Mom + Dad left this morning, and we just sent Larbs + Matt on their way. But the exciting news is we’ll see them again in 2 weeks when we visit Boston! And then again for Christmas!
The four of us went on a 10K run this morning – 6.2 miles on the nose by accident! We ran all through UVA’s campus (grounds, I know, I know). I had a fabulous run – I think because I had so much glycogen in my legs!! All but one of our miles were under 9:00, and two of them were in the 8:30s! Those boys keep me up to speed.
After our run and four showers in one bathroom, we made our way downtown.
2 B or Not To Be, that is the question.
We walked straight to Eppie’s, all the while raving about the vegetarian plate and sweet potato and collard greens to find it was CLOSED!! Booo!!
Plan B included window shopping at several menus. We walked to restaurant idea #2, Revolutionary Soup, but the line was super long. Restaurant idea #3 was also closed – South Street Brewery.
Finally we had the idea to see if Bluegrass Grill was open, just over the train tracks.
A huge train took 5 minutes to cross.
The boys had fun studying it and guessing when it would end.
And then we were happy to see Bluegrass was open and had a table for four open!
I’d already had french toast that morning, so I went with the lunchier soup + salad combo.
A cup of delicious, slightly sweet, cuminy black bean chili.
And a side salad with yogurt-cuc-dill dressing. Hilarious that the last time we went to Bluegrass Grill I got the EXACT SAME THING!!
The star of my show was the BISCUIT that I split off of Matt’s plate. It was AMAZING! Tasted of honey and cornmeal, and we suspect it was at least partly whole grain.
He ordered an omelet, home fries and that huge biscuit he shared
And then we had to take Matt + Larbs to Sweet Frog. Just a wee bit more fun before normal life resumes.
I got a peanut butter + hazelnut base with graham cracker, coconut, toffee and butterscotch chips.
The house is quiet.
Looks like a great day. Sadly, there won’t be any walking to lunch for me for about five months…we’ve got almost ten inches of snow and we are in the high teens! Brrrr… Have a great afternoon!
Allie (Live Laugh Eat) says
My post-feast workout was fabulous with plenty of pumpkin pie in my glycogen stores. We should have Thanksgiving more often :). You’re tempting me with such beautiful photos of Cville!
Looks like you had a blast with fam….just started looking at your sis’s blog…good…still enjoying the holiday weekend and can’t wait to visit Cville….my hubby promised me we would make a visit soon…:)
Maddie (Healthy Maddie) says
I’m glad you had a good run and lunch!
Faith @ lovelyascharged says
Looks like a perfect lunch choice! A good bean soup sounds delish right now.
[email protected] says
It has been entirely too long since I have had frozen yogurt! Peanut butter/hazelnut sounds perfect to me!
Grocery Goddess Jen says
So nice to have family visiting, and happy you’ll see them again soon!
I’ve actually asked them their recipe for the biscuits – the woman in the back said that it was the biscuit recipe from Joy of Cooking, but half whole wheat. Never tried to recreate them, but I always get them when I visit my sister at UVA.
Oh cool! Perhaps I should try to make them at home 🙂
Estela @ Weekly Bite says
Its always sad to see our visitor leave… but I sure love a quiet house 🙂
Simply Life says
oh what a great meal! It’s hilarious how much you and Larbs look alike and then Matt and your hubby! Too fun! 🙂
Heather (Heather's Dish) says
laundry, reading, soup sounds like a heavenly evening to me 🙂
Enjoy your relaxing.
Natalia - a side of simple says
Sounds like the perfect recovery day 🙂 I tend to always order the same thing at restaurants. I love reading the menus and seeing the different food items but then I go back to what I know I like and enjoyed.
Mary @ Bites and Bliss says
That chili’s looking reallllyy good right about now.
Georgie @ Georgie Goes Healthy says
Your frozen yogurt made me REALLY want some frozen yogurt even though I am currently VERY cold in New York 🙂 What are you reading now that you have finished The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo? I was an english major so I am a book dork and love hearing about what people are reading 😉
I’m reading Happy Now? by Katherine Shonk, a gift from Choosing Raw Gena from her publishing house. Enjoying it! Hoping to read Raw Shark Texts and Dragon Tattoo Part II soon after.
Your sister is SO pretty!!!!
your salad looks delicious! after all the junk i’ve eaten in the past few days, that just looks so “clean”, kwim? 🙂
also(i posted this the other day but didn’t know if you saw it), guess what I found today… Kodiak Cake pancake mix. At Big Lots, of all places! and it is good until 09/11. It was $3 for the box, which I’m not sure if that is a good price or not, but I bought one anyway. Yours always look so good, I just had to get it. They also had a variety of other organic things like Nature’s Path and Barbara’s. If you have a BL nearby, you may want to check it out.
cool! I’m not sure if we have one here or not.
Ah. I’m taking a mini vaca down to C’Ville, leaving tomorrow! I can’t wait to get there and see the scenery in person!! I have the same evening planned except soup.
Oh fun! Check out my Cville page for restaurant recs 🙂
Looks like you guys had a wonderful holiday! I am back from visiting my sister, mom and family and I am missing the company, too! Now facing down the laundry . . .
PS: She made some healthy sweet potato muffins I think you would have liked.
Gorgeous pictures as always! I think i might try and re-create that salad for a lunch this week.
Ashley @ the fit academic says
Don’t you hate having 1 bathroom when guests come to visit?! I have one bathroom too and although I enjoy that cleaning is a snap (bathrooms are my least favorite area to clean), I always miss the convenience when other people are in town!
I DO agree having only one to clean is a huge plus!
J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) says
That biscuit is impressive. I love places that serve cute little salads like that.
Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) says
Your lunch looks fabulous!
I didn’t know you were going to Boston! I was there for the past three weekends. It’s one of my most favorite cities. 😀
I am glad you get to see your family again soon!
I can’t wait to follow you to Boston (on the blog of course… I’m not a stalker 🙂 )
It is my favorite city in the whole US of A!
Cara Craves... says
First your marvelous french toast and that yummy bowl of soup toped off with fro-yo; what a delicious day of eating for you.
You need it after that 10k you ran.
What a great day. I love running on college campuses. There’s just something about them. Good run. You deserved a wonderful meal. I’ll take Matt’s plate. Love omeletes!
It’s belated but…a blessed Thanksgiving to you all.
Sounds like you have/are having a relaxing day 😀 College campus runs are awesome!
chelsey @ clean eating chelsey says
It’s so sad when the holidays come to a close!!
Oh wow, that biscuit looks amazing! We don’t have biscuits in that sense here in Australia. If you ever come up with a recipe for something like that, let us know! 😀
Do you ever go out for ice cream instead of froyo? And are Larbs/Laura and Matt married?
I like self serve best, so if they come out wtih self serve ice cream, sure. We tend to get ice cream when we’re traveling – like at the beach – and froyo around here because I think the places are better. We do get gelato on the mall sometimes.
Laura (Starloz) says
i love walking around college grounds!
Melissa @ I Never Imagined says
Boys are so funny! They always manage to make frustrating/boring situations (like the train passing) fun!
Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin says
I hate it when I set my mind on going to a restaurant only to find out it’s closed! But at least you still had a great lunch!
Jil @ Big City, Lil Kitchen says
I know…I’m so not ready for going back to “normal life.” haha
Rachel Davis says
Definitely noted the ‘Ra Ra Riot’ t-shirt, Matt.
They’re nothing short of amazing, saw them live with Death Cab.