Well hello there. How are you on this Monday? I hope many of you get to look forward to a short work week. We have kids two days and then get to enjoy Wednesday-Friday off for Thanksgiving. I am looking forward to doing lots of cooking, baking, and spending some time snuggled up on the couch especially after a busy weekend. So lets get straight to the Weekend Highlights.
Friday night was our first night without high school football. I went to the grocery store after work to buy a few things for the week and all the items for our Thanksgiving dinner. When I got home I made some BBQ meatballs and Chocolate Chip Cookies and got a few snacks ready to bring with us on a Wine tour we were doing with a few friends Saturday. Then I laid down on the couch found Mean Girls on TV and relaxed the rest of the evening.
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Saturday morning I was up early to get a quick workout in before meeting with friends for the Wine tour. I warmed up a bit on the treadmill and then did this Cardio and Abs Circuit Workout. Then we met for our limo ride really early so mimosas were a must. I love combining proscecco and Bai Pomegranate juice.
Our first winery was Oak Crest in VA. They are a family ran vineyard and have been around for several years. During the tasting we had over 12 wines which included dry, sweet, sangria, and a delicious mulled wine. I bought a pack of mulling spice mix that I might use on Thanksgiving.
Sweater // Scarf // Boots
I know we called this a Wine tour but we also made a Bourbon and Beer stop near Fredericksburg VA. We stopped in A. Smith Bowman Distillery where they make their own gin, vodka, and bourbon. Not being a huge fan of hard liquor I passed on the tasting, but the boys enjoyed. However I did taste a bourbon cream that was delicious and would be amazing in coffee.
One of the workers suggested we take a short drive over to Spencer Devon Brewery where Tom and I shared a flight of hand crafted beers. All the beers were really good, but if you’re ever in the area I highly suggest the Sunken Road Belgium Blonde.
Our last stop was one of my favorite wineries I had been to several times before called Ingleside Vineyards. They have a great outdoor area so after our tasting we sat down with a glass and some of the snacks we brought. I chose a glass of cabernet, which is usually always my favorite wine. Then it started to get super windy and time for us to head back to Southern MD for the night. We picked up a pizza and crashed pretty early watching some college football.
Sunday morning it was nice to avoid all alarms and sleep in for a bit. After some coffee I headed out to a Flywheel Spin class. I knew after a day of some drinking I would desperately need to sweat it out and I sure did during class. After I stopped at Glens Garden Market for a breakfast sandwich. I went with the Greens & Grain, plus bacon (because bacon!).
The rest of Sunday was laundry, a little meal prep, still pretty much the usually even though it will be a short week. Then for dinner I had this White Chicken Chili cooking in the crockpot and may have eaten a few leftover cookies from our Saturday trip 😉
Linking up with Meghan and Katie, you can read previous Weekend Highlights here. Hope you all have a fabulous week!
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Red or White wine?
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