Last night officially felt like summer. After spending the day running, going to the farmer’s market, and then laying by the pool. Brian and I joined two other couples for a dinner on the grill.
It was full of veggies and completely delicious. We skewered brussel sprouts to cook on the grill after Erin (one of our friends) marinated them in a mixture of garlic, olive oil mustard, and some other spices that made a delicious combination. I am going to have to get the recipe from her!
Our sides included fresh, tossed salad, brussel sprouts, green beans, and fruit salad. Yum!
We ended the night by hanging out around the bon fire. I can’t believe that summer is already here, but I am so glad that it is.
Brian and I ended up leaving a little early last night from the bon fire because I had a headache. Unfortunately, it was a pretty bad one and it stayed all the way until the morning.
Whenever I get headaches like that, my body seems to crave carbohydrates…the starchy kind, so I started this morning with a bowl of egg white oats with some peaches and strawberries mixed in. It was tasty and made me feel better. Thankfully my headache went away.
I then spent the morning baking batches and batches of cookies for Brian to take on his camping trip. I made Oatmeal Raisin, Chocolate Chippers, Chocolate Cookies with Peanut Butter Chips, Peanut Butter Cookies, and Morning Glory Muffins (recipe for these to come soon!)
We were then surprised when Brian’s aunt and Grandma stopped by to visit for a minute this morning and dropped off a little housewarming gift…almonds and little baggies so that we can pre-portion! What a yummy snack!
After baking away the first half of the day and helping Brian make a playlist for his van full of high schoolers, it was time for a midday date!
Tomorrow is Brian and my 3 year anniversary, and since he is leaving tomorrow and I work all day I wanted to spend the day with him doing something special. We packed up our bikes and headed downtown so that we could ride to the Talbot Street Art Fair.
It was perfect because they had a great bike parking area where they ticketed our bikes and gave us a matching wrist band so that nobody’s bikes got lost or stolen. They had a great system!
Brian and I had never been to the art fair before and were extremely impressed by all of the little trinkets and beautiful pieces of art work. There were a ton of people around and the weather was beautiful…a little hot, but we aren’t complaining 😉
While growing up, my family would always take advantage of the summer festivals in my hometown, and I still love these types of festivities. I love the atmosphere, being around of a lot of people, and the different dynamic that each event brings to the city. This was the first official summer festival of the year that Brian and I have attended, and I hope we have a chance to go to a few more!
After browsing around for a while, we were pretty hungry. We decided to rest our feet and enjoy some gyros. I got mine with just veggies and feta and Brian enjoyed a chicken gyro. I had never had a gyro before, and it was really tasty! I loved that the insides were super cold against the warm pita, especially since Brian and I were very hot!
After stopping at all of the booths in the art fair, Brian and I headed across the street to a cute little cupcake shop, 111 Cakery. After speaking with the owners husband and trying a delicious sample of their chocolate chip cookies, Brian and I caved and split a strawberry shortcake cupcake. The cake itself tasted like a regular strawberry cupcake, but the best part was the little surprise of real strawberry filling inside. Very tasty!
All in all, it was a great way to spend the afternoon. I love day time dates!
We then came home, and while I prepared my meals for the week Brian’s dad made a delicious dinner of tossed salad, grilled veggies and scallops.
Just one summery thing after another! I love the warm months and can’t wait to take advantage of all they have to offer.
I hope you all had an amazing weekend. Now, it’s time to relax and watch a little Food Network Star, I love Sunday night traditions…almost as much as I love summer 😉