So, how was your Labor Day Weekend? Hope whatever you did you had a great time :)
In looking back, it seems that our long holiday weekend was about two things: Food and Water. Seriously, we are so wierd.
First of all I made this:
Brioche Bread! My first time making it, too! Tim found the recipe and showed me. I read it over several times and then realized that I had, on hand, every thing necessary! It was surprisingly easy (I really assumed - though one should never) that it was one of those tricky sneaky recipes but it honestly was not. What it did require though was time. Lots of time. It's a two rise bread. Totally worth it. It was so good. Was. Past Tense. It's long gone. Which is always the problem when making bread. If I make it, we eat it.
And then we seemed to have eaten out a lot more than usual. Oh on the weekends we usually manage at least one meal out, occasionally two. But I guess we took the idea of celebrating labor day by not laboring and ate out more than usual.
We had breakfast at Burgundy Square, a local place that is so close we can walk to it. The food is simple, but good, the service is friendly and we have no issues with any of it. Which is why it's so odd that we haven't been there in a few years. And there is absolutely no reason to not go. It was really good!
Saturday we had lunch at a new to us place down in Cape Coral, called Keg & Cow. It's a short and relatively simple menu but with some great innovative thinking. For instance, if you order fries or chips, since both are made fresh and in-house, they ask you what sort of seasoning you want on them? The options, I believe were, parmesan/garlic, sea salt or cajun. What??? That's pretty awesome.
The rest of our eating out was more typical for us, our usual stuff, local pizza and local chinese food. Nothing wrong with any of it. It was all good :) We gobbled up the pizza too fast for me to remember to take a photo. Oink.
Between moments of happy gluttony, we spent a lot of time at the beach. We were there early, mid day, evening, and every hour in between. The sunsets were beautiful, the birds were plentiful, the waves were impressive, and that awful Red Tide stink is gone. Hurrah!
Some days the seas were a big moody but that's ok, we love to watch the crashing and smashing of the water against the rocks at the Jetty.
The Sunsets were magnificent! Some evenings it looked as if the sky was on fire! Other times, it was more a gentle colour show, and occasionally so soft it was almost pastel.
There were kayakers and motor boaters, surfers and fisherfolk, people like me with cameras in hand and sometimes no sign of any humans at all.
All in all, I'd say it was a pretty good weekend! It's a wonderful thing to occasionally have a break in our routine.
But for now it's back to our regularly scheduled program.
Yup, this is me. Some people said, "Sam, you should write a Blog". "Well, there's a thought", I thought to myself. And so here it is.