Saturday, September 21, 2013

A Lovely Sort of Day

I love Saturdays!
I always feel like I accomplish so much more on a Saturday than I do any other day of the week.
My morning started with coffee and muffins with a friend on her rooftop.
A lovely way to start the day!
 Then we headed over to a new yarn shop we recently learned about.
(More on that trip another time.)
 For lunch I made two kinds of pasta.
Italian tomato and lemon mushroom.
Served up with olive bread and salad.
Delicious!
 Then an afternoon walk with my husband
We didn't even break a sweat so that means the weather is slowly starting to change.  Yes, it's still 110 during the day, but mornings and evenings are getting a little bit cooler.
 For dinner I made our favorite lentil & spinach soup with spicy pita chips on the side.
And then I baked up some walnut raisin bread for my boss' birthday tomorrow.
Now it's time to call it a day and hit the hay!
Jingles thinks so, too.
Apparently dishcloths and doilies make for very nice bedding.
Hope you are having a great weekend.

45 comments:

September Violets said...

My Saturday has been very productive too, but not nearly as fun as yours! Coffee on the rooftop sounds very soothing, and a visit to the yarn shop?! Couldn't get much better. My daughter has come home for a special dinner tonight, and my husband has just left with instructions to bring home some ingredients for cookie baking later. Glad your evenings at least have cooled down. Rain all day here today, but it's sort of nice to cozy up indoors for once. Jingles looks adorable surrounded by handknit dishcloths ;) Take care ... Wendy x

Phyllis @Around the House said...

It sounds like you had such a good day, love the soup and bread you made for dinner...yummy and coffee on the rooftop sounds delightful...Come for a visit...phyllis

Catherine said...

I love Saturdays too. Looks like you had a productive one! I am in bed with a bad head cold so I am getting lots of movies watched today. That's pretty productive right? :)
xo Catherine

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

Hello Tammy, Rooftop breakie sound fabulous to me.. I always love seeing your Palm Trees.. To me they mean warmth and sunshine which is always lacking greatly in our Long Winter Months. I look forward to seeing pics of that new yarn shop. Hugs Judy

linda said...

Sounds lovely Tammy, mine was very full too but a bit stressful. Sweet dreams!:)

Blondie's Journal said...

It sounds like you've had a full and happy day, Tammy. Even though Saturdays can be busy, if we slow our pace and enjoy everything we're doing, it never seems hectic.

You made me feel hungry with the soup, pasta and bread!

XO,
Jane

Mereknits said...

ANy day that involves visiting a new yarn shop has to be a good one. I cleaned my outdoor furniture, and spent some time knitting.
Hugs to you,
Meredith

Terra said...

Eating on your friend's rooftop sounds fun and I like all the food you show. That weather is too hot for me.

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Your day does look like a most lovely sort of day. I love Saturday's, too! Your soup sounds so healthy and delicious, I'd love the recipe! Ahh, sweet kitty:) Twyla

Willow said...

This post made me so content. All that great yarn and good food and the sweet look on your sleepy kittys face ...purr-fect.

okcamp said...

Tammy,
The food looks wonderful. It's cold and damp where I'm at. Winter is on its way. 110 degrees sounds good to me.
Diane

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Tammy,
Glad you had such a productive Saturday! Love the way Jingles nestled herself...
Hugs,
Mariette

Quinn said...

The picture of Jingles made me smile - so totally comfy!
I'd love to know how you make your lentil soup, Tammy - my hit-or-miss method leaves something to be desired!

Dagmar said...

You accomplished so much this weekend...good for you, would love to share a meal with you....happy day to you Tammy..xo

Diane said...

A very lovely day. Still a little hot for me. The food sounds wonderful, though, and I don't blame Jingles for snuggling down in your pretty crochet. Diane

Createology said...

When working full time it is such a comfort to have a fun and full Saturday. All of your cooking looks delicious. And a new yarn shop???
Wonderful cooler days dear...

by Teresa said...

I could just feel your happiness through the screen! We're having a good day too.. hubby is making chicken noodle soup with biscuits and the boys are being sweet watching kids tv. I've crocheted on Caleb's blanket and read Sunset magazine and relaxed today. Good times! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Susan said...

Awwww, Tammy. I think you were a born homemaker.

Jingles, so sweet!

All your food items looked lush!

Thanks for all your visits. Love them.

Take care. I know your boss will LOVE the breads. Susan

Mistea said...

Sounds like a perfect day all round. Food, friends and family enjoying delicious food. That yarn shop looks delightful.
Enjoy your week.

Jan said...

Jingles has it all figured out!!! Smart kitty!

Your Saturday was productive in many ways....you accomplished so much! Oh, and a new yarn store, too.

Our Saturday was just as productive and even relaxing. Hubby is done working for the summer, so we got our lives back to 'normal'. We're planning a big hike tomorrow to celebrate!

