Initially I started off this post complaining about how boring my weekend was. And then I read it over and realized my weekend wasn’t boring at all! Maybe spending hours in the kitchen baking and actually having time to workout is considered boring for some people, but not for me. I wasn’t the most social I’ve ever been, but after the craziness of the last few weeks and especially last weekend, I am certainly not complaining. There were some definite highlights (and not-so-highlights that I am sharing anyway) and in line with the Marvelous Monday theme I am expressing my appreciation for having time, even if it wasn’t spent in the most exciting way.
I bet your Friday night wasn’t as thrilling as mine was! Hours of Say Yes to the Dress and a new pasta sauce recipe. One of those nights…
I slept in on Saturday until 10:00 AM. That’s basically unheard of for me. I was feeling ultra lazy so I just heated up a frozen carrot cake waffle, topped it with some PB, banana & chia seeds and just called it a day. I have enough of those waffles to feed the entire Duggar Family. Can someone PLEASE take some of them off of my hands?
Hit the gym with my padre once again. My head wasn’t in the game and as per usual my left leg was acting up. Thinking it’s my piriformis this time because I have shooting pains down the back of my leg. Fun stuff! I did 30 minutes on the elliptical and then my Fit & Fab Spring Abs workout. Followed by A LOT of stretching…and shameless selfies with my Dad being the push-up king in the background.
I finally saw Amy! Seriously it had been way too long. We headed down to the St. Lawrence Market in search of Kabocha squash. I have scoured all of Toronto for this goodness but could not find it anywhere. I read somewhere online that you could find them at the St. Lawrence Market. After much searching we finally found some. We were beyond excited! I think I can die happy.
I contemplated whether or not I should show you this picture. I’m not revealing exactly what they are but be prepared to be overwhelmed by deliciousness! Recipe coming this week…
With an epic success like those I was asking for a failure. My attempt at sweet potato fritters was disastrous. Instead of trying to salvage the remnants I stuck with my go-to breakfast, oatmeal. I spruced it up with some bananas, figs and pistachio butter.
The highlight of the weekend was seeing “Can A Song Safe Your Life?” at the Toronto International Film Festival. It stars Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo and Adam Levine and was directed by the same director of “Once”. The movie was filmed all around NYC so it was incredibly nostalgic for me. It was by far the best movie I have seen all year! They haven’t announced a release date but hopefully it will be by the new year. It is a MUST see.
And to top off the weekend I spent Sunday afternoon babysitting my niece and nephew and prepping for the week. Here’s what’s on the roster: The mystery soup shown below, roasted kabocha squash, BBQed chicken, Harvest Grain Salad, steel-cut oats (been too long!) and cut some fruit and veggies to snack on. Ready for the week.