Our Weekend

We had a really fun weekend this weekend. We worked hard and we played hard. We tried a new recipe on Friday. I read the wonderful Katie at the Kichen Door blog and she featured this recipe on butter-roasted cinnamon chicken:

We really enjoyed it, but there are a few changes we would make, a bit more cinnamon to make it a little warmer and I thought about adding either some golden raisins or some chopped dried apricots or both to make it a bit more moorish!

The crunch of the almonds was a nice addition to the softness of the chicken and the wheat.

Saturday after running a few errands we went on a date! Mr. Michie took me to see Les Miserables. I saw it last year for the first time on the stage with my theatre buddy. It was wonderful. We both truly enjoyed it. Then, he took me on a date to one of our favourite little Irish pubs.

Mr. Michie had the sausage and mash:

and I had the steak and guinness pie:

Happiness!

Sunday morning it was freezing. I got a hot chocolate before we went grocery shopping:

After shopping and some brunch, we put on our work clothes and got to it. We cleaned our attic. That might not sound like a big deal, but for two people, we have a lot of stuff. It was really just more boxes up there then anything else. Well, that and all of our Christmas things. I have so much Christmas stuff, that Mr. Michie says one day the ceilings will fall down because of it and we will be covered in Christmas!

My coat got caught in the door and the button broke and since I had already used my spare, it was a trip to the haberdashery for more. I chose these and spent a bit of the early evening sewing them on. I like them, they give my coat a more vintage appearance.

For dinner we used the pizza dough recipe again from Annie’s Eats and made her Chicken Ranch Pizza, but put a few more veggies on it. It was delicious. We feasted on the couch and finally got caught up on the first season of Once! Now, I can’t wait to start the second!

For dessert it was hot chocolate and junior mints (a gift from my mom), a little Sunday night treat. This morning the snow didn’t come quickly enough, so off to school we go. I am still doing my snow dance, I hope to have just one snow day this term, they are so much fun.

3 thoughts on “Our Weekend

  1. Tiffany @ No Ordinary Homestead

    I know the feeling with the attic. We did that last year before we moved and it was just absurd what we’ve been carrying around with us in the last 11 years and never took out of the boxes — but somehow never felt the need to get rid of either!

    Congrats and what a yummy weekend! I also heard that Les Mis was fantastic :)I’m looking forward to seeing it!

  2. Jennifer Michie

    It is funny isn’t it? These things that you hold on to, for no reason, are they a safety net? I don’t know, but I do know that it is such a good feeling to have that weight off your shoulders, a clean space where the only thing there is what needs to be, instead of a place to keep/hide “junk”.

    Les Mis was fantastic, we really enjoyed it, it was moving, the costumes and sets were beautiful, a definite big screen must see!

  3. the REAL girl

    Aren’t moms wonderful!! So are aunts!!! So are sisters (most of the time). Your weekend sounded just incredible. I’m so behind on your posts and I’m trying to catch up but this one makes me pause…I have to look at that food just one more time….YUM!
    xo
    Joann

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