Hugs
Jan

Alessandra said...

Happy birthday to your boss!!!!!
I want to know about your visit to the yarn shop!!!! Please!!!
xxxxx Ale

Lyn said...

I love Saturdays too!
Yours sounds perfect and I love the photo of Jingles!
Xxx

Plain Jane said...

Crikey Tammy you have been busy. Pitta chips? Is that just like toasted/fried pitta bread? Sounds delicious - especially with that lovely soup - but then there's the muffins, and the salad,and ... sorry had to stop on account of all the drooling! Have a lovely week x Jane

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Tammy;
Oh, I wish I could taste your dishes♡♡♡ Looks SO different from ours which is mainly soy source base p;)
How relaxed your lovely Jingles looks♬♬♬

Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Debi Y. said...

Coffee on the rooftop and a visit to the yarn shop - sounds like a perfect day. :)

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

That Jingles has great taste in bedding. ;) You Saturday sounds like a great kind of day (especially the yarn shop visit!). Hope you have a wonderful week. blessings ~ tanna

Helen Philipps said...

Dear Tammy this is such a lovely post, what a happy Saturday this sounds! Your cooking and baking all looks so delicious, and a long walk with your hb sounds perfect. How cute Jingles looks amongst the crochet!
Wishing you a happy week.
Helen x

crafty cat corner said...

A perfect day, a perfect post and the reappearance of darling Jingles.
Briony
x

Sam I Am...... said...

That did sound like a wonderful day from morning until night. Have you ever published your lentil soup recipe? It looked so good! Well, it all looked good....I think I better go eat something now! LOL!
Have a great day tomorrow!

vintage grey said...

Sounds like a lovely Saturday!! And, your lentil soup looks so tasty!! Wishing you wonderful week! xo Heather

Lorrie said...

Wow, you had such a productive day, filled with lots of good things to eat. My Saturday was not quite as busy as yours, although I cooked a fair bit of the afternoon in preparation for dinner guests. Glad to hear your weather is cooling a little.

Hindustanka said...

It was indeed a joyful Saturday! I agree that on such days you feel rested and can do many thing sin one day! I also had a nice weekend with my husband, a bit of eating, a bit of
yarn shopping, and I bought something for myself and even framed my small painting :)
Your cat is too cute, and of course, those crochet things are the BEST ever material to sleep on!

kathyinozarks said...

a beautiful saturday indeed. the food sounds amazing too

Deborah said...

Lovely post. I always enjoy "visiting you!"

Betsy said...

Such a lovely calm and productive day. Muffins on the roof and a yarn shop. Nothing could be better!
110 as a cool down is still waaay too hot for me!
Blessings,
Betsy

Vicki Boster said...

Hi Tammy-- you've just described such a lovely day. A rooftop breakfast sounds delightful and so does a visit to the yarn shop:)
That walnut raisin bread looks wonderful. Love the photo of Jingles-- what a cutie!

Xoxo
Vicki

Claudia said...

You're making me hungry, Tammy! The food looks so yummy - the bread and muffins are making my mouth water. You did have a productive day!

xo
Claudia

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

That's my kind of Saturday Tammie - you sure fitted a lot in!

I would love those recipes - Lentil & Spinach Soup and Walnut and Raisin Bread yum yum! maybe you've given them out before.

Yes Jingles definitely has life sussed out!!!

Hugs
Shane

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Sounds wonderful. Your food photos always looks so delicious! I always love to see your sweet cat!

Nancy said...

Wow, I don't know how you do all of this - and on a Saturday! Sounds delightful all the way around. Now get some rest. =) Hope you saved at least one loaf of your raisin bread to enjoy!

Preeti said...

My Saturday is like any other working day since my daughter is now in class VI . She has half day school , so I get up at 5:30 . Everyday I come up with a list to accomplish and by end of the day only10% is achieved. I must add even daily household work to the list then the % would be more.
The yarn shop looks so inviting !! :)

Melanie said...

Wow, you sure were busy on a Saturday! Coffee and muffins al fresco with a friend sounds like a perfect way to start a day. Have you posted your recipe for your lentil and spinach soup before? I would love to have the recipe!

Astri said...

Food and a new yarn shop. Oh Tammy that sounds so good!

A Fanciful Life said...

Hi Tammy,

Wow, you are so productive! I also tend to do more on Saturday's but the day always goes by too fast, and by the late afternoon I'm ready for a nap! I admire your energy (and your meals you cooked too!).

Never fails to amuse me where cats like to sleep - clean laundry is a favorite around here!

Glad you had a great day!

Warmly,
Sharon

Min egen hälsoresa said...

Your saturdays sounds like my sundays. For some strange reason I always get things done during the last day at the week.

Jingles is so sweet and your food looks yummy!

<3

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