This weekend was AWESOME to say the least! For starters I finally got to spend the weekend at home in Charlotte with my beau and pup(I haven't spent a weekend at home in three weeks).
On Friday some friends and I got together to celebrate Chris' Birthday, eat homemade carrot cake, drink wine, and watch a super clear bootleg copy of Black Swan (Hey don't judge me LOL). Black Swan was an incredible film but also very lurid, I think that I need to see it again because I totally didn't grasp the meaning.
On Saturday a group of us went to dinner at Cajun Queen which was delicious. I started my dining experience with a luscious glass of red wine and a cup of seafood gumbo. The atmosphere was great and I really felt like I was in 'Nawlins' (slang for New Orleans). For my second course a chose the Blackened Chicken and Andouille Pasta. I have a weakness for spicy food and pasta so this entree definitely hit the spot. I finished my meal with more Merlot and a piece of Key Lime Pie. The pie was just okay, way too rich and tangy for my liking, but everything else was so good that I didn't even care. I was so inspired by the creole and Cajun flavors that I created my own little meal for dinner.....
I haven't yet chosen a name for my dish so if you have any ideas let me know!
I started off with roasted peppers & onions and a cup of spinach, added a roasted pepper& garlic white sauce, grilled and chopped a few chicken breast, and then added some spicy creole seasonings. I served the sauce over regular spaghetti noodles for my beau and over spaghetti squash for me.......After dinner at Cajun Queen a group of my friends met up at Suite for more cocktails and a little dancing.
Sunday was great because I got to sleep in, ahh. It's been a while since I've felt so rejuvenated and refreshed. I finally put together my desk and organized my closet/loft area. Football Sunday was nasty! I'm so freakin' stoked that the STEELERS are going to the Superbowl. All of this definitely ended my weekend on a super sweet note.