Saturday was my first full day back in San Antonio after two weeks away, so P suggested we spend it doing a bunch of our favorite Saturday things (breakfast being foremost among them). I’m not a big fan of Tex-Mex food but this little restaurant down the street from our house is the exception to my rule ~ they make everything fresh every day and it’s all very, very good. Also, I not-so-secretly love being a regular at places and here we are definitely that ~ the waitresses know us (except the new hires, but they learn fast) and bring our drink order before we even sit down, and we pretty much have the menu memorized: for breakfast I alternate between the two-eggs-beans-and-tortillas and the two-eggs-two-bacon-two-pancakes, lunch is almost always a chalupa plate with guacamole (no cheese) or crispy beef tacos (flour tortillas with breakfast and corn ones for lunch). It is also the only time I ever put salsa on my eggs, but only then if it’s after 10:00 am and they’ve started making the red salsa (I can pretty much drink the stuff straight). Phew. I sure hope dinner is ready soon.
From breakfast we headed over to the Pearl Brewery for the weekly farmer’s market and a heavily advertised city-wide garage sale. I consider this my “Rachel Zoe” shot (eg., messy waves and oversize vintage sunglasses, minus baby bump). The “garage sale” below me was actually really disappointing, largely because of its $5 entry fee and the fact that the booths were all local businesses and boutiques trying to get rid of their sale merchandise. I’m kind of a jerk when it comes to paying for the privilege to shop someplace. Luckily the farmer’s market was lovely as ever, and the gingerbread house contest sponsored by the San Antonio Children’s Museum more than made up for it (not least with the free samples of gingerbread at every station).
All in all, a lovely Saturday and a wonderful return home ~ complete with incentive to get back to baking! What more can a girl ask for?