Chicago · Gluten Free

In & Out

Happy Saturday! I hope everyone’s enjoying their weekend.  I sure am, especially after last night’s hellish commute.  I left Milwaukee around 1p.m. yesterday and didn’t get into Chicago until 7:30 p.m.  Normally, the drive takes me 2 hours tops, but we got pounded with a ton of snow.  While I think it’s pretty, I’d rather be inside watching it fall than sitting in traffic for 6 and a half hours.  But I was thankful that I made it home safely.


I started my morning off with a bowl of Bob’s Red Mill gluten-free oats, sliced banana, sweetened with honey and brown sugar and topped with chia seeds.  So good and so filling.  It was the perfect breakfast for a cold winter morning.  After breakfast, I Zumba-ed the rest of the morning away.

 After hubs got home from work, we headed to one of my favorite places…IKEA!  It was our shortest Ikea trip to date.  We were in and out of there in a 1/2 hour.  I went with a mission and it was successful.  I saw something that I really liked online and just wanted to see it in person before making any final decisions 🙂 Our next trip back will not be quite as short.  I saw a lot of stuff that I was anxious to buy.

After Ikea, LC and I headed to one of our favorite Mexican restaurants, Zapatista.  This place has some of the most authentic-tasting Mexican food in Chicago.  They also offer a gluten-free menu! 

I decided to go with the shrimp tacos.  Normally, I don’t order tacos at a Mexican restaurant.  It’s like ordering spaghetti at an Italian restaurant.  I don’t like to order food that I can make at home, but lately I’ve been craving shrimp tacos every time we go out for Mexican food.  They’re so good!  We also had “made at the table” guacamole.  My favorite.  If you’re ever in Lincoln Park or in the South Loop, you should definitely try this place out.

I’m off to relax on the couch and watch Our Idiot Brother.  Have a good rest of the weekend!

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