Nothing like being Captain Obvious, but I love the weekends.
Weekends mean movie nights, family hikes, longer runs, visiting with friends, and spending time outside.
It also means enjoying some favorite treats that I don't indulge in during the week.
Such as...homemade pizza. I usually make a quick/non-yeasted crust, but I just tried Mama Pea's Tried and True Whole Wheat Pizza Dough, and it was great. I topped it with some tomato sauce, chopped mushrooms, diced red onion, and Daiya mozzarella. If I ask my son what he wants for dinner, he will say "PIZZA!" every time. He loves it as much as I do!
It was ooey, gooey, melty, and delicious, although I think some kalamata olives would have really kicked it up a notch...next time!
Another Saturday evening, we came home late and wanted to eat pronto. I grabbed a package of sourdough wraps, some hummus, and vegetable errata (arugula, tomato, cucumber, carrot) and made some quick sandwiches while frozen fries were baking in the oven. A frosty glass of Colorado Native beer hit the spot! Beer + french fries + ketchup = awesome.
Sometimes, it's fun to indulge your inner college kid and just have snacky food for dinner. I made some OMG Oven-Baked Onion Rings from Appetite for Reduction and some Avocado Chimichurri Bruschetta and went to town!
"Not Guilty" Chocolate Chip Cookies. I mean, really. You've got to hit all your food groups!
What are some of your favorite weekend indulgences?