It’s too late to say “TGIF”… but TGI the weekend! Last week was a stressful one. I woke up at 5:30 to go to the gym on three of the days, then I worked from 9 until 3, and after I would come home and study for my Clinical Nutrition III midterm all evening. I needed some fun after all that, so my mom and sister Hayley came to visit me yesterday!
They arrived a bit before noon and then I took them to Organic Works (that’s where I work) for lunch because they both love the food there as much as I do.
Lately when I buy my lunch at work I’ve been getting the daily specials, but yesterday I went for one of my old favourites: a sandwich with local roasted turkey, avocado spread, lettuce, sprouts and Dijon on buckwheat bread. It never disappoints!
Afterwards we stole Starbucks’ free wi-fi from the parking lot so we could make dinner reservations, went shopping, and then went to the movies to see Warm Bodies. I was a bit hesitant to see it at first, but I really enjoyed it! It had one of those feel-good endings that I love.
During the movie I ate a cranberry carob granola bar that I bought at Organic Works – these are a favourite of mine!
For dinner we went to Garlic’s because Hayley wanted to go after hearing my mom and I rave about it all the time. I got the mixed local greens with dried cranberries, feta, slivered almonds, and shallot Dijon vinaigrette to start. I love the sweet and salty combination of cranberries and cheese!
For my main course I was this close to ordering their salmon entree, but then I thought about how many times I’ve ordered their fish entrees before, so I decided to try something new. I went for their pizza with prosciutto, balsamic roasted shallots, and bocconcini and I’m so glad I ordered this – it was perfect!
We spent the meal reminiscing about our favourite chick flicks and we planned on watching one when we got back to my apartment, but none of us could stay awake to watch one. We ended up going to bed at 9:30! We’re quite the party animals in my family (not!).
Where do you like to take your family/friends to eat when they visit your city?
What’s the last good movie you saw?