I spent most of my morning reading on the couch. I’m almost done with Jeffrey Eugindes’ The Marriage Plot and I’m incredibly hooked. While its not as good as Middlesex, I prefer it to The Virgin Suicides and have definitely enjoyed reading it. I’m going to need a new book soon, any suggestions?
Ian woke up around lunchtime today. I’m always amazed how people can do this. I’m wired to wake up early in the mornings and I can’t fathom sleeping in until noon. I’m so jealous! We were planning on running errands this afternoon, so while he ate breakfast I had a small lunch of cottage cheese, spinach, black pepper, and hot sauce.
I also had a little kefir with some granola.
We got ready and headed out to Walmart to pick up some cleaning supplies and Christmas decorations. It was still really cold out so I bundled up and wore a scarf, heavy coat, hat, and gloves. Ian always teases me about my “Elmer Fudd” hat, but its so warm!
Tonight was our date night, we try to have one once a week, and we decided to check out Great Lake, a pizza place in one of the northern Chicago neighborhoods. Great Lake is a teeny tiny BYOB pizza place and grocery store that emphasizes regionally produced ingredients. They only offer about 4 pizzas at a time and the toppings change with the seasons.
We started with the specialty salad of the day: spiralized brussels sprouts with a honey mustard vinaigrette, black pepper, and cheese.
Easily one of the best salads I have ever had! It was light, crispy, and the cheese was absolutely incredible. I need to get a spiralizer so I can recreate this!
For our pizza we ordered the number 2, a mushroom pizza without marinara sauce
Yum! The pictures don’t do this pizza justice. The flavors were perfectly balanced and the crust was nice and doughy. I enjoyed three small slices.
Because we were so far north and hadn’t been for awhile, we decided to head over to Lickity Split for dessert. Lickity Split is a frozen custard, cupcake, and candy bar that has an old school feel and charm. Just walking into the store transports you back in time.
Tonight they had egg nog flavored custard, and as I love egg nog anything, I had a small concrete with the eggnog custard and crushed ice cream cone.
It hit the spot. I love frozen yogurt but there is nothing quite like frozen custard, although it is definitely not something you’d want to eat very often
I’m off to relax a bit and then go to bed, I have my first Boston training run tomorrow morning!
What did you do Saturday night?