A Simple Saturday Morning

A peek into our at-home ideal Saturday morning - breakfast, puppies, coffee, OJ & more :)

A Simple Saturday Morning

It’s spring(!) and our Saturday mornings are feeling so much happier and brighter now that the sun is shining and there’s finally not any snow on the ground. I love Saturday morning, I love not leaving the house until at least 1pm, and I love watching TV until we run out of things to watch. Somewhere in there, I’m also making a healthy breakfast (or brunch). Here’s a peek at what an ideal Saturday looks like for us:

First things first, we wake up next to this cute face:

… that is – until “cute” turns demanding. What you’re not seeing in the video below is the part where Jack howls back. A he-says-she-says (with Annie the dog) howling match goes on for a good 20 minutes until Jack ultimately loses and he gets up to feed the pups.

Our roles are simple: Jack feeds the dogs, and I feed us. On this particular day, I had some great things stashed away in my fridge. Some really fresh farmers market asparagus, pea shoots (from this post), among other ingredients. I usually make breakfast tacos or some kind of scrambled eggs, but this time I folded lots of fresh veggies into simple omelets.

This “recipe” isn’t much of a recipe: scramble 2 eggs (per omelet), swirl the eggs into the bottom of a skillet, and fill with pea shoots, peas, tomatoes, and feta cheese. Fold and plate once the eggs are set.

I simply cooked, seasoned, and plated some asparagus in a separate skillet and felt good that our day was getting off to a very green start.

Of course, everything’s just a little better with some avocado toast:

In my opinion, coffee and orange juice are MUSTS for a leisurely Saturday breakfast. I really love the new Simply Light Pulp Free Orange Juice. It has a wonderful light, delicious taste.

A Simple Saturday Morning

Of course, the typical Saturday usually entails errands, book recipes, or family activities after breakfast. But since this is the ideal Saturday, that means lingering around the breakfast table, maybe watching some TV, and heading off to the farmer’s market to get inspired for the week to come!

Also, trying to repeat this on Sunday 🙂

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  1. JNe

    Annie is adorable and your recipes are divine. I will give the lower sugar oj a try. Simple has anew low sugar lemonade I will try as well.

  2. Suzette

    Looks amazing and so simple to put together—thank you!
    Also, your bedroom looks so calm and peaceful. I love the blanket that Annie is on in the top photo. Do you mind sharing where you got it and /or manufacturer? It’s beautiful.

    • Jeanine Donofrio

      thanks Suzette! It’s from Target! Their line called Fieldcrest.

      • Suzette

        Thanks, I’ll look for it. I love loveandlemons and I print and make many of your recipes, so thank you!

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Hello, we're Jeanine and Jack.

We love to eat, travel, cook, and eat some more! We create & photograph vegetarian recipes from our home in Chicago, while our shiba pups eat the kale stems that fall on the kitchen floor.