Aaaaaaaand it’s Monday!
I hope your weekend was relaxing, revitalizing, jam-packed, smile-inducing—or whatever you hoped it would be.
The highlight of mine was celebrating Mother’s Day over a delicious brunch with my mom and her boyfriend’s family yesterday. The mimosas flowed; we had unlimited access to perfectly-crisp bacon; custom-order omelets were a-plenty; and there were tables upon tables of desserts.
What made the brunch particularly enjoyable for me, though, was finding myself in the midst of a knock-your-socks-off-cute guy.
Eli and I have SO much in common! We share a love for chocolate mousse. We have a knack for getting food all over our faces. Heck, we even have the same color hair.
AND, like me, he loves taking pictures.
We spent the entire morning hamming it up for the camera!
Totally my type. Clearly we’re meant to be.
If only he were 25 years older. 😉
Before brunch, I decided to take a morning walk, since it was 70 degrees (at 7am!) outside, and our reservations weren’t for a couple of hours.
By the time I arrived home 40 minutes later, my stomach was knawing away at me, so I made a small peanut butter yogurt-granola bowl to quiet my appetite.
I’m so in love with this coconut cluster granola!
Around 11:30, we met Dave and his family at Berryhill, one of my favorite restaurants in Boise. Berryhill is actually the sister restaurant to Bacon, which is where I had that amazing egg white frittata—and bacon, of course!— a few weeks ago.
After the hostess led us to our table, I did a quick lap around the restaurant to see what I wanted to tackle first.
And then I saw it.
The omelet station! Decision made.
I thought about getting a slice of ham, but that seemed a bit too lunchy. When I’m at brunch, it’s breakfast all the way, baby!
Everything was delicious—especially the roasted red potatoes, which were perfectly crisp on the outside. I also loved my Parmesan-packed veggie-loaded omelet.
While we ate, we sipped on complimentary Mother’s Day mimosas. It doesn’t get much better than champagne and orange juice.
Midway through my meal, I noticed something was missing—ketchup! I almost always use Heinz on my eggs when I’m at restaurants, however I rarely ever use it at home. Just realized that!
Finally, it was time for dessert. My first dip was the whipped cream-topped chocolate mousse. It was light, rich, and so, so SO good.
I couldn’t pass up the meringue tarts and vanilla-raspberry pudding, too!
The dessert highlight, however, was the cheesecake. You all know that ice cream is my favorite food, but cheesecake is my favorite dessert dessert. This one was as classic as they come—perfectly creamy, and coupled with a raspberry drizzle.
My mom and I initially planned to just take a bite or two of each, but between the two of us, we ended up polishing off about everything. It was all just too good!
After dessert, we headed to the grocery store.
Let me tell ya, there’s no better way to keep your grocery bill down than to shop on a full stomach! My mom and I were laughing about how our inner-impulse buyers were nowhere to be found!
Don’t worry, though, we still managed to do plenty of damage. 😉
Oh, Whole Foods, how you own me.
Before I check out, here’s a little inspiration to kick off your week.
Take pride. Have FAITH.
I hope you have a truly marvelous Monday! Be sure to visit Healthy Diva Life to check out the other MIMM posts!
Lots of love <3
I want to know….
Men: what’s your “type?” Artistic? Preppy? Surfer-dude? Grunge-band? Hipster? Tall? Short? Brown eyes? Blue eyes? Fill me in!
I promise I’m not a cougar. 😉 As far as “types” go, I like to think that I don’t have one— that I instead judge a guy based on character, intellect, and chemistry. Heh. BUT, I tend to gravitate towards the semi-preppy, tall, pretty eyed, athletic type. The problem is, most of these guys are douche bags! It never works out. I think this is why I’m still searching for Mr. Right. 😉
Attending a brunch: Do you go for breakfast foods or lunch foods? What’s your favorite brunch food? Ketchup on eggs: yay or nay?
I also like hot sauce on my eggs!
Are you an impulse shopper, or are you good about making a list and sticking to it? Do you make a point to shop on a full stomach?
I’m so bad about this! I always leave the store with items I didn’t intend on buying!