Hi friends! Few days no talk. After traveling over the weekend I needed a few days to relax. I had every intention of sharing a Weekend Recap with you of my girls trip to Chicago, but just couldn’t get my mind right to sit and type. So today I’m brining you a What I Ate Wednesday with some of my latest eats and the delicious food I had during my short stay in Chicago.
One of the reasons I was so exhausted by Sunday was because Friday I spent the entire day stressed out in the airport. At 3:00 AM I noticed I had received a text saying that my morning flight to Chicago was cancelled. I immediately popped out of bed and called the airline. I was supposed to land in Chicago at 10:00 AM, my girlfriends and I all coordinated our flights to land around the same time. But the only flight they could get me on would land at 10:00 PM, a twelve hour difference! I was furious, and hoped to get up to the airport to try to catch a flight standby. Problem was every direct flight from Baltimore to Chicago was cancelled. Uh it was a stressful day, I waited in so many lines, talked to many different airline workers and in the end made it my friend Liz’s place by 11:00 PM Friday night. I was glad to make it, but not so happy with the airline and all the stress.
I hadn’t seen my girlfriends since last May so we had a lot to catch up on and two engagements and a baby boy to celebrate. Saturday morning when we woke up we just chatted over coffee before walking around Oak Park to Delia’s Kitchen for brunch. All the avocado toast, eggs, fruit, and potatoes. 🙂
After brunch we grabbed coffees and then walked back to Liz’s to get ready for the day and head into the city. It was a gorgeous afternoon for walking around, grabbing a day drink, and catching up with your college best friends.
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We stopped at River Roast and Bub City for a drink. The Save a Horse, Ride a Cucumber Cocktail from Bub City was my favorite, so refreshing, and seriously the name, lol.
Then we headed to RPM Italian for our dinner reservation. We started with the ricotta toast as an appetizer. Then I ordered the Mama DePandi’s Bucatini with a meatball and side of broccolini. Everything was so delicious from the bread to the fresh homemade pasta. We all thoroughly enjoyed our Italian dishes.
Before heading back we walked to Pop’s for Champagne to toast to planning a get together, good friends, and all the upcoming celebrations we have with two weddings next Spring.
Sunday morning before our flights back we had breakfast sandwiches at Lea’s. Egg, bacon, cheese, avocado, on freshly baked baguette and roasted potatoes, yum!
Thankfully no flight issues on the way home. I arrived back in southern MD around 6:00 PM and already had the ingredients ready to make this Southwest Chicken Salad for dinner. And we had leftover Chocolate Chip Cookies from their post make over for dessert. I always need my sweet ending to the weekend.
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Linking up with Jenn and Laura for What I Ate Wednesday
When was the last time you took a girls trip?
What’s your favorite place to eat in Chicago?
Tell me something delicious on your plate lately.