Last weekend was fun; on Saturday I went on an (awesome!) early morning run, went to a great prayer training, and hosted a "cinco de dip" party. The premise of "cinco de dip" was easy--everyone bring a dip to share. I made a homemade guac, and a dessert dip--chocolate chip cheesecake dip. Both were really, really good. For the guac I sauteed garlic and onions before adding them to the avacado/tomatos/cilantro/other random spices. I made the chocolate cheesecake dip with only a few tablespoons of butter instead of the stick the recipe calls for and I couldn't even tell a difference. Also on the menu was a festive (alcohol free) drink--I crushed (and by "I" I mean the blender) some ice, added fresh strawberries and orange juice, and donesies. Festive & easy.
On Sunday I went to a friend's baby shower. Earlier in this week I had met up with her to catch up, and also to give her daughter her 2nd birthday present from me, a book. Last year on her first birthday I decided that I wanted to get this particular little girl a book every year from me on her birthday. This year when I went to Barnes and Noble to find a book I was expecting a long hunt, but then I saw this:
BABY JANE EYRE. Done, and done.