We had an a-Mazen weekend thanks to some warm weather and a free schedule. Lots of playtime and relaxin’ around the house.
Friday night we made lentil burgers out of my lentil salad. We just added an egg, formed patties and then fried ‘em up. Served on Gouda + Stout buns with a broccoli salad. I tried to replicate the broccolini salad we had at Bald Head, but this didn’t turn out quite as good. I’ll have to wait for the wedding to have it again! This one was a mix of mayo, apple cider vinegar, honey and Dijon mustard dressing plus golden raisins and almonds.
Saturday morning oats! I mixed Coach’s Oats, rolled oats, chia seeds and buckwheat for the ultimate texture combo. Plus banana, obviously, and sunflower butter.
Saturday afternoon Matt went to a dad’s group meet up and I took the opportunity to get my first pedicure in six months. Ya heard me – six months. I neeeeeeeded one.
I picked out the above color, put my name on the list, waited 10 minutes with my Better Homes & Gardens and then was told they were totally booked for the whole day!!! I had a gift card Karen gave me for Christmas and didn’t want to go elsewhere, so I left with unpainted toes. Such a bummer!! So instead I went to Trader Joe’s : ) Filled up on sunflower butter and Cilantro Jalapeno hummus but I FORGOT SMOKED TROUT! D’OH! I am so out and want more!
The recipe I planned for dinner called for a cup of white wine. Good reason to open a bottle and drink the rest, huh?!
We made Simply Recipe’s Fish Chowder and it was superb.
We subbed out onions and used celery instead. We used half and half instead of heavy cream because that’s what we had on hand. And we used the Alaska Seafood Black Cod they sent me earlier this year as the star of the show.
Sooo good!! Smothered in fresh parsley.
Crunchy Irish Soda Bread on the side!
On Sunday we feasted on pancakes – Great Harvest mix with trail mix and chia seeds throughout and Wild Friends nut butter on top. Nothing drizzles quite like Wild Friends!
Mazen took a TWO HOUR nap, and I had time to organize the attic, change all the bedding, wash all the diapers, organize the spices, run and empty the dishwasher and read. It was definitely a “what did I do all day before I had a baby” moment.
Then we ran 4 miles!!
Lunch to refill. Turkey + pickle sandwich plus salad with hummus and avocado and apple
We spent the afternoon playing on the porch. [Side note: I actually got in my car to go back to the pedicure place and decided to call first – they were closed!! So glad I didn’t drive all the way there.]
I bought this rug and just love that the porch is now a room we can play in. We moved the table to the corner so the seating takes priority and we can spend the spring outside.
I had a request for a “not smiling” photo – here’s one! Choogie Pie still doesn’t love tummy time for that long.
We ended the evening with an extra hour of sunshine and a clean kitchen – leftovers for dinner!
How was your weekend?