Being a tourist in New York City must have gotten to me because when my mom visited for our annual autumn mother-daughter weekend, I had my camera on hand at all times. It really couldn’t have been a better fall weekend. Mom-and-me time is my favorite.
<< Friday Night >>
mushroom bruschetta // persimmon pomegranate salad // apple arugula flatbread (not so good) // Mama’s New Zealand vino
My mom rolled into town right when I got off work (TGIF!); we both needed to stretch our legs, so a short walk was in order before trying a new restaurant on the opposite side of town: Wine Time. Note: I haven’t acquired a taste for wine (gasp!), but I was curious about their food menu. Our small plate choices had potential, but were sub-par to my standards (a.k.a. flour-y, dry flatbread).
Our lighter dinner left us room for a stop at one of my favorite ice cream shops for seasonal pumpkin ice cream – yum.
<< Saturday >>
blue skies and crisp leaves at the FM // fresh greens // CA grown // Chico Chai // pedicures // lunchtime salads // canyon ridge near Paradise // healthy, comfort food: Butternut Squash, White Bean, and Kale Ragout over polenta
We didn’t waste any time on Saturday. We were up and out of bed by 7:00am. I whipped up a couple of bowls of creamy steel cut oats to fuel us through our morning… and the rest of our sun-filled, delicious day!
<< Sunday >>
brisk early morning walk through Bidwell Park // homemade pumpkin (pecan) pancakes // traditional trip to the pumpkin patch + my “knuckle head” pumpkin
Sunday got an even earlier start, as we had some shopping to squeeze in, too ;)
That’s a wrap. Time for bed. See you soon!