Last week The Weekend Chronicles went out on Wednesday and now this week they went out on Tuesday. Before you know it I will have these written before the weekend even begins. Just kidding! Welcome to another edition of the Weekend Chronicles, a weekly series that details all the crazy and exciting things that happened over the weekend. This week I want to challenge you all to think about something that you would like to accomplish and write down the steps you will need to take to assure that you get there. My goal is to start reading the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. I own all the books and have seen all of the movies, but have never read any of them for some odd reason. Alohomora!

Chipotle Mexican Grill
Chipotle Mexican Grill

What better way to start off the weekend then with some Chipotle Mexican Grill? Cilantro-lime brown rice, black beans, chicken, tomatillo green-chili and roasted chili-corn salsa, sour cream and cheese all wrapped up in a flour tortilla. I know its super simple but I’ve been working on adding more ingredients to my order since entering the “real world” and have already managed to add a couple. I’m thinking fajita veggies will be next! The other big event that happened on Friday was my sister’s 21st Birthday Bar Crawl. I had to rush home from work just to make sure that I made it to the first of five bars in time but in the end it was all worth it. The night was long, the adult beverages were cool, the people were great and the memories were everlasting. I’ve noticed that as I grow older my taste has become a little bit more expensive though.

Viva La France French Toast - Egg and I
Viva La France French Toast – Egg and I

The only thing exciting about my Halloween this year was the amount of food that I ate. I had plans but I decided not to go through with them last minute. This is something that looking back I will probably regret but there is always next year. The morning started with breakfast at a local restaurant called The Egg and I with the family. I decided to order the Viva La France French Toast which consisted of two pieces of batter-dipped sourdough bread griddled golden brown served with two eggs and bacon. Much to my surprise it was disappointing and I will not be ordering that again but I did have a bite of my mom’s biscuits and gravy and those were delicious. I’m learning that at some restaurants you need to stick to what you know. When it comes to The Egg and I, I give it a 2 out of 5 sporks.

Smoked Beef and Cheddar Brisket Sandwich - Firehouse Subs
Smoked Beef and Cheddar Brisket Sandwich – Firehouse Subs

Going out to lunch was unexpected but delightful nonetheless. My sister’s boyfriend and I were out and about and decided on an impromptu visit to Firehouse Subs. Firehouse Subs is your typical sandwich restaurants or so I thought. With something as magnificent as a Smokehouse Beef and Cheddar Brisket Sandwich it simply blows the likes of Subway or Jimmy John’s out of the water. Just picture biting into USDA Choice beef brisket smoked for 16+ hours, cheddar, mayo and Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ Sauce all piled between your choice of white or wheat bread. Yum! If you are ever near one it is definitely worth giving a try. When it comes to Firehouse Subs, I give it a 3.75 out of 5 sporks.

The Malnati Chicago Classic - Lou Malnati's
The Malnati Chicago Classic – Lou Malnati’s

The rest of the day was spent watching what seemed like an endless marathon of Halloween movies. But what movie marathon is complete without some deep dish pizza? If you answered none, you are correct! The one and only choice when it comes to deep dish pizza in my opinion is Lou Malnati’s. Nothing beats that lean sausage, mozzarella cheese and vine-ripened tomato sauce of butter crust.  It truly is amazing! As you may have guessed when it comes to Lou Malnati’s, I give it a 5 out of 5 sporks. If you haven’t had Lou Malnati’s pick up the phone and call them now!

Donuts - Weber's Bakery
Donuts – Weber’s Bakery

Sunday was as relaxing a day as any. I did my best to not leave the house let alone the couch and succeeded except for a short visit to my prior place of employment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. I know you’re probably wondering if it was weird working at a cemetery but I can honestly say that it was not. The people were actually probably the weirdest part and if you’ve ever met me in person you can probably understand why. It was great to see some familiar faces, reminisce about old times and talk about what we had all been up to. Plus they had some delicious chocolate donuts from Weber’s Bakery that made the whole visit worth it!

And that’s a wrap folks! As always thank you again for stopping by and for following my journey. If you haven’t already be sure to follow me on Twitter and Instagram. Until next time!

“Together we can face any challenges as deep as the ocean and as high as the sky.” – Sonia Gandhi

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