Oh yea, I remember now…
Friday morning was spent with Emily’s home economics class. We went to Sweet Charley B’s Cupcakery to see how the owner, Amanda, has incorporated baking into a business. The kids all walked away with the best cupcakes EVER! The parent drivers did too. I am pretty sure every parent purchased at lease 1/2 dozen to take home. YUM!
Emily was wanting to go to Olive Garden for dinner, a restaurant we normally don’t frequent. It was so good and the kids are now hooked. It will have to be limited somewhat since it is out of our normal Friday night budget.
This weekend we were all home without anything on the calendar. It was exactly what we needed. Saturday we did our normal chores. I also took Emily to Pier One so I could find an ornament for an exchange I am going to tonight with some girlfriends. She now loves Pier One. We ran a few other places and then headed home.
We decided to watch The Avengers as a family in the evening. Brad had seen it but no one else. It was nice having a family movie night. It’s been ages.
I would have loved relaxing on Sunday but there were things that were bothering me that needed to be done. I cleaned out a few of the kitchen cupboards and then went through my closet. I wanted to get rid of all the clothes that are too big. I am not going back to those sizes and this insures I won’t.
After eating at Olive Garden Friday night we decided to make the Chicken and Gnocchi Soup that is very similar to theirs. It was delicious and simple to put together. Here is the recipe I followed. The only change I made was using fat free half and half. Doesn’t it look good?