Monday, May 14, 2012

mama's weekend

For Mother's Day all I wanted was a vacation.

You's a been a rough few weeks. 

Andrew came home Friday afternoon and said to me, "Honey, you need to pack a swimsuit and an overnight bag, because we are going on a little trip."

Sweeter words had never been spoken!

So we packed our bags and headed north to the glamorous city of Salt Lake.

the hotel lobby

We checked in and then headed off to dinner at my fav restaurant in Utah:

Have you been here? We discovered it on a trip to SLC last year and it's become a staple for all future vacations.

We sat at the counter and pretended we were judges on "Chopped".

Fish and Chips

The Copper Onion burger complete with housemade pickles!

We stopped by City Creek after dinner for some casual shopping.

I found a few things that belonged in my closet

Since our trip to Belgium last December we crave real french fries and only the best waffles.

Naturally this meant Andrew running over to Bruges Waffles and Frites for some dessert.

We were not disappointed!

Don't be fooled by how simple this is Divine.

Oh so good.

Our last stop was Les Madeleines, a Patisserie I've been begging to go to for months.

It was a little shop hidden in a corner and everything was delicious.

Andrew ordered the Turkey Club
Have you ever had real french fries? Pomme Frites at Les Madeleines are perfection.

I got the Sesame Chicken Salad in an egg roll wrap with Edamame. 

I could eat this every day.  It was so, so good.

Finally we ordered the Kouing-Aman Bread Pudding...

"The Best Thing I ever ate" show on Food Network came here to feature this dessert.  No wonder.

Shout out to my sweet husband who made the weekend soooo nice.  I feel rejuvenated and rested.

Being a mom is awesome. Especially when I get to come home to this cute little thing


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  2. That sounds like an amazing Mother's Day weekend!!! Lucky girl :) Now I'm craving some serious bread pudding...

  3. Sounds like a lovely and delicious weekend. Glad I stopped by from the make my morning blog hop

  4. Yay, glad I found another Utahn on the MMM Hop! I live in Sandy!

    And oh my goodness, those pictures of food are amazing! I want to try out some of those restaurants. Glad I found your blog!

  5. new follower from the blog hoop!

  6. Oh man I love Chopped : ) I'm a new follower to your fun blog from the Aloha Blog Hop!