sunday we decided early on that we would get out no matter what or where, anywhere, just outside. sunday i almost always cook a hot breakfast, today was eggs bacon and toast. we then got dressed and went for a drive and stopped at a local spot to walk the woods. it was quite chilly today. the high was only in the low 40's by the coast. so i drug up my down jacket for the walk. hat, scarf, fingerless gloves, and my down coat, you would think it was winter. :)
we walked and stumbled upon the railroad tracks and watched a train go by, kids picked sticks upon sticks, built fairy houses, discovered BIG fairy houses built in the woods by someone else, i found a ring of unbroken birch bark and wore it home as a bracelet.
when we got home we started prepping our sunday meal. (our new tradition) this sunday corn chowder and bread bowls were on the menu. hubby is the bread guy here, he tried a new recipe today and portioned what was to be a loaf into 2 balls and baked them on the stone. no idea if they would make bowls for the soup like we hoped. they did. perfectly. soup smelled so good cooking in the cast iron dutch oven. (our new favorite thing to cook in!) i again went to my beloved america's test kitchen family cookbook for the soup recipe. bacon + onion + garlic + red skin potatoes + corn + cream = yum.
only down side to the weekend is this seasonal cold the kids and i are fighting off. sitting here tonight i feel worn out, but even with that little bit of not so good, i still feel oh so satisfied.
tomorrow? no school. 3 day weekend for the kiddos. YAY! i hear it may warm back up into the 60's this week. man i am loving this year's weather.