even if it was filled with snowy stormy weather, we had a wonderful weekend.
we spent the days listening to general conference, along with many others all around the world. i am always uplifted and motivated to change for the better after such encouraging words and stories.
In our free time on saturday, we finally combined our soil and compost for our patio box garden. I will be planting lettuce, chard and kale either tomorrow or wednesday, after the latest storm. We also put together our starts, i know we barely made it, and i am excited for when those green little seedlings pop through the soil. I also watched the latest episode of Jamie's food revolution for the second time, made little tags for our seedlings, baked a few more test cookies for an upcoming bake sale, and had a good chat with my bestie.
On easter sunday we traveled north to spend the day with my side of the family. Jane had her first easter egg hunt, plastic eggs filled with poofs, and although she didn't wear her dress, we still brought it with us, just in case. Mom made monster pancakes for breakfast, and dad made a handful of thai dishes for dinner per request of the birthday girl. It was his first try at thai food, and with the help of some youtube videos he did a phenomenal job. On of my favorite parts about meals with the whole family is the conversation and noise at the dinner table. There was a lot of chattering and laughter, a few moments of pause, and an overall feeling of contentment. We were very full and very happy and as always, took home a nice tote of leftovers.
Today I'm sharing the recipe for the fruit compote we had saturday morning. It's so simple, I almost feel silly writing about it. But if there's even one person who ends up enjoying it as much as we did, then it's worth it. It's a perfect weekend breakfast, just combining the fruit, toasting a few slices of delicious bread (preferably homemade) and you're set for the day. We had it with perfectly crispy buttered toast and a glass of almond milk sitting cross legged listening to inspired words; the perfect start for our weekend.
weekend fruit compote
any delicious, ripe fruit lying around your kitchen, sliced into bite size pieces. we used:
a small bunch of fresh sweet basil, chiffonade
honey or agave, drizzled to taste
combine and serve immediately.
we also had it the week before with bananas and strawberries, and this week we'll likely add in some blueberries since they're on sale at the market.
Try it with some yogurt too!