Another Wintry Weekend In the CLE

Is anyone else sick of this winter? It has been cold and icy and snowy here for weeks and I’m so ready for warm weather and sunshine and a clear sidewalk to walk and run on!

Okay – enough complaining I suppose. Because despite the weather, it was still a good weekend spent with B and FW. I was sick most of the weekend, so it was pretty laid back and low key.

We of course had to start the weekend by celebrating National Pizza Day with my favorite pizza- Marottas!

Saturday, B made FW and I some pancakes to kick off breakfast. Fun fact- I never used to like pancakes or sweet stuff for breakfast- I was much more of a savory breakfast food lover – until pregnancy.

We spent some time later that afternoon at the West Side Market; we used to shop there all the time when we lived downtown, but now we only make it there maybe once every other month or so.

And of course we had to visit Rising Star for some coffee and chocolate milk (tea for me from Cleveland Tea Revival).

After the Market it was time to hit up the Great Big Home and Garden Show! I had won tickets in an online giveaway from Cleveland Magazine and it was a great way for us to get in some running around time and get Francis moving even with the cold weather.

Saturday night, B made us dinner – spaghetti, meatballs and homemade sauce.

Sunday morning we decided it was warm enough and finally not snowing/icing/raining/sleeting/etc. to go for a walk, so we walked to brunch!

FW got tired of walking, so B carried him. He then fell asleep in the carrier

We split some eggs and a  lemon crepe. FW was suspicious of the crepe until I told him it was like a  cookie 🙂

Sunday afternoon after our walk was pretty lazy. I got in some rest, some baking and some peanut butter making.

I realize I can’t remember the last time I bought any nut butter at the store! I got my Vitamix about a year ago and it has been the only way we’ve been doing peanut or almond butter. I LOVE having it and need to use it more!

Sunday night included dinner with B’s family and that was about it. We watched the Olympics with them for a little bit – it was the first time I’ve watched any of the events! I need to start getting into them.

Some questions for you:

  • Are you watching the Olympics?
  • What type of nut butter(s) do you like?

I’m linking up with the weekly wraps!

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8 thoughts on “Another Wintry Weekend In the CLE

  1. I feel for all you guys still dealing with the freezing temps! I won’t tell you how warm we got here over the weekend in Florida… LOL!
    Pizza and pancakes! Both sound (and look) so good! And, peanut butter making? Yummy!
    I love just about all nut butters, especially almond and peanut butter. 🙂

    • There’s actually no recipe. I just put in about 16 ounces of nuts and blend until it’s a butter! My version has a “nut butter” button, so that’s how I know the speed to use. For peanuts, I use lightly salted (my preference) roasted peanuts. For almonds, I use roasted and sometimes I use salted sometimes I use unsalted. Roasted is a must though!

  2. I can’t imagine making my own peanut or almond butter — that is so cool. I do like Justin’s Maple Almond though. I’m addicted actually. I like watching the snowboarding and alpine/downhill skiing Olympic events. Thanks for linking!

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