Monday, October 26, 2009

Weekend Round Up with Recipes!

Friday:

Matt and I went to dinner with some of our friends at a Mexican restaurant. Now, this not your typical Mexican food....as it is actually called mod mex and the restaurant serves things like duck and boar taquitos, weird flavors of margaritas, and crazy types of guacamole. Excuse me for not being sophisticated enough to understand the coolness of "mod" but I really much prefer chicken soft tacos, chips and salsa, and a regular lime flavored frozen margarita...but whatever...no one asked me.

Dinner was followed by....wait for it...salsa dancing lessons. Ha! Obviously not our idea. It was...interesting...but overall pretty fun. We learned the basic moves of salsa and were given a chance to do a little dancing after the class. My dear husband, bless his heart, did such a great job. I was so proud of his effort. He was the cutest little salsa dancer I had ever seen.


Saturday:

This weekend was filled with all sorts of yumminess! Thanks to my wonderful friends Lucy and Shaina...I was introduced to the amazingness that is pumpkin. Matt and I headed out to buy some ingredients for my pumpkin baking extravaganza and also bought a few more decorations for the outside of the house which I will share later this week. They may or may not include hay stacks and pumpkins!

I whipped up some pumpkin chocolate chip bread as well as pumpkin cream cheese muffins in the afternoon. They were both delicious. I was partial to the bread...because of the chocolate of course...but Matt fell in love with the muffins and had three for breakfast the next morning :)

Sunday:

Still overflowing with apples from our apple picking adventure of '09, Matt and I made an apple pie in the morning. We also tried our hand at homemade pie crust which was oh so yummy!

Here's a before picture of the pie before it went into the oven:


And the after:


It smelled delicious. And this is coming from a girl who does not like apple pie. Matt loved it...and I loved the crumb topping...so success all the way around :)


With the leftover pie crust we made these fabulous pie crust cookies!


Baked up...they were freaking unbelievable and ruined my diet for sure.


Matt went to the Browns game with a friend Sunday afternoon...so I hit up DSW for a new pair of black boots and Old Navy where I snagged these gorgeous fall items:

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I had a coupon for $50 off! Who can beat that??

I hope everyone had a great weekend! I am looking forward to getting out of work and heading to the gym to try and work off all of those devilish pie crust cookies!

XOXO

23 comments:

Classy Fab Sarah said...

That cowl neck sweater is STUNNING! I want it but I really don't need to drop another load of cash there this week... so many clothes, so little money.

Lindsey said...

Gorgeous sweaters!! And mod mex? Hmm sounds interesting!=)

LawGirl said...

Sounds like a great, and yummy, weekend!

The Northerner said...

MmMmM I love to bake too! These all look so yummy.

Cute ON finds!

The Shabby Princess said...

Love your new coat and sweater--so pretty!!

We have a lot of that 'mod' Mexican stuff around here and I am just NOT fan. I'm with you, basics, please!

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

I'm with you! Leave the fufu fancy mexican at home and give me some normal chip and salsa!

Love the cream coat! And your pie looked delish! There's nothing better in the fall than some homemade apple goodness!

Dollface said...

Salsa dancing!! soooo fun... haha.. im so uncoordinated, haha... but can you please email me the pumpkin chocloate chip bread recipe!! ummmm xxxxoo

Jenn said...

ok those look FANTASTIC. everything you make looks great. what is your recipe for those pie crust roll things?

New England Girl said...

That pie looks SO delish. Save some for me, please? And that is coming from yet another girl who doesn't usually like apple pie... but that one looks perfect! I also love the new items you picked up from Old Navy. They are so adorable, especially the sweater. :)

Mrs. Misadventure said...

I love the sweater!

and tell your husband that I'm sorry he had to witness the debacle that is cleveland football. The clowns have broken my heart 1 too many times. being from cleveland is a painful thing.

A Journey Through the Waiting Game said...

Um... YUM! You found some cute stuff at Old Navy -- love the sweater!

Lucy Marie said...

I am so glad you made the pie crust cookies. I feel like I'm really doing my part in the world if people are making them.

Also --- salsa dancing pictures please?!

Krystyna Lizabeth. said...

you are so creative when it comes to cooking.
i just don't have the time. or skill for that matter!

The Neffs said...

Love your finds! To cute!! And the pie looks simply yummy!

Brittany Ann said...

I love the sweater and coat! What a steal! 50 dollars off?

Lora said...

my boyfriend would just DIE if he had to salsa dance after eating a meal. lol.

(maybe I could still convince him)

Gorgeous new clothing items!

Mrs.LifeAccounts said...

wow, sounds like an absolutely amazing weekend! The recipes look and sound absolutely delish and I love the items you bought!

pocket full of pink said...

Mod Mex and Pic Crust Cookies?! Sounds like the best weekend EVER!!!! SIGN ME UP!

pocket full of pink said...

Meant to say "pie"......whoops!

Tasha said...

What a great weekend! I can almost smell that apple pie! Yum!!! I'm with you about not getting into the "mod" Mexican trend. Give me fajita chicken, tortillas, and queso dip and I'm a happy girl!

A Girl Can Dream said...

OMG that pie looks amazing!!! I want a piece with some vanilla ice cream on top. Yummmmm!!!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Hi Jenny, I found your blog through my friend Honey my Heart. I totally love baking and am so tempted by these pumpkin cream cheese muffins to try to bake them in a convection oven in London (we'll see if it works!)

d.a.r. said...

Ooohhh I want that coat sooo badly now!