In my continuing effort to play catch up, I’m going to talk about last weekend. Yes, I realize it’s Thursday and the new weekend is practically upon us but that’s just how we roll around here. So, last weekend. My photos, I’ll warn you now, are all of food. Sorrynotsorry.
Friday afternoon I made a big ole jar of pickled eggs for Dale. The Instant Pot makes the best hardboiled eggs and they peel so easily that this only took minutes. I just use 2 parts vinegar to 1 part water and plenty of salt and I let them sit in the fridge for about 2 weeks before we eat them. So much better than store bought and a lot cheaper, too.
Friday night, of course, we had our usual Friday Night Snacks. (Yes, that’s an event and therefore it deserves to be capitalized.) Cheese and salami, olives and marinated mushrooms, along with a martini for me and beer for Dale. It’s my favorite night of the week, I will tell you that. We wind down from the week, catch up and chat, and spend the entire evening together, listening to music, sometimes (rarely, honestly) watching TV, and most nights dancing at least once or twice.
Saturday morning I had some time to myself and I spent it reading and puttering, meditating and journaling – you know, the stuff you do when it feels like you have all the time in the world to do it.
That there is my Saturday lunch – leftover flatbread pizza that I made on Saturday night. I used store bought naan and topped it with fresh mozzarella and some roasted tomatoes and fresh basil along with plenty of cracked pepper. Deeeee-lish.
We spent Saturday afternoon building a raised garden bed together. It was my Mother’s Day present as I really want to grow our own tomatoes and basil this year since our CSA has been discontinued. We had fun doing it, too! No pictures but I can tell you that it’s 4×8 and made of pine and perfectly level. It’s right outside our kitchen door and I’m very excited to get started but it’s still a little early here yet for planting.
Sunday was Mother’s Day and Dale, much to my surprise, made me breakfast. It wasn’t breakfast in bed since I’d been up ages before him but it was sunny enough to be breakfast on the deck and I like that better anyway. It was wonderful and a real Mother’s Day miracle! Hannah and Jess came over for the afternoon and we had such a pleasant time. We snacked and chatted and drank wine and played banangrams. It’s so nice when your kids turn out to be people you like to hang out with, isn’t it?
That, my friends, is last weekend in a nutshell.