Tuesday, May 21, 2013


When we first moved to DC, I HATED IT. HATED IT. But, I must say, DC has really tried hard to prove itself. 

I'm definitely starting to come around.

This past weekend we ventured into the Georgetown neighborhood ... while I had believed my boyfriend when he said it was pretty, I was still pleasantly surprised by the gorgeous old brick buildings, the fabulous selection of shops, the flowers along the sidewalks ... and just the general quaintness. I already can't wait until we go back, but until then, here are a few photos from what turned out to be a wonderful weekend.

{my Toms and I, out on another adventure}

{I overheard some people saying this was "a Georgetown staple" ...}

{... so we decided to try it out ...}

{... it had a nice, cozy, been-there-forever feel ...}

{... and quite possibly the world's most INSANE french toast!}

{in the end, we -- and our much-too-full bellies -- were grateful for all the walking. but who wouldn't be when you get to walk through such a pretty park?}

{and finally, a trip to the grocer that ended in one of my favorite purchases: fresh flowers}

Monday, May 13, 2013

Spinach Artichoke Chicken

Alright folks. I have a confession. Cooking for two sometimes gets the better of me. Pretty sure I am becoming more and more clumsy every day, and my ability to accurately judge how much food two people will eat is no better. So between the spills, random mishaps, my inability to successfully follow the directions, and never managing to make enough pasta, sometimes I just need a stress-free recipe. This, my friends, is one of those recipes.

It requires two ingredients (well, three, if you include cooking spray): chicken and spinach artichoke dip. Yep, the dip. As in, pre-made, normally-you-would-just-heat-it-up-and-eat-it-with-chips dip. The directions? Just as simple:

1. Preheat your oven to 375.

2. Defrost your chicken breasts.

3. Grease the pan.

4. Put the chicken in the pan. 

5. Smother the chicken with the dip. Yep, just slather it on there.

6. Bake for 30 minutes. 

7. Eat (and smile, because it's yummy). 

That's it! Go forth and prosper (with yummy chicken in your bellies)!