Not sure if you heard, but in Southern California – it rained most of the weekend.
We’re talking thunder storms, with lightning, buckets of rain and mud slides in some areas – so we got much needed rain in drought-torn Cali, but with some bad things too.
So dinner was comfort food: pineapple fried rice.
For us, that basically meant staying in, staying dry and finishing off season 2 of “House of Cards”, which I am still processing, and starting season 1 (of 7) of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
And generally staying indoors.
So I made bread, some banana granola from Shutterbean and some smoothie packs.
I also made some yummy scones – vanilla scones, very soft and flaky. Love.
And watched a horribly awesome British comedy called Sightseers with my Friendship mug which always makes me think of Lauren and Marina who sent it to me with a bunch of flowers after a rough couple of weeks. It makes me happy.
Then on Sunday, the POP reduced to 20% and we were off on an adventure!
We opted for Laguna Beach – we haven’t been yet and it’s only an hour away.
We walked along the boardwalk, taking pictures.
Of sand, seagulls, sun paths …
Palm trees …
Even the little shops along the way.
Laguna Beach is an artist haven – full of weird pieces of great art that grab you at intervals.
And did I mention the sunpaths?
There are all these alleyways and secret like places.
I loved this little alley that led to a cafe, chocolate shop and gelaterie.
And then upwards into a little community above, with hanging vines and little cafe tables.
It’s a beautiful place.
There was a family of Girl Scouts on the way back to the car, so … I bought some cookies.
Always gotta support the Girl Scouts!
And then when we went home, where I chopped up some pineapple …
And grabbed some veggies …
And some coconut milk …
I made a Thai pineapple and coconut rice and chicken bake.
With some lava cakes for dessert.
With fruit and icecream of course. I got the recipe from the last episode I watched of The Pioneer Woman.
You can find it here.
And then we settled down for the night, watching the end of the Oscars.
How was your weekend?