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Baltimore Eats 2015

Spring 2015: Life before baby A

Hello,dolls! Hello, 5th entry this month (yay!). I have important weekends coming up in the next 4 months. They are still a jumble in my head so here I am trying to declutter and get organized. There’s a part of me that is afraid to flip through my planner because that will remind me how fast time is running and get realize that life is indeed too short. I get emotional like that when I start to overthink things. I mean, is it just me? I guess when you live your life away from your family for quite some time, you start to value time even more. Much more when you have a beautiful 20-month-old who makes you wish that time would just stop e v e r y d a y.

Today, I was thinking a lot about my future. What I want to do and accomplish in the next 5 years and how I can make it all happen. You see, I am the kind of person who loves to look forward to “something” whether it’s a weekend getaway, a shopping trip, or investing in something big. There are times when I am okay with time going by fast, especially when I am excited about something.

My goals were very different 5 years ago. I remember telling myself to keep on pushing to work 60-70 hours a week so I can be recognized by my superiors. Now, I want to spend most of my time with baby A. I made changes in my career to have more time outside work without jeopardizing my position. Needless to say, I am just as happy as I was 5 years ago — maybe even more.

Before baby A, my “weekends” would involve binge watching my shows,going out with A for the entire day, and staying up late that we would often fall asleep on the couch. Now, I have to say that my weekends are more fruitful — I am more productive, going out with baby A is always an adventure for me, and discovering restaurants as a family has become one of the things I look forward to when I am off.

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A and I went to A LOT of restaurants before baby A. It felt like a reward after being on our feet for n hours every week.

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One of my all time favorite restaurants in Baltimore is The Food Market. It was an abrupt decision to go to Hampden that night. I was supposed to go to Hershey Park to see Van Halen with A, Ali, and Peter. Unfortunately, the concert got canceled the last minute!!! I felt bad for A and P but it was for the best……..for me hahahahaha

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Fried Short Rib Wontons

Just when I thought wontons can’t get better…here comes The Food Market with a killer appetizer!

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Fried Buffalo Green Tomatoes

Summer is the best season for tomatoes, one of our favorites to use in the kitchen and eat of course…green tomatoes!

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Crispy Pork Belly

Perfectly fried and amazingly juicy pork belly! YUM

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I ordered the trout because it reminded me of my BCC days! Nights when I would grill a gazillion of this for members.

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A’s lamb chops look so delish!!! I love dishes that incorporate fruit and meat together <3

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Ended the night with 2 delicious desserts!! Aaah so good!! <3

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My drink was as

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One of the things I love about my job is how it pushes me to be more sociable. 6 years ago, I could hardly say more than 5 words to a person I’ve just met. Now, I could hold a conversation or even start one!

One of the perks that I am able to enjoy is going to food shows! <3

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First time to play! lol

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Brunch date with A at 7 West <3

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Bloody Mary for him of course

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Spanakopita for me. One of my favorites!!!

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Gyro for A

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Lay’s New Potato Chip Contest 

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Hightopps with my Sissy and friends <3

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Nice afternoon to write our thank you cards, eat crab toast, and read a good book!

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Our first time at Pollo Amigo. We’ve been coming back ever since! Much more now with baby A since it’s very close to our church <3

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Sunday glow

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Diner lunch date <3

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Pancakes and scrapple for A. Tuna sandwich for me.

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…and a bowl of chili because our diner date will not be complete without it!

Who would’ve thought that we would buy a house close to this diner a year after?

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Today feels like summer and I wish I was wearing this comfy outfit all day!!

 

xx

R <3

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