Penny's Passion: Weekending - July 15, 2016

Monday, July 18, 2016

Weekending - July 15, 2016

Is it Monday already?!?  Did you have a great weekend?  This was the first weekend I had been in town in a while and honestly, it felt great to spend some time at home.  Thursday was our wedding anniversary so I got to enjoy the flowers Eric sent me.  They are stunning!  Take a look for yourself ~

Friday night we decided to skip using our season tickets to the Muny.  Young Frankenstein was the production and as much as we would have liked to see it, we decided that staying home was a better option.  If the grass got any taller, we would need a GPS to find the street and the laundry was spilling over.  So we got things done.  Afterwards, I decided to start reading Before the Fall and I'm loving it!  Every spare moment this weekend I had my Kindle in my hand reading as fast as I could to see what was coming next.  If you're looking for a real page-turner, click HERE to check out Before the Fall.

We had tickets to an outdoor amphitheater on Saturday night to see Cheap Trick, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts and Heart.  Beforehand we grabbed a cocktail and a bite to eat at one of our favorite local eateries, Peel.  Their wood fired gourmet pizzas are to die for, but Saturday night we opted for salad, appetizer and dessert.

The salad is one of my all time favorites.  Wonderful combination of spinach, apples, gorgonzola cheese, toasted pecans and dried cranberries all tossed in a maple cider vinaigrette.  So yummy!

Saturday night's weather could not have been more perfect for an outside concert.  Even though these groups have been performing for years, they still sounded great.  To enjoy the evening with friends made it that much more perfect!

After church on Sunday, I headed to the Cardinals game.  The cool temps from the night before were GONE and the heat and humidity had returned to St. Louis.  No matter what the temperature is, it's always great to watch baseball in St. Louis.  Look at the view ~

It was fun to spend the afternoon with friends and eat baseball food.  Too bad the Cardinals didn't win, but you can't win them all.

Sunday evening I actually cooked dinner.  I'll be sharing my super easy recipe for roasted sweet potatoes on Tuesday.  We will want to get this recipe!  It's delicious!

And that's my weekend all wrapped up!  What fun things did you do?  Hope to see you back here tomorrow!

Check out what others were up to this weekend.
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The Quinntessential Mommy
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Over the Moon

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  1. Looks like a great weekend, you can't beat outdoor concerts and baseball! Those sweet potatoes look tasty too!

  2. Sounds like a great weekend! I still have piles of laundry to do! That salad looked amazing, and I love outdoor concerts. Definitely a great view at a baseball game too.

  3. Congratulations on your anniversary! Loved all the beer and food, also looks like great weekend weather.

  4. Sounds like an amazing weekend. The in laws took the kids for the weekend and we pretty much kept it low key and close to home. Sometimes you can do all the things and sometimes you just relax!

  5. Hi there! Thank you for sharing your experience at Peel in your blog! Thanks for stopping by.

    - Peel Wood Fired Pizza

  6. They serve excellent pizza and wings. Some of the best pizza in the area. They have 2 locations. One location is in O’Fallon IL and the other is right outside Scott AFB.

    Address: 711 W Hwy 50 O’Fallon, IL, 62269

    Phone: (618) 726-2275

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