Last Saturday my husband surprised me with another date night. We both got dressed up to enjoy a delicious dinner that a local restaurant partially prepared and delivered to our door. Most of the courses are completely prepared and only need to be heated up or finished in the oven and the pasta is measured but needs to be cooked at home. My husband loves to cook so none of this is a chore for him and he loves to plate food. One of the best parts of this meal is that all the proceeds go to charity and this group of young professionals donates the money to St. Joe’s Health Care Centre.
Not only was this a bright idea but it was also the bright spot or highlight of my week. Here are a bunch of square photos that should make up for the days I’ve missed.
….no it’s not a new painting or anything art related for that matter
Many moons ago I used to enjoy working on jigsaw puzzles. Over the years my youngest sister has kept up the tradition of putting together puzzles and lately my daughter and daughter-in-law have taken an interest in jigsaws. They brought a puzzle of the moon this past summer up to the cottage which turned out to be pretty much impossible to assemble.
We have a games store in our neighbourhood so I decided to try and help them stay in business and I purchased a 1000 piece puzzle and a mat. In the meantime Andrea and Josie have purchased more puzzles and we’ll probably swap when I finish this one. Kevin started the puzzle with me by finding all the end pieces but I’ve pretty much put it together so far on my own. I have to admit that it is pretty addictive and I have to pull myself away just to get to bed before 2:30 in the morning. Luckily I have not where to go so I can sleep in.
I have quite the sweet tooth but mostly for cookies or cakes. I’ve never been one for candy, other than chocolate. My husband also has a sweet tooth and he has asked me not to bring any sweets into the house for awhile. If I have one cookie he’ll eat three.
For the challenge this week I’ve gone back into the archives to search for special treats. I soon discovered that not all yummy pleasures have to be made with sugar. Fresh strawberries and homemade pizza are always special in our house.