Weekend Wrap Up

Happy Sunday friends! I am currently sitting on the couch, Jeff’s watching football, and I am sipping a hot cup of tea totally ready to unwind from a busy weekend. This weekend was definitely filled with fun, good friends, and good food. I am EXHAUSTED!

I thought it would be fun to share some fun moments from my weekend as well as one of my favorite game day recipes. I will pre-warn you, a lot of our weekend was filled with football!

Let’s first start with Friday. Friday night, Jeff and I went to a restaurant we’ve been to before but opened up a new location that is closer to our home. Barrio Queen, an eclectic Mexican restaurant with a modern twist, just opened a new location in North Phoenix at Desert Ridge Marketplace. This location has an adorable patio, great food, and a variety of margaritas or tequila beverages with fun and funky twists. I had “The Queen,” which is spinach enchiladas with shallot, garlic, and a variety of cheeses with a side of black beans and sautéed veggies. If you are in the area and enjoy modern Mexican food, I would definitely check out this quirky and fun restaurant!

Saturday started with a quick trip to the gym, then was filled with football, football, and more football. The Buckeyes had a sweeping win, and our tummies were filled with my homemade pizza rolls. Whether you like a little protein in your pizza rolls, or prefer veggies with a little cheese, my pizza rolls are the perfect game day food. They are easy to eat and re-heat well! The best part about these rolls? They are so simple and versatile, you barely need a recipe. I take basic pizza dough, cut it into small, tennis ball size pieces, then flatten them out and fill them with a variety of fillings. This weekend, I made turkey pepperoni and broccoli cheese rolls.

For the pepperoni rolls, I used:

  • turkey pepperoni
  • mozzarella cheese
  • basic marinara sauce (or sauce of choice)
  • sautéed sweet onion
  • black pepper
  • garlic powder
  • olive oil (to top the roll before baking)

And for the broccoli, cheese:

  • frozen broccoli, warmed and pressed so excess liquid is removed
  • mozzarella cheese
  • basic marinara sauce
  • sautéed sweet onion
  • garlic powder
  • black pepper
  • olive oil (to top the roll before baking) + a little extra cheese

Once the rolls were filled, I brushed them with a little olive oil before putting them in the oven to bake at 450 degrees for ~10-13 minutes or until they start to turn golden brown. I always provide a little extra marinara warmed for dipping!


After our game was finished, we headed out to meet friends in Scottsdale and go to the ASU vs Michigan State football game at Sun Devil Stadium. Let me tell you something friends, if you are ever planning to go to an outdoor football game in Arizona, I highly recommend you wait until it is under 90 degree in the evening. It was so hot!! The Sun Devils came away with the win and overall we had a super fun night with people we love!

Today, well… lets just say it didn’t start that great with a flat tire and me missing my morning fitness class, but the day definitely got better as it went on! I love productive Sundays, and despite being tired from a late Saturday night, I definitely got a ton done today! Between cleaning, grocery shopping (twice… don’t you hate when you forget things?!), meal prepping, and finding time for a quick and fast-paced workout my day was definitely packed with more than I expected!

While our weekend was busy, it was definitely a great one!! I’m looking ahead to the work week and hoping to carry some of that productivity through! Have a great weekend everyone, and enjoy your last little bit of Sunday!

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