cornflake dreams.: weekend good things.

10.13.2014

weekend good things.

Happy Monday! We had a busy weekend, full of lots of great food (baby M was very happy!) The weather was warmer than what I'm used to for Fall -- high 80's -- but I'll take that over snow. On Friday H and I went on a dinner date to Tabbuli -- a downtown Mediterranean restaurant. We shared the Tabbuli Mediterranean dip which had a little bit of everything (hummus, feta, jerusalem salad, and pita bread) -- it was soo good. I ordered the gyro and fries for dinner -- it was also delicious, even though the fries were a crazy salty.

On Saturday we went to the gym for a quick workout, good thing because afterwards we went on a 2 1/2 hour culinary tour. We walked all around downtown Charleston and sampled a LOT of Southern food -- including: sweet tea, stone ground grits and sweet potato cake, Charleston benne wafers, hushpuppies (with praline butter), fried green tomatoes, Charleston red rice with sausage, lowcountry barbecue, cheese biscuit, collard greens and southern pralines, fudge, and white chocolate turtles. In the beginning of the tour I didn't think we'd get a lot to eat. um.... wrong. I was stuffed. There was absolutely no need to have dinner after 2+ hours of sampling food.

On Sunday we took it easy and checked out Second Sunday on King Street. Every second Sunday of the month the city shuts down car traffic on King street for pedestrians. It makes downtown Charleston feel very European with outdoor seating and tons of people walking around. I can't wait to go again next month! We also got pumpkins -- but didn't get around to carving them yet.

oh and we also returned our cable box. We don't watch 90% of our cable channels so we thought it would be a good idea to try the antenna/Netflix streaming route for a while. I'll let you know how that turns out -- thankfully most of my favorite shows are on network TV (I'll just have to adjust to life without a DVR).

How was your weekend?
-xo-
Jillian

29 comments:

  1. Love your foodie weekend!! Looks delish!

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  2. I really need to try out Tabbuli, that looks delish! It was so hot this weekend, hopefully it'll cool down for the next 2nd Sunday and I can meet y'all down there!

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  3. mmm look at that food!! I adore King Street and I'm now craving a visit! Glad ya'll had a fabulous weekend!! xoxo

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  4. You always post the best food pictures! I am so jealous! You're definitely making me want to go to Charleston!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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  5. all that food looks amazing... yum. I have never had cable (growing up or now) and most of the shows I like are on network, except for house hunters lol but you get used to it after awhile ;)

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  6. love how you got a mini pumpkin! Too cute!

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  7. So much good food here! Fall in Charleston is the best. Enjoy it!

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  8. Culinary tour?! Yes, please! Everything looks so delicious!

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  9. We cancelled cable a couple of years ago and just get basic channels now! We really don't miss it at all!

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  10. Charleston is awesome, I would love to go food exploring there. Oh my gosh, fried green tomatoes are the best.

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  11. I'm so jealous of your culinary tour!! We'll have to meet you guys at Second Sunday next month!

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  12. Nothing beats a weekend full of good food!! Can't wait to hear how you like not having a cable box...I've toyed with the idea - but always scared to pull the trigger!

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  13. Try Hulu Plus, it's $7.99 a month and you get to watch most network and cable shows the next day! We haven't had cable for 2 years and since I work nights, its the best way to catch everything without a DVR.

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  14. The culinary tour sounds awesome - so glad y'all took advantage of that. Love the bitty baby pumpkin ;)

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  15. I am definitely doing this culinary tour next time we're in Charleston! Such a fun way to spend an afternoon!

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  16. Ahh this all sounds amazing, I love grits and fried green tomatoes! I can't believe you guys got rid of cable!

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  17. I'm hungry after reading this!! We got rid of DirecTV a year and a half ago and haven't regretted it. We do miss watching college sports but Hulu, Netflix, and amazon more than cover what we used to watch.

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  18. Sounds like a great weekend! I can only imagine how stuffed you would be after a Southern food tour, ha!

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  19. I mean aren't food tours seriously the best?!

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  20. Yum!! Food tours while pregnant are even better!! It all sounds delicious

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  21. Sounds like the most incredible way to spend a weekend in Charleston. Have you made it to Hominy Grill for brunch yet?

    http://bedknobsandbaubles.com/

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  22. Sounds like the best weekend! I so wish they did culinary tours like that down here, so fun!!

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  23. I want to dive into that photo collage and stuff my face full of the goodness ;)
    The food tour sounds so fun!!
    LOVING the tiny, baby pumpkin ;)

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  24. What an awesome weekend! I really want to try one of those culinary tours! And I will definitely be at Second Sunday next month :)

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  25. Wow, what a scrumptious weekend and I love the idea of a culinary tour. How fun! Have a beautiful day, sweetie.

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  26. lots of great eats jillian!! and i loved the cereal phase I went through while pregnant, it was quite a delicious variety of cereals I ate constantly!

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  27. YUM–what a delicious weekend! John and I decided in college that we'd get distracted by TV, and we've never had cable!

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  28. Ummm... excuse me but are those chocolate Lucky Charms?!? I need more info on that STAT!
    xoxo,

    Nikki at Bedazzles After Dark

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