A weekend get away + my favorite way to make oatmeal.
Last Friday I told Andrew I needed to get away.
We had woke up that morning and Maggie couldn’t walk. Her back leg was super painful and she could barely move. After x-rays at the Vet, we found out nothing was broken…probably just the result of slightly deformed hips. What can you expect when you get a shelter dog that’s a mix of 2 different breeds that weren’t necessarily compatible to breed? She has the legs and tail of a large Labrador and the body and head of a small Terrier. But it’s all okay because she’s the perfect dog that never gets on the furniture or destroys anything;)
After some meds she was feeling better, but I thought a relaxing weekend was what we all needed.
So we headed for a weekend escape to my parent’s lakehouse.
I wanted to be active without thinking about exercising.
I wanted to leave my makeup bag at home.
I wanted to not open my computer.
So that is exactly what I did.
Friday evening before we headed out of town we picked up a <3-shaped pizza from Papa Murphy’s. We were starving by the time we got to the lake so paired with a salad this made the perfect, easy dinner.
The next day we woke up and I made both of us tea lattes (because we all know how I feel about tea lattes). They were so cozy that I made us each a second mug before we had breakfast.
Breakfast was whipped banana oatmeal.
For the oatmeal I cooked 1 cup oats in 2 cups milk. Then whisked in 1/2 mashed banana, 1/2 sliced banana, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and a pinch salt.
I cooked them low and slow (to make them as creamy as possible) and constantly whisked everything together.
Then I sat down and ate this bowl of oatmeal as slowly as I possibly could. A change from my typical morning routine of quickly eating something as I rush out the door in the morning.
Rather filled from breakfast, we decided to go out kayaking for a bit to help us digest.
And then just like that it was lunch time. We didn’t go to the grocery store and just bought what we had from home, so we tried to keep meals simple. Omelets it was.
With a side of tortilla chips because lately I can’t get enough crunchy + salty.
Then we went and played tennis, brainstormed blog ideas, watched movies, drank more tea and then…it was margarita time!
Paired with snacks so I didn’t get totally shawasted.
Then I worked on a recipe for the blog (coming Friday!).
Then dinner was leftover pizza & salad + broccoli & snap peas that I had brought from home. We just roasted up the veggies and served them on the side.
…and dessert. Vanilla ice cream + chocolaty goodness that I’ll tell you all about on Friday.
We got up early-ish Sunday, cleaned the house a little and then hit the road back to Houston.
It was quick, but a much needed getaway!