May 262018

A Long Weekend!

A Long Weekend!

Hooray for this much-needed long weekend. Hooray for Summer and the end of this stupid winter. Rather than take full week vacations a few times per year, we deliberately schedule our days off so that we have at least one long weekend per month and we always make sure to take extra days around any holiday to take advantage of even more long weekends. This is one of those weekends! This morning I woke up and took a nice, long, relaxing walk around the neighborhood. I love EVERYTHING about summer. Okay, maybe not the bugs, but everything else. I love walking around and looking at all the green and smelling all the fresh, summer smells. It’s also fun to see all the activity in the neighborhood. There are a few new constructions being wrapped up and the crews were out early pouring concrete.

I made my walk extra long this morning because I knew today was going to be a baking day! Once I returned home, I took care of the day’s #1 priority – Coffee! Then it was time to water the flower pots & beds and head off to the store. Is it just me or is the Memorial Day weekend grocery ad, the best ad of the year? It’s all about grilling! Steaks, burgers, brats, corn-on-the-cob and beer! Today I went with strip steaks. I paired them with grilled corn on the cob and pancakes made from shredded zucchini, potatoes, cheddar and green onion. So good!

But…. it’s been a rough week and I needed chocolate!

These hit the spot! A great first day of our long weekend.

Gourmet M&M Cookies