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Monday, January 21, 2013

Monday Funday... not for me {w/ life}

almond crusted warm goat cheese w/ chips

hello friends.

Hope everyone stateside is enjoying a nice day off from work, celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  He was such a prominent figure in our country's modern history for freedom and equality. I am so thankful for the brave individuals who are not afraid to fight for change.

That being said, I am remembering MLK from my office today (or at least I will be when this post is published). No day off for me, boo hoo :(

But that's ok, this weekend was more than enough fun to hold me over.

Friday we enjoyed the company of some dear friends at their place. Eating delicious chicken tortilla soup, fresh guacamole, and flan for dessert. We played a Sherlock Holmes version of Clue.

I have a problem with board games - I always win. I'm not trying to brag here, it's an actual problem. Especially with these friends. We both like to play games, but almost every time we've gotten together and had a game night, I end up winning. What can I say, it's a blessing and a curse.

At first it was funny. "Haha, Kristin won again."
Then it became, "Seriously, you won again?!"

The comical part of it is that for the last 4 or 5 times I haven't really been trying. I don't try to lose, with my competitive nature that would just be too difficult, but the winning just happens. Take Friday night for instance. I have not played Clue since I was twelve years old, so I was pretty sure I wouldn't win.

I had only  crossed off 5 things on my score card but as fate would have it, I was literally in the right place and just followed the lead of the others.

"Mrs. Plum in the library with the wrench!"

Since it was Sherlock version it was actually "Detective Inspector Lestrade in the something with the wrench."

We left shortly after that.

Saturday we went to Downtown San Diego with some friends visiting from LA. Remember that restaurant, The Blind Burro, I talked about the other week? Well I have been obsessing over it since then. The drinks, the appetizers, the tacos. All amazing. Here are a few pics to whet your appetite.

almond crusted warm goat cheese w/ chips
sweet potato chorizo taquitos with mole sauce 
spicy margarita with candied jalapeno syrup
 You read right. That margarita has a sweet and spicy kick. Yum!

Afterwards we headed to a San Diego favorite, Extraordinary Desserts

passionfruit cake with meringue and passion banana sorbet

classic creme brulee
All in all, a wonderful weekend with wonderful friends. Week, bring it on!


  1. Been seriously eyeballing those pics on instagram....looks amazing!!! Sounds like a fun weekend, remind me not to challenge you to a board game though! Ha!!! Sorry you are stuck at work! Happy MLK day!

  2. I'm stuck at the office today too, that's what sucks about working in a private miss out on all those holidays! I love clue but I haven't played in a while...I wish I had your problem of always winning lol. All the food looks amazing :)

  3. Those desserts look amazing! Im usually pretty good at board games too! Glad you had a fun weekend.

  4. YUMMM! We must try those when I finally make it down for a visit!

  5. All of that food looks soo delicious. And a Sherlock Holmes version of Clue sounds like a LOT of fun! I wish I could win sometimes, haha. I think I have the opposite of your curse. I can't seem to win! :) I hope you have a wonderful week!

  6. Hahaha! Not to brag or anything, but I have a winning problem too. HAhahahaha!

  7. i have heard of extraordinary desserts my friend who lives in san diego has talked about it a lot but i have yet to go there! it looks delicious


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