1 Cup Awesome Weekend

Dave and Sarah Eickelberg —  July 16, 2012 — 4 Comments

Happy Monday!

We hope everyone had a great weekend! We celebrated Dave’s 29th birthday, went to the Des Moines Zoo with Dave’s work, and also found time to eat some great food. Here is a run down of our weekend:


Poached eggs with smashed avocado on toasted baguette

If we ever open a restaurant that serves breakfast, this is going on the menu for sure! We’ve been digging poached eggs for the last couple of months. Add a toasted baguette and fresh avocado and you have yourselves one of the best breakfasts we’ve had in a long time.

Poached Eggs on Baguette with Smashed Avocado

Chicken salad sandwich, fresh fruit

Lunch on Saturday was all about cleaning out leftovers. We wanted to get rid of our leftover grilled chicken breast, so we made chicken salad. While it tasted good, neither of us were really feeling this meal. I think the problem was that the bar was set pretty high at breakfast and there was lots of anticipation about our dinner.

Chicken Salad Sandwich and Fruit

-Cuban pork sandwich (roasted pork loin, local ham, peppered bacon, black bean spread, chipotle mayo, provolone, house pickles, torpedo roll) with red-skinned potato salad
-Fish tacos (wood-grilled mahi mahi, grilled tortillas, cafe slaw, chipotle mayo, pico de gallo) with black beans and rice

To celebrate Dave’s birthday on Saturday, we headed to our favorite restaurant, The Cafe in Ames, Iowa. We knew right away which meals we were going to get. We both love fish tacos and cuban sandwiches, so we ordered one of each and split our meals so we could enjoy both. AHHHHHH!!!!! These were so good! We want them again, NOW.

Cafe Ames Cuban Sandwich

Cafe Ames Fish Tacos


Strawberry Banana Chobani

We were still full from dinner the night before, so we enjoyed a light breakfast. It gave us enough energy to play music at church on Sunday, where one of our guitar players broke out his banjo for this first time. We had a mandolin last week as well, so we are pretty close to a full on bluegrass band!

Strawberry Banana Chobani

Two Rivers Worship

Toasted tomato sandwich, multi-grain chips, fresh fruit

We made one of our summer favorites, toasted tomato sandwiches. Only this time, instead of using mozzarella cheese, we used herbed goat cheese. Winner.

Toasted Tomato Sandwich, Chips, Fruit

BBQ pulled pork, pasta salad, chips, fruit

On Sunday night, we headed to Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines for a night sponsored by Dave’s work. While it was super hot, it was still nice to be able to walk around the zoo and get a free meal.

BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich

Jovie at the Zoo

Gavin at the Zoo

Marley at the Zoo

That’s all for this weekend. Have a great week and eat some amazing food!

4 responses to 1 Cup Awesome Weekend

  1. Your kids are seriously adorable! :)

  2. Your kids are getting so big!! This weekend of food looks awesome! I’m going to have to try that egg and avocado breakfast. Looks so good!!

    I finally got to experience the Cafe over 4th of July! Your guys’ talk about had made me curious and couldn’t wait to finally try it. It def did not disappoint!

  3. Our girls have the same shades as Jovie’s! Love them.

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