My Weekend – A Not-So-Easter-y Weekend

This weekend was pretty laid back.

We went out for our tenth anniversary on Friday.

I can’t believe we’ve been together for a decade. It defies reason.

We were kids where we first started dating – albeit, kids who thought they knew everything.

Now we can drink legally …

And we enjoy our own variation of the “good” drink – my Riesling, his beer.

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We went to Zengo’s on the Promenade.

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We had sushi, duck fried rice and thai chicken empanadas.

It’s a Latin-Asian fusion type of place.

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And some coffee for dessert with a Mexican Chocolate Bar – delish.

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Then we went home, cuddled on the couch and watched a movie on Netflix.

For us, it was a pretty good anniversary.

Then the next day, the Boy decided he wanted to walk. I mean, like really walk – so he decided to take us on a 5 mile hike around Santa Monica.

I agreed on condition that it ended somewhere nice for brunch.

We went north towards Montana, which was pretty busy on a Saturday.

I happened to glance inside of the Williams Sonoma and saw (to my delight!) the Blender Girl giving a turoial from her new book.

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But undeterred, after trying out her smoothie and mayo recipes, the Boy got s back on track as we loped towards the ocean.

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Equally undeterred, I steered us towards Le Pain Quotient and brunch!

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Can I tell you how much I loved brunch? It was amazing.

And I  am n general in love with brunching.

And then we trekked back home. Just about 5 miles all around.

Not bad for a Saturday morning.

Made only better by finding a package for me at home!

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I have a very cheeky bestie. Imagine – me changing my name?! Yeah right.

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I love her.

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I also grabbed a baguette and some hazelnut spread for home.

This stuff is soooooo good …

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And the baguette became our dinner, and then breakfast.

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I made a baguette-based french toast casserole that turned out pretty awesome.

Served with coffee, fruit salad, maple crusted bacon and mimosas.

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Heaven.

Then we hung around, did the groceries, got a bike pump to replace the broken one and then I taught the Boy how to make pizza! And we tucked in, watched some more Buffy (and some Angel) and called it a pretty laid back weekend.

Making tomato sauce ...

Making tomato sauce …

His pizza creation.

His pizza creation.

My pizza creation, with mint Lemonade Iced Tea to go with.

My pizza creation, with mint Lemonade Iced Tea to go with.

Next week, maybe a hike around one of Calfornia’s parks? Or possibly some sort of exploration of a sandy beach? Tune in and we’ll see!

 


How was your weekend?

AmmyB

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