Happy Labor Day, kids!
I hope that you are all lucky enough to have today off and are having some good Labor Day fare in the form of a barbecue or whatever makes you happy!
Last night, my mom’s co-workers came over for a pre-school year BBQ. There was a LOT of food.
And beer . . .
And especially my mom’s homemade guacamole which happens to be one of my favorite things on the planet!
Which happens to be heavenly on top of lime tortilla chips.
Oh, and we had dinner, too. Sweet corn on the cob and my special hamburger recipe!
Guess I’m living it up in the beef department this weekend!
To make my burgers, I add a heaping spoonful of fresh salsa for each pound of meat, plus kosher salt and fresh pepper, then just mix it in and form it into patties. It makes the burgers super moist and flavorful, without making them taste like salsa.
So easy, it’s not even a recipe. You should totally try it. Just saying.
I also made half a batch of
Devil Ultimate Cookies.
These things are so freaking good, it’s all I can do not to eat the entire batch—or bowl of cookie dough, for that matter. Chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, toffee bits, and oatmeal inside, then sprinkled with sea salt on the outside.
If you make these and can eat fewer than half a dozen, please let me know how. I just could not keep my hands off the plate!
I’ve been indulging in more than my fair share of desserts over the last week or so, and I feel pretty icky. Don’t get me wrong, I (obviously) love me some dessert, but I need to work on portion control. Going to bed every night feeling sick probably isn’t the best for me, huh? I just seem to forget about that after a stressful day when a plate of cookies or cake or brownies is perched in front of me. Maybe I need to tie a string around my finger?
I’m chalking it up to stress and not worried too much. I’ll get my act together one of these days!
Today, it decided to be fall in Michigan. Just like that. Saturday, it’s in the 90s, today . . .
This is the part where I second guess my decision to move back here. Holy balls! It’s cold out there!
I think I may need to wear actual socks and shoes! I don’t even know where any socks and shoes are right now . . . frightening.
Anyway, it’s a good day for the mall and a movie, so that’s where I’m headed. Finally going to see The Help. I devoured the book like a plate of buttercream frosting, so I’m hoping I enjoy the movie as much.
Seen any good movies this weekend???
My parents saw The Debt and said it was really good. I’d never even heard of it! Must reconnect with the outside world soon.