Friday, February 15, 2008


So! This week has been great! Last weekend kicked off with pre-Vday baking (with my aunt), and above are all the goodies we made. From left, a giant cookie, brownie, and my chocolate cakes w/raspberry in between the two layers. Last weekend we also spent an evening with Steph and Cale, made some YUMMY pizzas...but Steph already blogged about it so you can read there :) I also made some delicious cookies this week - my aunt sent me a recipe that was supposed to be the famous Smith's cookie recipe, so I tried that out. They did resemble them but I was told they were much better! Hey, i didn't say it..hehe. But i'm willing to share!

Also, a Happy Valentine's Day to everyone...even thought we don't really go all out buying presents or anything it's still fun to spend extra time with the people you love. Chris and I stayed home and cooked a "gourmet" meal together, and it turned out fantabulous. Is that a word? See pics below: a oyster/artichoke/spinach thing with champagne cream, blue cheese crusted filet mignion, and molten chocolate cakes. Needless to say I was in a food coma afterwards.

So other than delicious food and sweets, nothing out of the ordinary. This week of work was really slow for me, just quiet and not a whole lot going on...but it went fast. Anyone watch American Idol? I've never watched it this month, but I have caught every episode so far...I like the Australian guy and the Irish girl, go figure? Well we are headed up to our cabin in the morning - yay for 3 day weekends, not sure how long we'll stay (it gets a tad bit boring there when it's this cold but I heard it's supposed to be relatively nice). I am happy to take Chris' car on it's first long trip :) I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!!!

Friday, February 8, 2008

Oh Sunny Day

A slow, Friday afternoon seems like a great time to blog! This is more of an update and less of anything exciting. I'll start off with the most exciting thing: Chris' new car! We bought a new car last weekend (Scion Tc), which is way exciting since we have been sharing one of the past year and a half! I do miss the drive to home and work with him though! So everything else going on just doesn't compare to that excitement :)
I've been doing some baking: I made my first loaf of bread a few weeks ago (wheat) and it turned out pretty good. I made some cupcakes for superbowl, half of them were carrot cake and the other half were mocha - with cream cheese frosting of course! On that same note, I'm excited that Steph and Cale are coming this weekend, we're planning to cook a dinner....homemade pizza maybe? We'll see! (By "we" I mean Steph and me since we know the boys will be playing their computer games).
Right about now I'm so sad that I am stuck in an office, it's soo nice outside!!! Hopefully the weekend will stay like this. I plan on doing lots of cleaning (bought some more Method products last night to get me in the mood), going to the gym and just getting some stuff done! Making the time for all that is so hard it seems, but that's life. Hope everyone has a good weekend :)

PS. I get these Ice Breakers "mints" from Target that are pomegranate lemonade flavor and they are amazing, you must try!