I woke up for the second day in a row without an alarm clock. Glorious. While Ryan slept I did some cooking for the week. I whipped up a turkey loaf, cranberry sauce, and some roasted potatoes and carrots. Once Ryan woke up we had a leisurely breakfast and then headed out to meet our friends Ryan and Sarah for an afternoon adventure.
Ryan and I spent the afternoon “hiking” around Sam Houston State Forrest, a park an hour north of Houston. I guess walking in the woods is a better term than hiking, since Houston doesn’t have hills let alone mountain! Despite the lack of elevation changes, it was still wonderful to be able to spend a few hours outside.
We hiked on some of the paths in the Lone Star Trail network.
It was so sad to see the entire lake dried up.
After the hike, it was time for our monthly Supper Club. Ryan and I hosted last month with a Mexican themed meal.
This month, Sarah and Ryan prepared a delicious fall meal.
Everything was so delicious and seasonal. I think my favorite parts of the meal were the squash and the dirt pudding. Dirt pudding is such a nostalgic dessert. For those of you who have never had it, it’s a mixture of pudding, cream cheese, cool whip, and Oreos. When you mix it all up, it kind of looks like dirt! I used to make it every summer for Fourth of July. I would serve it in a (clean) beach bucket with a plastic shovel. I would also garnish it with gummy worms. Sarah made her dirt pudding look so elegant in the trifle bowl!
Now Ryan and I are in a slight food coma. Time to digest and finish El Torino.
Question: What was the best thing you ate this weekend?