This morning I’m sharing a recap of the weekend including celebrating Father’s Day with my dad and brother.

This weekend was all about celebrating my dad! I got to spend Sunday with both of them and my brother and I spoiled my dad with food. Earlier in the week I picked up a few of his favorite things and made sure that my dad enjoyed his Father’s Day. I hope that you were able to spend time with your family and any father figures you have in your life too.

On Saturday I was craving burgers so I grilled up some frozen ones that I had in the freezer. I didn’t realize when I bought them that they were bacon and cheddar burgers, so I was a bit apprehensive. They turned out to be really good though, so I was definitely impressed. They’re definitely something that I would buy again. They didn’t taste overly fake or processed.

Saturday afternoon I got to work baking some brownies for my dad for Father’s Day. I had gotten him some Village ice cream on Thursday. Village is his absolute favorite kind of ice cream. I figured ice cream goes well with brownies so I’d make him a batch. I decided to use a boxed mix since making them from scratch would have required a trip to the grocery store and I’m trying to avoid shopping trips if at all possible.

The brownies were super easy to make and the whole house smelled like chocolate. All I had to add to the mix was an egg, oil, and water. It doesn’t get much easier than that. Do you have a favorite part of the brownie? I’ m all about the crunchy corners, but I know some people love the soft and fudge-y inside pieces.

I started off Sunday morning baking up some cinnamon buns. Manuel Latruwe, a Belgian bakery in downtown Calgary has frozen cinnamon buns that you can bake at home. The pastries from there are some of my dad’s favorites, so I figured that cinnamon buns from there would be a nice way to start Father’s Day off right. I had thawed them in the fridge the night before and then let them proof at room temperature on the counter for two hours before popping them into the oven for 15 minutes. They turned out absolutely perfect.

My dad, brother, and I spent the afternoon of Father’s Day at a park. The park is big enough that we were able to walk for 40 minutes while still social distancing. The park was a busy spot today but everyone there seemed to be pretty good at giving each other space.

Everything was so green. The park also contains a botanical garden so there were lots of pretty plants and flowers to check out. It was a beautiful day to get outside and enjoy the nice weather. The sun was out and it was warm without being too hot. As we were walking back to the car the clouds started to get dark. I saw some lightning in the distance. Thankfully we got to the car before any rain started and we only got a few drops of rain later on in the day.

Throughout the weekend I’ve been reading Bad Blood (affiliate link) by John Carreyou. I had started reading it over the winter but I wasn’t able to finish it before I had to return it to the library. I put it on hold right away and I got back to the top of the list to borrow it again last week. I’m nearly done reading it and I’m enjoying the second half as much as I did the first half. It’s shocking to me how many claims that Elizabeth Holmes was able to make about what Theranos could do without anyone checking out the science behind it. How did investors not want proof that the machines her company had designed actually worked? If you’re looking for a non-fiction book to read that really draws you in right from the beginning be sure to check out Bad Blood (affiliate link).

I don’t have much exciting planned for this week other than a workshop on Tuesday evening with Rebby. It’s for teachers/instructors in the fitness industry (yoga, pilates, etc.) about gender, race, and bias. Rebby is also a yoga teacher so I know I’m going to learn a lot about how to make my classes more inclusive. I’m really looking forward to learning more from them and become more aware of my own biases. I try to make my yoga classes a safe and welcoming place for everyone who’s interested in yoga, so I’m hoping that this workshop will help me with that.

If you celebrated Father’s Day what did you do? Have you read anything good lately?

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Father’s Day Weekend 2020