We had a terrific Sunday around here!! Saturday night’s sleeping was one of the best ever – we had a 3 hour + 45 minute stretch!! Hooray! Matt was home all day, brunch was awesome, our weather was as crisp as can be and our meals, delicious.
I started the day well rested with a bowl of plain yogurt, banana, sunflower butter and granola!
And after showers and baby snacks, we headed out in the stroller, wearing jeans + long sleeves, to meet Karen for brunch!
I had to feed Maze again when we got there (you just never know when he will be hungry!) but then he settled into a nice nap for the rest of our lunch.
We brunched at Commonwealth, which is my current favorite restaurant in Cville. After this brunch, it remains at the top of the list!
Coffee [assume all coffee is decaf from here on out unless further specified!]
Upon hearing the special of the day, I knew it would be mine.
A sweet potato biscuit topped with thick local bacon and two organic poached eggs. I requested the poblano sauce on the side – glad I did because this was just as good in simple form!
Good thing I can eat runny eggs again I need to figure out how to poach eggs this perfectly…
Matt’s Caribbean egg dish was also amazing! We all raved about this brunch.
Afterwards, we took a classic Sunday stroll under shady trees through the historic district. I am SO READY to get back out there on long power walks, but unfortunately Mazen is not. Sometimes he will nap for more than an hour, but other times he will not. I just don’t want to risk a screaming baby and can only do so many loops around the block before I get bored. I’m not ready to go to the gym for a treadmill yet (it’s too pretty out and he’s too young for child care..) so for now, we’re just doing short walks when we can. I’m also getting the itch to run…!
How many hours did I spend breastfeeding today? At least 4 episodes of Downton Abbey worth!! I am now OBSESSED with the show!!
It has moved right up there on the recent all time favorite shows slot*:
- Downtown Abbey
- So You Think You Can Dance
- Gossip Girl
- Mad Men
*This list does not include classics like Full House and Salute Your Shorts! Or lots of other shows that I have yet to see!
Not only do I love English films, but it is so beautifully made. Something about the camera they used and it’s focusing style….stunning! I’m very much into the stories too! I think about it constantly when I’m not watching now, and I was thrilled to figure out that the Netflix app on my Tablet rocks and I was able to finish episode 4 in bed at 3am while nursing!
Date ball for a snack. This is also maybe my favorite homemade snack of all time! Tastes just like a Bourbon ball. I think I’m going to make these at Christmas WITH bourbon. Healthy snack with a kick!? I have a bunch in my freezer and I like to eat them straight out of it.
The easiest answer to “What’s for dinner?” A can of beans. Homemade baked beans are awesome, but these Whole Foods ones are pretty darn good and too convenient.
Matt took the baby while he napped in his wrap and I couldn’t wait for a little me time with this butternut squash. It’s strange – now that my hands are full most of the day, cooking is so therapeutic. Cutting up butternut squash was once one of my most hated prep tasks, but tonight, it was lovely.
Grapefruit spoon is best for the scraping job!
I roasted the squash in coconut oil, cinnamon, cayenne and sea salt at 400* for just under an hour. YUM!
And for 20 minutes of that hour, I added a pan of 2 huge (sorta mealy) apples tossed in the same seasonings.
Beans heated on the side
Served with a side salad drizzled in olive oil and honey
Could have eaten two more plates of squash + apples but I’m not sure my body would have liked all that fiber!
Lots of leftover squash for lunches!
I was still a little hungry later, so Matt brought me this little crisp while I was feeding Maze on the couch. Roasted apple, granola, milk, all heated up.
And then we all went to bed at 8:30! I am not loving the early bedtime simply because I wonder what will happen when we need to stay out late, but on the other hand, it’s what is helping us survive this sleepy time of our lives.