Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Memorial Day Weekend: Part I

Friday afternoon before Jake got home from work for the long weekend, I started searching the internet for pretty patriotic desserts. I was craving something sugary but also pretty and found the perfect combination: A beautiful berry cheesecake pie. It was SO easy and yummy. Like, it will be this summer's dessert of choice. It's basically strawberries and blueberries on top of this whipped cream/powdered sugar/cream cheese mixture all slathered into a pie shell.  H e a v e n.
Also, Jake made the yummy pie and I just threw the berries on top. (He was a little worried I wouldn't give him any credit) ;)
The leftover blueberries inspired some homemade pancakes the next morning, and they were also incredible. Jake has a magic touch when it comes to pancakes and waffles -- he learned a hits-the-spot-every-time flour/sugar/milk concoction from an old lady on his mission, and it never fails to please. I'm actually especially impressed with how these ones turned out, because he ground his own oat flour and used almond milk instead of cow's milk and we didn't have any sugar. Haha. So here we thought they'd be his first failed batch, but they were actually my favorite. I don't know what secret ingredient he's sneaking into them, but they're divine. We topped them with blueberries and powdered sugar and they were gone in minutes. Fresh berries -- I want to eat them on everything all summer!
After breakfast we shoved all our dirty laundry into a big duffle bag and walked it to the laundromat. And while our clothes were washing we did our grocery shopping. It was a busy Saturday, and probably how most of our future Saturday's will look, but it's nice that we can all be together.
On our way home we joked about how all of my chores have now become Jake's chores too. It's absolutely impossible for me to do them by myself with no car and three kids, so grocery shopping and laundry are saved for the weekends. He says he doesn't mind it, and we're both loving how much closer it's brought us already. I definitely enjoy it more with his company and help. :)
It ended up raining for the rest of the day, so we had a quiet evening inside. And later that night we cut into our yummy berry cheesecake pie and enjoyed it together in the kitchen :)


  1. So great! You are so good a holidays and beautifully delicious treats. Sounds like a wonderful weekend!

  2. yummy!! That pie looks amazing! good job Jake for making it! And for you "just throwing the berries on" haha. I'm sure it took all of two seconds ;) Looks delicious and pretty pictures! :)