The best way to start off the weekend is with good food! Therefore, on Friday we had grilled tilapia with pesto spaghetti squash and a can of tomatoes, okra and corn.
Dinner was accompanied by a splash of Sauvignon Blanc to commemorate the beginning of a wonderful weekend.
On Saturday morning, I got up and filled the crock pot with my pre-soaked black beans, taco seasoning and chopped green onions. I let the beans simmer all day on low. The kitchen smelled delicious all day long.
Austin was dying to see Iron Man 2, so I agreed to go to the movies with him in exchange for a shopping trip afterwards. We accidentally looked up the movie times for Iron Man 2 with Spanish sub-titles, so we ended up spending an additional half an hour at the movie theater waiting for the next showing to start. I fell asleep for a few minutes during the movie, if that's any hint about my opinion of it. I thought the first Iron Man was a bit more entertaining.
After the movie, we ate the lunch I'd packed for us - PB&J sandwiches on homemade rye rolls and a couple of fig newtons. Then Austin fulfilled his promise and took me shopping! I found a pair of my favorite brand of running shoes and they were on sale! Austin was such a sweetheart - not only did he quietly endure 30 minutes of painfully boring shopping - he even bought me the shoes, plus new socks and sunglasses!
When we got home, I took Dozer on a 3 mile walk + 3 mile run. He's quite the companion for long distances! So far the furthest I've taken him is 6 miles, but he's never had any trouble keeping up.
While I cooked up dinner, we snacked on guacamole and tortilla chips.
Dinner was a new spin on an old favorite: White Enchiladas. I filled wheat tortillas with a mixture of spinach, black beans, and sweet potato. I sprinkled them with mozzerrella cheese and poured the sauce on top. The sauce was made out of chicken broth and sour cream, thickened with corn starch.
On Sunday, we took a spontaneous trip to New Braunfels. We met up with Austin's friend, Jack, to go tubing on the Comal River. Jack is one of Austin's buddies from the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets.
It was quite chilly during our first float down the river at 11 am.
We took a break from tubing and went to lunch at The Gristmill in Gruene, TX. The guys enjoyed a drink while we waited to be seated.
I had the delicious tortilla soup to warm me up. I also stole a bite of Austin's hamburger and a couple of his fries.
We finished lunch and floated down the river again before heading back home to Houston.
The weather wasn't perfect for our trip - it started raining on us while we were still in the river, and by the time we got to our cars, it was really pouring! We had a blast though, especially since there were so few people on the river.
Do you enjoy water-related activities?
I love being in (and near) the water! I enjoy swimming, boating, tubing, snorkeling, fishing, and walking on the beach.