friday already? this week flew by for me because i was traveling home on monday and practically bed-ridden tuesday and wednesday. while i like that the week went by fast, i don’t like how sick i was.. so i would much rather have my health and work a full week.
it has been raining here in utah all. week. long. buckets and buckets!
partially because i am still a little sick and partially because of the rain, i went to my favorite soup restaurant for lunch.
the soup kitchen is one of my favorite places for lunch. or dinner, for that matter, but i typically only eat there for lunch. fun fact: once when i was 18, i ate at the soup kitchen 24 times in one month. i was addicted! i got the same thing every time: a grilled cheese on jack sprat sprouted wheat bread with american cheese and a bowl of tomato soup. if you ever come visit me in SLC, i am taking you to the soup kitchen and making you order that very thing.
today’s fare was a little more protein packed. i haven’t eaten a lick of protein these past 3 days, so i decided i better start if i want my hard earned muscle to stick around. i went with a turkey sandwich on jack sprat sprouted wheat with mustard, lettuce and tomato. their turkey isn’t like lunch meat deli turkey.. it is like freshly carved thanksgiving turkey. LOVE that.
i also got a cup of chicken noodle. the noodles are what make this soup so great! they are plump and delicious.
the soup kitchen also has the doughiest breadsticks that come in wheat, cheese and garlic. i could probably live off these breadsticks alone. and maybe some soup to dip them in…
anyway, enough about soup! let’s talk some more about the rain. it’s pretty gnarly here this week. i am used to lots of snow, but lots of rain isn’t the norm. it reminds me of london or seattle.. two of my favorite places in the world, actually, despite the bad rap they get for the rain.
because i have nothing really substantial to talk about and because it is flashback friday, i am going to flashback to my trip to seattle in september of 2009. i was indeed blogging back then, but a lot of you (okay, most of you) weren’t reading meals & moves. so for those of you who WERE reading.. sorry about the redundancy, but i am sure you have forgotten all about this trip anyway.
here we go.
in september of 2009, marshall was a groomsman in his friend james’ wedding. james is marshall’s old roommate and he was marrying janelle, one of the most beautiful people on the planet. they are from the great northwest, so their wedding was on location in seattle. i happily accompanied my boyfriend at the time on the trip. i love seattle and i love weddings and i love friends! a bunch of our friends from utah were also heading up to seattle for the wedding—either to be in it or to attend.
our first dining experience in seattle was at a place called the teapot vegetarian house. we were with a slew of vegans, so a lot of the restaurants we chose were based on if they had vegan options.
i remember that the whole restaurant smelled like baked bread due to the subway that was below. the food at the teapot was SO good. they really knew how to make faux meat taste like.. uh.. meat? i had the basil nuggets, but the star of the show was the faux beef stroganoff. if you can make amazing, creamy beef stroganoff vegan, then you KNOW how to cook.
we wandered around the market and the surrounding area, just popping into various stores to browse and try things on.. and goof off, of course.
this was probably one of the best peaches of my life..
later that night was the bachelor/bachelorette parties. they were separate, of course! we started off with the obligatory penis-themed appetizers and drinks.
followed by dinner at a delicious italian eatery and then more bachelorette shenanigans.
the next morning was full of free time, so we snagged some breakfast and coffee then wandered around a bit.
marshall had to go do groomsmen things, so he left and the rest of us (that weren’t in the wedding) continued to sight see.
that night was the rehearsal dinner followed by the get up kids concert.
janelle & james, perfect couple.
the bride and groom treated us all to tickets to the concert! so sweet. i LOVE the get up kids and had never seen them live. this is actually where i got the idea to buy my whole wedding party tickets to the minus the bear concert before our wedding.
the next day was the wedding day! we had the morning free, so we decided to hit a breakfast joint that the boys were all about, but i was not so much all about.
beth’s cafe was featured on man vs. food, so you know right off the bat that it is going to be quite the filling experience. my friend got a SIX egg omelette—but that wasn’t even their biggest one.. they had a 12-egger. yikes. i got over medium eggs and french toast. pretty typical for me (seeing as how i just got the same thing last weekend in palm springs!)
after breakfast, we had time to head up to the infamous space needle.
it was actually a clear day so the views were great!
marshall had to head to get photos taken and had nowhere to change.. so he casually changed into his tux in the parking lot.
the boy cleans up nicely :)
later that evening it was time for the wedding! it was right in the heart of downtown seattle and everything was just perfect.
after the wedding we all went out to a hole in the wall bar.. it was fun to be there all dressed up.
the next day was sunday—time to go home. we HAD to hit up trader joe’s before leaving, so we took a cab there. after getting all the necessary goods, we decided to try to find something to eat. we had all our luggage with us and we had no idea where we even were.. but we figured if we walked long enough we would find a restaurant.
um. we walked for a REALLY. LONG. TIME. we were not happy.
and we were VERY hungry. marshall consulted his phone to try to see if we were anywhere near anything at all.
by some stroke of a miracle, we ran into an AMAZING little cafe called louisa’s bakery & cafe. um.. it was SO cute and SO delicious. as in, i would have sought this out had i know about it.. and we just ran into it!
food at last.
and iced coffee.
once we finished eating, we called a cab and had him take us to the airport. we’d had enough walking for the day.
the end. that is my flashback of seattle. if you want to read a REALLY LONG and drawn out version of the above story, feel free to click here. it’s long. i warned you.
well.. i have a date tonight! with marshall! i am so happy to be feeling better AND to be able to spend time with him. we are going to dinner and to see bridesmaids.. then i definitely see some ice cream in the cards for dessert.
tomorrow is jam packed, but i will try to check in sometime.
have a great weekend!
1. have you been to seattle?
2. where did you go on your last vacation?
xo. janetha g.