Scenes And Eats from the Weekend + Sunday Freezer Stock Up

Hi guys! How was your weekend?

My mom came to town on Friday to spend the evening and all day Saturday with me and it was the biggest treat. So much good food and so much good conversation. Before starting the blog I wasn’t really in the habit of documenting much more than special occasions like birthdays and holidays. But it’s becoming more instinctive to snap away at the little things. I hope to never get to the point of obsession where I can’t enjoy a moment if I don’t have my camera, but I love being able to look back and remember the day-to-day happenings. So that said, below is a pile of photos that I took this weekend.


A gorgeous garden I pass everyday on my way to school

This cooler, albeit beautiful, weather has me preparing for hibernation mode. I want to do my best to stock my freezer to the brim in the next few weeks to have a big variety of meals at my disposal for all those winter nights when walking to the grocery store does not tickle my fancy. I’ll keep you posted on my progress, and below is my first little instalment of freezer love.


Delicious dinner at Twigs, the cutest little cafe near my house
(Lindsay Wrap = cream cheese // avocado // alfalfa // veg)


Catching up on the Survivor Premiere.
I just found out that I’ll be able to stream the season and I am SO EXCITED.


Carrot Cake Oatmeal. I follow this recipe
(I just use more banana instead of the syrup) and love love love it.


Lunch at Le Cagibi, a vegetarian Cafe in the Mile-End. So lovely.


Tortilla Soup and Vegan BBQ tofu Wrap. Hearty and flavourful.
I’m hoping to re-create the wrap at home!


Striking pieces at Galerie Z. 


I think the man makes this picture. He looks like he has no
place to be
any time soon and it makes me feel so peaceful.


So much green peaking out from everywhere <3


Cute little shops.


Thankful for Street Art that makes boring walls beautiful.


We made a little detour (okay a 1.5 hour detour) to walk to
Au Kouin Amann for pastries it was a REALLY GOOD DECISION.


Capp and Mint Tea Latte.


My Sunday afternoon study spot. 


Kids running, ice cream dripping and boats idling. One last taste of summer. 

On Sunday, as per the strategy outlined in this post, I chose meals that I could make big batches of that I knew would freeze well. Pancakes, soup and bread were my victims of choice.


I made these whole wheat oatmeal blueberry pancakes. The only downside was that they didn’t hold together super well which made flipping tricky but the taste was on pointe! The batter was quite sweet so I didn’t think syrup was even merited; just a smear of almond butter and I was in heaven.


As for the soup, I went with this slow cooker butternut squash soup. It was by no means a bad recipe and gets major points for being lightning quick to prepare but it was just missing the wow factor for me. (I did make a couple changes to the recipe though so take that comment with a grain of salt!)


And last but not least, BREAD. I am very fond of the bread maker and use the basic whole wheat loaf recipe in the book that came with it. Tried and true. I cut each of these in half and stuck them into the freezer right away. They thaw/microwave as if they’re fresh and are so nice to have on hand for toast, soup dipping and sandwiches. I am by no means against buying bread but I’m not particularly enthusiastic about the long ingredient list that comes with most of them so I love making my own when I can.

If you have any favourite recipes that you love freezing, please share!

And tell me, did you get up to anything fun this weekend?! 

22 thoughts on “Scenes And Eats from the Weekend + Sunday Freezer Stock Up

  1. Homemade bread is the best! I have a bread maker, but to be real I’ve failed with it so many times. I got it a yard sell and it didn’t come with instructions, so I have been trying to figure it out.
    I have to say, having my Mom come visit me is one of my very favorite things. I am so glad you got some time with yours!
    Of course, all the food looks incredible!


  2. What wonderful eats you had this weekend!! And that bread. Wow! I’m excited to see what you prep to stock up the freezer because I’m hoping to do the same. It’s so nice to know there are wonderful homemade meals waiting to be made at a moment’s notice! Have a wonderful Monday! <3


  3. I never get anything besides the Marc sandwich from Cafe Twigs, but I’ll definitely wanna try the Lindsay wrap next time! :D And definitely a right choice to make a detour to Au Kouin Amann ;) Did you get a chance to try their kouin amann?

    p.s. nice photos!

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  4. Jacklyn, I have to say the pictures in this post are beautiful. Honestly, what an amazing and relaxing weekend. That wrap you ate looked amazing, and I am so in love with the mile end, it has the nicest shops and cafes. Speaking of cafes, I’ve never heard of a mint tea latte! I want one!! It must of been really nice doing homework on the boardwalk, that must of been quite the view. It seems like you really did enjoy one of the last “summery” weekends!

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    • Aw thank you! It was my first time in the Mile End and there is so much I want to go back and do! My mom got that latte and you could choose whatever tea you wanted and they just added frothed milk. The boardwalk was gorgeous but admittedly not the greatest for productivity… I am too much of a people-watcher ha!

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  5. It looks like such a beautiful weekend! But then again, weekends spent with mamas are always good. I love all the little art galleries and cafes! Those are my favorite to browse through.
    I like to make homemade bread, but I don’t have a bread maker. I also use the cool, slice, and freeze method. Every week, I also make some kind of soup/stew, roasted veggies, and some sort of muffin or bar.

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  6. I love the idea of freezing ahead and buying bargains and freezing them too.

    We had an extra refrigerator-freezer in our garage that went out and I stopped by a place where they fix/refurbish used appliances and sell for not very much. I bought a nice sized Frigidaire brand upright freezer for 175,00USD and it works perfectly so we are happy.

    A friend of mine that has been a meat cutter for years told me that the best beef to buy are the packages near their sell by date and are usually marked down considerably….better aging process.

    I made your black beans with onion and garlic last night and fried it in E,V, olive oil….very tasty indeed. I used canned and dry may have worked better, I will try that next time.

    Have a great week Jacklyn!


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