Holiday Balls & Bark

Hi Friends!

Loooooooong time, no blog, huh? Sorry for the disappearing act — I have been enjoying my “time off” — getting more rest, being more productive at work and at home and just not worrying about the blog. I was putting too much pressure on myself to blog every day — and with my all-or-nothing mentality, when I took a day off I decided to take a few WEEKS off.

Thank you for all of your kind emails and comments about where I am 🙂 For sure during the month of December I will blog when I can, but it will definitely be on a random schedule!

Last night for dinner I made a Pillsbury recipe: Chicken with Orange-Pecan Rice.

It turned out pretty good — I didn’t follow the recipe exactly, using less orange juice and subbing walnuts for pecans (we were out of pecans!). The chicken cooked nicely in the wild rice “bed”.

And for the rest of the evening, I spent my time in the kitchen. I have a Cookie Exchange party to go to on Saturday, so I got a head start on my baking:

Oreo Balls

Paula Deen’s Peppermint Bark (I think this is her only recipe without butter!)

Gingerbread Bagel’s Christmas Candy Bark

I still need to cut up the bark — I wanted it to solidify in the fridge, so I’ll wait until later today.

Today is my birthday 🙂 I am 27! I have no idea what our plans are, but hopefully I’ll have a nice post for tomorrow or Saturday 🙂

Have a great day!