Did it turn as cold in your neighborhood at is it did in mind? BRRR!! It’s definitely time for some holiday music to counter balance this dreary freezing weather. I know some of you have seen snow already this year, and I have one thing to say: I’m sorry!
Our weekend started off somewhat hot and steamy – in a Friday night workout class at the gym! Chris led a challenging version of his usual strength class that left me sweating (which is saying a lot for me + weight lifting!) I used 20 and 25lb kettlebells and felt pretty burned out by the end.
Wine, Great Harvest sandwiches and cookies finished off the evening happy hour!
Saturday morning I had a leftover pumpkin pancake with peanut butter and a couple of scrambled eggs for breakfast. We are low on fruit – this weekend was particularly low in fruits and veggies, unfortunately.
Matt was working the farmer’s market, so Mazen and I went on an adventure to find him!
The highlight of Mazen’s morning was getting to “drive” the truck
I promise you that sitting in the truck for 20 minutes was not the highlight of my day : )
After the market we went to the Discovery Museum.
M loved playing bakery (how appropriate!) Although he definitely thought the cash register was a toaster oven (also appropriate!)
I came home and was pumped up about the broccoli soup I had on my mind. I put garlic, carrots, peppers and broccoli in a pot with some broth, let is simmer a bit, added some half and half and then 2 cups of sharp cheddar cheese.
And then something went terribly wrong. One of my dairy components curdled – I think it was the cheese given the timing. It also could have been the crème fraîche I used for a garnish, but I’ll never know. The soup tasted great, but the recipe was not blog worthy.
After a trio of naps, we headed deep into the country for a chili dinner at our friend’s house.
Beers for the adults, and trampolines for the kiddos.
We had two kinds of yummy chili plus cornbread and some wine.
And s’mores for dessert!
Sunday morning we had small breakfasts in anticipation of brunch. Coffee + an egg and jam sandwich on a Virginia roll.
We all went to the gym where I squeezed in 30 minutes of stair climbing before showering and meeting KK at Brookville for brunch!
Everything Chef Harrison does is top notch – the above cornbread included!!
I ordered a sandwich made with pancakes (OMG!) with egg, bacon and gouda. TOP NOTCH, I tell ya!! I brought some home for tomorrow.
But the real kicker was MBF Pancake (aka my big fat pancake) that was literally the size of my head!! It must have been made in a cast iron skillet – that’s a dinner plate folks! Chef sent it out to us gratis, and I’m so glad he did because I’m ready to go back next weekend : )
After all the pancakes, Karen and I took Mazen to the grocery store and stocked up on kale.
Later in the afternoon I met my soccer team for an end-of-season party at South Street Brewery.
And then we ate curdled broccoli soup for dinner It tasted good – I promise!