Starting the day right

4 Feb

If I had to list my three favorite everyday, inconspicuous, not-nearly-appreciated-enough activities, it would go something like this: 1) going out to breakfast, 2) finding time to veg on the couch, and 3) sharing wine, hors d’oeuvres, and stories after a long day at work.

Lucky for me, we started our day with a breakfast date at Over Easy with our lovely and very enjoyable friends, Wes and Colleen. What a great way to start the weekend!

Since Henry joined our family, Deron and I have made an effort to go out for breakfast more often, especially since restaurant dinners are so few and oh so far between. And it seems to be working out for the best- it’s a wonderful routine. It puts me in a good mood. We enjoy some very yummy foods. And I guess lingering over a good cup of coffee, eating a stack of pancakes, and sharing laughs with your friends and family makes all the work week stresses seem distant (always a good thing). Plus, we get to explore the trendier restaurants in the Chicago area before the crowds descend. It’s a win all around.

And now that I think about it, some of my most lasting food memories, heck, some of my most lasting memories revolve around breakfast. There was the time we stumbled upon Captain Crunch french toast at Blue Moon Cafe in Baltimore (best breakfast of my life). Eating a B&B breakfast at the White House Inn in Portland (my inspiration for at home breakfasts). Eating huevos rancheros in Cozumel, looking out over the ocean before a scuba diving trip (so beautiful). Going out to breakfast with my mom before our annual girl day/birthday shopping trip (fueling up for a day full of shopping).

I’ve had some good breakfasts in my life. And I hope that I can pass on my appreciation and the wonderfulness of this routine to Henry and his future siblings. Teach them that is important to sit down for a cheery and delicious meal in the morning, to celebrate Saturday/Sunday with a stack of warm, outragreously decadent baked goods, and to start the weekend days off right.




2 Responses to “Starting the day right”

  1. Sue Leadem February 6, 2012 at 9:54 am #

    Why is it that every time I read your blogs I cry? But it’s in a very good way, so I guess that’s OK. 🙂

    • rleadem February 6, 2012 at 11:18 am #

      That’s because I’m trying to make you cry, in a good way. 🙂

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