So, here is my "recipe" for the perfect fall weekend:
1 part quality time with he husband.
2 parts family time.
1 part sightseeing.
2 parts enjoying nature.
Plus a pinch of relaxing to rejuvenate the soul
Which is everything we did this weekend...
Started with an amazing breakfast of banana pancakes and healthy fried apples.
It was a gorgeous fall day so we took a friend on a bike ride through the countryside....
Everything is still so lush and green,,,we are loving it...it was super muddy though and very windy!
I love the directional signs!
We then biked downtown and enjoyed a drink on the patio...where service was even more horrendous than normal lol
We than had an impromptu picnic on the edge of a canal..nice oil slick, eh?
We then took a lovely canal cruise...
This is the Nemo Science and Technology Centre.....
This is the back of Nemo...it has seats so you can sit up there and enjoy a beverage or lunch...in the summer it has a water installation so the kids can play up there and stay cool! I also love the sailboats!
We then had a full day of cheerleading...
I loved this catch...it was so clean!
I took a walk to stretch my legs...this lake was beautiful...I love that fountain that is out there.
I love coming home on the train...that still has not gotten old. The quality time I get with the kiddo when we are waiting is priceless.
Ended the day with a homemade meal...end of season zucchini and onions, sweet potato fries, and a chicken breast on the foreman.
We had such a fabulous weekend...hard to believe it will be topped by a trip to Rome here shortly! If you follow me on Instagram you can see my Rome photos as the happen. ;)
Now...to get ready for the week ahead!
Cream of Wheat, cereal, fruit bowl, eggs and veggies scramble
Monday: Leftovers: chicken parm with zucchini
Tues: lunch out with a friend/ham and cheese sub
Wednesday: Leftovers or tuna salad
Thursday: Tuna salad/ham and cheese sub
Friday: pbj, apple, chips, soda as a treat ;)
The time has come for the husband to crunch, so sadly the kiddo and I are on our own for dinner this week so it will be full of mostly meat free.
Monday: Whole wheat ravioli with onions, garlic, and cherry tomatoes
Tuesday: Open face caprese sandwiches with side salad and pumpkin
Wednesday: Thin crust pizza's with side salad
Thursday: Caprese quinoa bake (to use up the basil from earlier in the week & to freeze some)
Friday: Dinner in Rome! YAY!
Saturday: Dinner in Rome again! YAY!
Sunday: We will go to the Pure Markt once we are back from Rome and get some amazing for Amsterdam BBQ.
That sums it up for me this week. I can't wait to try the quinoa bake. My dirty little secret is that I am not a quinoa lover so I am hoping that will help me like it a bit more.
What are you cooking up this week?
Btw, I am linking up over at Org Junkie, come join the par-tay! :)