Hello from Milwaukee! Rewind to to to last week. Ryan and I felt inspired to bake a pie, so we used my family's pie crust recipe along with a blueberry and cranberry filling we invented. In honor of the approaching Valentine's Day, I decorated the top with little crust hearts. I still have a little bit of pie crust dough left in the freezer to make into pie crust cookies sometime soon. Pie crust is one of my favorite things to eat, just the crust and no fillings! At holidays when I was a child, I would sneak into the kitchen and eat the pie crust off the pies! My mother did not appreciate that at all!! Thankfully we can joke about it now! Our filling turned out super runny, but it was a good first try! I bought some more butter so we can give it another go!
The night before Valentine's Day, I made two different brownie recipes to share with Ryan and my roommates. I used a cookie cutter to make them into hearts, and, not gonna lie, ate most of the non-heart remnants all by myself...
Ryan and I had a great Valentine's Day evening. We kept it casual (I wore my yoga pants) and went to dinner and a show! We were going to finally go to The Angry Taco, but turns out they close pretty early on Thursdays! Our second choice ended up a hidden gem because I cannot wait to go back! We had so much wonderful food at Cantina Tequila and Taco Bar. After eating, we attended an awesome performance of Fiddler on the Roof.
We started with margaritas, salsa, chips, and queso with pico de gallo.
Skip this chunk if you don't wanna hear in depth about these awesome tacos: The first on the left is the Tikka Chicken Taco that consists of battered chicken tossed in tikka masala sauce topped with cilantro rice, crema, and basil on a flour tortilla. The middle is the Sesame Ginger BBQ Chicken Won Ton Taco consisting of pulled chicken in sesame BBQ sauce and topped with kale, red cabbage slaw, and cotija cheese on a won ton wrapper. The last on the right is the Jamaican Me "Taco" Taco consisting of jerk chicken topped with banana pepper relish, onions, and carrots on a flour tortilla. SO many flavors on this plate. AND they have $2 tacos on Tuesdays and Thursdays! I will definitely be back!! :)
We finished our meal with churro donuts served with vanilla ice cream and drizzled in chocolate syrup. We were so full after this meal and it was worth every moment of it!
Last Friday, my family picked me up from Milwaukee to head to northern Wisconsin. We decided to spend the weekend with my grandparents to celebrate my grandfather's 80th birthday. One thing I enjoy about visiting them is we spend most of the time sitting in the kitchen talking. It seems as a group we can talk for hours without running out of conversation topics! On my grandpa's birthday, we went out to his favorite restaurant and then spent the rest of the night in good company. When we first arrived, we were shocked to see how much snow had accumulated up there! The snow pile in their front yard was about the same height as me and my sister! Overall, it was a great trip and I hope to see them all again soon!
I got back to Milwaukee Monday afternoon. I spent the rest of the day readjusting and prioritizing the work I had to do for the rest of the week. In the evening, Ryan and I went to Hill Park inside of Kilbourn Reservoir Park to take in the nighttime view of the cityscape. We decided to upgrade our promise rings for our anniversary and exchanged them at the park. I love what he picked out so much!! It's a rose gold band with a row of mini opals and sapphires. Afterwards, we sledded/slipped down the stairs of the hill (they had not been shoveled) and went to Ian's Pizza. I had a slice of the cheesy potato with ranch. It was a great night! :)
Last week, life was super crazy because I had to get all my work done before leaving for up north, so most days I just worked morning until night, cramming it all in. A relaxed and cheerful Valentine's Day and a peaceful weekend with my family was worth it though! I indulged in so much good company and good food. Last week's long weekend helped bring me back to reality, and I'm going to work harder to stay in touch with those most important to me. I hope you all had a good week! Thanks for reading!
Hi my name is Emilee and these are my adventures as a young adult living in Milwaukee. Here I will share my experiences as I navigate through college. Thanks for stopping by!