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weekend biscuits

Lately, our weekend tradition includes going to the gym for a little bit, and then having breakfast together- in our workout clothes like typical Austin people, except we actually just came from the gym. This weekend, there weren’t any parking spots near the bagel place, so we decided to make some breakfast at home instead. We went with our specialty- biscuits. I got a super cool hexagon shaped cutter for Christmas that I was excited to try, and I love the cute little biscuits it made!

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freezer burritos

I made some burritos for our freezer, and now I feel like the most prepared person in the world. All ready for lunches. Just add some avocado.

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Underneath that foil (or in that plastic bag after I ran out of foil), is:

  • A burrito sized tortilla
  • Refried beans
  • Some cheese
  • Some of that frozen southwestern corn with the pepper and onion bits in it
  • And some salsa mixed with plain greek yogurt

So now you can feel like the most lunch-ready person in the world too! Does anyone know if lettuce freezes well?

snowflake shortbread

Right now, I have bread baking in the bread machine, so when I look at these cookie pictures, its like I can smell them.

These are some of the prettiest cookies I have ever made. I don’t usually have the best luck with cookie molds, but I followed the directions on this one exactly, and they came out perfectly the first time! Perfect for Christmas, and even pretty enough to give as a gift.

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Something about holiday season makes me want to do puzzles. So instead of a dining table right now, we have a puzzle table.

eggplant “chips”

We grew our very first eggplant! And its a beauty.

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Our wee little eggplant wasn’t quite big enough for a fancy recipe, so we settled on making some eggplant “chips” to share. We loosely used this recipe, but made up our own spice mixture. Then we ate them up with a side of tacos! Hope the plant grows another one soon!

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I didn’t spend a whole lot of time reading on screens this week, due to my cold. I did read To Kill A Mockingbird, which is one of my very very favorites. So my recommendations for the weekend are to drink lots of water, read a good book, and try a new recipe. Have a good one, my friends.

bundt cake

Bundt cakes are one of the scariest cakes, because of the pan. Mixing it up just requires you to follow the directions. Easy enough. But you can follow every direction for preparing the pan, and there is still the heart stopping moment when you turn it over, praying out loud that the sucker will just slide right out.

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I flipped this one over, took a time out before I got too frustrated, and I would say 98% finally came out perfectly. The 2% was thankfully more cosmetic than structural, so you can’t even notice. Going into the win column.

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