Broken Ankle, Bulls Game

Ryan lived with his cousin Daniel for 6+ years before Ryan and I moved in together. 

When Ryan and I were dating throughout college, I enjoyed many nights with these two as they cheered on their favorite basketball team, the Chicago Bulls.

A couple of weeks ago, Daniel broke his ankle in a soccer game and had to have surgery on it last week. Ryan, Sadie and I paid him and his girlfriend Courtney a visit this evening to watch the Bulls game and enjoy a yummy dinner.

Daniel and Ryan

Sadie even dressed up for the occassion.

Go Bulls!

#1 Fan

Apparently Sadie is quite the good luck charm because the Bulls won by quite a bit!


When we arrived, Courtney had a delicious spread of appetizers waiting for us.


I had quite a bit of everything. Why are appetizers so good!?

I really liked how Courtney prepared the sliced cucumbers. She marinated the slices in a mixture of olive oil and red wine vinegar. They were delicious!

After about an hour, we were ready for dinner. 

Ryan and I brought over our BBQ meatloaf and everyone enjoyed several slices.

BBQ Meatloaf

We also had chiabatta rolls fresh from the oven.

Ciabatta Bread

 I love bread. 🙂


Dessert was a combination of my spice cake mix cookies from this afternoon and a banana chocolate chip cake that Courtney baked.

I had a couple of slices of Courtney’s cake, which she made with yellow cake mix, three ripe bananas and chocolate chips.

Banana Chocolate Chip Cake

Slice Number One

It was fantastic!

Dessert is my favorite part of any meal.

Bye Bye Weekend

Is it just me, or did this weekend fly by?

I sure could use another day! I need to have a serious conversation with the guy that decided weekends should only be two days.

See ya in the mornin’ to kick off another work week!

16 Responses

  1. That cakes sound sooooo good!! 🙂

  2. I love Courtney’s cake- did she just add the bananas and chocolate chip to the yellow cake mix? So easy!

  3. Ummm, I could TOTALLY live off appetizers. I guess you could call me a grazer…lol. I don’t care if I ever get another “meal”, just finger foods. That’s what makes me happy. lol

  4. Everything looks amazing! I agree – sometimes appetizers fill me up before I even get to the meal itself 😛

    And I will totally be down for that conversation with whoever decided the weekend should only be two days…I mean come on, we need at least 5, right? 😉

    Have a great night – p.s. I LOVE Sadie’s outfit!

  5. All looks great!!

  6. Aww.. Sadie looks adorable! And appetisers are always yum although I never wondered why until you asked. Lol. Maybe it’s because they’re usually eaten in smaller portions so we tend to think more highly of them… Kinda like snacks – snacks always seem to taste yummy no matter what! x)

    Nat xoxo

  7. It’s not just you – this weekend flew by in no time. Can’t believe it’s over already. 😦
    Sadie looks so cute in that top. Was she impressed by wearing it? 🙂

  8. sooo jealous of seasons 52!! I look forward to going there everytime I visit my grandparents in FL!

    hahah when dogs dress up..this is the cutest thing!!! sadie is so adorable!

  9. Mmm all that food looks delicious, sounds like a great night!

  10. I’m with ya on the two day weekend. I never understood 5 days of work and only 2 days off. Seems like an unbalanced ratio 🙂

  11. Sadie’s facial expression in those jersey pics = HILARIOUS. Any reason why Ryan and his friend are such big Chicago Bulls fans? Are they from Illinois?

    • oddly enough i am the only one from illinois in the bunch! 🙂 they both have loved to bulls ever since they were really good in the ’90s when michael jordan, scottie pippen & dennis rodman were on the team. they’ve stuck by them! 🙂

  12. omg that jersey on Sadie is so darn cute!!! 🙂

  13. That guy with the broken ankle is really cute

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