I have to say I was a little boring this weekend but it was really what I needed after last week. Between the flooding, the snow and being sick I really needed a weekend of doing nothing.
Saturday: I spent the morning watched an obscene amount of American Horror Story on Netflix. Last week I realized I watched the whole new season but never watched the first 2 seasons. I did make a really good salad for lunch though. I didn’t get moving until 3pm, but I had just enough time to get to the library and pick up some new books. It felt a little odd not to have a book to read, and now I have four to get started. Then I did some crazy quick cleaning (I get all my energy in the afternoons) including vacumming, cleaning the bathroom (the one I have left, haha), laundry and dishes. I then began taste testing for a new recipe I am working on. It started with the idea of making a pinwheel dish. I really wanted to use fig and spinach. The first batch was a little too sweet and gritty though it wasn’t bad it just wasn’t what I was going for originally. I spent the rest of the night watching TV and knitting.
Sunday: This day was all about rest. I had some more cleaning to do, but really I watched a lot of TV. I did get my grocery shopping done early and did a second batch of the pinwheels for lunch and it was even better and really more what I was going for, it was creamier and richer. I can’t wait to share the recipe. The rest of the day was watching movies, snuggling with Seamus and finishes any cleaning I didn’t finish yesterday.
Very relaxing, and not a lot of running around, which I really needed.
*As I was getting a few things ready for work at night I came across an old box of odds and ends. In it was an old letter my Dad wrote me while I was in college. I think it was for mid-terms or maybe when I was really homesick. It was really about the road he took and that he believed in me even if I didn’t believe in myself. It left me bawling. I never would have made it through college without his support and all he sacrificed. So just putting this in to give him props, he deserves it.
What were you up to this weekend?
Linking up with Leeann from Join the Gossip
*Liz @ Fitness Blondie* says
I just love it when you come up with new ideas to cook. The salad= incredible. I would have devoured it. The pinwheel dish, I have to make. It would be perfect for Friday night. Are you planning on sharing the recipe and how you did it? I sure hope so. I’m glad you had a restful weekend, you had a lot going on last week. Which season of American Horror Story did you watch? I have never watched it, but I really think I may try to get into it. Also, that is so sweet about the letter you found from your dad. Hold onto it.
The salad was so yummy! Yes, I should have the recipe ready to share for tomorrow. I watched Season 1 and 2. The Season 3 finale just aired and it was the best season so far, but 1 and 2 is worth a watch too. I keep a lot of old letters and memorabilia and that one was a keeper. It was actually in a bucket I am trying to organize so I am sure I will find more.
I can’t decide which I like more, the salad or pinwheels. Lol. We all need a weekend every now and then to relax. Our weeks can get so crazy! Stopping by from the linkup today 🙂
Thank you! I will be sharing the recipe soon for the pinwheels. Weekends seem to be all about trying to get everything done I didn’t get to during the week so sometimes just vegging out it needed. 🙂
Nothing wrong with a lazy weekend in my book! You were way more productive than I would have been. I love that you just get hungry for something and can create a recipe – I definitely couldn’t do that!
I really would have loved to not move from my couch the whole weekend but then I start to feel guilty about being unproductive. Haha! I tend to just jot down flavor combinations I want and then build the idea from there. I told blame my picky taste buds, because I usually want to substitute everything in most recipes.
kathy@vodka and soda says
you’re right up there with steph (life according to steph) when it comes to recipes and shizz. i’m such a tool in the kitchen. glad you were able to rest and relax! we all need weekends like that sometimes.
Steph is crazy good in the kitchen. She is always cooking up a storm. Since it is just me I almost never cook, but I love to create new dishes. It was so needed.
I think it’s awesome that you try making new things! I usually just follow recipes since I’m not creative enough to come up with them on my own!
I sometimes start out with a recipe as a base and build out from there. Sometimes I completely make it up but that usually means a lot more trial and error which is fun too.
What’s with the “large print” books?! I mean, are you 80?! ahahah ;P
Hey I am old and it helps my eyes when I read a lot. Really though. the regular print book wasn’t available so I went with large print.
Heather (@mylittlehea) says
Your food always looks so good! Glad you made it to the library and got some books! I need to make a stop there this week. A nice relaxing weekend does sound just like what the doctor would have ordered. I tried knitting for a day or two and then decided it wasn’t my thing.
Thank you! I don’t know how I let it get to the point where I didn’t have a book to read. Shame on me. Call it overly tired I guess. Haha! Knitting is an acquired taste. It really is relaxing for me but I tend to do it only when the mood strikes.
