Sunday, June 3, 2012


It's been quite a long time since I had an entire day at home without leaving once, and I have to say I enjoyed every minute of it. Matt's leg injury has forced us to stay home so he can rest up, and it's almost a blessing in disguise because I realized last week that I've been running myself ragged for the last few months. I've had a hundred things going on every weekend, and they've all been fun, but I have been feeling a little exhausted so it felt great to slow down and mainly stick around the house this weekend. Not to mention it made the weekend feel so much longer!

This morning started out gloriously with a big errand that I could cross off my list without ever leaving the house - around 8:00 AM, our groceries were delivered! I signed up for Peapod by Stop & Shop to save on time this weekend since Matt can't watch Riker while he's on crutches, and what a time saver it was. I ordered everything online and it was delivered fresh to our door this morning. Sweet!

Once the food arrived, we could actually eat breakfast. This place was bare! Matt and I split a sundried tomato & basil bagel that I bought on a whim; half was spread with light cream cheese and half with a little spray butter. I split them strategically so we could each get half of the top, which is obviously the best part. ;-) The bagel was really good, it actually tasted kind of like a pizza.

On the side I had a cup of plain, nonfat Greek yogurt tumbling over with fresh blueberries. It's so nice to have berries back in season! I also had a large glass of homemade iced coffee.

After a morning of laundry, dishes, cleaning and other fun chores, it was lunch time. The weather was gorgeous so we dragged Riker's playmat outside and had lunch on the patio. The only thing I had on my mind was a cucumber-tomato sandwich, one of my summer favorites.

Matt's sandwich was stuffed with roast beef, but my toasted whole grain bread was layered with a smidge of olive oil mayo, crunchy cukes, juicy tomatoes, and a slice of horseradish cheddar cheese. On the side I had some baby carrots and a dill pickle. 

I was craving something sweet after lunch, and then I remembered that Matt's sister brought us a treat last night...chocolate covered strawberries!

I had a few for dessert last night, but there were still plenty left so I wasted no time making a plate for an after-lunch sugar fix. Matt and I each had two, and every bite was amazing. They were from Van Holten's, which makes the creamiest chocolates. Thanks for the sweet treat, Missy!

The rest of the afternoon was spent tidying up the lawn and enjoying the outdoors. A late afternoon thunderstorm rushed us indoors, where we're now all curled up getting ready for Next Food Network Star. I have to say, I'm secretly loving how much grief everyone is giving Giada this season. Seeing them make fun of how she pronounces "ricotta cheese" is a major guilty pleasure of mine. ;-)

Hope you had a great weekend!


  1. I want a tomato and cucumber sandwich!! I haven't had one in forever and that looks amazing!!! I've got a deal for you, babysitting this summer in exchange for fresh tomatoes from your garden lol :-)