There’s just something wonderful about a weekend at home with nothing planned. In looking ahead at our calendar and realizing that pretty much our whole March and first few weeks of April were booked with activities (pretty much all fun stuff!), I was looking forward to a weekend of relaxing and not doing much.
So, what did our weekend at home entail?
Friday night meant some Indian food. We had eggplant, cauliflower, fish and naan. SO good!
(Grilled cheese for FW)
We also started a movie – The Girl With All the Gifts. I had read the book before and was wanting to see the movie. We didn’t make it through Friday night, because I decided I wanted something lighter.
Saturday morning, B took FW to his cousin’s soccer game, so I got to (sorta) sleep in! Meaning I woke up at 7, went back into bed at 8:30 and relaxed until they came home around 9:30. I’ve been under the weather, and woke up Saturday with a massive headache, so resting in a dark bedroom was what I needed.
Later in the morning, we made some peanut and almond butters.
Saturday afternoon, the rainy weather let up for a little bit, so we went for a short family walk to a bakery for lunch. FW fell asleep for a short while in the stroller. But he woke up for some bread when we got to the bakery!
We hung around the house for a while, reading and relaxing as it rained some more.
It cleared up just in time for us to head out again- this time for some shopping. We made the trip to the West Side Market to pick up goodies for the week.
That evening, B made a pretty amazing meal – veal osso bucco. I had never had it before, but he had picked up some veal shanks at the Market and it turned out pretty good.
Sunday morning, after breakfast, the three of us took a walk to a new donut shop that just opened a few miles away – Daylight Donuts. It was a beautiful day (finally no rain!) and great to get outside. FW walked for all of .5 miles before hopping in the stroller for an hour nap, which I didn’t mind.
That afternoon, we hit up a wood warehouse so B could see what kind of inventory they had. He is thinning about making us some porch furniture. This place takes down trees, etc. and cuts them into wood for customers; the guy also makes custom projects and sells them. He had so much raw wood/tree stumps, etc. in the warehouse, and then cut out designs started in his showroom.
Afterwards, we drove to the beach and park to run around for a bit. It was chilly but sunny! And felt great to be outside.
We finished the day with dinner to celebrate my sister-in-law’s birthday at B’s parents house. A pretty busy weekend for having nothing to do – but tons of fun!
Some questions for you:
- Do you like donuts?
- What do you do if you have nothing planned for the weekend?
7 thoughts on “A Typical Weekend At Home”
Those donuts look delicious. They have Duck Donuts in Virginia Beach and they are made to order and always warm when they are done……delicious. So how do you make the peanut butter?
Peanut butter is easy- it is just roasted, lightly salted peanuts blended together! I just throw a container of them in the Vitamix and blend to the desired consistency.
Isn’t it great to get outside! Did you get any of those yummy donuts?
Looks like an awesome relaxing day off! If you love Indian food check out my (Many, many) easy Anglo-Indian recipes on my blog, Hungrymountaineer.com. Visiting from the WW, have a great week!
What a fun weekend! How do you make your peanut/almond butter? I’ve tried using my food processor but it never gets creamy enough! Am I just stopping too early?
I have a Vitamix! It does a great job of blending it pretty thin.After about 2 to 3 cycles I can practically poured the peanut butter out
I’m glad you were able to get out and enjoy the sunshine. I can’t wait to see the porch furniture B builds. Those donuts look delicious. I like a cake type donut, but it is a rare treat. I just had a no plans weekend. I ran with a group of ladies, got some projects done around the house and we went boat shopping (but didn’t buy). Thanks for linking!