Monday, December 15, 2014

Weekend Rewind

How is everyone doing? I am slowly recovering from a sugar coma thanks to a weekend full of Christmas parties and baking.  Drinking lots of water and tea this morning to help dilute the sugar currently sitting in my stomach :).  Let me share what I was up to this weekend!

Friday night after work, Joe and I headed out to dinner with our young adult group from church. We enjoyed dinner at Mellow Mushroom on the American Tobacco Campus.  The campus is formerly the headquarters of the American Tobacco Company, once the largest manufacturer of cigarettes in the United States. The location was abandoned until 2000 when it became part of revitalization project to redevelop downtown Durham. The campus now hosts countless restaurants, businesses, apartments and the Durham Performing Arts Center.

After dinner, we went ice skating at an outdoor rink that had been set up in the center of campus. I am always nervous of falling when on the ice but thankfully was able to remain upright.

Before leaving, we toured a local Christmas tree decorating contest set up by nonprofit organizations. My favorite were the animal rescue groups which had trees featuring dog and cat treats or photos. 

Saturday morning while Joe hung around the house assembling his new computer (Christmas came early for us.) I snuck off for some peace and quiet and a good workout at Pure Barre.

For lunch we headed out to The Brunch Box which is quickly becoming my favorite local deli. I chose a build your own sandwich complete with sprouts and avocado. It was delicious!!

Saturday night we headed to a Christmas party and a friend’s house and enjoyed an evening hanging out past my 10pm bedtime. This rarely happens for me and I was happy to throw my self-imposed curfew out the window.

Sunday after church we had yet another holiday party to attend and then I spent the rest of the evening baking and wrapping gifts. I made Holiday cake batter cookies from Sally’s Baking Addiction and they turned out amazing. I also made a batch of Rocky Road brownies. I can’t wait to share them with co-workers this week.

The weather was so beautiful this weekend so I also made sure to take Charlie on an afternoon walk Sunday after sampling all the baked goods.  

What is your favorite holiday recipe? 

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  1. My husband and I went to Annie the other night at DPAC and were so surprised to see all of the Christmas trees. What a neat idea...we loved them all too!

  2. All that food looks so good! I love Charlie! He reminds me of my Scout. Come link up with me today!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle

  3. Sounds like you had a fantastic weekend! Any weekend that includes a meal at Mellow Mushroom is a good one in my books :)

  4. that sandwich sounds great and the cookies look soooo good. worth the sugar coma! i am going ice skating this weekend too!!

  5. Mellow and Christmas lights and PB! Perfection!!!xx

  6. I so love the Brunch Box. I'll call in my breakfast order before I leave home and pick it up before work. It's saved me MANY times!

  7. mmm that sandwich + cookies look good! xo jillian - cornflake dreams


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