Sunday, September 21, 2008

Weekend/Good Eats

This may be a long post....but I promise lots of pictures haha :) Ok, so back to Friday. I got my hair done up (hoooooray) and then ran to the foodstore. I came home and made a dinner of my very own Sloppy Janes (haha, thanks again for the new name Chandra!):

Josh and I also watched Baby Mama, which was pretty funny. Saturday am, I got up extra early to make some food gifts for one of my best friends from college, Ally. Ally and her husband Steven bought a beautiful new townhouse and I was finally making the trip up to see the new place! As a gift, I made the pumpkin bread that Sammie had posted about. The bread turned out well, but I wish it was a tad sweeter. I also made Raspberry Oatmeal bars from Joy of Baking which are out of this world. My tip to you is to let these bars cool all the way before cutting them!!

I bought her a cute white tray and put the baked goods on it for a nice homemade gift!

Once my goodies were all done, I ran to teach Turbo Kick at the gym. After, I headed up to DC. Ally, Erin (another of my best friends from college) and I headed out to lunch at Guapo's. I ordered the Rosita salad, totally delicious!

The three of us also went shopping before heading back to Ally's house. Before I left, I took a few cute pictures I thought I would share with you. First, Ally's adorable

She is such a peach! I fell in love with her like 2 minutes after walking in the door. Next, a picture of Erin, myself, and Ally. They are both so wonderful! It was awesome to spend time with them:

Saturday night, Josh and I went to see Tropic Thunder. The movie was funny. Tom Cruise was probably the best part! Today has been a house day! Josh and I ran to Lowe's to get some mulch and plants. We then came home and Josh mowed the law, while I cut down the shrubs and put in the new flowers. Everything was a little over grown and I think it looks
soooo much better now. Before pictures:

Frank had started to kill my flowers:


I'm off to make some cornbread and chili and watch football! How was your weekend?


VeggieGirl said...

My oh my, what a great weekend you've had!! The Sloppy Janes, Pumpkin bread, and Raspberry Oatmeal bars look SENSATIONAL - and that salad you got for lunch looks delicious as well (loooove avocado)!!

Cute daschund!!

Gorgeous garden!!

My weekend was splendid, but busy (as always, haha).

Jenn said...

That daschund is really, really cute.

Sounds like you had a great weekend. I've done nothing but watch football today. lol.

ttfn300 said...

Another great weekend of eats!! I'm still not feeling the football yet, which is strange... seems to early. soon though!

Erin at said...

Lovin' that pup!
Your garden looks great. That's awesome that you and your husband work out there together. I'm looking out at our lawn right now and smiling because my pumpkin does a cool cross-hatch design with the lawnmower. Totally fun.
Have a great week!

Becca said...

I love the thoughtful gifts you make for people. I never think of things like that :)

Your friend's dachshund is adorable...but I think Frank is still cuter

Fitnessista said...

what a glorious collection of food! the bars and bread look especially delicious :D
your garden looks beautiful!

HangryPants said...

Great homemade goodies. I bet they were greatly appreciated! Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Meghann said...

What a great weekend. Your baked goods always look so yummy.

My weekend was great as well. I'm sad it's over so soon. We need three day weekends!

Esi said...

What a fun, busy weekend!! Mine was super low key because I have another busy week ahead. I love dachsunds! One of my best friends has a mini one that I get to take care of sometimes when she is out of town. Love that little girl

CDlover said...

I love landscaping and home before/after pictures! Does that make me a dork? Guess so. :-)

Sloppy Janes - I love it!

Sammie said...

Sorry the bread was sub-par. Did you use the pumpkin pie filling or just canned pumpkin? Also, the streusel topping added some more sweetness my loaves.

mangotriathlete said...

I want that weekend! Or I'd settle for some of those baked goods, lol. Seriously, that's a great present to give your friends. On the bread sweetness, could you try adding some pumpkin butter? I've done that with apple bread (adding apple butter) and the concentrated sweetness helps a lot)

Melissa said...

MM, sounds like an awesome weekend!

Great landscaping!!

Aw, that housewarming present is so adorable (and yummy!)....I wish you had been my friend and lived by me when we bought our house!! :)