Monday, September 15, 2008

(Almost) Home Sweet Home

This past weekend, as mentioned below, I visited a dear friend from my childhood. Seriously, it was just what I needed. Driving down I-95 bumping to to Rihanna and Danity Kane (yes, yes I know), I couldn't wait to see her, even though I saw her about 2 months ago when we first became engaged. It was like I'd gone back in time: Friday night we got ready to Nelly and Justin Timberlake before meeting up with some of her friends. We avoided the normal riff-raff at the bar, left around 12:30 am, and then stayed up until 2 am catching up. It was like our sophomore year in high school when I slept over at her house after our Sadie Hawkins dance and we couldn't figure out why boys were so stupid (sometimes we're still doing this).

Saturday morning, she made blueberry muffins, another tradition, and we went shopping! We were easily able to balance normal-speak and wedding-speak. However, my shopping experience (and hers) seemed to be enhanced by my newly minted fiancee status. So many things that we would have loved normally we loved even more because we had another "reason" to buy them. We saw cute these adorable Kate Spade shoes that would be such fun bridesmaid heels! They also come in Black, too!

When we came home, we had a wonderful surprise waiting for us from her mother. She sent coupons (because that's what retired elementary school music teachers and principals have the leisure to do now -I'm secretly excited to start coupon clipping) AND homemade No-Bake Peanut Butter Drops :) They were the perfect combination of sweetness, peanut butter, without making you feel like you had to go to the gym right afterward. I even thought of making something like them for gift bags since VA is known for its peanuts :) Her recipe follows below. Sorry I didn't get to take a picture of them! They were too good.

No-Bake Peanut Butter Drops
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cup Quick Oats (one minute oatmeal, any brand)
  • 2 1/2 tbsp. creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup chopped nuts (i used peanuts)
  • 1/2 tsp. Vanilla

Measure oatmeal and peanut butter into large mixing bowl. Combine sugar, butter, and milk in small saucepan. Bring to boil over medium high heat. Boil for one minute. Pout, while hot, over oatmeal and peanut butter. Add nuts and vanilla. Mix together. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto wax paper* or cookie sheet. Let stand until firm. *I dropped mine by tablespoons and put them on a no-stick cookie sheet. I thought the cookie sheet worked better than wax paper.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so smitten by these Kate Spade Heels. Awesome find to share.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008 8:05:00 AM  

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