Good morning! Happy Monday!
I hope everyone had a lovely weekend. I know it was certainly a busy one for me, so here’s what you may have missed:
- Wedding Fun
- Another Special Day
- Double Dinner Date + $100 Giveaway (<—That’s right! I’m giving away a $100 credit if you open up a Serve account. Click on over to the post to learn more and get your entry in!)
So I didn’t get home from my parents’ house until late last night, thanks to another long day of cookie baking, sauce makin’, and family time. I ended up making a batch of M&M Chocolate Chip cookies, Snickerdoodles (recipe to come!), and two of the most amazing batches of fudge I’ve ever attempted (recipe also to come!).
All I’ll say is, Toffee Almond Fudge. Oh yes. I have one more batch to make today (sugar cookie cut-outs) and then I’m calling it quits. The only other batch I was debating on making was my Mexican Wedding Cookies, but I think I’ve had enough. I mean, we’re down to less than week away now. Yikes!
In between batches of cookies I also had to make and cook up some meatballs, all while keeping up with my fresh batch of sauce.
Mom’s kitchen was definitely rockin’ yesterday!
This batch left me with five containers to keep in the freezer for Jay and I, which should last us (hopefully) for a while. If not, at least I know how to make some more!
Of course, since both mom and I were making sauce all day long, there was really no question as to what would be for dinner…
A fresh pot of sauce always means endless amounts of meatballs (oh, and pepperoni too, for the crazy people in my family who like it in their sauce…).
We also had a loaf of Parmesan Rosemary Olive Beer Bread, which my mom actually picked up from the Yankee Candle store when we went a couple of weeks ago. The bread was awesome.
I grabbed a couple pieces of bread (plus one while I was slicing and another after dinner) and some pasta with a meatball and a piece of chicken sausage.
I’ll tell ya…dinners like this just make me smile.
After dinner, there was some special dessert to be had!
As you know, both my brother and my dad had birthdays this past week, so we used today to celebrate the two of them together. We asked them to blow out the candles on their cake right towards the end of the Jets game; if you saw that game, then you can probably imagine that neither of them were actually in the best of moods. Haha.
Hey, whatever. Happy birthday! Now just gimme my piece of cake.
Definitely a great day!
So far today, my schedule has been a bit thrown off. I wound up sleeping in a bit later than usual and decided to push back my workout to this afternoon. Since today is my day off from work, I actually have a LOT on my agenda today, so fingers crossed that I’ll be able to get it all accomplished.
I just can’t help it. It’s that good. Plus, we’re also out of eggs.
Okay, so last night, I was feeling super festive. I was rockin’ the holiday spirit, I was feeling super thankful for everything I have, and especially thankful for all of YOU out there. So that’s when I decided…
It’s GIVEAWAY WEEK on STSL!
Each day this week, I’m going to have a fun little giveaway for a product that I love, which will be coming directly from me. Consider it a little way of me saying ‘thank you’ to all of you fabulous readers out there. Plus, it also means I get to play Santa for a week.
Be on the lookout for what’s to come…don’t be surprised if one of the giveaways has some homemade cookies involved. Actually, I can guarantee it.
The first giveaway will be headed your way this afternoon so stay tuned. Happy Holidays, my friends!!