We got home yesterday from a belated anniversary celebration weekend in Hot Springs, and I haven’t even had time to write this week’s menu on the chalkboard!
For shame, Mrs. Bachelor Girl.
If you grow up anywhere near the Northwest Louisiana/East Texas/Southern Arkansas region, you take at least one vacation in Hot Springs. You just do. Unless, of course, you’re me, and your parents are violently allergic to anything even remotely touristy and will, in fact, go to enormous lengths to avoid even looking like tourists. Which is how three residents of Henderson, TX, one of whom was only ELEVEN YEARS OLD, ended up lost in San Francisco’s Chinatown at 2 a.m.
But I digress.
(Give me Jellystone Park any day of the week, is the point I’m trying to make here.)
I’ve always wanted to go to Hot Springs. It probably seems kind of dumb, but something about 140-degree water bubbling up out of the ground just fascinates me to no end. So obviously, we had to do the whole bath-and-massage routine for which Hot Springs is famous, and believe me, it did not disappoint. The Guy done good.
(I’m awfully glad he sprung for a private bath, though, so I didn’t have to try to relax while steeping myself in Senior Citizen Tea.)
The other super fun thing we did on vacation was go to an indoor firing range, which was practically a religious experience.
So our anniversary consisted of: guns, pizza, beer, shopping, a visit to a spa and Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle.
And Harper spent the weekend at my parents’ house, where she spent the entire time trying to stick her hand in the dog food bowl.
A good time was had by us all. Clearly.
Now on to the menu!
After a long weekend of overindulgence, we’re eating crazy clean this weekend. I’m at the point where the thought of Halloween candy entering my household makes me slightly nauseated.
Mon.: Apple Rosemary Pork Loin and brussels sprouts
Tue.: Black beans, cornbread and salad
Wed.: Soup and sandwiches
Fri.: Homemade pizza and salad
Sat.: 10 Minute Enchiladas (a lighter version using Amy’s Kitchen organic frozen burritos and low-fat cheese) and sauteed spinach
Sun.: Penne and broccoli pasta
If it weren’t for Pinterest, my family would probably eat cold cereal and Cheetos every night for dinner, I swear.
So what’s cookin’ at your place?