Fro-yo, wine tasting, and strawberry milkshakes: A winning weekend combination.

This weekend was another definite winner! Thumbs up

On Friday, my mom arrived in to town.


(The only picture you’ll see of my mom, since she despises getting her picture taken!)

After showing her around our new house (which she loved!), we headed to Suwanee Town Center for some Mellow Mushroom pizza.


To start, my mom and I split a delicious Caesar salad.


Then the three of us split the Funky Q Chicken Pizza …


… which included BBQ chicken, mozzarella and cheddar cheese, caramelized onions, apple-wood smoked bacon, and a BBQ sauce swirl.


The pizza was amazing (as always), and I could have easily thrown back two or three slices… but I knew we still had frozen yogurt to hit up!

While we were waiting for our pizza to digest, we explored an adorable boutique that was completely catered to man’s best friend: the dog.


We saw doggy boxer-shorts …


… doggy evening wear …


… and even a doggy bikini!

Absolutely hilarious.  I can’t imagine spending $40 on a shirt for my (nonexistent) dog, when I don’t even spend that on myself!

Next up was frozen yogurt!


My cup is the middle one.  I had a mixture of cookies and cream, peanut butter, and cake batter yogurt, topped with Oreo, white chocolate chips, cookie dough pieces, and marshmallow topping.  Tasty, as always!

On Saturday, my mom and I spent the morning shopping for house-related items.

My favorite buy was the shower curtain for one of our guest bathrooms:


Maybe I’m crazy, but I think it’s adorable!

Saturday evening, we headed to a wine tasting at Chateau Élan.


Brandon and I had done the wine tasting once before, and we knew my mom would really enjoy it.

We had a few new friends greet us on our way inside.


Baby birdies!  How cute are they?!


After the wine tasting, we took my mom out for a late Mothers’ Day dinner at Aqua Terra.


And since we ate with the senior citizens at 5:30, there was no wait!

I started my meal with a light and refreshing glass of white wine sangria.


I then decided to order off of their three-course menu.


For $25, you get an appetizer, entrée, and dessert … but they’re all smaller portions of their normal dishes.  It ends up being the perfect amount of food!

For my appetizer, I chose the Potato Egg Roll.


It was an egg roll stuffed with potatoes, pepper-jack cheese, and bacon.  It was served with scallion sour cream and sriracha.


This may have been my favorite part of the meal.  It was delicious!

For an entrée, I had the barbequed pork tenderloin with creamy smoked Gouda polenta, country coleslaw, and crispy shoe string sweet potatoes.


If I had more privacy, I would have been licking that polenta off the plate. Winking smile  It was that good.

For my mom’s entrée, she chose the grilled shrimp with lobster mac and cheese and grilled asparagus.


And Brandon selected the honey-glazed salmon.


For dessert, I had the warm apple blossom with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce.


The entire dinner (and the entire day!) was a major homerun!

On Sunday, we took my mom to church.  Then we went to Farm Burger for lunch.

This is how their website explains the restaurant:

“Farm Burger wants you to think about your burger – what it is and where it’s from. Our burgers are made from 100% grassfed beef that is dry-aged and ground fresh. Our cows are raised on the sweet grasses of the southeast, and never fed antibiotics, hormones, or grain. Our menu is seasonal and sourced from local farms. Our space is convivial and comfortable – because eating is a celebration to be shared. Our food makes ethical eating easy.”

My mom got a regular burger, while Brandon chose the number 6 and I chose the number 4.


Brandon’s burger:


My burger:


We also split a side of fries and onion rings.


And, of course, I had to try one of their yummy-sounding milkshakes.



I loved my burger.  It was very moist and all of the toppings made it super flavorful.  I also loved the milkshake, but I couldn’t really taste the balsamic reduction.  Brandon also enjoyed his burger, but it wasn’t quite big enough for his appetite. Winking smile

The rest of the weekend was spent working on the house, watching movies, and relaxing.  All in all, it was the perfect weekend with family!

Next up … Brandon’s parents are coming in to town this coming weekend!  Hooray for family visits!

Question for ya …

What did you do this weekend?

Which of the burgers listed (if any) would you have picked?

Ever left a restaurant feeling less than full due to smaller portions?


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36 Responses to Fro-yo, wine tasting, and strawberry milkshakes: A winning weekend combination.

  1. Emily Butler @EmilysHomestead

    Looks great a great weekend! My weekend included going to my little brothers baseball game, hanging out at my parents house, playing outside with the kids, softball game yesterday (my husband and I play, but I couldn’t this week because our babysitter was out of town!)Then a birthday dinner last night! All those burgers and that pizza look divine! I love BBQ chicken pizza!

    • notsodomesticated

      Wow, sounds like you had a busy weekend!! :)

  2. Megan@ The Running Doc

    I love Mellow Mushroom! They really have some of the best pizza but sadly they don’t have one in San Antonio. :( I need to convince someone to open one! And I really like the shower curtain! Is it from Bed, Bath and Beyond?
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    • notsodomesticated

      It IS from Bed Bath and Beyond! Did you see it there, or was that just a really good guess?! ;) We have a ton of gift cards for that store (from our wedding a year and a half ago!) so we’re buying lots of stuff there!

