I'm not sure what day it was exactly....hmmm, perhaps it was Thursday? Anywayyy, I baked cream cheese cookies because I absolutely love them, as does Ed, Daniel, Jaylon, Erin...well, you get the picture, hm?! :-)
I've shared the recipe before but, oh well, I 'll share it again, k?! :-)
CREAM CHEESE COOKIES
1 BOX OF YELLOW CAKE MIX
1 8oz. PACKAGE OF CREAM CHEESE
1/4 CUP OF MELTED BUTTER
1 TSP. OF VANILLA
EMPTY THE CAKE MIX INTO A MIXING BOWL.
SOFTEN THE CREAM CHEESE IN THE MICROWAVE.
BEAT THE EGG AND ADD TO THE CAKE MIX.
ADD THE SOFTENED CREAM CHEESE, MELTED BUTTER AND VANILLA.
MIX THESE INGREDIENTS TOGETHER THOROUGHLY.
THE DOUGH WILL BE PRETTY STIFF.
YOU CAN DROP THE DOUGH ONTO A GREASED COOKIE
SHEET BY THE TEASPOON OR MAKE OUT
LITTLE PATTIES ABOUT THE SIZE OF A
FIFTY-CENT PIECE. BAKE AT 350 DEGREES
FOR 10 MINUTES OR UNTIL LIGHTLY
BROWNED ON THE BOTTOM. DON'T OVERBAKE.
THESE ARE SO EASY AND SO DELICIOUS!
The hubs and I went into Walmart the day AFTER Valentines Day, which was our anniversary, where they had all of the candy drastically reduced! Yayyy!! We purchased a bag of Valentine M&M's Peanuts and a bag of Valentine miniature Reese Cups. They were only $1.37 a bag! Talk about a bargain! This is what was left two days later:
Ed still has some Reese's left, but my M&M's are all gone! :-)
You know, after writing all of that above, I've just realized that I've really been eating ALOT of sweet stuff lately and I've always said that I'm not a sweet tooth. Am I changing in my older age? Hmmmm......
On Friday evening, Ed and I went to Jack's Steak House for dinner. It was wonderful! I had been wanting a good steak for some time and this did not disappoint!
Ed was not hungry, to be quite honest, but I was, so he had a bowl of vegetable soup while I
hogged out on had a 16oz. sirloin with home fries, salad and roll. Of course, I did bring some home as I wasn't able to eat it all.
I find it so enjoyable to go somewhere nice to eat, relax, take our time, have some mellow conversation and allow someone else to wait on me for a change.
Saturday morning, my friend, Laura, and I got together at church and worked on a few songs that we were both wanting to learn. We always have such a wonderful time together. She is such a blessing to me and I truly thank the Lord for bringing her into my life.
Afterward, I went to Walmart, where I purchased yarn for an afghan that I am making for my newest great-niece who is scheduled to arrive on March 4th! :-)
Then it was on to the library where I spent a goodly amount of time browsing through the books, magazines and newspapers. I could spend an entire day in the library! I could! It is one of my very favorite places to go, next to church!!! :-)
Later, Ed and I went to a birthday party for my great-nephew. Since we were in Lancaster, we decided to do some shopping later which resulted in us getting home a little later than we planned.
Ed said that I set a new record for going to sleep quickly that evening. I mean, I laid my head on my pillow and that was it. Out. Oh, but I am so thankful that I can go to sleep so easily and that I sleep so well. I know quite a few people who have difficulty going to sleep AND sleeping. It truly is a blessing to not have that trouble.
Now, I am not one to lay in bed and sleep late. I am almost always up by 6am, even on the weekends but that is because I go to bed early, meaning I am usually in bed by 9:30. Well, except for tonight because I am determined to get this posted! :-)
Soooo, having said THAT, I am taking myself off to beddy bye! :-) I hope your week is off to a good start and that you have good days ahead of you this week!
Oh, and my friend, Deb, informed me that this is Random Acts of Kindness Week! So get out there and celebrate!! :-)