There’s those pinwheels again! YUM!! How did you like the other seasons of AHS? The first season is still my favorite.
It was weird because I had only watched the third season and I thought it was all new characters. I liked the first season but the second was a little weird, third has been my favorite so far.
We did a major cleaning this weekend too! Feels so good to have a super clean home! Hope you’re feeling better!
Thank you. Feeling much better, not as stuffy. I love when you start the week with a really clean house!
Weekends where you do nothing are the best! I had a great weekend with family and friends, but I’m also jealous of your weekend. I didn’t get much time to relax this weekend so I’m finding myself wanting to do absolutely nothing today! Happy Monday!
Sometimes we just need to do nothing. I tend to forget that a lot. You did have a full weekend, so hope you get some down time today. Happy Monday!
Melissa @ Loving Life Moore says
Okay, that salad looks delicious! We’ve been cleaning this weekend, too. Everything we have is in boxes, so unpacking was pretty much on the agenda both days…and TONS of sleeping haha 🙂
Thank you. It was so quick to put together too. Oh boy, the unpacking is never fun, but you do get to act all surprised when you find your stuff! Haha!
SMD @ Life According to Steph says
I’m glad you had time to relax! And get some books. Thumbs up!
It was much needed! I don’t know what was wrong with me, running out of a book to read.
oh that salad looks so good! and so does that recipe- please share 🙂
The recipe will be coming soon! 😉
Amanda Elizabeth says
ummmmm that salad looks amazing! Recipe please! 🙂 Looks like a nice relaxing weekend!
Thank you! It was 1-2 cups of spinach, 1/2 green apple, 1/2 red apple (I used golden delicious), 1/4 cup sunflower seeds, 1-2 hard boiled egg, few sliced of red onion diced, and 2-3 sliced of bacon chopped. I used a raspberry walnut Vinaigrette.
loooooove american horror story! also you need to share the pinwheel recipe stat!
It is so good. I wished they carried this story into the next season but I know it switches. You know it’s coming! 😉 Just have to edit the pics.
Leeann @ Join the Gossip says
Sometimes the low key weekends are the best! I hope you’re felling better. I’m sure being with Seamus helped 🙂
Thanks for linking up!
It was so needed! I am better thanks, Seamus always helps! 🙂
It looks like you had a restful weekend, but can we talk about all the awesome food in these pictures?! Making me hungry!
It was very restful! Haha! Thank you. I love making new dishes when I have time. During the week I tend to eat the same old same old.
Nichole C says
Those pinwheels looked delish on IG! I think your “recovery” weekend was great!
Thank you, they ended up being very creamy, with a hint of sweet. Very nice treat. It was nice to not do anything too stressful.
Rachel G says
Yes!! Sometimes exactly what you need is some time to just rest!
Yes, those weekends really help recharge you for the week ahead. Hope you are having a great week.
I love those weekends when there is zero pressure to do anything. Pajama weekends are the best! That salad looks amazing, as do the pinwheels. I love flavored vinegar. I usually stock up at the Filling Station at the Chelsea Market when we’re in NY. More snow is on tap for this week. Enjoy it. Resting suits you! 🙂
They really are the best. The fig one is so good, but they have a pear one too that I love. I saw the forecast for snow and I just might cry! Haha! I am ready for clear skies and warm weather. Hope you have a great week!
Sounds like a great weekend! The pinwheels look amazing. And so sweet about the note from your Dad…supportive Dads are the best 🙂
Thank you. Yes, it was perfectly relaxing. He really is the best! He didn’t write often but when he did it always made me cry in a good way.
Lone Wolf is soooo good!! I need to read more. I have so many books and I sit and watch tv instead. Grrr..
I think that one is up next. Yes, you should. I tend to only read when I wake up, during my lunch break and before bed. On the weekends too of course. Trust me I still get my trashy TV fix! 😉
i was at disney for a few days and feel like i’m jet lagged. i can’t wait to do nothing but sleep!!
You need it! I loved seeing all your pics on Instagram! Glad you had fun! Take a nap already! 😉
Doing nothing is sometimes exactly what we need. With how natural it seems to be super busy, sometimes we forget that our bodies need to stop and rest and just exist occasionally. I’m really glad you got to rest!
Thank you. It seems like I am always busy so when I can take the time to rest it is nice. Usually even when I am resting i am still doing a million things.
Kimberlee VDW (@KimberleeVDW) says
Well glad you’re feeling better! Delicious looking foods!
Aww that’s so sweet you found a letter from your Dad 🙂
Thanks for linking up as always 🙂
Thank you so much! I keep all the really special letters. He has a way with words.