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Super Bowl Weekend

I'm not going to lie and say I'm big into football. I actually know very little about the sport despite being married to one of the biggest football fans ever but, when someone throws a party, I'm all about the mingling. This is how the weekend played out...

Monday Morning Coffee Talk

The weekend started off with a little happy hour at a spot close to home and then dinner at Outback on Friday night.

I had the bacon bourbon salmon which was pretty tasty.

Saturday morning was a lazy one at home before venturing out to stock up on groceries and figured we'd check out the brand new Walmart Supercenter in our area. Adulting 101 at it's finest! Seriously though it was a huge controversy when they started building this Walmart because "it would attract the wrong crowd to our new community" among other things.

Turns out this is probably the fanciest Walmart in the country with portable scanners you can use and the pay via an app on your phone so you don't have to wait in line. There is also a drive-up window to pick up groceries and an organic restaurant called Grown opening this month. I was quite impressed.

For dinner on Saturday night, K made Buffalo Chicken Sliders inspired by one of those Tasty videos you see floating around Facebook. They were amazing!

Here's the video

On Sunday I met up with some friends for lunch. We chose a Trinidadian restaurant I've been wanting to take them to for over a year now. It was a fun little catch up lunch date indulging in some of my favorite West Indian food. No pictures were taken.

In the afternoon our neighbors hosted a Super Bowl party so we made our "famous" Bite Me Dip and went over there to watch the game.

I didn't stay for the whole game because "Sunday school night" but we had some fun hanging out for a bit to cap off the weekend!

Joining the lovely Biana for some Monday morning coffee talk.

Super Bowl Weekend

This weekend was a cold and rainy one in Central Florida so we kept it very low key. On Friday night we headed out for a quick Italian dinner and spent the rest of the evening watching movies at home.

Lola matches my gingerbread pajama pants.

On Saturday I spent the morning cleaning the house and doing some errands before heading out to Lake Nona for a drink at Graffiti Junction and then dinner at Nona Blue. The Ahi Tuna salad was to die for!

I went to bed early Saturday night suffering with a migraine so naturally I woke up early on Sunday to prep for the Super Bowl. K found this recipe and wanted to try it out.

We ventured out for some lunch at Johnny's Other Side on Sunday and ran into one of my favorite radio hosts that I listen to every morning on the way to work. I was supposed to go to a friend's Super Bowl party but my migraine came back with a vengeance so I decided to keep quiet at home after lunch.

How was your weekend?

FYI: Our travel linkup is happening on Wednesday so feel free to join Kerri, Kate and myself by sharing your favorite travel recaps.

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Friday's Favorites

Happy Friday lovelies!
As usual, I'm excited the weekend is here to relax and unwind. This week was pretty routine with work but other than that, I...

~ Settled into my new office and got some cute coffee mugs #muglife
~ Worked on Lola's training at home before we go to her 4th class tomorrow
~ Trader Joe's Pumpkin soup = yumm (also the butternut squash soup)

~ Made smoothies on Wednesday night for the hubs and I to take to work for breakfast on the run. Left my smoothie at home on the kitchen counter Thursday morning #fail + *sad face* for wasting food.

~ Bought a bunch of random stuff from Amazon Prime while I'm on the free trial. Mostly everything is for Lola...except the space heater for my desk since I swear it's 45 degrees in the new office space and we have no control over the temperature. I've been wearing a sweater, boots, scarf AND peacoat at my desk just to stay functional. That's not cool for this island girl!

Favorite Recipe: 
This 7-Layer Taco Dip from the lovely ladies at The Sequin Notebook is perfect for the Super Bowl this Sunday. If you're looking for dish/appetizer ideas for this weekend, I posted some fun recipes earlier this week here and last year here for the Super Bowl.

Fashion Favorites: 
Aztec Print!
I recently bought this Aztec Wool-Blended Cardigan from Kohl's which is super comfy.
Favorite Quote:

Only a few days left to enter Steph's giveaway for a chance to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card.

Have a fabulous weekend!

Joining the lovely Amanda for Friday's Favorite and Tif for High Five For Friday.

The Super Bowl Food Table

The big game is this weekend and it's always fun getting together with friends to eat, drink and root for your favorite teams. I made pizza dip last year and have been searching for some new ideas to make for a friend's Super Bowl get-together on Sunday.
Image credit

Spicy tortilla rollups via Vegan in the Freezer

7 Layer Dip Cups via Spend with Pennies

Bacon Wrapped Tater Tots by Katie Elizabeth

Football Deviled Eggs via My Mommy Style

Pizza Dip via me

Easy Guacamole via Stovetop Story

Muffaletta Skewers via Magnolia Days

You can check out some more Super Bowl appetizers and desserts I posted last year.

What's your favorite dips and dishes for the Big Game?