our weekend.

Monday, February 27, 2012

this weekend was a nice one, a quiet one.  much like they usually are these days.  i got some good cleaning done, the sun was shining, the wind was blowing, and the temperatures were on the lower side (well, considering that it's been in the 50s, 30s + 40s now feels chilly.  this winter has made a wimp out of me!) so we didn't go out too much.  i had a hankering for breakfast foods this weekend so we ate a lot of it--for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in the form of oatmeal with vanilla, peaches, and blueberries, banana sour cream pancakes, eggs, hashbrowns, bacon, and dreamy cream scones.  interrupted by a lasagna and sauteed brussel sprouts on saturday night (by the way, if you don't already sauté your brussel sprouts, please do so immediately.  they're even better than roasted.  just cut them in half, and sauté with some olive oil, butter, then sprinkle liberally with sea salt.  i literally cannot keep my  hands out of the pan when i'm making them and we have had them weekly for about 2 months straight).  so, there was some good eatin' to be done this weekend.  beyond that, relaxing, fort-building out of blankets and pillows, reading, cuddling, and playing.  and now, gotta go watch the oscars!

32 comments:

  1. We had a similar quiet weekend...just in Florida...where it was on the cool side (in the sixties) and rainy (the same rain that cancelled the Daytona 500). Don't just love weekends where you don't have to go anywhere...except be with the ones you love?!

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  2. So happy you had a relaxing weekend! I'm starting to fall into a habit of nice weekends and it rocks. That fabric is precious! What are you going to do with it?

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  3. well apparently we are living in opposite universes, as we had dinner for breakfast today. by 6:30am I had made mac n cheese for J and browned up some ground beef for T. no lie!

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  4. I love quiet weekends too and finally had one after a few manic ones!

    Never sauteed brussel sprouts--I will have to change that!

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  5. Love these pictures- so beautiful. I need to give brussel sprouts another shot. The only time I have tried them was out of one of those steam-bag-thingies and YUCK! were they disgusting!

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  6. Love these pictures. You're so pretty with your scones. Also, do tell. Who is the couple in the picture on the bookcase? Loving those bulb lights too...thinking about getting some for our outdoor area, but I'm afraid my neighbors will think I'm a snob.

    But I am!

    So I'm doing it!

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  7. @kara, not entirely sure yet, but it won't include a sewing machine (i don't sew) and it is for lindsey's room. i know that much!

    @elizabeth, my grandparents. on their wedding day, obviously. it's my favorite. and do it (bulb lights).

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  8. That picture of Steve + Parker is cute. With the stripes and plaid. And, roasted brussels sprouts are amazing. I never thought I liked them until I had them that way.

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  9. The 2nd to last picture of you and Parker....LOVE, just too sweet!!!

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  10. Adorable pictures, last one is heart melting!

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  11. Brussels sprouts are a staple in our house too. The hubby wasn't a huge fan until I sauteed them and well now he LOVES them. WINNING.

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  12. Oh Lindsay's arm pop pose in the picture of the three kiddos cuddling on the ground...cracks me up! She is a funny one.

    Good eatting for sure.

    And I spy a pile of nifty fabric. Whatcha doing with that?

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  13. I've been sauteeing (spell?) my brussel sprouts for years! I love the browned flavor. Try sprinkling a little balsamic vinegar over them at the very end. Just a little! it adds an interesting flavor that complements the sprouts and deglazes the pan.

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  14. sounds pretty perfect-nothing like making forts. those cookies look brill!

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  15. Looks like you had ana amzing weekend, great pictures!!

    xoxo
    Petchie
    http://itsallofthelittlethings.blogspot.com/

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  16. Everything looks so cozy! You are a good momma!

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  17. Sounds like a pretty perfect weekend! I agree about the brussels sprouts! Now I can't wait to try kebobing them on the grill this summer.

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  18. Reading this post made me so hungry... My package of oatmeal at work is just not going to suffice... I want hashbrowns!!

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  19. I love a good weekend picture-roll... great photographs!

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  20. Such a fantastic weekend! Breakfast for any meal always makes a weekend more festive.

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  21. Ooh! It sounds like a perfect weekend to me.

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  22. Fort building? So fun.

    Also, any picture of William and Parker together? I love.
    Those two are so sweet together.

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  23. that pic of you and parks is meltin my heart. so sweet.

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  24. that sounds like a dream weekend. those brussel sprouts need to get in my belly now. parker is a dreamboat.

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  25. Question about the sprouts...

    Do you start with frozen ones?

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  26. these are such beautiful photos--you look especially calm and beautiful with parker.

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  27. diggin' your color coded bookcase. yesss.

    brussels sprouts are my favorite! i can eat an embarrassing amount of them in one sitting.

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  28. I just love reading your blog. Your family is so cute!

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  29. your pictures are wonderful. and now i want breakfast food and brussels. but not together.

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  30. I really need to not read your blog when I'm hungry.

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