Sunday, October 25, 2009

Happy to be Home!

I have been spending a great deal of time adjusting after vacation...getting back into the swing of things, so to speak.

I can't believe it is Sunday and I am just now getting to share with you my Friday casual outfit!

The jeans are a pair of Joe Jeans; this style is called cigarette. They are a skinny jean but because of the amount of spandex there is a ton of s-t-r-e-t-c-h. They are quite comfy :). They are 3 years old, and I purchased them, I think from Anthropoligie. The camisole is 4 years old and was purchased at a boutique in Illinois. I can't remember the name of it. I went there once and picked up a few items. Guess it was not too memorable!

The sweater is from Banana Republic I picked it up 2 years ago. It came in beige or grey. I actually spent about 20 minutes trying to decide which color to get! I am happy with the beige!

The belt is from Silpada. I love the big silver buckle!

No picture of my Saturday outfit as it is still sitting in Ben's camera!

As much as I love a vacation away to some warm sunny place, where you can indulge in delicious restaurant cooked meals and some sightseeing, the older I get the more I realize I am happiest at home.

Yesterday we had friends over to the house for dinner. Ben cleaned; I cooked. As a result, Sunday housekeeping was done a day early. We slept in late this morning; we had a breakfast different for us. If you can have breakfast for dinner, why not dinner for breakfast? Well, at least around here, Roast beef hash and poached eggs is dinner. The hash is from Trader Joe's. If you see it, buy it. Do not hesitate!

I enjoyed cooking yesterday, and chose to do some more today. Here is what I cooked/baked... 17 Bean and Barley Soup (the Trader Joe's mix, Homemade Applesauce from Clean Eating Cookbook, Wheat Bread from the Clean Eating Cookbook, Calavasitas con Maez ala Sylvia, Pumpkin Scones and an Upside Down Gingerbread Pear Tart. Most of the scones and the cake will be going to work tomorrow :).

The kitchen is now clean, and I am sitting in the corner of my couch where I seem to be happiest of late. Dorothy said it best when she said "There is no place like home." Especially when home smells as good as mine does right now!
Pumpkin Scones with Leftover Fat Ass Frosting :) Only 198 calories (without the FAF of course!)

17 Bean and Barley Soup from Trader Joe's

Upside Gingerbread Pear Cake

Nothing like the smell of fresh baked bread!

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  1. Love the camisole and the looks of the food! I think that is awesome that you bake your own bread.(I am excited about the food as you can tell.) LOL. I have not tried that yet. Was it hard to do? How long does it take to make bread like that?

  2. Queen - I will post the bread recipe tonight. From start to finish it took about 1 hour 15 minutes! Easy Easy!

  3. Upside-down gingerbread pear cake? Are you an angel, Kel? That sounds so incredibly delicious and the picture is making my mouth water.

    I totally agree that there's no place like home.

    Love the outfit!