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Just polished off a tub of chips… at least they were veggie chips… sadly.. I still want more.

It’s just one of those days. You know when you wake up, but you rather just go back to bed?!? Yup it’s one of those kind of days when you just want to find a good movie on TV but all you seem to click on is the Best of Cakes, Ace of Cakes or Cake Boss! This makes me REALLY want cake. And there are no birthdays or celebrations involving cake in my near future. Hmm. Guess I’ll have to wait this one out!

Last night, my cousin and I went to a few local bars. After 30 minutes of ‘checking the area out’ I decided I immensely miss my prior residential status. Sigh. At least I can visit!

These cakes are insane!

[Back to writing this post!]

This coffee is my favorite of the moment. Another purchase from Stew Leonard’s. Wish this store was closer to my house.. on second thought.. maybe not.. I would probably be there daily!

Frosty’s Favorite = Leah’s Favorite

After some early morning knockout yesterday I was craving French Toast. I had no other option then to come home and make some! Leah’s version on French Toast.

2 pieces of sprouted bread (yup. I know.. I buy this bread in the freezer organic section. It has to stay in the freezer which works for me. I just take out what I need and toast it up!) I dipped this in an egg mixture of: 1 whole egg, cinnamon, vanilla and I decided to put some coco powder in too! Great choice. Through it Placed it in a pam sprayed pan. Topped with blueberries, bananas, guava nectar and sprinkle of coconut butter. So Yummy!

Then I needed some Brown Sugar Kisses ūüôā

Brown Sugar Kisses

  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Heat oven to 225¬ļF. ¬†With a mixer, beat the egg whites on high until soft peaks form.

Slowing beat in brown sugar and vanilla. I then used the easy cake decorator from Pampered Chef (but a zip lock bag would work too!) to create meringue drops on a cookie sheet.

Bake for 1 hour 15 minutes. Turn oven off. Open door. Let cool for 1 hour.

These were the easiest cookies to make. I have never created a meringue before. It was really fun to watch what happens when there are egg whites under the beaters!

Each cookie is only 11 calories.. even better news!

Remi was patiently waiting for one to drop. No such luck this time… perhaps next time!

(Boy does this dog need a haircut! Tomorrow is the day!)

Hope all of those with the day off are enjoying it! And those of you who are working.. may 5pm come fast ūüôā

XOXOXO

L

PS – Weekly Challenge #2 starts today ūüôā

PSS – I still want cake. LOL

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A definition of the word PRESENT…

pre·sent

‚Äďverb¬†(used¬†with¬†object)

1. to furnish or endow with a gift or the like, esp. by formal act: to present someone with a gold watch.
2.¬†to¬†bring,¬†offer,¬†or¬†give,¬†often¬†in¬†a¬†formal¬†or¬†ceremonious way:¬†to¬†present¬†one’s¬†card.
3. afford or furnish (an opportunity, possibility, etc.).
4. to hand over or submit, as a bill or a check, for payment: The waiter presented our bill for lunch.
5. to introduce (a person) to another, esp. in a formal manner: Mrs. Smith, may I present Mr. Jones?
6. to bring before or introduce to the public: to present a new play.
7. to come to show (oneself) before a person, in or at a place,etc.
8. to show or exhibit: This theater will present films on a larger screen.
9. to bring forth or render for or before another or others;offer for consideration: to present an alternative plan.
10. to set forth in words; frame or articulate: to present arguments.
11. to represent, impersonate, or act, as on the stage.
12. to direct, point, or turn (something) to something  or someone: He presented his back to the audience.
13. to level or aim (a weapon, esp. a firearm).
14. Law . a. to bring against, as a formal charge against a person. b. to bring formally to the notice of the proper authority,as an offense.
15. British Ecclesiastical . to offer or recommend (a member of the clergy) to the bishop for institution to a benefice.
‚Äďnoun¬†pres¬∑ent

16. a thing presented as a gift; gift: Christmas presents.
(thanks dictionary.com)

Who knew there were 16 different meanings of the noun present! For this post, I’m going with #16 all the way!!

This is the time of year when I wish my bank account had a few extra 0’s on the end. I would LOVE to give presents to everyone I know. Including and not limiting to, the guy who brings my mail, the awesome girl who cuts my hair, the people who so nicely take care of Remi, the women who kicks my ass in Knockout, the great people who help me deal with my bank account, all my kids who I have watched over the years, ¬†friends all over the country… or.. rather world… and not to forget my family! My list kind of gets out of control this time of year! I just want to give, give, give!

Now back to reality! So I’ve decided that making presents might come in handy this year! So far I have constructed photo frames, created calendar’s on shutterfly, attempted to knit a few presents (which in the end, was an epic fail) and baked my little heart out this weekend!

A little preview to the HUGE cookie post that is coming ūüôā

Anyway, I’m planning on small candles, gift cards and lots of tins of cookies!! I don’t like to take away the true meaning of Christmas. But it is always nice to receive that extra little present during the holidays! Even if it may be a tin of cookies!

How do you appreciate all the ‘extra’ people in your daily life during the holidays??

Butternut Squash Cookies

  • 1/2 cup butter – softened
  • 3/4 cup white sugar – I used organic sugar!
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups mashed, cooked butternut squash – I cut the squash in half and stuck it in the oven on 400¬ļF for 30 or so minutes until is soft.
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour – I used spelt flour!
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

Yes… a Butternut Squash can be turned into yummy cookies!

1. Pre-heat oven to 375¬ļF

2. In large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars until fluffy.

3. Beat in eggs and squash.

4. Shift flour, baking soda, baking powder, and spices. Add to mixture. Stir in raisins and nuts. Spoons onto cookie sheets!

5. Bake 10 to 12 minutes.

Ta-Da!

What a gorgeous weekend!

Headed to Springfield MA to hang with the bride-to-be! Purchased.. or shall I say ordered the bridesmaid dress! Oh my. 6 Months. 6 Months people till I cram my body into a beautiful Heather picked out! No photos yet! Dresses are top-secret stuff ūüôā However.. dessert ¬†at Max’s Tavern isn’t!

The best Mexican coffee I have ever tasted :0) As well as amazing pumpkin cheesecake and chocolate cake! Split by 3 people! Although… ¬†Not Jillian Approved.. LOL.

I hope you are all having a great day! I have been a busy shopping bee all weekend. Lots to finish and pack before Wednesday! Let’s just say there has been a lot of tie-dye and thread being used in this household within the last 24 hours!

Back to this…

this… (minus the stained fingers!)

and this…

Better keep this creative brain working!!

Have an amazing Sunday night :0)

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