There is nothing quite as sweet as the first weekend of winter break. Having two weeks away from work is such a luxury! I do complain about work sometimes, so I want to come clean and admit that the school breaks are an amazing benefit. So many Americans only get two or three weeks off a year and, frankly, that is criminal! We all need to recharge.
My weekend started out with a bang: When I got home from work Friday, my daughter had arrived from Florida.
Yesterday I drove to a suburb on the other side of Madison to take class to learn to make this bracelet:
This evening I am hosting a birthday party for my dear friend Marsha. I am making two kinds of cookies for dessert, one being the Brown Butter Salted Caramel Mocha Cookies pictured below. These are amazing cookies, less sweet and more complex than most cookies.
Browniest Cookies from my favorite food blogger, the Smitten Kitchen. Yes, there will be healthy food for dinner to balance out all that sugary richness. But you have to indulge when it's one of the "0" birthdays, don't you? I think it's a law.
I hope everyone has had a lovely weekend and that no one is too stressed about the upcoming festivities!