Let’s go in chronological order, shall we?
I arrived home to find four packages on our front porch… along with our garbage can. 😀 I think the FedEx guy put our garbage can in front the packages to prevent anyone from seeing our goodies, but it was quite a strange sight to see!
Package number one included our first wedding present!
The present was from quite the unique gift giver.
The gift was from Lily, my orthodontist’s dog who some of you may remember I found wandering around the streets near our apartment when she escaped from my orthodontist’s backyard. I had no idea Lily was her dog when I brought her home to call the number on her dog tag and get her back to her owners! It was quite a crazy coincidence.
Lily did a great job selecting our first wedding gift and bought us a cookie jar filled with cookie cutters that we registered for at Williams-Sonoma last weekend. Thank you Lily! 😉
The next package made Sadie quite happy!
A new frisbee toy!
Yes, the blue frisbee in the picture above was brand new. Sadie is a toy destroyer!
In my feeble attempt to play with Sadie and throw the frisbee to the farthest point of our backyard, I accidentally threw the frisbee on the roof!
She was devastated. We cannot open our bedroom (it’s sealed shut), and we tried stacking chairs and using broomsticks to get it down without luck. A ladder sure would’ve helped. 😉
Since playtime was cut short by my frisbee faux paux, dinner was served a bit early this evening!
Before I left for work this morning, I placed a pound of ground chicken in the crock pot with a packet of reduced sodium taco seasoning and 2/3 cup of water. The forethought made assembling slow cooker chicken tacos (one of the first recipes I ever posted on PBF!) a breeze once we were ready for dinner.
I used the chicken to create a big taco salad with shredded lettuce, salsa and two crumbled hardshell tacos.
This taco salad was cool and crisp… perfect for a summer night!
As Tina would say, HOLY YUM.
This evening’s dessert was a long time coming. Seriously.
I’ve been waiting 10 days to make it!
Ten days ago my sister gave me a bag of dough and a piece of paper with instructions. The paper informed me that the dough I received was the “starter dough” I would need to create Amish Friendship Bread.
I absolutely love the concept of Amish Friendship Bread. Once you receive the dough for Amish Friendship Bread from a friend, it becomes your duty to make the bread and pass along your own “starter dough” to three of your friends.
Tonight I finally got to make the yummy bread.
As the bread was baking, the smell in our apartment was unbelievable. It smelled like coffee cake and cinnamon!
I enjoyed one small slice fresh outta the oven!
Okay that was a blatant lie. I definitely had three pieces. And the piece pictured above was definitely the smallest of the three. 😉
I am planning on passing along my starter dough to two of my friends but thought it might be neat to pass it along to a blog reader, too! If you live in the Orlando area and would like a bag of starter dough to keep the Amish Friendship Bread chain going, shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll pass it along to ya! (First come, first serve, to be fair. 😉 )
If you want to create this bread and pass it along to your friends you may click here for instructions!
Now I’m off to watch the second half of So You Think You Can Dance before hittin’ the hay! (How good was Robert’s dance about Travis’ mother? Eeeeemotional!)