I had been intending to share a few highlights from the weekend because it was a great one but then all of a sudden Wednesday rolled around and I didn’t want to abandon my beloved What I Ate Wednesday. So today I am rolling with “What I Have Been Doing and Eating Recently Wednesday”.
Beginning with muffins because more things in life should be preceded by muffins. I made this new whole wheat apple cinnamon muffin recipe of Sally’s and it was delicious, as expected. That lady can do no wrong in the kitchen, I tell you.
For lunch on Friday my mom and I went to Pressed, a new-to-us cafe and sandwich shop that’s now on the favourite list. I love when places are so homey that you feel like you could sit for hours without noticing the time pass.
We split a falafel sandwich with turnips and sesame sauce and it was pretty much a shawarma panini. YUM. We also had some carrot ginger orange soup and I want to try my hand at that combo at home.
After lunch it was off to the Canadian Museum of Nature where there’s currently an exhibit called “Bugs”. It was super neat – turns out I really like seeing creepy crawly things when they are enclosed. And the fact that I was in a museum somewhat eased my guilt for the fact that I was skipping my Friday class.
How cool are walking sticks?! It took a bit of effort to find them all amidst the branches. I hear that’s sort of the point of camouflage or something?
And after the museum I got to get all prettied up for a formal put on by Josh’s school. We danced for hourssss and I was in my happy place.
Saturday night we made an easy one-pot pad thai dish from this video. It was my first time making a recipe from one of those tantalizing Facebook videos that are always popping up on my news feed and it made me want to try every single one.
My mom and I also booked a March Break getaway and we were just a bit excited about it.
As for Sunday, I got to go out for breakfast with my grandma which is my fave. I split an egg plate and a giant custard and fruit-filled crepe with my mom. We kind of like splitting, if you hadn’t noticed. I over-did it a bit on this meal and ended up being full for like 7 hours. WORTH IT.
When I was finally ready to ingest something else, I had a homework date with Josh and a couple of flat whites. Thank you for knowing how to make really good coffee, fellow humans of the universe.
It was snowing big fat snowflakes on the walk back and I was in dreamland.
Sadly the weekend came to an end but I came back to Montreal stoked to get on top of things and make the week MINE.
I made a batch of quinoa chowder out of the Quinoa 365 Cookbook to have on hand for the week. It’s so nice and creamy despite being nothing but quinoa, broth and veggies. Quinoa working miracles like it’s its day job again.
And I believe that’s it from me.
Are you having a good week? Have you been eating delicious things?