Monday, November 7, 2011

Miscellany Monday {14}

Happy Monday, guys!  I haven’t joined Carissa’s party in a while so I figured I would today….


{1} Did you know that if you add 3 pumps of Toffee Nut flavoring and cream to your tall Starbucks coffee, you can almost convince yourself that it’s Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate, for a lot cheaper? (It’s like the poor man’s version – no salt or whipped cream or milk! haha) This is what I tell myself, because I’m too poor to afford the Salted Caramel on a regular basis.  (For that matter, I’m too poor to afford regular Starbucks on a consistent basis – maybe once or twice a month, at most! ha!)  But it is really good…try it and let me know what you think!

{2} This time change is thing for the birds!  I have been up for 30 minutes (current time: 6:54 am), and my son is jumping, giggling, and talking to the books in his bed.  Normal people aren’t even awake yet.  Awesome.

{3} I already mentioned this on FB, but I didn’t mention it here yet – I’m hosting Thanksgiving at my house this year!  This is the first year ever that we’re not having it at my parents’ house.  My sister can’t come up from Nashville for both holidays, so we have to wait to Christmas to see her.  This is also the first year that my whole family has not been together for this holiday and my sister and I always watch at least part of the Macy’s parade together.  When I think about her not being here, I seriously start to tear up a little. 

I kinda figured that since everything was going to be so different anyway, we might as well switch it up and have it here.  I am a little nervous about cooking the turkey, but everyone who’s done it before on FB told me it wasn’t as bad as they thought!  I’m going to buy it tomorrow, actually, because one store has it for 58 cents a pound which sounds great to me but then again what the heck do I know?!  lol

{4} At the risk of ruining all my credibility after my 31 Days series (ha!), I’m going to give you a recipe that isn’t remotely clean, not in the slightest.  It basically flaunts its uncleaness openly.  lol 

I needed a dessert to take to our pastor’s house for dinner, and I knew that he loves chocolate and peanut butter desserts.  I did some digging on the internet and found these puppies:



HOLY GUACAMOLE.  They are awesome.  Chewy, salty, crunchy, smooth, chocolatey, peanut-buttery, YES.  So if you need a unique dessert for something, I highly recommend them.  I was also praying that they would work on my 145-pounds-fully-dressed-on-a-good-day husband, but so far they haven’t worked….I may just have to make them again. :)

{5} We started choir practice at church yesterday in preparation for the Christmas concert.  Can I just tell you how much I have missed singing in four-part harmony?  It’s been over 5 years….it did my soul good.  We are doing a Celtic Christmas arrangement and it is so pretty.  Love this time of year! 

{6} Speaking of church, we’re going to our pastor’s house for dinner tonight (it had to be postponed last time).  Isn’t is so awesome when you don’t have to cook dinner?  I mean seriously, someone could serve me a PB&J and I would be elated just because I wasn’t the person that had to crack open the bread and start spreading.  Food just always tastes better when you didn’t have to make it yourself, doesn’t it?!  :)


Have an awesome week, everyone!

Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters


  1. Love the name of those bars : ) I hosted Christmas dinner last year for the first time, and it was so much fun. Hope you enjoy hosting your first Thanksgiving!

  2. i'm a new follower. cant wait to read more!!

  3. oooh yum those bars look amazing! OMG that is so funny you mentioned Salted Carmel Hot Chocolate it is absolutly my favorite and I learned it from my friend that Carissa all your fault lol! OK so I plan on stopping now for a cup before our loooooooong trip tommorrow! Thanks for the reminder ha! Your blog is really cute and really fun! I can't wait to read more!

  4. 58 cents a pound for a turkey is incredible! What store?? I'm hosting for the first time this year, too, and really looking forward to it :) I agree wholeheartedly that it's much more pleasant and relaxing to eat anything someone else has made. I love to cook, but I love to be the one who doesn't have to cook :)
    ps- thanks for the correction on my post today ;)

  5. I'm sad that I won't be able to watch the Macy's Day Parade with you too, but you never know, I might be seeing you sooner than you THINK! :)

  6. you are my hero for #1!!! salted caramel is my fave fave fave. but the price kills me, so i go without it! now i don't have to. : )


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