Sunday, February 5, 2012

Weekends...

I'm guilty of over-analyzing weekends. After a long work week, the idea of one or two days of freedom seems like such a Big Event that I plan entirely too many events and projects in order to face Monday morning feeling as though I've maximized every opportunity for both fun and productivity. This weekend, however, Zach announced he simply wanted to relax, so I didn't plan anything at all... And so far, it's been positively delightful.

We started the day with a healthful savory breakfast: A colorful mixture of quinoa, sweet potato, and spinach, seasoned with caramelized onions and soy sauce.



Then, coffee at the farmers marker... Coffee for independent people! :-)




When lunchtime arrived, Zach suggested hamburgers. Since we go out for burgers so rarely, they always feel like a special treat! We decided to try Smash Burger, a trendy little cafe in downtown Dayton that offers regular burgers, chicken burgers, and even vegetarian black bean burgers with a variety of gourmet toppings such as guacamole, banana peppers, and fresh jalapeƱos. My favorite was my side dish, the only kind of french fries i like - sweet potato fries with rosemary and garlic!


Zach was so pleased with our lunchtime treat, that he even agreed to go antique store browsing (aka Pyrex seeking) with me, where we found this gorgeous 1970's casserole dish...



I think I've become a fan of relaxing, spontaneous weekends already.


3 comments:

Choclette said...

Glad you're enjoying your weekend, it sounds lovely. In fact it's just the sort of weekend I like. Being at work, I can't cope with any more frenetic activity and just need a quiet time of it to recuperate - quiet time usually meanting doing the housework, gardening, shopping!!!.

I've never had sweet potato fries before - they look amazing.

Kerstin said...

There's nothing quite like a relaxing weekend with no plans - so glad you enjoyed yours :) Our only plan today is to go grocery shopping and I'm so thankful for the little break from work!

Johanna GGG said...

that dish is gorgeous and I love the sound of the burger bar - I think you need this sort of weekend more often!