For the past month I’ve been constantly on-the-go. Friends from Seattle have been visiting, which has been a blast, but I haven’t had a low-key night for a while. Well this weekend I’ve been able to recharge quite a bit.
Friday night my roommate, Sheena, and I along with our close friend, AnneMarie, decided on a Low-Key-Movie-and-Make-Your-Own-Pizza Night!
I love veggie pizza but another one of my favorite pizza toppings is pineapple. I couldn’t decide on one type of pizza so I decided to make ¼ of my pizza with just pineapples. I know it’s so weird but I love it! As a kid my favorite pizza was Hawaiian pizza, but now that I’ve gone meatless I decided to go with just pineapple.
We ended the night with watching How Do You Know. I’m notorious for falling asleep to movies so I have no idea how the movie was after the first 10 minutes. I guess I didn’t miss out on much because both Sheena and AnneMarie didn’t have too many good things to say about it. Sheena’s Final Score: 2/10
The next morning we decided to go for breakfast and a hike. We stopped by St. Honoré Boulangerie, a cute French restaurant. The menu was lacking in vegetarian options as far as savory breakfast foods, but my sandwich, Brie aux Fines Herbes, was fresh and simple. I’ve never had a salad before 11 am before but it was quite refreshing. Final Score: 7.5/10
AnneMarie’s aunt gave her this awesome book called The Portland Stairs Book by Laura O. Foster, which showcases walks and hikes in Portland that include a variety of sets of stairs. Here’s one on our 2-hour walk/hike through Nob Hill, a neighborhood in Northwest Portland.
I woke up this Sunday morning and finally watched The Fighter. Such a great movie! Christian Bale definitely deserved that Oscar for his role as Dicky Eklund. Amazing! Check it out if you haven’t yet! (I’m such a sucker for inspirational sports movies!) Final Score: 9.5/10
Last but definitely not least, for breakfast I decided to use Friday’s leftover veggies to make omelets for my roommate and me. I used to make them all the time in college but I’ve been out of practice. The first one turned out to be more of a scramble in the shape of an omelet. But I redeemed myself with the second one!
Homemade Omelets (makes 1 omelet)
- 2 eggs
- 1 Tablespoon Water
- Vegetable oil spray
- 2 Tbsp onion, chopped
- 2 Tbsp bell pepper, chopped
- 2 Tbsp summer squash, chopped
- 2 Tbsp spinach, chopped
- 1 veggie sausage, chopped
- Salt and pepper
- ¼ cup Mozzarella cheese
- 2 Tbsp tomato, chopped
- 2 Tbsp Avocado, chopped
- (or whatever veggies you want)
Whisk eggs and water together in a small bowl and set aside. Spray a small skillet with the vegetable oil and heat on medium high. Sauté onions, bell peppers, summer squash, spinach and veggie sausage. Add salt and pepper. Add the egg mixture into the skillet, and without moving the skillet, allow the eggs to set on the bottom (this should only take a few seconds). As eggs set, take a spatula and push the edges of the egg mixture in, allowing the uncooked eggs on top to flow underneath and make direct contact with the skillet. Repeat the procedure at various spots around the edge of the setting egg mixture. When eggs are set but still shiny, remove the omelet from the heat. The whole process should take just 2 or 3 minutes. Add half the mozzarella cheese, tomatoes and avocado to the skillet. Fold the omelet in half and slide it onto a warm plate. Add the rest of the mozzarella cheese, tomatoes and avocado onto the folded omelet. (Optional: dip in salsa or ketchup) Now eat and enjoy!
(Partially adapted from How to Make a Basic Omelet)
I forgot how delicious brunch at home can be. I think I want this to be more of a weekly tradition instead of eating out for brunch. (My wallet will probably thank me too.)
I guess staying in has motivated me to eat in!
How was your weekend? Did you have a low-key or crazy weekend?