How often do you eat out or get take away food? It's a pretty rare thing around here but, when I do decide to indulge, I make it count!
My "Once-in-a-Blue-Moon" Breakfast. Yum!
This last week of school term has been a big week! School concert night is no small thing so there has been op-shop browsing for costume clobber, evening sewing to add final little touches to said costume (It is not always easy to attach cute little piglet ears to a hat!), an after-school dress rehearsal and then a long and very late drive home after the wonderful performance itself.
The sparkle of a much-anticipated event!
This late night was way too quickly followed up by the 'turn-around' drive back up to school the next morning. I was pretty sure when I woke up yesterday that I had only just, in fact, gone to sleep!! So, after dropping off my beautiful boy, together with the homemade cake for shared last-day-of-term morning tea, I decided I was in need of a long sit still and some sustenance before heading back to school for the special end-of-term assembly. So, I found myself a quiet table in a bustling little cafe and ordered a late breakfast I would never make for myself. And then I breathed out. Whew!
Something warm & frothy to drink!
The joy in a once-in-a-blue-moon treat like this, for me, is that it is not a regular thing. It is a hardly ever thing. That means I truly appreciated it for the rarity it was. I made it count by patronising a little local business and not a multinational purveyor of 24 hour drive-through "food?" I chose a nourishing meal, with lots of healthy veg. (There is actually a delicious vegetable rosti under the bacon, avocado and peas ... and I couldn't not have haloumi. I 💗haloumi!) I ate. it. slowly. and thoroughly enjoyed it while watching the world go by through the windows of the cafe that frame the street outside. I ate all of it, no waste of food or money left on my plate. And I did not need lunch!
I left the little cafe quite content after my once-in-a-blue-moon brekkie. How about you? What rare treats do you indulge in and how do you make them count?