For Christmas, my mom likes to give us small “treats.” This year, she gave me this banana bread mix. While I can make banana bread, it’s fun to try out different mixes. With a few very ripe bananas left, I decided tonight was the night to try out the mix. Amidst heavy downpours and the smell of bread cooking, I enjoyed a “cold” winter night.
Today was the first day back from winter break and, unfortunately, I’ve come down with sickness #2 in less than a month. To try to appease the illness, we enjoyed the best queso around at Torchy’s. Yes, it added a bit of joy to my day.
On our final day in Missouri, we made a trip to our beloved Central Dairy. No trip is complete without this ice cream. I’m forever thankful for this special place.
Today, we decided to watch Christmas movies and make Christmas cookies. Since Aj had never iced a sugar cookie before, I felt it was past due. Despite the icing being too runny, we had a successful start to sugar cookie season. Tonight, my belly is thankful for sugar…cookies.
…bunch. Today, was just a ho-hum day. However, it was a productive day. In the midst of it, I’m thankful that I could take a break for a rotten bunch and enjoy some slow-down.
Today, we enjoyed our month 11 date night. This month’s activity: a mall scavenger hunt. It was complete with many different activities – including finding a naked mannequin, monogrammed underwear, and a soft pretzel. We found the king of soft pretzels. I think I could have ate nothing but them all day!
It’s no secret that I’m a sucker for sweets. Today was no exception. A woman entered my office today, looking for me while holding a box of treats. To my surprise, I found a box of bundt cakes in four delicious flavors. Am I thankful? You bet!
Or, at least it was a pineapple upside down day – thanks to the one and only chef: my mom. I believe it can turn any frown upside down and today’s a testimony to that.
Today, we resumed our Wednesday cooking with some fresh burgers and veggies – the perfect treat before the debate “show.” Today, I’m thankful for the little things I enjoy – the things we need to remember and build upon.