Wicked and What I’ve Been Eating Lately

Well, hello there! How are you doing my friends? I am just fine over here. I had an incredibly relaxing weekend full of family and friends.

Oh, I suppose I haven’t filled you in on my Thursday evening yet either.

On Thursday, I went to the Orpheum in Minneapolis to see Wicked!! It was Dana and me, mom and dad, and Kevin. Please excuse the blurry photo–it was raining and people were pouring out behind me so I had to take a walking photo.



wicked with family

dana melanie wicked orpheum


This was my first time going to see Wicked and holy cow….I get what all of the hype is about! It was funny, the story was great, the music was phenomenal, and the acting was wonderful. It was amazing! So now I can say to you, if you haven’t seen Wicked yet you MUST go see it at some point! You won’t regret it!

Moving on to some food photos. I have a whole slew of random photos of food I have been eating over the last week or so. When I say random, I mean random.

PB and J on regular whole wheat bread (I just had to have it although I’m still trying to mostly stay clear of gluten), carrots, and a pickle.

pb and jelly

Homemade veggie soup. I decided not to share this recipe with you all because the soup is just ok to me. I’m really hoping I get creative in the kitchen this week so I have something nummy to share with you all. I have been slacking!

veggie soup

I’ve really been into the cottage cheese lately. I found that I really like Organic Valley’s 4% cottage cheese. I love it on salads, with veggies, by itself, and with crackers.

cottage cheese



One weeknight I made a big batch of stir-fry veggies over quinoa.

stir fry with quinoa

The next day I used the leftover veggies in a southwestern stye dish with veggies, black beans, avocado, cheddar cheese, and salsa. I really enjoyed this one!

black beans veggies salsa

On Friday night after work, Dana built us a fire in our fireplace. It was a chilly night and it felt so nice and cozy to sit in front of the fire and take care of bills, Halloween costumes, etc. FYI Moose is not a fan of the fires, especially when the logs fall and make crashing noises. He is so ready to bolt in this photo below.

fireplace dana moose

Neither of us really felt like cooking on Friday night, so we cheated and picked up a ready-made meatloaf from Costco. All we had to do was reheat it in the oven. It was good, but not as good as homemade. It was nice to not cook though!

mashed potatoes and meatloaf


I’m missing a bunch of food photos. On Sunday our friends had us over for French onion soup (my fav) and chopped salads and they were both SO good. We finished lunch off with homemade apple bars. I felt so spoiled!

Throughout the weekend I think I watched at least 10 episodes of New Girl Season One on Netflix. I can’t believe it took me so long to get into this show. Thanks Luke! 🙂 I also slept a lot and got some walks in on the treadmill (it was a pretty rainy weekend here).

It was perfectly relaxing. I actually feel well-rested after this weekend which feels nice.

How was your weekend? What was your favorite thing you did?


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  1. You’re so lucky…I’ve always wanted to see Wicked! I’ve only heard good things about it! I didn’t realize it was still playing, so I’ll have to check and see if we can go into NYC to see it. Glad you enjoyed it!
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  2. Steph

    Glad you were finally able to see Wicked! It’s such a great show. That cracks me up Moose is afraid of the fire. My dog is semi-afraid of water! Oh pups are so funny 😉
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  3. Heather Murphy

    Sounds like a great weekend! The first food pic of pb&j with pickles and carrots is about what my lunch usually looks like! 🙂 I had a fireplace growing up, but we do not have one and I definitely miss it. It always puts me in a more festive mood and makes the sting of the cold weather not so bad.
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  4. Seeing Wicked is still on my bucket list! Everyone keeps saying what an amazing show it is, and I’d like to be able to toss my own two cents in 😉 And I know I’ve already said this, but I can’t believe how big Moose is! It’s funny because the bigger the dog, the more scared they can be of the most random things.

    Hope your week is off to a great start, Melanie!
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  5. I love Wicked!!! But you already knew that! And that fire looks amazing… Can’t wait to hangout!!

  6. I CANNOT wait to see Wicked – everyone seriously gives it glowing reviews. And I love all of your food photos… they always give me ideas on what I should make for the next week 😉 Can’t wait to talk to you tonight!
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  7. Natalie

    I saw Wicked at the Orpheum in the cities at the end of September- Loved it!

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