I had such big plans for this weekend. I had hoped we could grill out, go to a crawfish boil at Bayou Bakery, visit the DC Capital BBQ Festival, go to a Thai cultural festival in Georgetown, make a super-involved meatloaf recipe, make dumplings and go to our favorite Sichuanese restaurant in the District.
Clearly I must have been delusional when I thought of the above plan for the weekend. Delusional and very hungry. That’s a lot of meals, metro trips and miles of walking to cram into one weekend.
Throw in a few badly needed naps for baby, a few pre-India shopping errands and some poor time management, and well, we didn’t manage to cross anything off of our weekend to-do list (except, weirdly enough, the meatloaf).
That’s life sometimes. Instead of being cultural go-getters this weekend we:
*Went for an impromptu picnic in Freedom Park.
*Helped Will turn the lights in our closet on and off (and on and off, and on and off, and on and….)
*Will sampled his first Cuban at Earl’s Sandwich Shop.
*We got to Bayou Bakery too early to partake in the crawfish boil, but instead enjoyed the most amazing sweet tea and best red velvet cupcakes in the DC metro area.
*We discovered that the best (read: only) way to get Will to eat baby food is to let him suck it from a straw.
*We discovered Will will try anything he can sample from a straw (including Mama’s iced latte).
*We took Will to the park and watched the Arlington County firefighters test their hoses and spray rainbows into the hot, humid morning air.
*We made a ginger, hoisin, and bacon-laced meatloaf to freeze for later while Will took a nap.
*We took Will out for sushi and enjoyed watching as our waitress took a page out of the “Asian” baby book by playing with his toes for ten minutes straight and chastising me for his miso-soaked shirt while the rest of the restaurant looked on slightly confused and horrified.
*We bought new cutting boards. I wouldn’t normally say this rates mentioning here but our favorite cutting boards are from Crate & Barrel and we only buy them when they are on sale–which they are right now. 50% off–kind of a steal, as far as nice cutting boards go.
*We realized that while 95 degrees in the shade is hot, it’s still not India hot.
What did you do with your weekend? Did you manage to get to everything on your to-do list?