices. All of them were perfect.

And what’s a birthday without cake?!

I had a small slice:

We didn’t end up getting back to Albany until 2 a.m.! Needless to say, I slept in on Saturday.

I started my morning off with Banana Bread Oats

I mixed a small slice of the branana bread I made on Wednesday into my oats. It was so good and it kept me full until 2:00 for lunch.

Lunch was a sunshine burger on an Arnold Sandwich thin with grapes on the side.

Topped with slice of cheddar, hot sauce, onions, and lettuce

Jeff and I decided to explore downtown Albany since it was so nice out.

I stopped at a tea shop and got rose-lavender tea

We wandered around Washington Park…

And enjoyed a nice day out!

When we got home, I made Cooking Light Potato Latkes for dinner.

With apple sauce and lima beans on the side

To keep this post from becoming gigantic, I’m going to leave Sunday and Monday out of the mix except to tell you that I ran three miles on Sunday and burned the crap out of a PB & Banana grilled sandwich.

I also need to conclude this post with one image:

Soooo dangerous! I’ve devoured half the box already.

What’s your favorite kind of cookie?

Have a great Tuesday!

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  1. Glad you had a great weekend! I just discovered we have an Uncommon Grounds here in Chicago, I wonder if it is a chain or if they just happen to have the same name?

  2. Uncommon Grounds bagels = manhole covers in size, but they are, hands-down, the best bagels in the area. In fact, as a former Long Island resident, I can confidently state that they can compete with any downstate bagel. And their non-fat Chai Latte’s are fantabulous!!

  3. Ohmygod. That picture of your nephew! That expression is PRICELESS. πŸ™‚

    Eff Thin Mints. My favorite girl scout cookies are Tagalongs. Peanut + chocolate. Enough said.

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