Monday, August 31, 2009

Baking Spree

Lately I have been on such a baking kick. I'm so not kidding you. Yes I've been busy but when I do get a chance I have been reading recipes like it's my full time job. I want to bake EVERYTHING I see. It's getting pretty bad.

Just the other day I was on Hungry Girl browsing around for different recipes and such and printed WAY too many recipes for dessert than I think a girl needs. So of course because I'm crazy I decided that after work I was going directly to the grocery store to stock up on my baking supplies for my new recipes. Let's just say that I shouldn't do this. I thought that while I was there I would just stock up on everything so that If I like the recipe I can make it over and over again without having to go to the grocery store. Needless to say I walked out of the grocery store with sets of 4 for every ingredient I need to make 1 recipe. I have no room for this ridiculous amount of ingredients. My kitchen right now looks like I am the grocery store!

Yesterday as I was waiting for B to get to my house I decided hey I should make something. So I took my W.W. Recipe Booklet that I created with all my favorite recipes and looked through them all. I was trying to find a recipe for a casserole or a side dish. Something I could make tonight that I can eat for tomorrow at lunch. Yeah so much for planning. It occurred to me that I have like 3 casserole recipes and maybe 1 side dish. The rest of my recipes are DESSERTS. You know you have a problem when you see TOO MANY DESSERTS in your recipe book. I just like baking more than cooking and I can bake pretty much anything in no time. Cooking on the other hand seems to take me countless hours and stresses me out more. I guess now I'm going to have to go back to Hungry Girl and actually look at recipes that might feed me at breakfast, lunch and dinner.

So what are you favorite things to make? Do you prefer baking to cooking or vice versa? I would love to know what your signature dishes are. So come on and comment and send me some of your most favorite recipes. I'll send ya some of mine if you do! It will be a recipe swap!

Friday, August 28, 2009

This weekend I have no work, I do not have to travel, I basically have no plans that are all that big. I'm quite excited about this. Considering the last time I had a day off was 2 and a half weeks ago. Before that I wasn't even at home so this entire month I haven't been home for a single weekend other than this one. This month has been super chaotic but I guess that's how I operate b/c I don't mind it that much.

This weekend I'm looking forward to sleeping in, putting slipcovers on my sofa/chair (exciting I know), bridesmaid dress shopping with 2 of my favorite people, and then going to a comedy club or winery with them in the evening.

Tonight B and I are supposed to do something. I'm kinda in the mood for dancing so maybe we can hit the dance floor. Sarah's gotta shake her grove thing!!

Hope all you ladies have a wonderful relaxing weekend. I know I'm going to finally!

What are your plans for the weekend?

P.S. Big Congrats to PAIGE from I Heart You for having her little baby boy today!

Friday, August 21, 2009

I'm still alive just really tired.

I've been working extra hours at my part time job so I have been working practically the entire month of August. It's great that I'll have the extra money but I'm just so run down that I can't wait to have a few days to relax in a month!

The Update for the rest of the month into Sept:
Aug 22/23: Working @ part time job. 16 hours total
Aug 28/29: Weekend that is free!! (for now)
Sept 4/5/6: Weekend that is free!! (for now)
Sept 12: Fair/Festival
Sept 19: Beer Festival
Sept 23/24/25/26: BEACH!! (can't wait)

I have some new NEWS to share with you all but it's going to have to wait to hopefully Monday.

And no I'm not engaged or pregnant but it is going to a bit of a life change! Just wanted to put that out there.

Miss you all so much. I promise when life lets me have weekends off here soon I'll be back to regular blogging.

Tune in hopefully Monday to find out my news.

Love you all!