Monday, October 28, 2019

A Weekend: One for the Books

This past weekend, Christopher and I had nothing to do and nowhere to go; the weather forecast was looking windy and cold, so we planned ahead by cleaning the house on Thursday, and getting groceries on Friday.  After the cleaning, we had a really easy dinner of canned mushroom soup and grilled cheese sandwiches.

Once we were home on Friday evening and had unloaded the groceries, we prepared a tray of nachos and got cozy on the couch with Diagnosis, and new episodes of Working Moms.

We were warm, comfortable, and settled in for the weekend.

It wasn't long before we were falling asleep, so we called it a night.  On Saturday morning I made a batch of my favourite overnight oats (they don't actually need to be left overnight):

Once we were done breakfast and coffee, we got to work on making a batch of perogies.  The filling was mashed potato, mashed beet, fresh dill, and goat cheese.


A loaded plate of them for lunch (sour cream, simulated bacon bits, green onion, sriracha):

All afternoon we listened to music, watched The Pursuit (a really interesting documentary about capitalism), episodes of Unnatural Selection (a docuseries about biohacking), and more Diagnosis (an intense docuseries about unsolved medical mysteries; it makes me cry).

On Saturday evening, we whipped up a batch of copycat Panera broccoli and cheddar soup.

That evening we watched Chance the Rapper on Saturday Night Live.

A while back we made pumpkin pancakes and froze the leftovers.  On Sunday morning we just popped these into the toaster, whipped some cream, and sat down to a lovely breakfast.

Breakfast took such little time, and we were up quite early, so the day felt really long, which was absolutely glorious, especially since we had woken up to a layer of snow outside.

I started and finished this book on Sunday, and absolutely loved it!

Christopher worked on his music (he's combining live bass with electronic music that he's making on a free tablet he got from work years ago).

And he read a good chunk of this book; he can hardly put it down.

We listened to tunes and decided we'd listen to each record we own, one by one throughout the winter.

I read through the newest issue of Food Network Magazine and tore out all the recipes that sounded good.  I have too many of these in a drawer, all stacked up, along with every other recipe we have.  I see an organization project in the future!  

All afternoon we had a pot of smokey, hearty chili simmering on the stove.

It was the perfect meal to ease into this wintry weather.

We ate dinner early, so we still had the whole evening ahead of us - ahhhh.  Now that's what I call a weekend.

I love getting up early so the days feel extra long.

How was your weekend?  Did you get snow?
What are you reading?


Why am I here??? said...

sounds perfect. thanks for taking us along for the ride :)

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

We didn't get any snow - yet. We got a dusting a few weeks ago that melted right away but that's it so far. I hope it stays away - at least until after our move!! We own 2 corner lot houses so that is a lot of shoveling/snow blowing!

We had chili last weekend, too. We got together with friends for our annual pumpkin carving party and I brought a 'sweet and smoky' chili which was really good. I made a double batch so Phil would have lots of leftovers to eat while I was away and then he ended up getting a pizza and eating that while i was away. But now I have some yummy chili to eat. We have alot going on over the coming weekend as we are moving a lot of small stuff over to the new house so it's good to have leftovers around!