Wednesday, July 1, 2015


It's easy to fall into the habit of waiting until the weekend to make plans. 
I think I convince myself there's not enough time during the week, after work, to do things. 
By the time you get home it's 5:30 or 6, then dinner, then what? 
Most of the time I just want to unwind. 

That being said, if you live for the weekends only, I realized you can miss some really great stuff during the week. 

Like, say- an impromptu dinner picnic along the shores of Medicine Lake.

I was feeling a bit funky this particular week (last week) and was thinking about dinner plans for the evening. I may have even stumbled on a photo during some IG trolling of a picnic when the idea hit me, and I was on my app checking the forecast. It was cloudy but the weatherman said by 6:30 or 7 it'd be partly sunny. 

I stopped by cub, whipped up some turkey and brie balsamic sandwiches on little rustic french loaves, grabbed some old fashioned potato salad, raspberries, and wine, and gave M prompt instructions to stay the heck out of the kitchen for 20 minutes. I put together the sandwiches, packed up our picnic basket, and surprised him with a fun dinner outing. 

The weekends are a great time to do things; more involved things, but if we trick ourselves into think they're the only time to do things.. we may miss some pretty sweet little weeknight opportunities. 


  1. love this! may have to steal the idea. :) we're definitely into a "weekends are only for fun" rut.

  2. With how busy the weekends get, you have to utilize some weeknights! Especially when there's sun, it totally gives you a lot of options. I love this idea and will probably copy you! We like to check out Mpls breweries during the week, too.

  3. Great idea! I have a couple friends who like to do things during the week and my initial reaction is to always decline but I never regret it when I go :)