Good Morning and Happy Saturday!
It is a lovely Saturday morning and I am enjoying a moment of peace and quiet while sipping on a warm cup of Joe. Gotta love Saturdays! We had a great evening last night and ended up going to the Pearl District and eating at the Deschutes Brewery.
We scored a table outside and had good food, good company and overall a fun Friday night. I was also able to get my pizza fix. We ordered the:
House Salad -sweet field greens with seasonal garnishes, candied malts, Green Lakes Organic Ale vinagrette.
Spent Grain Flatbread
GRILLED WASHINGTON PEAR AND GOAT CHEESEBriar Rose Creamery goat cheese, balsamic grilled pears, whole milk mozzarella, and toasted hazelnuts topped with white balsamic vinaigrette tossed baby arugula.
We also ordered:
Spicy Mac & Cheese
I would not say this was the ‘healthiest’ meal but we had spent several hours at the pool swimming so hopefully had a few extra calories to burn.
Today is a fresh new start and I began the day with the most delightful Peach Melba Chia Oats!
1/2 cup rolled oats
Cinnamon, to taste
Combine above ingredients in a small pot and cook over medium heat for 5-6 minutes. Remove from heat and top oats with:
drizzle of raw honey
I am so excited because it is a beautiful day and we are going to be heading to the PSU Farmer’s Market, then the Pearl District Art Festival and then to my friend Jeannie’s house for dinner.
recipe adapted from Epicurious website
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/3 cups sugar
- 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
- 3 large eggs
- 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 2 cups fresh Oregon blueberries
- Powdered sugar
I am off to get cleaned up for the day and am ready to have fun. Have a great day and a great Labor Day Weekend!