Friday, June 29, 2012

Happy Friday

Eric and I are going on a sushi date tonight, and tomorrow we've rented a boat on Lake Travis. No other big plans for the weekend, but I think the hours out in the sun tomorrow will have us pretty worn out afterwards. Have a good weekend!

Monday, June 25, 2012

pb&j cookies

I never had a pb&j until after college. I grew up on peanut butter sandwiches, but never had them with jelly. In college I'd get pretty mad when a roommate would use the same knife from the jelly and dip it in my pb. I had my first pb&j during a cross-country bike trip. We ate pb sandwiches every single day for lunch. Well, everyone made pb&j I think, except for me. One day I tried one (I used raspberry jam) and I was blown away. (For the record, I couldn't eat peanut butter for almost a year after that trip...eight weeks of eating pb every day, ugh.)

Above: Trader Joes donated two huge buckets of pb for our trip. I wish I could remember how long these lasted, but it definitely was only a fraction of our trip (we had 30 people). I just skimmed some photos from that bike trip, because I know we documented a lot of the weird sandwiches we made and I found this one:

Cara's peanut butter fluff oreo pancake taco. (Cara made the most interesting lunch sandwiches most of the time. One day I was riding with her and she had made a triple decker sandwich that was layered with peanut butter, banana, and leftover wedding cake that someone gave our group.)

That bike trip was six years ago, so it's safe to say that I like peanut butter again. I used Martha Stewart's recipe for the pb&j cookies .

Friday, June 22, 2012

Bagel Dogs Dinner

I stumbled upon homemade pretzel dogs on a blog this week, and had those stuck in my head all week. Yesterday I got back from yoga (pretty disgusting to think I wanted these after that..) and decided I wanted to make bagel dogs. Three hours later, we were munching on them.

 These are pretty easy to make, and obviously yummy. The first rise for the dough takes an hour and the second rise takes 30-45 minutes. I followed this recipe.

Happy Friday! (And, wait, has it really been a week since I've last posted? boo.)

Friday, June 15, 2012


Happy Friday! This week hasn't really been that great, so I'm looking forward to hopefully a better weekend. I'm going to Bikram today though, so that should start the weekend off well.

I finished the dress I've been sewing recently, but need to make it a bit smaller. I'll be posting that soon. I also have a load of veggies that I'll need to think of plans for. Yesterday my friend Kara and I volunteered at Johnson's Backyard Garden and they sent us both home with a big CSA box full of stuff. I have no idea what I want to do with the pumpkin they gave me..

Thursday, June 7, 2012


My friend Alisa is down to her last two kittens to give away and I went over to her place the other night to take pictures of them. I wish I had taken photos a couple months ago when all of the kittens were there and still super small, but these two are still really cute.

I've just been cleaning, organizing, and doing Bikram yoga this week. My trigonometry class didn't make for the summer, but I still have felt like I've had a lot to do. I guess I did have jury duty one day this week and an office to clean out.

Monday, June 4, 2012

baby shower cupcakes

I used my usual cupcake recipe, and used a pretty standard buttercream icing recipe. This time I left the milk completely out of the recipe and I love how the frosting looked. They were a hit at the shower; the cupcake recipe is very good. I had such a fun weekend and last night was the perfect ending. Our usual small group had a barbecue, but this time we had three additional people, actually that none of us had met before this weekend. I really couldn't believe we met, for the most part randomly, three really great people. One is a house guest at Meg's that was renting a room for her visit to Austin. She's from Australia and we captured her for most of the weekend. It was really cute watching her see lightning bugs for the the first time.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Happy Friday!