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Good evening!  What a lovely weekend.  Future Husband said it best when he sighed, "I feel so relaxed!!"  This weekend was exactly what we both needed.


For lunch, we went to our favorite beachside cafe, the Java Joint.


(I just realized you can see the ocean in the reflection! Awesome!)  I love Java Joint because you can sit outside and stare  at the ocean.  It was a little cold so we sat inside.


I had the BEST Eggs Benedict I’ve ever, ever eaten…. seriously, these were amazing. 

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The eggs were light and fluffy, the ham was seasoned perfectly…. oh lord!  Its the Sunday Special at Java Joint, so I know what I’ll be getting next time!


I requested the hollandaise sauce on the side.  The Eggs Benedict came with delish home fries.


And I got a medium skim latte with sugar-free hazelnut syrup.


Future Husband claims to know how to make Eggs Benedict, so I think he’s going to have to teach me ASAP!!! This was a brunch that I know I’ll be dreaming about for many, many months.


Then, we debated between (1) running; (2) bicycling; (3) hiking; or (4) shopping.   It wasn’t really a contest — we both wanted to go spend some $$$!


We hit up a shoe store, Target, Ross, and TJ-Maxx and stocked up on honeymoon and rehearsal dinner clothing. :)  I bought a rehearsal dinner dress but it needs to be altered before I can show it to you all.


I am getting better about carrying an emergency bar with me at all time.  I had to break into my stash in the Target dressing room…. I was so hungry! We shopped for FOUR HOURS!


JamFrakas is still disgusting. Yuck!


We went back to the in-laws and made a yummy dinner before hitting the road.


Future Husband was in charge of the salmon, and I covered the sides.


He baked the salmon for 35 minutes at 350 in some EVOO and pepper.  He covered the top of the fish with Romano cheese before putting it in the oven.  It was so yummy!


I made baked zucchini, mashed potatoes, and brown sugar carrots with pecans.


To make the carrots, I sliced two large carrots and microwaved them in a bowl filled with water for five minutes.  Then, I stir fried the carrots in a little bit of butter, brown sugar, and chopped pecans. 


Here is Future Husband’s serving of mashed potatoes compared to mine (LOL)… Bride-sized vs. Groom-sized!


After a loooong drive back to Orlando, we unloaded the cars, put away all of our clothes and dirty laundry, and I made a small snack.


Yogurt + Kashi Go Lean Crunch:


Time to catch up on the DVR! See you tomorrow!



  • VeggieGirl November 16, 2008, 7:50 pm

    FAB weekend!!!

    Larabars > Jamfrakas bars.

  • ashley (sweet and natural) November 16, 2008, 7:52 pm

    That is one impressive serving of mashed potatoes. 😛

  • Erica November 16, 2008, 8:00 pm

    Glad you enjoyed the weekend! Breakfast looks great! A big breakfast is the best!

  • Matt November 16, 2008, 8:01 pm

    i love eggs benedict!

    i suck at poaching eggs though. i’ve tried it a few times and always break the yolk.

    do you have any races coming up?

  • Mica November 16, 2008, 8:08 pm

    I love that you and the future husband cook together; that’s really great. And I *totally* understand “his and hers” plates of mashed potatoes. It’s so unfair!

    It sounds like you had a great weekend. When can I come visit in Florida? Aha!

  • Caitlin (see bride run) November 16, 2008, 8:08 pm

    matt – i’m racing a 10k on Dec 14 and a Half Marathon on March 1st! Maybe I’ll do more if I can!

  • Betsy November 16, 2008, 8:13 pm

    i’m so jealous of your fantastic weekend away! I haven’t been out of the city for so long. booooo. at least thanksgiving is coming up soon! glad to hear your weekend was fab.

  • November 16, 2008, 8:47 pm

    Sounds like a great day!

    Your eggs benedict DOES look fabulous!

    Wish I could be staring at the beach right now!!!

  • BOBBI McCORMICK November 16, 2008, 8:57 pm

    your FH’s mashed taters look alot like my hubbys serving…lol…SO GLAD you had a relaxing time, what a fun resteraunt right on the BEACH!

  • seeleelive (for the love of peanut butter) November 16, 2008, 9:57 pm

    Sooo glad you had such a nice weekend. May I ask why the Jam Frakas bars aren’t good?!! and did you eat the kashi and yogurt as a snack? which type of yogurt?

  • just me November 16, 2008, 10:13 pm

    dang, i so wanted your weekend!! i’m glad you had a blast!!!

  • Sharney November 16, 2008, 10:33 pm

    Welcome home, Caitlin! I’m so happy you had such a wonderful and relaxing time! You deserved it 🙂

    The eggs benedict and home fries looked so good! I think that would be my pick too if I went there!That picture of the restaurant is so cool with the reflection of the ocean on the windows!

    I BURST out laughing at FH’s serving of mashed potatoes! Too,too funny 🙂

    Anyhow, Welcome home and have a wonderful week ahead!

  • monica November 16, 2008, 10:52 pm

    Dude I just wrote about emergency bars. What’s your favorite? (LOVE poached eggs, btw!)

  • Lara November 17, 2008, 12:22 am

    Looks like you had an amazing time! At least you’re going back to reality a little better rested 🙂 Have a good week!

  • Balance, Joy and Delicias! November 17, 2008, 4:00 am

    Such a great break!!!!!!
    Love the quote Bride-sized vs. Groom-sized! hahahah…

    And muffin with that poached egg is heaven!!!!!!

  • Mrs. LC November 17, 2008, 4:40 am

    sounds like you had a good Sunday to end your great weekend. 🙂 I can’t believe the amount of mashed potatoes your groom eats!!

  • Caitlin (see bride run) November 17, 2008, 5:17 am

    lee – i just think the jamfrakas have a weird texture and taste — they taste like they would appeal to kids ONLY (too sweet), not kids and grownups. i had plain NF yogurt. and i guess it was a post-dinner snack, because we ate so earlier (5 pm) and i was starving by 9!

    sharon – you are so sweet. thank you!

    monica – my fav bars are chocolate chip z-bar and coconut creme larabar. 🙂

  • strongandhealthy November 17, 2008, 5:18 am

    So glad you had a wonderful weekend!

  • D10 November 17, 2008, 5:25 am

    Sounds like you had a fabulous and relaxing mini vacation. Welcome back!

  • Nicole ( November 17, 2008, 6:37 am

    Hah! The serving size of the mashed potatoes made me laugh!

    I’m so glad you enjoyed the weekend, it sounded so relaxing and FABULOUS!

  • lauren November 17, 2008, 6:59 am

    what a great vacation! all your food looked amazing!

  • Samantha November 17, 2008, 10:33 am

    Looks like you had a lot of good eats this weekend!

    I had to laugh about the Jamfrakas. I also received samples from Larabar and was not impressed with the one I tried. Lucky for me I actually have a child who thinks they are wonderful 🙂 She couldn’t get over how much the banana flavor “tasted just like a banana”. Toddlers are easily pleased.

  • Nicci November 26, 2008, 4:47 pm

    Caitlin, I made this salmon for dinner last Friday and it was so delicious with the romana cheese! My boyfriend and I love salmon, and he enjoyed it.

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