First of all, I think you guys should all check out my guest post on my friend Catherine’s blog Kitten The Cat. I think you will enjoy it even if you are not a cat fan, as it is a pretty funny story about how I accidentally locked my friend Lisa’s cat in my suitcase for three days (ACCIDENTALLY). He was fine, all is well, and you can all laugh guilt-free.
But then come back here because I am not done with you yet.
Um, did Daylight Savings creep up on anyone else? I totally forgot about it until I woke up this morning pleasantly surprised that it was only 8 instead of 9. Hooray for an extra hour of sleep!
Total unhooray for it being dark at 5:30 pm now though. Kind of a bummer because I am a fan of sunshine, but I am not going to let it get to me.
Today was pretty ho-hum around here. House chores and grocery shopping took up most of my day, but I did squeeze in a little gym time – 40 minutes arc trainer + 20 minutes weight machines. It wasn’t a bad little workout, but nothing to really write about.
Mainly I want to talk about yesterday, because it was busy, fun, and packed full of eating.
First we had a little brunch party at Andrew’s parents for his older sister Sharlene’s birthday.
If you have followed my blog for a while, you probably know that brunch at Ando’s parents is pretty much my favourite thing ever.
Andy-pop’s family really goes to town in the brunch department. And I go to town filling up my plate.
It’s the least I can do.
New to the brunch spread is this amazing breakfast casserole type thing that Andy’s mom made. It was amazing. It’s on the left, and I don’t know the exact ingredients, but I know it included bread, eggs, cheese, and peameal bacon, so…it included heaven, basically.
And of course I loaded up my plate with the yummy as always Tortilla Orlando at Dawn (bottom of plate).
And then I loaded up with cake and ice cream.
I had to eat and run because I had an afternoon date with my friend Leah and her bridal party (which I am so happy and honoured to be a part of) to go bridesmaid dress shopping!
Edit: I have removed the photo in case we do go with the dress I was wearing, as I am pretty sure Leah wants the choice to be a surprise, and I didn’t think of that when I posted it!
We narrowed it down to three choices, so I’m not sure yet what dress it will be, but they are all beautiful and I would be happy with any of them.
And after dress shopping extravaganza, I had a girls’ date with my high school homies, where we had a ton of girl talk and ate a lot of food.
Some of the highlights:
Crackers with goat cheese, sliced tomato and basil that my friend Joanna made, which were AWESOME. I had about four of those.
Sliced apples with a delicious cream cheese and caramel dip with crumbled Skor bar (Heath bar in the States) that Joanna also made, and I was hoping it was going to make an appearance because it is so good. I need to remember to make this the next time I need an appy.
Chocolate and peanut butter chip (!!!) cookies.
And my fave…
Joanna’s mom’s KILLER apple crisp. The apple crisp I made a few weeks ago absolutely pales in comparison to this deliciousness. Remember when I said Joanna’s mom used to make this when we were in high school and send it along with Joanna to school to give to me because she knew I loved it so much? Her recipe has not changed at all, and it was just as good as I remembered. I die for this apple crisp.
I filled my plate up several times with goodies.
My friend Emily also made a really good roasted red pepper and artichoke dip that included red peppers, artichoke hearts, banana peppers and cream cheese (on the crackers to the right) that I think I will also have to recreate.
I was a bad friend and did not contribute anything to our appetizer party. Not to worry though, I will get them next time.
Definitely a weekend filled with treats, but the rest of my eats were the usual healthy fare.
I am off to watch The Walking Dead and prepare for the week ahead! Have a great night!