  3. Kat

    Haha your mom and my dad have that in common. I only have pics together when I was younger and from my wedding!
    All your food seriously looks delish!! And can I just say, I love that you eat REAL food. REAL GOOD FOOD!!
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    • notsodomesticated

      Thank you, Kat!! Yes, I may enjoy eating healthy, but I also refuse to restrict myself. When I go out to eat at a new restaurant, I want to order whatever I want to order! ;)

  4. Andrea @ Andrea Out Loud!

    I think I would have chosen #4 – the chicken burger!
    and that shower curtain is adorable!
    What a fun weekend :)

  5. Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries

    sounds like a great weekend girl! i love your choice of fro yo and toppings (naturally). ;) and i love the dress you’re wearing to the wine testing! very cute. all of those burgers sound pretty good to me… the veggie quinoa one really intrigues me, and the one you chose and the farm burger sound so good to me!
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  6. Laurie @ Love, Laugh, Laurie

    Such a great weekend! BBQ pizza is my fave. Glad you had such a good time :)
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  7. Gretchen

    I LOVE that shower curtain! :) So pretty and different!
    Those burgers look ridiculous (and so tasty)!
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  8. amy @ fearless homemaker

    sounds like such fun weekend! i love restaurants that offer smaller portions. i love to eat, but smaller meals, usually 5-6 times a day, rather than 3 huge meals, so i love restaurants with smaller portions!
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  9. Theresa

    awww looks like you had a fun weekend! i actually think that shower curtain is cute too! :) I had a great weekend…I watched my godson get baptized and spent time with family..perfect!
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    • notsodomesticated

      Well that does sound like the perfect weekend, Theresa!!

  10. Yellow Haired Girl

    Doggy evening wear! Lobster mac and cheese! Brandon’s burger (I mean LOOK at that bacon)! I liked this post … a welcome Monday morning distraction :)
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    • notsodomesticated

      I figure that I love looking at other people’s food … so hopefully my readers do, too! ;)

  11. Amy DeBlasio

    Sounds like you all a fun full-filling weekend with your mama!! I LOVE the guest bathroom shower curtains!!! My multipoo would be so jello of that dog store :) Sunday we went to Cold Stones YAY!! I got the no-fair funnel cake with icecream. Yummy!

    • notsodomesticated

      Ooh I’ve never had the funnel cake sundae at Coldstones! Was it really good? I may need to try that soon!

  12. Lindsay @ In Sweetness and In Health

    I LOVE that bathroom shower curtain! Soooooo pretty :D . And yay for having a great time with your mom! Mellow mushroom is so tasty. I could eat there all the time haha. Hope you have a great Monday pretty lady <3
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    • notsodomesticated

      I love Mellow Mushroom pizza, too! I love their crust … it’s like a honey whole wheat or something, but it’s delicious!

  13. Jana @ Newly Wife Healthy Life

    Sounds like you had an awesome weekend girl! Anytime good food and family can be combined, it is a winner in my book! You are a girl after my own heart with those fro-yo toppings.. Cookie dough and Oreo always make an appearance in my bowl! As far as the burger choice goes, I would have been all about #4 too! The kale coleslaw really has me intrigued!
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    • notsodomesticated

      The kale coleslaw was sooo good! I don’t typically like cole slaw, but this one was completely unique and delicious!

  14. Cinnamon @ eatpraytri

    You had me at fro-yo….
    the shower curtain is ADORBS! love it!
    Paul and I had some polenta as a part of our anniv meal (post coming soon) and we joked about licking our plates too! HA! Funny. I knew I liked you for a reason…
    All of that food looks AMAZING and those burgers are making me hungry!
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    • notsodomesticated

      I know, right?! Polenta … who knew?! But it was ah-mazing!

  15. natalie @ southern fit foodie

    What a fun weekend! I bet your mom enjoyed every bit of it! I went out for a girls’ night with my cousin Friday night, taught Zumba Saturday morning, and then Daniel and I only slept 2 hours Saturday night so we could get up and cook for the church picnic last night. We got up at 1 and smoked 20 Boston butts and made about four gallons of homemade bbq sauce. We were exhausted by last night, but it was fun!
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    • notsodomesticated

      Girl, you just don’t stop, do you??? But it sounds like fun! P.S. I need to text you back. I’m so sorry. But to answer your question, yes, I like the people I host through!!

  16. Amber with Slim Pickin's Kitchen

    Glad you had a fun & eventful weekend! Mine was downright crappy b/c I was sick :( Feeling a little better now though. I would totally have picked burger #5, but asked for a chicken burger rather than beef. Not that I don’t eat beef, I adore steak, but I prefer poultry burgers over beef burgers. Weird?
    PS. Your shower curtain is pretty!
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    • notsodomesticated

      I’m so sorry you’ve been sick, Amber. :( I really hope you’re 100% again soon! Being sick is the worst … such a cliche statement, but so true!

  17. Meg

    Mmmm I would have got Brandon’s salmon that’s for sure ;)

    I love your shower curtain, too :D !!!!!! SO cute! I cannot wait to see more pictures xoxo
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  19. Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen

    The BBQ Chicken pizza at Mellow Mushroom was my FAVORITE in college…and subsequently resulted in more lunches than I would like to admit involving the Lean Cuisine version…

    This post makes me want to grab a Lactaid just thinking about it…but oh my goll, I think it would all be worth it!
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    • notsodomesticated

      Hahaha Sarah, you are hilarious. I didn’t have any heartburn or other side effects from my eating … other than some lovely belly bloat thanks to all of the sodium and alcohol consumed! ;)

  20. Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance

    That’s so sweet you had a chance to spend so much quality time with your mom and Brandon! Did your mom buy any outfits for Sophie at the boutique? I bet that bikini would look great on her ;)
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    • notsodomesticated

      Haha no we didn’t buy any. My mom bought her a little heart-shaped collar that will have her address engraved on it, but no bikini. ;)

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