Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Our Weekend

This past weekend felt like the end of summer for me, as it was officially the end of my holidays.  We made the most of it!

David's Iced Tea mixes are a favourite of mine over the summer, and we made a batch up for the weekend.

We also froze chunks of watermelon to use as the ice cubes!

On Friday night we had good ol' BBQd hot dogs for dinner.

I loaded up with Cheese Whiz, sauerkraut, ketchup and mustard.

On Saturday we had a fun-filled day.  After a quick bagel breakfast, we went to the IMAX to see Great White Shark 3D, which was really interesting and entertaining.  I love the IMAX!

After the IMAX show, we shopped at the farmers' market, and then we went to our nephew's football game, and his team won!

The rest of the afternoon and evening was spent in the backyard, soaking up the really, really hot weather.  We BBQd skewers with chicken, onion, and mushroom, as well as halloumi cheese, zucchini, and carrot.

We slept in a bit on Sunday, and then Christopher made gorgeous breakfast skillets, but I forgot to snap a photo.  We had coffees and some cherries outside after breakfast, and spent the majority of the day outside again, finally heading in to prep dinner.

Christopher's sister gave us a bunch of produce from her gardens, including this large zucchini, which we cut into for Sunday's dinner.

We sliced rounds from it, brushed them with oil, sprinkled them with salt and pepper, and grilled them alongside some burgers.

The zucchini rounds were a delicious side dish.  We topped the hamburgers with goat cheese, pickled beet, and arugula

Best.  Combination.  Ever!


This summery dinner was a perfect way to cap off a couple of glorious months of holidays.   

On Monday I was rejuvenated and back in the real world.

How was your weekend?  Did you BBQ at all?  
Do you ever go to the IMAX?

1 comment:

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

You would like burgers in Australia because it's very very common to top them with beets (which they call beet root). Beet root is a standard topping at places like McDonalds!

Our weekend was fun. The highlight was the Mexican fiesta on Saturday night. I made pork & veggie tacos and had a little salsa + guac bar plus Mexican rice (which did not turn out - I tried a new crockpot recipe for it and it was mushy and not good! Womp womp).

It was rainy and cold so we did not bbq at all but tonight we are grilling pork chops which I put in a mustardy vinegar marinade this morning. Can't wait!