Something happens in Williamsburg when the sun comes out, the temperatures warm up, and spring is in the air……..
That “something” is that every damn person within a 2 hour radius decides it’s a great day to spend the day in Williamsburg! The whole town was jam packed with people all weekend. Tourists going the wrong way, slowing down to a near stop while they figured out their directions, taking all the parking spots….ahhh, the perks of living in a tourist town.
It wasn’t all bad, though, because some of those day-trippers happened to be my sister and niece! All in all, I had a fantastic weekend in town. I’m a bit sunburned, but I’d say it was well worth it.
Let’s back up to Friday, shall we? On a whim, I decided to dip out of work a little early. I wanted to get a leg up on all my errands and chores so I could enjoy the gorgeous weather. I spent all of Friday afternoon tackling the cleaning and laundry, plus I gave Bella a much-needed bath. Riley must have sensed that I had prettied up the house, because he came home and surprised me with some beautiful lilies.
I absolutely LOVE the smell of lilies and our house has smelled amazing all weekend.
Saturday morning started with a trip to the farmer’s market and meeting up with my friend Tara. We took a long walk around the colonial area, making sure to say hi to the lambs.
We ended our mini workout with brunch at Aroma’s. I had an egg scramble and we sat outside, soaking in the sun and people watching.
As soon as I got home, I got a text from my sister saying that she, her boyfriend, my niece, and both dogs were in the car and were 25 minutes away from town! I quickly changed clothes and met them all back in the historic area to walk around and catch up.
I ended Saturday with some wine and Riley time, sunburned and totally happy.
Sunday started on a much slower note, which was pure perfection. We had the windows open and got to start the day snuggled up under the covers and listening to the birds chirp. Until the pets realized we were awake and started whining outside the door….they have impeccable hearing.
I read some cookbooks with my coffee while Riley made us brunch.
Then Riley was off to work and I was back to bed for a nice long nap.
I rallied around noon and got some errands done, then caught up on some tv shows until Riley got home and it was time for dinner.
Have you guys ever seen those “one pan dinners” on Pinterest? Well, I found a recipe over at Eat Yourself Skinny for lemon rosemary chicken and decided to make a really similar version.
I changed several things as I was cooking it, but it ended up being really awesome. I don’t mean to toot my own horn, but….
That dinner was the bomb. Do yourself a favor and make it sometime. Some of my adaptations- I used fingerling potatoes instead of red ones, added parsley to the herb/oil mixture, marinated the chicken for an hour, tossed some red pepper flakes and garlic onto the green beans, and grated some fresh parmesan over the whole plate before digging in. Riley gave it two thumbs up, which means it was a total winner (he’s the food snob between us, so if he gives it full approval it’s definitely good).
And now it’s Monday again. Big sigh. We’re switching things up today, though, which should be fun. I’m headed up to Northern Virginia for work. I have some student receptions and college fairs before coming back on Thursday, so it should be nice to get out of the office for a few days!
What was the best part of your weekend? What’d you do?
Does your town get a lot of visitors?
Do you consider yourself to be a food snob? I don’t, actually. I love a good meal, but at least 50% of the time my main goal is to just not go to bed hungry. If that means I eat oatmeal, a PB sandwich, or just keep grabbing bites out of the fridge until I’m not hungry anymore, I’ll do whatever. The other day I spent 15 minutes eating potato chips out of the bag while watching my friends on Instagram post stories of goji berries, smoothies, hemp seeds, and vegan burgers.