Weekends Are…

Weekends are the best time to bake.

And make your house smell delicious.

I made something along the lines of these.

I better take pictures of the new goodies before the family eats I eat them all.

Weekends are the best time to stop and smell the roses.

Or the yellow calla lillies.

Weekend mornings are made for nice long walks and catching up with my husband. I can talk his ear off for 5 miles while he nods and says yes, dear.

Five miles later, I came up for air. That expression, I’m at a loss for words. That’s never happened to me.

They’re also the best time to read cookooks as if they are novels.

In bed, starting from the beginning, one page at a time, line by line, word by word, to be sure I don’t miss a single thing.

And I wouldn’t want to miss a single thing in Joy’s book. It’s fabulous.

Weekends are the best time to eat fudge. Especially when it’s vegan, gluten-free, soy-free, and has no refined sugar.

Dare I say that actually sounds like it’s good for me and I should eat extra. Twist my arm.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Chocolate Protein Fudge

What’s been the best thing you’ve done or eaten so far this weekend?

Complete the sentence: Weekends Are__________

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Enjoy your weekend!


  1. Love this! So refreshing :) Weekends are… the best! Your baking looks soo delicious. The most tasty food I’ve had today was out for brunch – Greek yogurt,cinnamon granola, mixed berries, caramelized bananas (the best part), ginger, goji berries + honey!

  2. Those flowers are simply beautiful. Love that color. I think weekends are for enjoying.

  3. I agree, weekends are so the best time to bake & make the house smell all yummy. (: I am thinking about making cherry chocolate chip cookies today !! (:

  4. Weekends are…my favorite. I subscribe to your blog, so it’s been a while since I’ve actually been to your site! Love the new name and layout :) And, as always, your baking looks absolutely delicious and your photos are gorgeous!

  5. Weekends are a great time to re-charge! The best thing I made was the balsamic reduction. Ahhh-so good with mushrooms, onion, fennel and bell pepper. I made a big batch so I have plenty to try on other things too!

  6. Weekends are a good time to pull all the weeds from the flower beds! Oh and eat some fudge that I made yesterday as a reward for pulling all the weeds:-)

  7. Weekends are…
    My favorite part of the week!!!

    I agree…it is definitely a time to play in the kitchen and make a fantstic lunch of fajitas (like the BOY and I did today) on the grill.

  8. Weekends are for rejuvenation. Sometimes that’s staying in bed until 9, sometimes it’s getting up at 6 am for a long walk by myself before the husband / housework starts. Those yellow Calla Lilies are gorgeous!

  9. i *love* my weekends. the best thing so far has been my very long run today, baking my first batch of donuts (banana bread donuts w/ dark chocolate glaze. cant wait to post them tomorrow!) and having a movie night in with my boyfriend. :)

    PS: i NEED to buy cookie butter asap.

  10. Weekends are rejuvenating. It gives you a chance to take a break from the fast treadmill that is life and to value the time you have with family and friends.

  11. Sounds just wonderful :) I need to get my hands on joy’s cookbook! Best thing I’ve done this weekend? Hung with Josh and run with Kaylin. Best thing I ate? Believe it or not- a beef burger tonight!

  12. those are my kind of novels. Oh i love it. I need to buy that one next!

  13. Three cheers for vegan protein fudge! Looks fantastic. Hope you’re enjoying the weekend, Averie :)

  14. Catherine Hoffman Reply

    Weekends are for catching up and connecting with the hubs. Our time.

  15. Weekends are for sharing … sharing time with family and friends!

    This weekend was for Prom …

    Friday … excited for Prom ….
    Saturday … preparing for Prom … taking pics for Prom … seeing daughter off to Prom
    Sunday … will be for recuperating from Prom … :)

    Lovely pics …

  16. That jar of cookie butter up top reminds me that I’ve been meaning to tell you that I blame you for my husband’s obsession with the stuff now. You got me hooked and then I brought 4 jars home this past trip and now HE WON’T STOP EATING IT! seriously, he demolished 1 jar in 3 days, I had one spoonful. I’m thinking about hiding the remaining jars from him.
    Obviously, I’m joking about the blame part (kinda ;))

  17. Weekends are for catching up with friends and family!!!

  18. Weekends are made for relaxing and being with friends and family!

  19. My weekends are often full of partys , the good studentlife!

  20. hehe! Your walks with your husband description made me giggle. I can relate!

    Weekends are for… spending quality time with my husband, having the chance to take my time with a workout, and maybe heading out for a nice meal.

  21. Weekends are for spending with the ones you love!
    The best part of my weekend was a great date with my husband

  22. Weekends are for sleeping in and getting organized for the week! Sounds a bit boring, I know, but one of those necessary evils. :) I love spending Sunday in the kitchen trying out new recipes to take for my lunch during the week.

    Our walks sound like yours – I do a lot of the talking!

  23. And to shoot a cookbook!! XO Love the post today :)

  24. Weekends are relaxing. Oh wait, that’s what weekends should be. Most of the time they are actually full of food prep and running errands. But those stolen relaxing moments make it all worth it.

  25. Weekends are work days for me recently! Then again so are week days:)
    Fortunately the acting part of my job is jolly good fun…it’s the business side I’m trying to learn to love.
    Those yellow callas are amazing’

  26. I’ve been cooking up a storm this weekend. And now I’m exhausted and need another weekend!! But – the best thing I did this weekend was a fabulous baby shower with friends. Fun!

  27. Weekends are … pure bliss.

    I bought some of that cookie butter in NY, and the hubby LOVES it.

  28. …for celebrating beginnings and endings with the ones who’ve been there through it all.

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