Weekend Joy

November 25, 2013


Last weekend Karen, Matt, Mazen and I went to Fry’s Spring Station Pizza to get cozy with some pies.



We shared a hummus plate and two awesome pizzas – a wild mushroom and pesto and a classic with pepperoni. Some of the best pizza in town!



Fast forward a week and this past Friday I was in bed at 8:30 catching up on sleep. All day long I look forward to getting in my warm bed with my tablet to read a book. Chilly weather will do that to ya!

Saturday morning we went to Cville’s annual Christmas parade. Mazen didn’t want to sit still for long, but the parade managed to capture his attention just enough to see the marching bands and dogs and catch some prizes thrown from floats. Maybe next year he’ll actually want to stay and see Santa at the end!


We went to the city market where I picked up two pints of The Best Ice Cream from Sweet Sandies. Yum!! She also had pumpkin pie pop tarts and amazing seasonal ice cream sandwiches like cranberry and pecan pie.


Saturday night we went over to my friend Sarah’s house for a casual dinner –


Spinach salad, cauliflower soup, croutons and wine!


I’ve been talking about going out to breakfast or brunch this entire fall and since my soccer games were always on Sunday we had yet to go. This week was the first Sunday in a loooong time that we had no plans, so brunch it was!


We went to our favorite spot, Commonwealth.


Mazen had scrambled eggs and a biscuit


And I had the Caribbean Benedict – veggies and sweet potato hash over pita with eggs and a hollandaise sauce. Taters on the side. Plus coffee!!


Hope you had a great weekend!


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1 Jackie November 25, 2013 at 10:31 am

I love brunch! That looks fun!


2 Anele @ Success Along the Weigh November 25, 2013 at 10:32 am

I’ll take one of everything you ate…except the ice cream…two pints each please. 😉

The pic of Matt and Karen made me tear up. Don’t know why, just like the love you captured in that simple snapshot.


3 Ashley @ Hudson on the Potomac November 25, 2013 at 10:46 am

That pizza looks amazing!!! Your friend Sarah’s cauliflower soup looks pretty incredible too! Glad you had a nice weekend!


4 Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs November 25, 2013 at 10:56 am

Ooooh, those pizzas look delicious! And I bet the Salted Caramel ice cream was pretty good too! :)


5 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More November 25, 2013 at 10:59 am

Looks like a great weekend! I went to brunch with a friend yesterday after yoga and it was such a great way to start our Sunday mornings, loved it!


6 Marisa @ Uproot from Oregon November 25, 2013 at 11:00 am

Love that Mazen is obsessed with eggs. He also looks like he is having such a blast in all these pictures- his personality shines through! Great eats, Kath, like always- I am jealous of that hummus plate from the pizza place.


7 jillian November 25, 2013 at 11:41 am

that pizza – YUM! beautiful photos!


8 Cheryl November 25, 2013 at 11:53 am

Karen looks great in that photo!
Will Mazen get another parade opportunity in early December?


9 KathEats November 25, 2013 at 12:03 pm

Haha I wish but sadly not this year


10 Maureen November 25, 2013 at 11:59 am

Brunch is my favorite meal to eat out because we don’t get the chance to do it very often!


11 Janelle November 25, 2013 at 12:06 pm

I’ve been on a pizza kick lately, and those look super tasty. And I always love brunch. :)


12 emily November 25, 2013 at 12:17 pm

Yum, that all looks good! Especially the mushroom pizza with pesto; one of my favorite taste memories is cheeseless pizza with pesto and sliced turkey from a place in St. Thomas that closed when I was in college.


13 Ashley November 25, 2013 at 12:48 pm

I visited Cville this weekend and bought my first loaf of GH bread from your stand at City Market! Felt it was the least I could do to support you after enjoying your content for ‘free’ all these years. :)


14 KathEats November 25, 2013 at 1:04 pm

Thanks so much Ashley! Hope it was delish. We were at the market too – sorry to miss you!


