Yay, it’s Friday!
Are you stoked like me?!
Even though my work-week is not yet over, I still look forward to Fridays. They’re the day that I can (sometimes–thankfully!!) take off from work to bake, and the day that I always wake up at 615 in the morning, throw on some yoga pants and head to Walmart by 7am to grocery shop for the following week.
Yes, you heard me. I’m at Walmart by seven am. Oftentimes, before seven.
And it’s PURE BLISS.
Seriously, have you been to Walmart that early before? It’s completely quiet. No psychotic children running rampant through the store. No “is-she-or-isn’t-she-a-prostitute?” peoplewith their stretched-out butterfly tramp stamps and fur vests walking around. No crazy-long lines, no “I only came in for shredded cheese and they have NONE” moments.
Everything’s quiet, stocked and everyone’s SUPER friendly. For reals!! I have made so many quality Walmart buddies. And by ‘quality’, I mean I admit to feeling slightly giddy when they notice I’m back “like clockwork!!”, they say, every Friday, shopping in my yoga pants and remarking “what a good daughter” I am for shopping for my family.
…even though all of them at one point have asked if I was shopping for an old folk’s home or something with the amount of food in my basket. No, I explain, I’m shopping for my family of five… and we all eat like an army of pizza-roll-loving fiends.
Anywho, today I’m grocery shopping to my heart’s content and baking all day (woohoo!) and later, going to a cocktail party with the fabulous Ellen and Jacqueline of Bake It With Booze with my BFF Dorothy from Crazy For Crust. I fully plan on smothering my Friday night with Midori cocktails but who’s really counting?
Before I start dancing all drunk-like and drinking all Ellen’s booze, I wanted to recap my week of awesome recipes for you… in case you want to bake some now and get boozy later, obvi.
Oh, did you guys hear? I’m NOT getting married! In fact, I was NEVER engaged in the first place. But will you come to my virtual Pinterest carnival-inspired wedding anyways? THIS cheesecake will be there. So will a carousel and a neurotic 21-year old with a penchant for pinning wedding pictures obsessively.
My oven died & came back to life this week! I fully plan on submitting its story on I Survived. And mine, because I made THESE bars as a result of my survival.
I talked about the importance of being prompt and timely… and punished tardy people by eating all of THESE donuts. Suckers.
I also (briefly) experimented with being a male this week. And while it was fun, I kind of liked it too much… so I went to the mall and immediately bought a bunch of trial-sized Yankee candles and cute jewelry at Forever 21 so I could prove I was still the frivolous-spending GIRL I am.
Oh yeaaaah… and then I made THESE treats and wrote this whole post about Easter and posted them yesterday, which proves that even the best food bloggers have brain farts and mess-ups sometimes… or have had too many Midori sours but again, WHO IS COUNTING?! Not I.
So that’s that, kiddos! I have some awesomely outrageous, spectacularly scrumptious desserts awaiting you next week, so stay tuned and have an ahhmaaaazing weekend! Aside from working tomorrow, I fully intend on (attempting) to sleep in on Sunday, tinker a little with some upcoming essays, and do NOTHING.
Speaking of which: what are YOUR weekend plans?! Tell me!
See you tomorrow!