Monday, July 5, 2010

Best Day Ever

This weekend was everything I could hope for- relaxation, great weather, good food, and time with friends.  I fell asleep quickly each evening- the ultimate sign that I am relaxed and stress-free.
It was one of those weekends when I kept looking over at hubby and telling him 'this is the best day ever' (I do this a LOT) but it really was great!  I know we sound like one of those sickeningly happy couples and probably are, but what can I do? :)
We woke up early and I was handed a homemade latte right away.  Not sure if it was intended to keep me quiet or what, but it worked.
Hubby knows I am easily entertained and he has this down to a science.  Look what I caught him making for himself for breakfast- plain yogurt with honey.  I almost shed a tear with excitement that he had joined my cult!

We decided to venture out to Half Moon Bay and spend the morning at the beach. 

Hubby surfed while I took pictures, behaved like his groupie, and read my textbook.  It was cold but such a fun experience.  I forget how lucky we are to live 45 minutes away from a beach, even if I have to wear sweats and a hooded sweatshirt while there.
The Counter
I had been stalking and drooling over the idea of going to The Counter ever since they opened an East Bay location.  I read about it on Lara's blog, The Dining Detective and knew I would love it.  The concept is that you can build your own burger by choosing your own toppings, protein, bread, and cheese.  You can also chose to put it on a bed of greens.  I took a picture of my clipboard but you'll have to zoom in or check out their full menu here.
I highly recommend the place.  They focus on sustainable and local ingredients and have a sweet wine and beer selection that we would love to check out when we come at a more appropriate time. 
Here is my beautiful creation:
Turkey burger on a multi-grain bun with sprouts, roasted red bell peppers, marinated green peppers, goat cheese, and grilled pineapple. Amazing.

The hubby had to show off and ordered the special- a bison burger.  He seemed to enjoy it. 

We each ordered peanut sauce and though it sounds odd, it was a great combo.  I made more peanut sauce to eat later this week when I did my food prep.

I have been doing great on my yoga challenge!  I have only missed one day this month (I am fully aware that it's only July 5) and actually took a rest day because I was feeling sore.  This has to mean that yoga is doing something, right?  I also hit a milestone and took a 3 mile hike yesterday.  This is big, since I haven't been able to wear running shoes in a month.  I'm hoping to get some good news from my doctor tomorrow and get the green light to start moving like a semi-normal person.  I'm off to hit the stationary bike and read my book, then zoom off to my yoga class. 
Hope you are all enjoying the rest of the long weekend if you are in the US and otherwise enjoying summer.

P.S. Please come back for the next post- a guest post from my fabulous hubby.  I'm clearly a fan.


Jessica @ How Sweet said...

I love posts from your hubby! I can't wait. :)

Meghan@travelwinedine said...

I love how cute you two are! Perhaps it's because we are sickeningly happy together too! I want to try surfing soooo badly.

Anne Marie said...

So glad you had a relaxing weekend!

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...

Awwwwwwwwweee you two are so cute!!!!

Missy said...

Fun weekend! Your burger looks amazing! I just heard they are opening one in NY! Can't wait!

Katie @ Healthy Heddleston said...

Aww you are so cute! Looks like a great day you had and a very yummy burger! Looking forward to see what the post from the hubby brings!!

Mo Diva said...

i want to go to there! take me with you next time! im only across the country. i will be there in no time!

Thinspired said...

Heck yes for The Counter! How perfect that you finally got to try it. Thanks for the shout out :)

Sounds like a picturesque weekend! A homemade decadent!

Katie ♥ said...

Girl I MISS YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have been so busy as ever and love when you pop by my blog, because you are busy too!

Oh what a great day at the beach, i hope to go to a beach soon, and love the hubby showing off his burger!!! So cute!!!

I hope you get the green light from the doctor, and if not then I hope it is very soon you do!

So cool your doing lots of yoga! Love it!!!

We found a place today, thanks for the well wishes on that!!! We are very happy!!!

Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) said...

YUM!!! I love The Counter. It's so good. We have one in LA but that's about 45 minutes away still. I need to go again.