15 megan @ that running girl November 25, 2013 at 1:02 pm

That breakfast looks sooo good! Cute pictures. Looks like a fun weekend!


16 Lisa C. November 25, 2013 at 1:25 pm

I love the picture of Matt and Karen!

I have to comment on Mazen’s dish….that biscuit looks amazing!


17 Allison November 25, 2013 at 2:33 pm

Commonwealth looks fantastic. Sounds like you have some great dining out options in Charlottesville!


18 Sara November 25, 2013 at 3:22 pm

I wish Sweet Sandies (and heck, your Great Harvest!) were available to Richmonders via Relay Foods 😉 Just throwing that out there! We were able to try Carpe Donuts and Lumi juice via Relay :-)


19 KathEats November 25, 2013 at 7:54 pm

We do sell our bread through Relay but I bet it just doesn’t get as far as Richmond. Sweet Sandies is rather small at the moment, but maybe she will expand!


20 Laura November 25, 2013 at 3:25 pm

The pizza looks so yummy! I’m curious about the price point on the ice cream, would you mind sharing? I love how the ingredients and date churned are on the lid!


21 KathEats November 25, 2013 at 7:53 pm

They were $8 a piece. Entirely hand crafted.


22 Shel@PeachyPalate November 25, 2013 at 3:27 pm

You always end on such a cute photo! Going out to Brunch is always such a treat! What book you reading at the moment?


23 KathEats November 25, 2013 at 7:52 pm

Happiest Toddler on the Block – lol. Wish it were something more fun!


24 Kathryn @ Mamacado November 25, 2013 at 3:49 pm

Random comment but I LOVE the color of your hair, Kath. I know in the past you said you don’t highlight (I do as I wish I had your natural hair color!).


25 KathEats November 25, 2013 at 7:52 pm

Thanks! I had it highlighted this year actually – in July. It was getting rather brown and needed a lift!


26 Zima November 25, 2013 at 3:53 pm

Gotta have Mazen’s shoes for my little one!! Where are they from please :)


27 KathEats November 25, 2013 at 7:49 pm

They are Robeez : )


28 jodea @ chillichocolatelove.com November 25, 2013 at 4:14 pm

We’ve been loving brunch lately. We’re saving hard to go travelling next year so it’s the perfect treat.


29 Jen and Emily @ Layers of Happiness November 25, 2013 at 4:39 pm

That brunch place looks super yummy!! I’ll have to try it next time we are nearby!!


30 Alex @ Kenzie Life November 25, 2013 at 4:44 pm

I love that picture of Mazen at the end! Those pizzas look SO good!!


31 Lisa @bitesforbabies November 25, 2013 at 6:58 pm

Those pizzas look amazing! I’ve been craving me some pizza lately…I should NOT have seen this post, lol!


32 @simple green moms November 25, 2013 at 6:59 pm

The pizza looks delicious! Wish our town as many cool options as you do =)


33 Emily S November 25, 2013 at 8:15 pm

love the composition of the first pizza shot! striking somehow :)


34 Katie @ Real Food Katie's Way November 25, 2013 at 8:20 pm

That pizza looks OUT OF THIS WORLD!

Are those sun dried tomatoes on the pesto pizza?!? I got an INSTANT craving when I saw that pizza!


35 Marissa@ohhhsolovely November 25, 2013 at 8:52 pm

glad you guys had a great weekend to start Thanksgiving week!


36 Livi November 25, 2013 at 11:46 pm

that face! Mazen is the cutest!


37 Emily @ Life on Food November 26, 2013 at 6:31 am

We had a nice big, slow breakfast too. I love being able to do that on the weekends.


38 Musa @ My Personal Finance Journey November 26, 2013 at 7:47 am

I love mushroom soup and pepperoni. I wish I had this experience myself. That pizza has simply left me salivating!


39 Melissa November 26, 2013 at 8:53 am

Great photos of your family! Looks like a fun time!


40 jen November 27, 2013 at 5:43 pm

Have you tried brunch at Pigeon Hole on Elliewood? Really delicious Eggs Benedict and grits.


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