Monday, January 22, 2018

Weekending in Columbia

Happy Monday, friends!  Let's jump into it!  On Saturday, we headed up to Columbia with our friends to watch their team, Tennessee, face South Carolina. We love college basketball, but not really either team. However, when they mentioned going to the zoo before, oh yeah, I'm in!

The night before, I made these amazing cookies.  I started reading Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat and I saw these on the author's IG.  They definitely lived up to expectations, though I need to be less worried about over-cooking next time.
We were so excited to finally go to Chesson's zoo. I absolutely love zoos, and this one was the perfect afternoon adventure. It wasn't as big as Cleveland or DC, but I loved how close you can get to the animals.
On Sunday, we decided on deep fryer day for football. We had friends over and made fried ravioli, arancini, corn dogs, popcorn shrimp, and Oreos. Yum. When we lived in Connecticut, it was always had it on our counter top, filled with oil, so I've definitely missed it. Plus, it was the perfect day to spend time outside AND the Eagles won!!!

13 comments:

kerri @ cheshire kat said...

aw look at all the animals! the cutest. and deep fryer day sounds like absolute perfection for a football sunday!

xoxo cheshire kat

BLovedBoston said...

Oh my gosh drooling over those arancini - they came out perfectly! I haven't been to the zoo in a while, so that's a fun little adventure! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

Rebecca Jo said...

Mmnm..., all the deep fried heavenly goodness.
I love a good zoo too. Ours just got rated as one of the worse in the country.,greaaaaat

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

How darling are those flamingos! Another fabulous weekend, and I need one scratch that several of those cookies <3
Green Fashionista

Lauren @ The Pizza Monster Mama said...

Those cookies look fantastic! And I'm always up for a day at the zoo!

Julie said...

I saw your deep fry adventures on IG and am curious...is it an air fryer or does it leave the smell of frying all around and is a regular one?

Kait said...

Oh my goodness those giant crinkled cookies have been on my list for so long! I need to finally make them!

Missy said...

OOh those cookies look and sound great! I need to make them. I love all the animal pics! Congrats on the win, fried food is the perfect way to celebrate.

Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis said...

The cookies look amazing! You got some great photos from the zoo. I think the Koala is my fave! Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis

Jen said...

Those cookies! Oh my! They look so good.

Brooke A said...

This post has so many things to love! Deep fryer meals, cookies and animals! I would love to tried a fried ravioli.

Brooke
pumps and push-ups

awhite said...

Deep fryer day sounds DIVINE!

-Ashley
Le Stylo Rouge

Chesson | Magnolia+Main said...

So glad you made it to Riverbanks while you were in town! It was the PERFECT weekend for a stroll around the zoo!

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