Good Afternoon everyone!! I hope your weekend was wonderful. Mine was filled with baking and prepping for the upcoming week. I didn’t really take pictures of everything I ate because I didn’t really cook a meal this week. The only meal that I prepared myself was breakfast. I know, not good! But, on Friday for breakfast, I had some oatmeal.
After my breakfast, I started making a double batch of sugar cookies. I don’t know if you remember, but a single batch makes 60-64 cookies, it’s going to be a long weekend of baking (you will see that soon!). After I made the dough for my cookies, I was off to pick my mom up from the hospital, don’t worry nothing is wrong, just an annual checkup! After her appointment, her and I went out to lunch at the Olive Garden where I had Minestrone soup and salad with one bread stick. I love the soup, salad and bread sticks combo!
After I dropped my mom off at her house, I headed back to my apartment to make chocolate covered pretzels. This was my first time making them, so it took me a little longer to make a batch. But, after it was all said and done, they turned out pretty good. I might be making some more tonight or tomorrow if I am feeling ambitious.
Friday night, Michelle and I headed off to Illinois to see our friend Hans. He just graduated from college with 3 Majors! One in Music, one in Business Management and the last one in International Business! To top it all off, he can sign Opera! How crazy is that?!? Oh yeah and he speaks 5 different languages. I am so proud of him, way to go Hans!!!! We got home around midnight or so and when I got home I took a shower and went to bed!
Saturday morning I actually slept until 10am! I must have been really tired to sleep that long. But, when I woke up, I had some chobani yogurt with high fiber cereal and an orange.
After breakfast, I hit up the mall to finish some things for Christmas. I am finally done shopping! But, after the mall, I met up with Amy for lunch where I had a beach wrap (a whole wheat tortilla with turkey, avocado, lettuce, cucumber, tomato and ranch) with some cottage cheese. It was pretty good if I do say so myself. After lunch I was off to start some more baking.
The first thing on my list was pepermint bark. This was it before I put it in the frezzer.
This is it after it was in the freezer and all chopped up!
After I made the bark, I was off to roll out all of my sugar cookie dough, cut them out and bake them. It took FOREVER! I started around 5 and they were done baking by about 6:30p. After they were done baking, I had to frost them. I was up until 1:00a this morning frosting all of them! I gave some to my mom because she came over to help me and I kept the rest. I have about 100 sugar cookies at home right now! Here is a sample:
In between baking the cookies and frosting them, my mom and I made angel food candy aka fairy food!
Look how pretty it is:
Okay, maybe it’s not that pretty, but we have 2 containers full of this because after we made the first batch we decided to make another one because it turned out so good! See the thing with the fairy food is that my dad was the one to make it, but then he passed away. My mom attempted it many times last year and it never turned out right. But, this year, dad must have been helping us because it turned out perfect!
After I was done baking and eating around 3 sugar cookies and 2 pieces of fairy food I decided to hit the hay around 2:00 am today! When I woke up this morning I decided to make egg nog oats and coffee.
This was soo good! But, after I ate a little bit of the oatmeal, I decided to add some high fiber cereal. But, now I am off to work to get a few things done. Have a great day everyone!