Good Morning Sunshine!
Hope you are well!
It’s a short and busy week for us as we head out Thursday morning to celebrate our youngest’s 20th (gulp) birthday and then head to Pittsburgh for a big wedding weekend. One of my besties is Indian, so it’s Big Fat Indian Wedding and I have the honor of dancing with a group of other ‘aunties’ in the Sangeet on Saturday night. Stay tuned for the pictures…
Speaking of Pittsburgh and weddings…I LOVE the Pittsburgh tradition of the cookie table! In a nutshell, family and close friends bake bunches of cookies for wedding guests to enjoy in lieu of or in addition to the wedding cake. To that end, I whipped up many dozen coconut macaroons to contribute to this weekend’s cookie table! My daughter, Tennessee-born and North Carolina-bred (but with legit Pittsburgh roots) has already declared that no matter where she gets married, we will have a cookie table at her wedding. And I guess Youngstown, Ohio also lays claim to the cookie table! Kudos!
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Are your vegetable gardens starting to wind down? Have bunches of green tomatoes that you are hopeful will ripen, but just aren’t sure? Not to worry, with these green tomatoes recipes, you might actually look forward to the green fruit at the end of the summer!
And while we are talking tomatoes, chop up some of your ripe tomatoes for this Smoky, Spiced Tomato Jam…you will thank me.
For what it’s worth, it is ‘bated breath’, not ‘baited breath’. Just in case you ever wondered!
We’ve been watching Mindhunters on Netflix and think it’s very well done. The second season just dropped, but do go back and watch the first.
I really do enjoy road trips, but I need ‘projects’ to keep me busy. I’ve ordered some yarn for a new project, but if it doesn’t arrive in time I’ll be knitting some of these Chinese wave knit washcloths for gifting. They are my hands-down favorite.
We have many outfit changes and weather changes this weekend, which means I need to get organized with my packing. I’ve come to rely on the tips and packing checklist in this Organized Travel post.
Have you seen this Michael Bublé video?
So, had you heard of the Cookie Table at a wedding? I love that it features homemade, as opposed to catered, treats. What are some other wedding traditions that are a little out of the ordinary?
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