Breakfast in Bed
The sun streams through the window, awakening us with its warm light. Slowly opening my eyes, quickly closing them shut again, sinking deeper into the duvet, and turning over towards my sleeping partner before rousing myself out of bed. Hair tousled and pajamas disheveled, I tiptoe into the kitchen and begin the Gracious Sunday ritual of grinding coffee beans, toasting bread, and baking eggs in avocado. Arms laden with a tray full of breakfast and a mug full of hot coffee, I climb back into bed, and eagerly take a taste of what has to be the best way to spend a Sunday morning. A Kinfolk magazine in hand, cat by the foot of my bed, maybe a handsome fellow by my side, and the morning hours stretch leisurely ahead.
An Indoor Picnic
Sure normal outdoor picnics are delightful; sitting out in the grass, soaking up the sun, and feeling the cool breeze against your skin. But sometimes there are unexpected rain showers, or maybe you simply don't want to go outside and would much rather have a private indoor picnic. Placing a picnic blanket over the duvet, napkins, and a handful of wildflowers turn our bed into the most comfortable setting no grass could provide. We lean back on plush pillows while nibbling on the accoutrements that is wrapped lovingly in our basket: summer corn, zucchini, green chiles, and lime salad, and an incredibly delicious beet, arugula and goat cheese grilled panini. We pour some wine, add fresh bread and cheese to snack on and it's just about the best picnic and moment to share with someone special.
Movie for Two
While a movie choice is debated, an appropriate menu is prepared—savory lightly salted, buttered popcorn, broccoli cheddar quinoa bites, salted-caramel sundaes, and salted-caramel apple hand pies—decadent options but fitting for such an affair. We each sip a Negroni while preparing all the finishing touches for our gracious night in. A touch tipsy, we dim the lights, slide under the covers and cue the film. Movie night has commenced.
I hope you enjoy your Sunday, or any day of the week for that matter. If it's spent in bed doing nothing but peaceful and delightful things with someone you care about, it's bound to be time very well spent.
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