A cookie sheet!!
That joke is courtesy of my little brother. We were trying to tell Christmas jokes on the golf course this morning. It’s also quite fitting, considering what kept me from blogging last night…
For the past three years or so, it’s been a tradition for my brother and I to buy a Gingerbread House Kit from Costco and assemble it together. As you can see from the finished product, it’s by no means perfect! But we like it that way. Nobody ever said our family was artistic! I think it’s lovely in it’s own way 😉 My favorite parts are the Spree walkway and the wreath.
And then we split a cheese and sausage platter that included pepper jack, muenster, Swiss, and gruyére cheeses, Boar’s Head sausage, kalamata olives, trail mix and dried apricots. It was all served with lavash bread and tasted REALLY good with the wine!
After our wine fun, my mom and I brought home pizza (for my brother) and salads (for us) from Bad Donkey. I had the usual combination of fresh veggies and low fat honey mustard dressing with some amazing cheesy bread.
After we ate, my brother and I set to work on the gingerbread house. Then I stayed up reading The Host – SO good. I ended up finishing it and just want to say…
**ATTENTION TWILIGHT FANS** Once you have read an re-read the series, you may want to pick up a copy of The Host. It takes a little while to get into it because 1) it’s vastly different from Twilight and therefore 2) you start to miss Edward and Bella. But it’s worth it in the end. And even if you’re not a fan of Twilight and/or refuse to give in to the hype, you should consider reading this book. It may help you realize that Stephenie Meyer is just THAT good of a writer and that yes, she is worth all the fuss.
Ok, ’nuff said Moving on to this morning, my family and I went out and played golf. It was absolutely gorgeous weather out there today – no more rain! The sun was shining and it was even warm enough to play in short sleeves. I know some of you are mad at me now! Before we left, I had breakfast – another go at CINNAMON TOAST!
I realized after last time that I definitely missed a crucial ingredient – powdered sugar. It made such a difference this time around and really brought me back to my childhood. Thank you to those who remembered and suggested it – I will be making this much more often!
I also brought a to-go cup of Coffee Cocoa. I wasn’t feeling particularly hungry because I stayed up late into the night snacking on icing and candy – but it was worth it!
After golf, we had lunch at the same clubhouse we ate at last week. I had the same soup and quesadilla combo – why change a good thing, right? 😉 I accidentally left my camera at home, so luckily there’s a post for reference. Just click on that blue link to refresh your memory.
I’m really looking forward to tonight’s dinner. I will keep it a surprise to keep things interesting for the next post 😉 It’s a new restaurant that my mom has been raving about, so I have high expectations. We’ll see how it turns out!
As Sunday draws to a close, the holiday week may be starting for many people. I wish you all safe travels! I’ll be back soon!