Good Morning! Happy Presidents Day! I am one of the few who actually had to work today, I am super jealous of those of you who have off and hopefully you are enjoying your day in your warm houses, because brrr it is chilly here is Pittsburgh.
DFH and I had a very productive weekend. On Saturday the high was 1 degree so we thought it was best to stay inside. We decided to tackle some of the home projects that had been sitting for months and ended up spending 9-10 straight hours reorganizing the basement, purging our filing cabinet, and throwing out bags and bags of old magazines, junk drawer receipts, and other miscellaneous stuff that had been collecting dust. I think it is safe to say that some nesting has set in, haha. Once we finally sat down to relax we both fell asleep on the couch after about twenty minutes.
On Valentine's Day we bundled up and headed downtown to the strip district to purchase our Valentine's Day dinner. I had talked about the Strip District in previous blog posts, in addition to numerous sidewalk vendors, and street food the Strip has a lot of great specialty stores that many local restaurants use to get their fresh seafood, homemade pasta, meats, etc.
We first stopped in Strip District Meats to pick up some exotic meat for our entrée. There were so many cool choices, turtle, python, kangaroo, antelope...and the list goes on. We decided on kangaroo medallions, a nice lean red meat that was pregnancy safe. You can check out their exotic meats online HERE. The prices were reasonable too, so if you are local stop in, even just to check out their wide variety. They also carry your usual butchered meats as well.
Next, we popped into Wholey's to pick out some seafood for our appetizer. Just like Strip District Meats, Wholey's carries quite the variety. We ended up choosing one of our favorite treats, escargot and also picked up some other random items including some pear juice to make mocktails for me.
We stopped into some of our favorite shops, such as Pittsburgh Popcorn to check out their weekly popcorn flavors, ate some street tacos, and did some people watching. I loved this giant Sidney Crosby mural painted on one of the shop's garages in the Strip.
The remainder of the day was spent running errands and having a "Suburban Sunday" as we called it. We hit up the mall and Target, stopped in Bed Bath & Beyond, and Kohls, but we got a lot of errands done we had been putting off. It is so nice to end the weekend feeling organized.
Sunday night we started with escargot and then cooked our kangaroo medallions and made a side of garlic and parm green beans. We cooked the kangaroo and seasoned it with salt and pepper like a normal piece of steak. And the verdict.... mehhh. Neither of us loved the kangaroo, but both of us couldn't decide what it was we didn't like about it. It had a unique taste, but we wouldn't call it gamey. We probably would not get it again, but we are so glad we tried it. We love sampling unique food.
Hope you all had a great Valentine's Day too.