10 Things I Did This Weekend

1. Ate a patriotic breakfast Sunday morning.


2. Ate a lot of salads.



3. Went swimming in a creek with Nick, Maggie, and our neighbors and got some sun on my shoulders.

4. Didn’t take a shower on Monday until 7:30 pm. We were too busy swimming, cleaning, and napping!

5. Baked a new cookie bar.


6. Found some of the best olives I’ve ever had.



7. Cooked chickpeas from scratch.

8. Picked and shelled our last batch of peas from the garden.

9. Had s’mores with our neighbors Saturday night before dinner. S’mores as an appetizer? Yum.

10. Had to throw away my yogurt trial – it didn’t work this time! I tried using some greek yogurt since that’s what I had in the house, but I think I need to use regular plain yogurt.


What did you do this weekend?


  1. Those cookie bars look delicious! I ate one of the best things I have ever had this weekend – a chocolate tart on macaroon crust!

  2. Sounds like you had a solid weekend! :) I’m jealous of all the s’mores people had over the weekend!

  3. I’ve been craving smores!! I used to make them over the stove top when too impatient to build a fire. :P

  4. Those cookie bars look great! And I looove olives.

  5. Love the sounds of your weekend–I can’t wait to get your cookie bar recipe..they look great!

  6. Great weekend! This weekend I installed a dishwasher! Yoohoo! Goodbye hand-washing! I also made several new and unusual recipes.

  7. Your weekend was awesome!
    and I love all those patriotic breakfasts all the blogers had, they all look so yummy!

  8. Sounds like a PERFECT weekend! I also had a patriotic breakfast on Sunday (yogurt with strawberries and blueberries), and I went back to San Francisco for the weekend! We hiked, enjoyed live music, and had a cookout. So glad you enjoyed the long holiday weekend! :)

  9. Looks delicious. I’m cooking chickpeas from scratch today, too!

  10. I made a s’mores cake :) S’mores for an appetizer is okay in my book!

  11. I received a sourdough starter this weekend and thought of you!! I can wait to try all of your great recipes!!

  12. I can’t even come up with what I did this weekend because I’m so busy seeing green at the idea of a smores appetizer!! Recipe…… :)

  13. Sounds like a great weekend to me Brandi!

    1. Went to Taste of Chicago
    2. Had a BBQ at my house on Saturday where I ate way too much food.
    3. Dinner at Stir Crazy Sunday night.
    4. Slept in until 10:30 Monday morning – nice!

  14. I did a lot of stuff this weekend. Most of which was spent at the ER.

  15. Sounds like an amazing weekend! :-)
    1. cleaned my house thoroughly
    2. made some excellent gnocchi
    3. spent time with my boyfriend discussing the future
    4. had a glass of my favorite red wine
    5. had an amazing 12km run at the gym

  16. Please pass on those recipes!!!! I need them in my life, I do believe.

  17. wow your pancakes look delicious. actually your pancakes always look delicious!

    yay for cooking chickpeas from scratch! i think they taste better/are so much cheaper!

  18. fun, fun, fun! i love the idea of swimming in the creek – THAT sounds like a good time!


    (1) drank too much beer.
    (2) walked about 20 miles.
    (3) nursed a hangover.
    (4) had the best time with my best friends ever

    happy tuesday :)

  19. What a nice weekend you had! I honestly sat around my cabin reading and not really moving :/ haha it was fairly relaxing.

  20. u have the best grain combos in ur salads with even better topping! plus the patriotic pancakes are quite charming! <3

    COOKIE BARS!!! mmm i want one for a snack soon!! NiCe <3

  21. Dessert before dinner…my kinda stuff! :)

    MMM…by chance are you sharing the cookie bar recipe?! YUM!

  22. What an awesome weekend! That sounds pretty perfect to me :)
    I hitchhiked about six hours (back and forth) both friday and saturday each day, I begged a random African man to take me somewhere to buy eggs to make french toast, I ate real chips and salsa, I celebrated the 4th with doing totally non-American things. :)

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