This weekend was a good one. Lots of family and food, lots of time to just chill. The festivities started on Saturday evening, with the sister’s graduation party! Actually, mom and I had prepped and shopped most of the week. Everything home-made!
Congrats, sister! (Oops I forgot to take off my apron…)
Munchies + raw veggie crudité and homemade (delicious) gazpacho.
Homemade watermelon salad, cole slaw, and pasta salad, plus a barbecue selection (burgers, chicken, salmon) on pretzel rolls.
Ice cream cake for dessert! (+ fresh strawberries and cheesecake). We were originally afraid of getting rained on, but it turned out to be a beautiful night and we were able to spend the whole time outside!
Onto today – of course, Fathers Day! I really wish I had a picture of me and Dad, but I can’t seem to find one. I need to start taking more pictures of the family. I offered to have breakfast ready for him when he returned from his bike ride.
I made Jessica’s bacon apple pancakes – Dad likes his bacon. I have lost my taste for things like this, but Dad said they were really good. I like to please people with food, it makes me happy when people like things I make. Not sure why, but it’s almost like a shared ‘language’ of sorts.
Lunch was a good one as well! We took a walk over to Floriole, our local favorite french bakery. I adore this place – even more so now that it reminds me of Europe. And there’s always something for the whole family there – from grilled cheese with ham to gorgeous fresh salads.
Salad sampler plate! Plus a bean salad because I was still hungry. Then the four of us shared two delicious desserts, but they escaped the camera. And I’m not sorry – they were too good to care.
Then, this happened.
That’s about 8-10 inches gone – I have no idea how short it will look when it’s curly again (no, it’s not permanently straight). I needed a bit of a change, it’s been about 5 years since I’ve really cut my ridiculously long hair.
The rest of the day was spent doing some errands, and hanging around the house. Ended with a nice dinner outside of mostly party leftovers, and a pea soup Mom made from market peas and fresh tarragon.
As much as I claim that they bug me, I do love spending time with my family. Congratulations, Miriam! Happy Father’s Day, Dad – I love you so much <3
No questions today – I hope everyone had a lovely weekend, and happy Fathers day to all the Dads out there. ~R
- Hi, I'm Rachel! I'm a 20-something city girl with a passion for staying fit, eating well, learning how the world works, and exploring. I'm a born foodie, but like to share an occasional workout, travel, or eco living post. Thanks for stopping by! And feel free to email me at eatlearndiscover[at]gmail[dot]com.
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