Yes, why? Well, it all started very lazy without the annoying sound of alarm across the room (purposely placed there so I need to get up to turn it off). Mr. IV left to work very early, as of teenager... well, he sleeps on weekends like tomorrow is a boot camp (really, how can you sleep until three in the afternoon?!)
I lingered in the bed for a while, then had some tea while reading through my e-mails.
Day promised to be slow... until... until I realized that I need to: make some bread, make some dessert, make some pasta, fold the laundry, water garden... You've got the picture, right?
And before all that I had one stop to make: every day I start with a workout at the gym: run and either yoga, or aqua fitness, or cross training. To exercise first thing in the morning is a must for me, you know I have priorities, right?
|Pasta and bread dough|
Then I thought, that I should make the yeast dough for the bread and pasta dough before I leave the house, so by the time I am back it is all ready to roll.
Two hours later, geared up for a run, I drove to the gym (yes, it's strange you need to drive to have a workout, I know. It is just extremely hot to do anything outside. Oh, how I miss Seattle on those days!), thinking: how nice it would be to have another Kitchen Aid stand mixer! I could multitask in my kitchen even more, right? :)
|Five miles run on elliptical|
Five miles later (a little over 8 km) I got back to my kitchen. Both, pasta and bread dough, were perfect and ready to be played with. Bread dough had another good kneading and placed in a pan to rise one more time before baking.
Pasta dough needed some filing as my dear teenager challenged me (more on that in one of the next posts) to make a regional Italian dish, and he also picked the region.
One of the ingredients for vegetarian filling were mushrooms, and the other filling was meat. Both fillings were made from scratch, including grinding meat as I don't really believe the store bought one after reading numerous articles on what's in it.
Skipping the boring technical part, by the time we were ready to roll the pasta dough (which teenager does with our pasta roller attachment with endless giggles and jokes, entertaining me as well) it was dark outside.
|Tortellini with mushroom filing|
Our Saturday dinner was late but good and worth all the work we've done.
When I finished all my planned, and a few unplanned chores for the day, it was close to midnight. My charged by five miles run energy was just enough to post a photo of that cute little face and drop asleep.
Hence my virtual Saturday was left wordless...
Sometimes no words needed, right? :)
Oh, yes, there was a lemony dessert too...
|Bite size footballs (soccer in US)|