Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Easy Like Sunday Morning

So many songs that reference Sundays... like Lionel Richie's Easy Like Sunday Morning or another favorite of mine, Maroon 5's Sunday Morning. Truthfully, I used to dread Sundays. Sundays in college meant my sorority's chapter meeting, only a few dining locations were open and homework-- lots of it. 

However, I'm just now starting to enjoy my Sundays. It's a great day to sleep in, to recover from Saturday night, to brunch, to be lazy or to be productive... it's what you make of it, right? I've started to really try to make my weekends as relaxing as possible considering my job was ranked 5th most stressful job of 2014. So when I get a weekend free of travel or work obligations, I relish it! 

 Something that now makes my Sundays/weekends even better? My Nespresso! I had been wanting one for a while and decided to go for it... I really don't love Keurigs so I was a little put off by the similarities, but let me tell you: this makes amazing espresso!! I really had my doubts but I am a new believer. When you purchase the machine, it comes with a variety pack of pods to sample. After sampling a bunch, I was able to determine my favorites. I really love the arpeggio, ristretto, fortissio lungo and then for decaf, the decaffinato intenso. It's really amazing how simple it is to make my own cappuccinos, lattes, etc. as well as control the intensity of the espresso.

I have been loving making myself a macchiato which is an espresso shot with milk foam on top! I think I'll especially love the convenience of my Nespresso in the freezing cold winter months. Being able to enjoy a cappuccino without stepping foot outside will make me one happy camper, for sure!

I've also been trying to eat delicious breakfasts on the weekend considering my Monday-Friday breakfast is either non-existent or consists of coffee and a banana. La Gourmandine is a French bakery in Pittsburgh that has the most amazing pastries... I've been picking them up on Saturday mornings and bringing them home to enjoy for the rest of the weekend. I've also been making bagels with cream cheese, capers, onions and lox...yumm! Not to mention lots of omelette making. We have a pretty back patio with lots of comfortable furniture so lounging outside, enjoying an espresso with breakfast and catching up on blogs/e-mails or reading is definitely my happy place and makes for a weekend well spent! 

Do you have a Nespresso? What are your favorite pods? Have a fabulous day! 



Portuguese Prepster said...

I'm definitely a big fan of the Cosi pods! Taste the closest to a real espresso machine in my opinion!

Sarah said...

Sundays are my favorite days for a big breakfast! Especially in bed made by someone else!

I'm 21 and just started a blog of my own! Would you mind please checking it out?

xo Sarah

RoyallyPink said...

This was all so fantastic! Your pictures are amazing, as always and you make everything look so inviting and comforting. I have such a love/hate relationships with Sundays but you definitely know how to make the best of them! I might have to try to Nespresso, it looks awesome!


Unknown said...

This looks so amazing and just like my perfect Sunday morning! I have a Keurig now, but I love the idea of being able to make more than just plain coffee with a Nespresso. Thanks for sharing!


Living Life in the Lowcountry said...

That bakery is located near where my mom grew up! I love that Lawrenceville is starting to become revitalized!


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