What Happened to Spring? – Weekend Recap

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Judging from my current view, you wouldn’t be able to guess that it was March 23rd and officially spring time in Chicago. Needless to say it was a rough wake up and a rough commute into my office this morning. Even though it’s a snowy, less than ideal Monday, I’m still riding my weekend high of birthdays, dinners, and quality family time. I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend and is feeling refreshed and ready to start another week!

My sister and I woke up bright and early on Sunday morning for spin class at my local gym and headed back to the house for quick showers before enjoying a delicious breakfast at Checkers. This was our first time at dining at Checkers and we will most definitely return. The service was quick, friendly, and the food was absolutely delicious! I enjoyed their veggie skillet with scrambled eggs. My skillet came with wheat toast, broccoli, green peppers, onions, tomatoes, and cheddar cheese.

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The high yesterday was in the upper 30’s, so after we said goodbye to my sister and her fiance, I decided it was a good day to make a big batch of my easy Minestrone soup. It definitely warmed me up and hit the spot. Since the weather isn’t looking too great this week, a warm bowl of soup will definitely warm the chilliest of days.

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Little hands waiting to dig into cake…



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My dinner at LuckyMonk on Saturday night- patty melt with a side of tasty poutine because…WHY NOT!

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  1. I would make love to that patty melt.

  2. That soup looks good. Really good. Lots of veggies in there.

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