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Weekly Menu

Happy Monday!  Hope you were able to stay warm this weekend... we tried to stay inside cozy by the fireplace most of the weekend, but when the sun was shining we had to get out of the house (even though that was probably the coldest day)!  I love to try new restaurants which gives me inspiration on new things to cook at home.  We checked out Double Comfort for some brunch and Fox In the Snow for some afternoon espresso drinks.

Double Comfort in the Short North specializes in southern cooking and proceeds from every order go to local food banks, which is pretty cool.  I had a southern take on eggs benedict and my husband had mac & cheese waffles (the mac & cheese was in his waffle!).  Everything was delicious and so filling, so we had to walk it off in the brutal cold, but soaking in that sunshine and some vitamin D.  After perusing around North Market and picking up some spices and pastries from Pistacia Vera for later, we head to Italian Village for some coffee at Fox in the Snow.  If you're used to sugary Starbucks drinks, this place is not for you.  Instead it is very traditional Italian and French espresso drinks with a selection of buttery breakfast pastries.  I defaulted to a mocha (since I knew they would do one of those pretty fern designs in the milk that reminds me of Seattle).  They make it with melting chocolates, so it was super rich.  Much later, I enjoyed my caramel espresso tart we picked up earlier... these espresso drinks and tarts were giving me flashbacks to Europe and I ended up dreaming we went back to Paris that night!  Oh, if only money was unlimited...

fox in the snow fox in the snow mocha
double comfort bennets double comfort southern eggs benedict
pistacia vera caramel tart

Although we did just book a vacation to St. Lucia so we can leave the frozen tundra for a bit.  Only for five days, but can't wait to see sunshine and be warm at the same time!

Alright... time for meal planning this week!  

pizza night
spaghetti bake with salad
broccoli stuffed chicken with buttered carrots
fish tacos with grilled brussel sprouts

What are you planning on making this week?

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