Good Morning!! Happy Thursday! Well for most of us, including myself, I’m sure it’s our Friday. After today, I don’t have to be at work until Tuesday and then next week I have off on Friday as well. I’m loving this! Do you have off tomorrow and Monday? I hope all of you have finished your holiday shopping. I have a few things that I want to do. I’ll have to get to them at some point this weekend.
After work, I had to run some errands to get things together for the gifts that I am giving two of my friends at work. I went to AC Moore and let me tell you, that store was packed!! The parking lot was packed. The store was packed. It was a mess. There was just traffic everywhere yesterday. I couldn’t wait to get home. Going back to AC Moore though, that is one of the best craft stores. I think that is my favorite. They always have really good deals and decent prices. I’m planning on doing a craft store circuit on Monday to see the discounted items from Christmas. Like I’ve mentioned before, our colors are plum, silver and hints of fuchsia for the flowers for our wedding. I’ve been seeing lots of beautiful silver ribbon and sparkly things of that nature. So I’m hoping I can get some of that stuff for dirt cheap!
When I got home and got the mail, I was jumping for joy! Our engagement picture disc had arrived! Of course I ripped the thing open and immediately starting looking at the pictures on my computer. I am so incredibly happy with our wedding photographers work. I am planning on showing you guys our pictures next Wednesday in my Wedding Talk Wednesday post. I am very pleased with them. Now I can start working on our Save the Dates which I am planning on sending out in February which will be 6 months till the wedding. The pictures from our first engagement session will not go to waste. Although, we were not pleased with all of them, there are some that I happen to really like. So what I am going to do is I am going to take all of the pictures I like from that session and all of them that I like from this one and put them together in our guest book and display various ones at some point at our wedding. I don’t want to give away all of my secrets. So you will just have to wait and see!
Dinner was easy last night because it was cooking in the crock pot all day. I wanted to make a holiday Hanukkah dinner for Mike and I. I didn’t go the traditional route and make potato latkes because I didn’t have time and I didn’t have enough potatoes. I still had to bake more cookies last night. So instead of potato latkes, I made roasted potatoes. I’m hoping to make latkes at some point. I’ve never made them before and I think it would be amazing to try baking them instead of frying them. I’m not a huge fan of fried food. It bothers my stomach not to mention it’s not healthy to eat all of that fried stuff.
I made a roast using my favorite recipe that I use whenever make a roast. The key to making a flavorful roast is two ingredients, in my opinion. Those are a french onion soup mix packet, and a bottle of chili sauce. You don’t need anything else. Just throw that in the crock pot and you aer good to go! The meat is so tender and flavorful. It’s comforting and reminds me of when my mom used to make us roasts for dinner when we were younger. I used to love nights that she made a roast.
Since Caesar Salad is Mike’s absolute favorite, I picked up a bag mix for Caesar Salad at the supermarket. Normally, I don’t buy them because they are expensive but this one was on sale and had a $1 off coupon attached to it. So I ended up paying a little over $1 for it. It wasn’t bad in my opinion especially since it comes with all of the ingredients to make a Caesar Salad right there in the bag.