My Surprise Breakfast Date at Cafezinho + The Update

  So, Friday was date night so Royce spent the night at his grandparent’s house.  The next morning Kevin kept this super secret about where we were gonna go for breakfast.  I got all dolled up and off we went.  We drove out of our neighborhood and made our way towards the highway.  Or did we?  Nope, Kevin stopped right there at this cute cafe called Cafezinho.  We’ve passed by it multiple times because we literally live down the street.  It always looked pretty busy on the outside and I’ve always wanted to try it.  So here we were!  Cafezinho is a small cafe and restaurant located in Selma, TX that is family owned.  Everyone there was so friendly and ensured our breakfast experience was great.

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My Version of Scalloped Potatoes

After about three hours of studying veterinary terminology, my brain felt raw yesterday.  After all that work, I wanted to enjoy something hearty and very yummy for dinner.  Something that would stick to my bones to bless me with a good nights sleep.  Kevin ran to the store before he came home from work to check out the meat section at H-E-B.  Lamb chops were the winner.  They were cut up and packed fresh by the butcher.  For dinner, we enjoyed rosemary lamb chops, dill and garlic asparagus, and scalloped potatoes. I’ve been making my scalloped potatoes for years and I can’t believe I haven’t shared my recipe with you guys yet!  People would beg me for the recipe whenever I would bring them for a work potluck.  They are super simple, you just have to put your time and effort into it.  I also wanted to test out our new mandolin. Haha.

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Crispy Skin Cilantro-Lime Chicken Thighs

Not to toot my own horn, but I’m pretty sure I make some of the best crispy skin chicken thighs in the oven.  I know this recipe like the back of my hand, so its always fun for me to branch out and try something new with it.  Usually I brine the thighs in heavy salt water and other various seasonings.  This time, I made a marinade.  I wanted to make a Mexican dish, so I created a cilantro lime and garlic marinade for the chicken to bathe in.  Tender dark meat with some of the crispiest skin you’ll ever sink your teeth into, it can’t get any better than this.

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Snooze A.M. Eatery

This bright and retro Denver-based chain has made it’s way to San Antonio! Boy it’s magnificent.  Snooze A.M. Eatery is an eclectic breakfast and brunch joint that started it’s journey in Denver, Colorado back in 2006.  What I loved most about this place is that the ingredients are all organic and come from local companies and farmers.  It opened it’s doors at the Quarry Market on March 1st, and on March 2nd we showed up and enjoyed the service of the “Snoozers”.

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Expectations Met at Eggspectation

So, it was a holiday and Kevin and I couldn’t find a nice spot to eat a delicious breakfast.  Magnolia Pancake Haus had a 2 hour wait and The Bread Box was closed.  (Which we still have yet to try)  So Eggspectation it was.  This franchise first started in Montreal, Canada and although it is a franchise, I honestly had never heard of it.  We walk in and it was quite a bit of a wait, but it was oh so worth it.  One of the most fancy and modern breakfast and brunch spots I’ve ever seen.  We spent the 30 minute wait drooling over all the items on the menu and before we knew it, it was time to be sat.

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