September 03, 2021

Friday Night Photos

All day today I thought it was Saturday. I even started working on Saturday's blog post! Eli didn't have school today because of the holiday weekend--it's so dumb that they started school three days before a four-day weekend--so it just felt like it was a weekend. Thankfully it's only Friday, and the weekend is just beginning :)

As far as photos this week, I don't have many. But here goes...

Speaking of tomorrow's post, here is a sneak peek at the recipe I made from the heritage book this week: Hattie's Icebox Rolls. I totally immersed myself in researching the person who submitted the recipe--it's an interesting one!

When I was writing a menu for this week, I included a couple of desserts. I decided to make these Peanut Butter Stuffed Chocolate Cookies that I'd posted a VERY long time ago. I had only made them once before! But I wanted to do something with Eli while Noah was at school, so we made these. (They take a while to make and it helps to make a two-person assembly line when putting them together). I am SUPER bummed that I forgot to take a picture of the inside of it! Just picture a soft cookie version of a Reese's Cup--chocolate cookie on the outside and peanut butter filling in the middle.

Duck was very needy when I was trying to write a blog post. He weaseled his way between my computer and my chest, so that my computer ended up being on my knees and I had to stretch to reach the keys. (Haha! Just as I was typing this, he did it again). Every time I stop petting him, he puts his paw on my face to remind me he's there and waiting to be the center of my attention.

This was Eli on the first day of 10th grade. I'm sure I've posted a lot of back-to-school pictures of my kids over the years--can you believe how grown up he looks? (I just saw that I apparently did a post full of the kids back to school pictures from 2007-2019--you can check that out here.) I'm bummed I didn't get a picture of the two of them--or even just Noah! (It's not too late--I'll do it next week). Their schedules are so different--Noah is taking solely college courses and he gets to sleep until noon if he wants, which is why I didn't think to get a picture on his first day. Eli has to be out the door at 7:00 every morning.

The past couple of days have been really cool outside--so strange!--and this morning felt like fall. So I got out of bed and immediately took Joey for a walk (not far, but enough to enjoy the weather).

And... the weather even inspired me to do my run outside today! I'm excited to write about it on my recap next Thursday.

I've had this recipe printed out for a VERY long time and unfortunately, I have no idea where I got it. It's called Dill Pickle Bread (I didn't realize it until I made it that it's actually like a flatbread). I'd like to link to the recipe, but I can't find it! It's none of the ones I searched on Pinterest. Basically it's a bread dough with a little pickle juice and fresh dill added. There is no sauce or anything (it's not pizza). It's topped with sharp white cheddar and chopped dill pickles. It was SO GOOD. And very filling--I ate it at 3:30 PM and wasn't hungry for a snack until after 8:30. Eli and I LOVE dill pickles, so this was a keeper for sure.

After my run earlier this week, I realized I'd been wearing two different shoes the whole time! Hahaha. They are the same shoe model and size, but just different colors.

After my run outside today, I laid in the grass in the front yard and just stared at the sky for the longest time. It was SO comfortable and relaxing.

And I saved the best for last...

Remember the heritage recipe I posted about Sloppy Joes? It was written by Jeanette Laura, who I learned lived in the house that I grew up in. (Here is the whole story). Anyway, my mom's friend Vickie showed the post to Jeanette (who is her mom) and Jeanette was thrilled--she said it made her day! It was so sweet to get the card in the mail from her--that actually made MY day ;)  I actually have earmarked a couple more of her recipes (done before I even know the story behind our connection). 

Have a great Labor Day weekend! xo

1 comment:

  1. Wow! Those chocolate peanut butter cookies look amazing! I'll skip the pickle bread, but can't wait for the roll recipe! So much yum!


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