October 25, 2012

Ladies Who Lunch (and Dinner)

This week, I've gotten to be down in DC more than usual. I'm blessed to have a job that often allows me to work from home. But with a few business items to attend to in the District, I've taken advantage of the time to eat lunch with friends. Tuesday, I had a morning meeting, worked, then enjoyed lunch with Stephanie while sitting on the fountain in Dupont Circle. I used a Groupon to eat BGR The Burger Joint, and folks, let me tell you... it was good! I looove a good burger/fries/pumpkin shake combo! Sadly, the shake met an untimely death in the fountain, buuut at least it was tasty!

Not my actual burger, but this is what it looked like! (via)

That same day, Caitlin and I met up after work. We decided there wasn't enough time to go home, have dinner, and come back to Friendship Heights in time for institute, so, we decided to walk around the shops at FH and grab dinner there. Naturally, we decided to eat at a grocery store. I mean, sure Whole Foods is a fancy grocery store, but, you know.

Going into a Whole Foods always reminds me of my mission. In my last area, we lived on the same block as a Whole Foods. I remember thinking how beautiful (and expensive) everything looked. Seriously; Whole Foods has the prettiest produce I've ever seen! I always wanted to eat lunch at the deli, but it was just too expensive on a missionary budget, so I never did. 

I meant to take a picture of the produce, too, but the flowers were pretty, and I got distracted.
So, what did we get for dinner, you ask? Caprese pizzas, of course! These giant beauties were on sale 2 for $11.99, so, of course, we got both.

Please note C's new hot pink belt. 

And then we were super classy and cooked them in the church kitchen. :) Soooo good! I think I have a new favorite pizza. :)

Look at all this cheeeesssee!!!

Yesterday, I ate lunch in Rock Creek Park with Camille!

Aren't we adorable and just sooo autumnal?? Cool image joining courtesy of my sweet iPhone app. :)

Now that I think about it, I think all Camille ate were apples? Applesauce, and an actual apple. (C$, is that right?)

I ate a delicious sandwich, which I prepared thusly:

  1. Spread peanut butter on one slice of whole wheat bread.
  2. Spread raspberry jam on the left side of the other slice of whole wheat bread.
  3. Spread nutella on the right side of the second slice.
  4. Spread strawberry slices across the entire PB bread slice.
  5. Put the two bread slices together, cut in half, and enjoy!
And THEN, I worked. After which I took a break to catch up with Liz on the rooftop terrace of her building.

Isn't she adorable?? I loved her green shirt with her red hair. This photo does justice to neither.

It was so nice and so refreshing to A- Spend so much time outside. B- Be down in the District. I miss it! And there's something to be said about working at an actual office from time to time, instead of just from home. C- Spend time with, and feel gratitude for, good friends.

Many thanks to delicious food, to the unseasonably warm and beautiful weather, and to the letters F-R-I-E-N-D-S for making these lovely excursions possible. :)


  1. Yay!!! You are so hip I love it! And yes, I did eat only apples...was hoping you hadn't noticed, ha!! Called out, love it!!

  2. I could not resist commenting. Perfectly written!


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