So you really liked the shoes, huh?
I’ll let you in on a secret. They’re Rampage brand and I got them at TJ Maxx for $16.99. And yes, they were comfortable. Best deal ever.
Also, the sweet potato tortilla chips are from Trader Joe’s. I found them in the new items section. So uh…. I assume they’re relatively new. :)
As mentioned yesterday, the lovely Miss Mary came to stay with me over the weekend and we spent a lot of time out and about in this grand city of mine.
Yes, it’s mine. Like I own it. What?
But given my history of baking for friends, you don’t really think I’d let her come stay with me for a few days without actually making her something that requires more effort than the assembly of a sandwich, did you? Of course you didn’t.
As much as I love getting home a little bit earlier in the day than most, I consistently complain about how getting to work at 7:30 in the morning is ruining me.
Normally, this isn’t a pain or issue for anyone else. Just me.
But when my friend crashes at my place? I don’t think she’d appreciate me acting like a 5-year-old and jumping on the bed until she gets up to come out and play at 7:00 in the morning. She’s the girl who can take a sudafed and sleep over 12 hours straight (yes, I’ve witnessed it). She had been traveling/working all week. This time, I was gonna let her wakeup on her own.
So I tiptoed downstairs and tried to entertain myself. Checked emails. Watched tv quietly. And baked for breakfast.Obviously the coffee pot would be on in the background. This is MY house we’re talking about…
No need to make a huge production- she’s not the biggest breakfast person (I’m becoming painfully aware I’m in the minority on this one). But still- something nice to have on hand for quick eats.
So I went for oatmeal walnut muffins that I altered from this recipe.
Or, in other words, I used a whole cup of walnuts versus all the other things thrown in (I’ll throw out a huge “dislike” when it comes to raisins and dates, thanks).
As mentioned earlier, the theme was “favorites” and I sent her scotcheroos– something I make often as my “go-to” and is a favorite of mine since the days of sleepovers in junior high.
So you can imagine my surprise when she sent something similar- salted brown butter rice krispie treats!
The flavor in these (check out the specks of burnt butter) makes the original seem so bland in comparison. They’re just sweet enough, but not overbearing.
And it’s easy to consume multiples without feeling bad about it. More truth coming at ya.
Because they came right before we left for our Wrigleyville shenanigans, I seriously contemplated taking a packet of them with me to the bars.
But then decided to keep them at home- no way I was letting the possibility of strangers consuming my rice krispie treats happen.
Don’t look at me like that. They were a gift…