Hello and happy Monday! How was your weekend? Did you do anything fun? Have a great week 🙂
When I woke up Sunday, I was so happy to see it was raining. It’s funny because a few weeks ago, I complained about how it was constantly raining. We haven’t gotten rain in so long so it was nice to have kind of a gross day. Alex made us some pancakes to enjoy for breakfast. I paired mine with a glass of cranberry green tea.
After breakfast, I lounged around on the couch and finished “The Reason You’re Alive”. Just go get a copy of this book from your library, it’s so good! There were quotes that made me laugh out loud. I loved it so much and the message is amazing. It’s a book you don’t even realize has a message until the end, at least that’s how I felt. I loved it and will be recommending it anytime anyone asks me for a book to read.
It was time for lunch so I made half a sandwich. We only had three slices of bread so I looked in the fridge and found leftover broccoli and roasted potatoes so I cute a piece in half to enjoy with the veggies. I wasn’t too sure if it would fill me up but it did for sure.
I planned on baking a loaf of pumpkin bread but Alex’s mom called to say she baked a loaf for us. I didn’t think we needed two loaves so I opted to make baked oatmeal instead. I used this recipe and I’m hoping it’ll be a good and filling breakfast for the week. The mornings are in the awkward phase where it’s too cold for smoothies but too warm for oatmeal. I’ll report back on how this recipe turned out once I eat it.
A few weeks ago, Janae posted about making bread and the recipe had been bookmarked. I figured fresh baked bread would go really well with our leftover pasta for dinner so I gave it a try. It was actually super easy to make! Although, the mixer I was using did start to smoke…so let’s all send some positive thoughts that I didn’t break it The bread was so good! The only thing I would change next time I make it is to take it out once it turns golden brown and then brush a little butter and sprinkle a little sea salt on top. Otherwise it is SO good!
For dinner, we heated up our leftovers from dinner the night before. I personally think pasta is one of the hardest dishes to reheat as leftovers but after trail and error, I’ve found the best way to do it. I turn my oven to 350 degrees and place the pasta cold into an oven safe dish. After a few minutes, I stir the pasta up so evenly heats evenly and repeat until everything is hot enough (max 20 minutes). Sprinkle a little parmesan cheese on top and you’re all set!
After dinner, we got comfy on the couch. I started a new book and Alex did some stuff on the computer. When we’re hanging around our apartment, we always have music on in the background. Last night, Alex chose the “Crooners and Cocktails” Pandora radio station. After a bit, he asked if I would watch the Frank Sinatra documentary that HBO made. It’s a two part movie with each part being 2 hours long. We’re about an hour and thirty minutes into the first part and it’s really good. We only stopped because it was getting late and we needed to head to bed.
Question of the day: Have you ever made homemade bread?