Today has been an amazing breath of fresh air. Almost to the point of tears! I haven't felt this good in a long time! It's a beautiful day... a bit chilly... but the sun is shining AND I just came back in from hanging clothes out on the line! How awesome is that!? I was actually excited when the washer cycle was done... I stopped what I was doing to grab a basket and head out to the back yard!
Lunch went well... I invited my grandma and uncle to stop over for pizza... it was a full house (or shop, if we're being technical).
My sister made a really yummy PB cake. I love peanut butter! She made it from scratch too. I only had a small piece because I am saving room for dinner! (oh yeah, if you're wondering why there is pieces cut out of the cake... LOL... its because my sister's dog LICKED part of it and she had to cut it out. gross! there was even a lid on it! sneaky mutt! i assure you that i ate a piece from the farthest corner! LOL!)
Here is the roast cooking... YUM! My house smells amazing! EVERYTHING is totally amazing today! The lady at the post office was soooo nice... normally I hate going to the local post office because the counter people are so grouchy... but this lady was a peach! I got to drive my bug around on such a lovely day... and I even got stuck behind pokey people gawking at the country side on my way home. But ya know what? It was OK!!! I didn't get irritated! I was in no hurry... I didn't have to be anywhere at a certain time... I was just on my way home to keep doing what needed done whenever I had time. I wrapped my dads presents... which I kind of went overboard on... nothing too expensive... just a bunch of little things. I feel like he deserves a good birthday... so I don't mind spoiling him a bit! Peanut Butter pie is one of my dad's favorites... so I made one from a recipe my co-worker, Cathy, gave me. It looks pretty good, I think! It's the first time I've attempted to make one!
Here is the recipe:
You'll need 1 Graham Cracker Crust (or you can make your own if you know how--I didn't because I had no clue where to start! If anyone knows--please share!)
1 big tub of cool whip (you can use the lite kind if you're wanting a little "healthier" option)
8 oz. cream cheese
1/2 c. PB
1/2 c. Sugar
1 tsp. Vanilla
little mini chocolate chips or candy *optional*
Mix with blender:
cream cheese, peanut butter, sugar, vanilla
(make sure its mixed up well!)
Fold in (w/ spatula) 1 c. cool whip until it is well blended into a fluffy peanut buttery mix!
Place into pie crust and spread evenly.
Add cool whip on top and sprinkle mini chips.
Refrigerate 1 hour.
It's so easy... and yummy (I licked the bowl and spatula) :)
I am off to do some dishes and try to organize some sweaters. I'm hoping to gear up into my mitten-making again. I'd like to build up an inventory to sell on Etsy. If you are wondering what I am talking about... check out my Etsy shop and take a gander at the mittens I made! I have some really nice sweaters for the upcoming seasons stash!