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Weekend: Day Trip + Seafood Extravaganza + So Much Cake

After my riveting Friday night in I actually did have a jam-packed weekend (jam-packed with goodness).


After my long run Saturday I headed over to Om Yoga to teach hot vinyasa. Class request was to do handstand work so I had them move their mats against the wall halfway through class and we stayed that way for floor work. Supine frog and legs up the wall savansana are pretty much the best ever.


One of my yogis makes beautiful and amazing cakes. She surprised me with a three layer chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting and Reese’s cups. All for me!!!!


Isn’t it beautiful!?

I had to stay after my 9:30 to cover prenatal so I made it out of the studio at noon. I had fun afternoon plans!


A day trip to Winston-Salem for a lunch date with TeriLyn from A Foodie Stays Fit. We enjoyed a late lunch at The Porch Kitchen and Cantina. Teri told me their salads were where its at so I went with her suggestion. They are huge and come in a mixing bowl. The salads are packed with goodness. This one had romaine, tortilla strips, grilled chicken, guacamole, corn, feta, black beans, peppers and lots of other miscellaneous veggies. It was DELICIOUS!

We spent a long time talking at lunch and then took the party back to her place where Leslie Ann joined us. I finally left around 6 p.m. Love these girls so much!


The drive to Winston was super easy, around 90 minutes, and it was a great quick getaway from Charlotte.


I arrived home around 7:30 and immediately got ready for dinner. I went to one of my favorite spots in Charlotte, George’s. I got coerced into starting with a martini and the waiter recommended this combo of St. Germain, champagne, basil and citrus.


That was followed by an all-out moule + frites + le pain. While I love mussels, I love the carb fest that comes with them even more. Dipping bread in the broth is the BEST thing ever.


And if that wasn’t enough…there was cake for dessert. Hey, it was the weekend and long run day. Lots of refueling to do. (And I can never, ever say no to cake.)


The seafood feast continued on Sunday when I had a business meeting that night at the Palm. We started with shrimp and crab cocktail and I lit myself up with fresh horseradish. Love it so. Give me that burn.


I wanted to keep my entree simple so I had a piece of salmon over a ceasar salad. The salmon was beautiful and perfectly cooked. My favorite part of the salad was the anchovies. So salty and so delicious!


And of course I had to end the night with another piece of cake. My sweet tooth knows no boundaries! 🙂 I savored every bite. My friend did an amazing job with this cake. The chocolate layers are thick and fudgy and the peanut butter icing is just right. Light and peanut butter-y.

What’s your favorite cake combination? 

Anchovies…love ’em or leave ’em? 

{ 11 comments… add one }
  • Claire @ Keeping Up With Claire September 29, 2014, 9:27 pm

    That is literally the perfect cake. Can she do my wedding cake? (please disregard the fact that I’m not even engaged) YUM.

  • Carrie (This Fit Chick) September 29, 2014, 9:27 pm

    What a delicious looking cake and a fun filled weekend! I LOVE frosting more than cake, so the frosting ratio has got to be good!

  • Heather @ girlyeverafter.com September 29, 2014, 10:05 pm

    How sweet of your friend to make you a cake. That salad looked amazing! My in laws live in Winston so I’ll have to check that out when we go next.

  • Alicia September 29, 2014, 10:40 pm

    Oh Yum!!! That cakes looks delicious – definitely get me running out the door! I’m fairly certain peanut butter and chocolate is the best combination for pretty much everything.

  • Hillary September 30, 2014, 12:00 am

    Oooh, date night on Saturday? 😉

    • Jen October 1, 2014, 10:11 am

      nope! just friend night! 🙂

  • meredith @ The Cookie ChRUNicles September 30, 2014, 6:23 am

    You had me at cake. Yum. Someone once made me a cake like that only it was a chocolate fudge frosting with the peanut butter drizzle and peanut butter cups as a border. Love chocolate and peanut butter!

  • Parita @ myinnershakti September 30, 2014, 8:59 am

    When I saw your IG about that cake, I drooled! Looks delicious! My favorite combo is definitely PB + chocolate…or just chocolate!

  • Tara | Treble in the Kitchen September 30, 2014, 10:37 am

    Holy smokes that cake looks INSANE! 🙂

  • She Rocks Fitness September 30, 2014, 2:28 pm

    I think anchovies are the only food I despise…But that CAKE…that would probably be my favorite combo! Not only does it sound good, but it is beautiful. 🙂 Oh and my yoga teacher did frog pose on Saturday at the end of class…One of my favorites, especially with all the running I’ve been doing lately!

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