Hi friends – I hope you had a great weekend, and a lovely Easter, for those who celebrate it!
Here are some of the highlights from our weekend.
1) A spring-y run date.
All the flowers out right now are so gorgeous!
My friend Grace and I met up and did 5 miles along the Mt Vernon Trail – it feels good to be able to comfortably do that distance again!
Grace and I want to sign up for a spring race to train for together… do you guys know of any local 10 milers (or around that distance) happening in mid May or early June, before it gets too hot?
We aren’t ready for a half marathon, but want something a little longer than a 10k… too bad we didn’t get it together in time for the GW Parkway Classic next weekend! Oh well.
2) Easter brunch with my family.
I love an excuse to put Riese in a cute dress. 🙂
My mom made a delicious brunch for everyone featuring some of my blog recipes: Smoked Salmon and Vegetable Egg Casserole + Fruit Salad with Honey Lime Yogurt Dressing. Plus bacon and some blueberry muffins!
(Here are more Easter brunch recipes to try!)
There was a little Easter egg “hunt” for Riese around the living room, too, with a basket for her to put her eggs in. 🙂
Freyja the dog came with us to brunch and got into the Easter spirit as well… for 5 seconds before she wanted this thing off of her.
3) More brunch!
This one was on Saturday – I met friends Kathleen and Sarah for brunch at St. Anselm in Union Market in DC.
We got a ton of stuff and shared it all and everything was amazing: monkey bread + deviled eggs + biscuits with pimento cheese + a mushroom omelette + a delicious spring salad with beans and artichoke hearts.
4) One more meal out!
This time with Matt and Riese to get BBQ on Sunday night. It was nice out so we wanted to sit outside, and the fridge was looking pretty bare!
Rocklands BBQ hit the spot.
We did eat at home this weekend as well, although it was mostly leftovers or random throw together meals so not super photo worthy!
Here’s one picture I did get of a meal at home though – this was Saturday night’s dinner. Dim lighting, but you get the idea!
It was some microwave-wilted baby spinach with a quinoa and veggie salad (a frozen one from Whole Foods I believe), plus Wegmans BBQ chicken that we defrosted and then threw into the oven (you can read about it in this post from awhile ago).
And that’s about it for our weekend!
The non-highlight from the weekend was doing lots of packing and work around the house. We are under contract on a new home (moving to Del Ray in Alexandria!)… lots to do before we move!
I hope you guys had a nice weekend – catch you back here on Wednesday with a new recipe.