And fun times were had by all…

So the past two weeks have actually been a bit busy. Thinking back, they weren’t even that busy…it’s more that they were filled with fun times. I’ll catch you up to speed.

First of the fun times was last Sunday (well actually it was the Sunday before that but words escape me sometimes…). Some gal pals that I work with decided to have a Lady Date. We made some tasty challah bread, ate some pizza and beer, and watched A League of Their Own. So clearly we had the best day ever. It was really fun. We kneeded and braided that dough like champs and coated with not one, but TWO egg washes. BOOM. You can read more about our baking adventure on my friend Maren’s blog here.

I wish I could tell you something interesting about my week (Monday-Friday) but to be perfectly honest I don’t remember anything about it. I guess its safe to assume nothing terribly remarkable happened.

But this past weekend I went to New Hampshire with the fam. It was loads of fun. We went kayaking, and chilled by the fire and made smores…mmmm smores…. I really only bring this up because 1. kayaking is super fun (first time going!) 2. smores areĀ deliciousĀ and always warrant a shout out and 3. on the way back from NH we stopped for lunch and I had this amazing lemonade.

The lemonade that I had at lunch was “fresh raspberry lemonade” and I decided to recreate it at home. I tweeked it to be fresh strawberry lemonade instead (BOGO strawberries at Stop & Shop woot woot). I cut up some strawberries and added them to some lemonade. I gave it all a good shake shake in my cocktail shaker and poured it into my glass. Then I topped it off with some San Pellegrino Limonata. It’s so refreshing! Also, you could add a little vodka and have a killer cocktail too. Yum Yum.

I also whipped up a batch of Energy Balls I saw on Pintrest. They are no-bake granola bar balls. They are also very easy to make and are totally addicting.

Here’s how you make’em:

-1 cup oats
-1/2 cup peanut butter
-1/3 cup honey
-2/3 cup shredded coconut
-1/2 cup chocolate chips
-1 tsp vanilla

Now I also added chopped nuts and craisins, and cinnamon for extra oomph.

Overall a fairly productive July.

And just for fun I’ll add a silly family pic from the kayaking adventure.