HI GUYS! How was your weekend?!
Ahh how my cup runneth over after the past couple days of R&R. Josh came to visit me, and being that most of our social circle is back in Ottawa, it’s almost like we’re on a little island when we spend weekends together here in my little town. We can just relax and eat and relax again (and then eat again) and it’s sort of the best.
We’ve also been having some really mild weather and it’s been so nice to stroll around leisurely. When I woke up on Friday it was snowing big fat beautiful snowflakes so I headed out with my camera and some of my favourite tunes. Serious happy place.
Josh got in at about lunchtime on Saturday and I had this salad ready for us to dig into. This combo has been a recent favourite and if you haven’t tried roasted sweet potatoes in your salad, do it!!
blended greens // roasted sweet potato // avocado // peas // corn // black beans
// sun-dried tomato // Mary’s Gone Crackers as ‘croutons’
I was somewhat (okay completely) surprised when we sat down to some schoolwork after lunch and stayed focused for almost 5 hours. In hindsight this was pretty much a miracle because usually my maximum time in silence is approximately 4 minutes. (Unless I’m alone. I promise I don’t talk to myself in 4 minute intervals).
With the studying wrapped up, we got to work on our go-to chunky lentil spaghetti sauce with zucchini and portobellos and served it with spaghetti squash instead of pasta for a change. It was so flavourful!
We also made these Cheddar Bay Biscuits and this recipe is a winner, folks.
Candlelight is just good for the soul.
Post-dinner activities included a couple episodes of The Office. Did you guys know that the whole series is on Netflix now?! My goodness I love this show.
I got all caught up with my mom over FaceTime on Sunday morning and then it was time for coffee and food.
I’ve been in such a crêpe mood since Chloe made them for me last week and these bad boys did.the.trick. I followed this recipe and I thought it was such a good idea to strain the batter to remove the lumps that I can never usually get rid of. We had two different toppings (see below) and they were as good as they look.
left = Sunbutter with dark chocolate melted in + banana
right = butter + cinnamon-sugar + a sprinkle of fresh lemon juice
Josh named this one “Medusa”. Don’t worry if you have to Google that – I did too.
We took a nice walk around town while we digested. Except not before I got Josh to take some random pictures of me because I like to pretend I’m a model sometimes. The Instagram Husband video may or may not hit a bit close to home for us. ha! He is such a good sport!
A light lunch came in the form of Vegepate with pita, steamed broccoli and mango. I have this exact same combo embarrassingly often. So many different textures and flavours to nibble on!
There’s a Starbucks right next to the bus station so I settled in after Josh left to get some work done. Does anyone else happen to love the soy beverages at Starbs?! I’ve never looked up the milk’s ingredient list (nor do I plan to ha) but it sure makes for a tasty latte.
And just like that, the weekend had come and gone. Despite the title of this post, I’m feeling so ready for the busy week ahead. I think allowing ourselves to rest is both wonderful in the moment and so conducive to having lots of energy when things pick back up again.
Did you have a busy or low-key weekend?
What was the best thing you ate?