Labor Day Weekend

I had an amazing Labor Day Weekend. Four days worth. What’s not to love.

Thursday:

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I went to Happy Hour at The King’s Head Pub with the team. Partly because Katherine M. was leaving. Therefore we had cake. Tres Leche to be exact. It was very wet …

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Along with two Guinnesses and a shot of tequila. Yum. Oh and a tiny slice of pizza. The team was pretty quiet and tame. We made small conversations but boy was I wrong. We’ll get to that.

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But first, I left to meet up with Amanda at Chatter’s. I hadn’t seen her in awhile and it was GREAT catching up. We don’t skip a beat and started up where we left off. Those are always the best friendships. I got the Chatter Burger but only ate the insides of the burger. No carbs please. Ha jk. It’s because they slathered way too much of their Chatter’s spread. The fries were amazing though. Crunchy on the outside, mushy on the inside. Yum!

We said our goodbyes then I headed back to The King’s Head Pub to meet up with the team. Upon entering, they scream out my first and last name and start whooping. I kid you not. Everyone was pretty tipsy … or drunk. Yep. Those are the people I work with.

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They finished up their drinks and we headed to Midnight Rodeo. It’s my first time going to a club in Houston and I must say, it was pretty fun. There wasn’t much people at first since the games were on but later on the night there were a lot more. We made our own fun. Loved it. It was chill. Just how it should be!

Friday:

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I’ve been having college life withdraws so June and I went to Buffalo Wild Wings. We ordered 50 wings and a basket of wedges. Yep. We only ate 20 wings total and took the rest home for Mum and Dad.

Dear College Life, I miss you. Staying out late. Studying (sometimes). FTK. FSA. And the people.

Saturday:

Mum, Dad, June, Rocky and I went and picked up Sissy, Brett, and Bruno and we made our way to Dallas. Had lunch at Suma Veggie Cafe with Brother, Tammy, and Jenny.

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Then we went doggie hunting. I found the one I want!! He’s sleeping while his momma is chilling. Sadly he isn’t available til the 23rd. And he’s too small for me to take care of with my work schedule and all.

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Brother and June went with Sissy, Brett, and Bruno to take some engagement pictures. Some of them came out pretty well! So excited! Then we went to dinner with Tammy’s family at Lucky City. They let you bring your own wine so we got a little crazy! I’m starting to like wine. Eeep! Sonic for dessert then we called it a night.

Sunday:

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We woke up bright and early for the Arboretum. More engagement pictures to be taken. And they had a lot of cool glass sculptures!

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We went to Pappasito’s afterward and upon coming back to Brother’s place and found out Rocky tore the shit out of the carpet. That’ll be him knowning he’s in trouble and in time out. He stays there til we tell him he’s good to go. We think he only did that because Bruno was in the other room and it is a new place and he’s not use to it. Oh well. Brother had to go out and buy new carpet but couldn’t find any to match. Sad.

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On the way home, I caught this little beauty.

Monday:

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Didn’t do much but buy a new keyboard and mouse … wireless! I’m loving it. Oh and forgot to mention, Brother gave me his old computer that he built. So now I have a desktop AND a laptop! Happy camper. This post is written on my new computer!! I baked M&M Blondies for my old and new team. But something happened to the first batch so I only have one. Hopefully not everyone eats it.

Labor Day weekend has been pretty eventful. Nothing’s topped it so far.

4 day work week! Whooo! I got this!

M&M Blondies

I’m getting ready and going out to celebrate one of my really good friend’s 21st birthday!

So here’s a post I wrote from the past. The other dessert I made for the co’s as mentioned.

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These are my favorite m&ms! But I can only have a few before I get sick of them since I’m not a lover of sweets.

Is it shocking to say I’ve never made or ate a blondie before?

But in reality, it’s just a brownie … that’s blonde because of all the brown sugar?

Cool huh?

This stole the show and I personally loved them. That’s saying a lot coming from a non-sweets lover.

[Recipe from Eat At Allie’s]

Aren’t they beautiful? I wish I had pretty pictures like this.

M&M Blondies

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 cups unsalted butter
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 bag mini M&Ms (with a few reserved for the top)

Preparation:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Spray a 9×13 inch pan with cooking spray.
  2. Heat butter in a small saucepan over medium heat until it browns and begins to smell nutty. Make sure not to burn it! Allow the butter to cool lightly.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the browned butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar.
  4. Stir in eggs, vanilla, and salt.
  5. Add in flour and stir until just combined.
  6. Add in M&Ms and stir to combine.
  7. Pour batter into prepared pan and smooth the top with a rubber spatula. Sprinkle a few additional M&Ms on top.
  8. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Let cool completely before cutting.

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This was my final product! So pretty! So colorful!

Seriously make this and bring it to a party. Everyone will love it.

My oven took 32 minutes to bake. Just make sure you have a very good knife to cut through those M&Ms. Plastic knives do not cut it (pun intended). I learned the hard way as I broke a plastic knife in half and one of my co-workers broke another one in thirds. Funny huh? hehe

In Allie’s recipe she had coconut shreds put in … but I was afraid some people might be allergic and coconut is a little fattening so I opted out of it. — It could have to do with the fact that I’m not a big fan of coconut myself. Winking smile