I didn’t do much of anything all weekend, and it was so nice! January is kind of like one big squiggly line effect coming down from fall + the holidays, so I enjoy spending the weekend at home this time of year (which I couldn’t dream of doing in, say, June!)
And much to our surprise we got a few inches of snow on Friday night! I knew we were getting a dusting, but I had no idea the East Coast storm would hit us like it did. We only got a few inches, and they all but shut down the town for a lot of the weekend.
First taste of snow for the year!
Friday night I made Mexican bean bowls with rice, black beans, peppers, guac, Greek yogurt, shredded cheese, Cholula and Red, Hot, Blues. Mocktail on the side made with seltzer, OJ and bitters!
Now that’s a good avocado! I put it in the fridge like you guys recommended on Instagram and I think that helped it last a few days ripe.
I picked up some more of those great cinnamon raisin bagels from Bodos and had one for breakfast along with eggs and cara cara orange (the best oranges!)
On Saturday I worked on some house projects, and Mazen and I played around for a bit.
Look at this bundle of joy!
I made some kale chips for lunch, and turned the rest into massaged kale salad.
Plus a kickin’ grilled ham and cheese.
I made this soup for dinner, and it was quite good!
Plus buttery herb toasted pita and a glass of wine.
Mazen brought me breakfast in bed on Sunday morning – a popsicle!
We did a bunch of snuggling and then I made bacon for breakfast. (He recently proclaimed bacon as his favorite food!) Served with another bagel half with cream cheese and more winter citrus.
We went to a birthday party at Jump mid-morning, and this picture was taken a second before he hurt his foot getting double bounced. I seriously thought his foot might be broken because he sat out almost the whole party and didn’t want to walk, but when the pizza and cake came out he started acting normal again and was fine the rest of the day if a little slow to walk, so I think he’s ok. It was quite scary!
We had one of the coldest weekends we’ve had in ages, so I hope you guys are toasty under blankets out there in blog world!!
Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog says
Ahhh, the snow looks so beautiful! I wouldn’t be able to stand the cold but sometimes I wish it snowed where I live so I could have a white Christmas for once.
Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
Kelsey @ So Much Life says
Aww, so fun! I remember the (very few) times it snowed when I was young, and it was magical! Granted, I grew up in Dallas, so snow was more like a light frosting on the ground…but we managed to make snow people anyway!
So Mazen’s foot is not broken, then? Poor guy… 🙁
No as of last night he was 100% normal. Thank GOODNESS!
Kelli @ Hungry Hobby says
Oh my gosh I didn’t do anything this weekend either! At least nothing to write home about, I’m staring at my computer for this mornings recipes thinking uhhhhhh what do I say? I did nothing this weekend except go out to eat and workout. Twas glorious ha ha Your kale chips look delicious I wish I could get on the kale bandwagon but I just can’t, unless I hide it in juice lol
Glad Maze’s foot is okay. Sure do love that batman jacket!
Sam @ Hygge Wellness says
Quiet weekends are the best weekends! We (in NJ) got the same surprise storm! We got like 7 inches when they only called for a coating. It was a nice surprise, although totally unplanned for. Have a great Monday!
I love a quiet weekend, and even better with snow! We got a bunch in Boston, and my husband got to try out our new snowblower. The baby loved looking out the window, but we stayed inside all toasty warm and I made a pot roast. Someone brought us cbocolate but I stayed strong- I’m off sugar for all of January- it’s going great so far on Day 9!
sounds wonderful Kath!
Can you give me the avocado tip? I am forever wishing for my avocados to look like that! I try to eat a whole one everyday, and sometimes it’s more like 1/4 of one because it’s all spotty and black spots and stringy.ew!
Thank you for any advice!
and Mazen is adorable as always!!! XOXO
So I posted a gross brown avocado on social media a few weeks ago and got a ton of answers. Mine are always brown too! A lot of people said to store them in the fridge, which I didn’t do, so I picked out a ripe one, put it right in the fridge and cut it open that night and it was good. I think I was just waiting too long for them to ripen near the bananas, which emit a ripening gas. Brown ones are so frustrating!
I love Mazen’s helmet! It’s fantastic! Sometimes a snowbound weekend is a gift. We got quite a bit of snow where I live too and I spent the weekend reading, making homemade pizzas, knitting and just enjoying the company of my dogs and family. Sometimes those can be the best weekends!
Katie @ Live Half Full says
We surprisingly are snow-free here in Chicago but it’s COLD! We did a lot of hibernating this weekend as well. Lots of cooking at home, relaxing and just spending time as a family.
I love reading your weekend recaps but I always chuckle at how polar opposite I am to you. I would much rather have a weekend without plans than with! I try to spend the majority of my weekends at home and I LOVE IT! Mazen’s batman parka is TOO CUTE!
Love Mazens jacket! Where is it from? My boys would love it!
From the Gap! He is obsessed with it : )
I was up in Michigan on Jan 4th and 5th and it snowed both days…loved every second of it! Hotel room faced the woods and on Thursday I awoke early to find it snowing. I sat in a chair facing the window and just watched it snow while drinking a hot cup of coffee. Later on I went for a walk and I love being outside when its snowing. There is an odd quietness during a snow storm that is just magical. While I don’t wish for frigid temps, I would not want to live anywhere where it doesn’t snow!
Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) says
Hibernation weekends are the BEST!!! We get dumped on with snow here, but nothing ever gets shut down … although I think we all wish it would. A few years ago, the snow was my height (5′ 6″) in the back yard by mid winter – that was the worst winter of shoveling I can ever remember – ughhh!
I’m so glad Mazen’s foot is okay. I accidentally double bounced my 3 year-old daughter at the trampoline park last year, and she ended up breaking her leg (tibia), right under her knee. It was probably my worst moment as a parent thus far. We have not been back to the trampoline park thus far… ugh
OMG that sounds horrible!! I was sooooo relieved he was ok because he sure acted like it was broken.