Kitchen Party

Did today seem super long to anyone else? I felt like today was as long as 2 days put together…I feel like it should be much later in the week than Monday, but I guess I do have a few days off this week, so it’s worth it :)

Nick and I went out to lunch with a few friends/coworkers – I got some chili and a salad. The best thing is this place has pretzel rolls – they’re so good! I had one with my lunch.

This afternoon was pretty busy at work, and I ran into a few issues which was kind of frustrating. But, it is what it is. And everything will get done – it just didn’t happen when I needed it to today.

While working through my emails and finishing up some things, I tried a new bar!



I loved this bar! There were huge chunks of macadamia + brazil nuts, and this bar wasn’t too sweet. Too bad I can’t buy them here  :\ I liked it! I can’t wait to try the other flavors.

All in all, work was okay today.

Oh well – at least dinner was good!


I made French Onion soup!


For the soup, I just cooked 2 large onion (sliced thin) in a 1 Tbsp of olive oil and 1 tsp butter. Once the onions were softened and golden (about 15 minutes), I added in 4 cups of beef broth, 2 cups of water, and a pinch of salt + pepper.

While the soup was simmering, I sliced up some whole grain bread and topped each slice with some fresh parmesan and a little provolone and put them in the oven to melt/brown.

Then we just topped our soup with the bread – easy! I wanted to broil the bread + cheese on the soup, but I didn’t have any dishes to do that.

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This was the perfect dinner for tonight – it was so cold today!

After eating, we got started on our projects.

Tonight begins our Christmas prep! We’ve got all the presents bought, but we still have all the things we’re making for our family.

For the last hour, Nick and I have been working on things for gifts – we got one item done, and I got another one started that has to sit overnight.

I’m excited to see how everything turns out!


We just got all the stuff put away, and I’m ready for pajamas and cuddling with Nick + Roxy.




  1. Yes today did seem to drag!!! Ugh, blame it on the Mondays I suppose.
    At least this week is a short one.

    Hope you enjoy your evening. Have fun making gifts! :)

  2. Good luck getting gifts done! I got my mom one thing, my dad another, and said that was enough lol.

  3. I just made onion soup! It’s definitely so perfect for this chilly weather!

  4. Your French onion soup looks & sounds great! I love soup on a cold day…

    Have fun finishing up your projects… :)

  5. I hate when I find some great treats somewhere while traveling and it isn’t available at home.

  6. I have soo much to do before Christmas eve! Today did feel like a long day, I completely agree.

  7. That soup looks great and yes, yesterday felt like it dragged on and on and I only worked six hours!

  8. Pretzel rolls are amazing. There’s a little place that sells pretzel croissants across the street from me – to die for! Have a great day!

  9. Yes, yesterday dragged on. Glad I wasn’t the only one who thought so!

    Great job on that soup, it looks delicious!

  10. That soup sounds so delicious and warm! I’m not much of a french onion soup fan, but I woul definitely give yours a try :)

  11. Wow that soup looks amazing!

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