Um, so it’s August and I’m wearing hoodies & Uggs. Pretty sure this is a first.
This weather is going to take a lot of getting used to. I am a sunny, summer girl so I expect this move to build…character and maybe round my corners as my dad would say.
But it’s perfect running weather! I set out for a 5K but got lost in my new neighborhood so it was a little longer. I am totally okay with this.
The sun eventually came out and called my name so I sat out back and watched gopher hunt 2013 take place. And what do ya know, not a single person yelled at him for I don’t know, being a dog.
Then I decided to be domestic. I’m not a fan of cooking, but baking, oh baking I freaking love. I wanted to welcome Mike home from his first day with his favorite butterscotch cookies.
I told him they were made with a lot of love and butter. He definitely approved!
They were nice and chewy on the inside and a little crunchy around the edges. Just the way I like ‘em.
I followed this Toll House recipe but only made half of a batch and added a little extra salt & vanilla.
In other news I was really looking forward to giving our new Cuisinart Coffee Maker Grind & Brew a great review, but we’re really not a fan.
We thought there was something wrong with our first one as it would stop brewing half way through and we had to fight with it to work again. So I exchanged it and now the new one is doing the same thing. The only way we can get it to brew without suddenly stopping is to rig it like this.
And you know that’s a major coffee crisis in this house. We would surely die without coffee. <-you think I’m joking.
That leads Mike to think there’s a design flaw in the lid sensor.
Plus there are quite a few parts that need to be cleaned after every brew cycle. #notfun
We really like the taste of the coffee as it’s brewed at a higher temp than our old cheapy coffee pots, and doesn’t require a paper filter, but I don’t think it’s worth the hassle.
So we are now accepting coffee maker recommendations. Please let us know if you have one you love.
What is your favorite dessert?
Do you enjoy having seasons or would you like the weather to be consistent year round?
I think I like having seasons, but I’m looking forward to giving the more consistent weather a shot.
What are you looking forward to this fall?
Exploring my new area, baking and getting ready for the holidays! Eeek how many of you did I just freak out by saying the “h” word?