Sunday, March 7, 2010

Wonderful Weekend Away ~

We had a wonderful weekend away at my daughter and her
familys home and it is a wonder I didn't gain 20 lbs.

My daughter and granddaughter made cupcakes
for my upcoming birthday and they were the
most delicious I have ever had ~
Seriously I could have eaten every last cupcake all by
myself and left everyone else without any. lol.

Homemade chocolate cupcakes with raspberry
cream filling, raspberry frosting,
fresh red raspberries and chocolate
curls on top...delish!!

Yesterday we ate at Panera Bread for lunch.
I ordered their tomato, mozzarella and basil
sandwich on ciabatta {comes with chips},
lemonade and this amazing pastry called
cobblestone ~
{cinnamon raisin bread dough mixed with chunks
of apples and spices topped with streusel
and white icing}

I will say I only ate about 1/4 of this pastry.
First of all it was huge and
second, I thought I should be nice and
share it...:)

Then to top it off , while we were there my son-in-law
made this amazing
tomato basil bread for a bake sale and we
also got to eat a couple pieces.

It is delicious! He made up his recipe. If I tried that
it would be a disaster!

Then last night for dinner, SIL also made
chicken alfredo...
it was the best I have ever had...I think
we will keep him in the family ~

{he made the noodles and the alfredo
sauce from scratch and hubby grilled the chicken}

Along with that we had bruschetta and
a green salad. So so yummy!

I don't intend to turn this into a
food blog, but just had to share.

Mandi... if you are reading this...
please send me another cupcake.



Amanda Kaake said...

Aw! So glad you liked our food;) We loved having you here. Jon cried for quite awhile after you left.

aimee said...

so glad you had a great time! those cupcakes look so refreshing and delish! i would love the recipe for the raspberry filling. if you can share it :) happy birthday! i should have come over for a visit after i had dinner. my stomach is growling now that ive seen all that yummy food.

June said...

Sandi I swear I gained five pounds just reading this. What a yummy weekend you had. Seriously I could eat a whole loaf of that bread. yum!!!

Lady Farmer said...

What a treat for you to get to have others pamper you with such great food! Everything sounds so deliscious ~ you must share any recipes you have! Your SIL's bread looks absolutely fabulous! Men always amaze me with their creativity in cooking ~ they aren't afraid to try anything! It usually turns out well!
Happy (almost!) Birthday!

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Okay Sandi, you are responsible for the raid I'm about to make on my fridge! It's after 11pm, good grief, LOL! ;-)

It all looks to die for, especially those cupcakes.

Have a wonderful week!

Anonymous said...

Oh for heaven's sake.... I just got out of bed this morning & now I am hungry already!!
Mmmmmm....It all looks so-o-o-o good!!
Enjoy the Day!

Shabby Kim said...

Ok, now I'm starving. Seeing and hearing about your fabulous food weekend has me craving some of that yummy stuff for myself, especially those cupcakes and maybe some of that homemade tomato basil bread. Yum!! Glad to hear you had such a wonderful weekend with your family Sandi. Hope you get to do it again soon!! Have a great week.

A Cottage Muse said...

Glad you had fun...the food looks amazing!

Julie said...

Oh, my, Sandi! It all looks & sounds so delicious--I can almost taste it! Not sure which yummy thing you described sounds best! Although that cobblestone thingie looks pretty amazing!

Glad you had a wonderful weekend--just remember--whatever you eat that has anything to do with your birthday has no calories whatsoever, so enjoy!

Tracey said...

Good mornin Sandi! I'm so glad for you that you had such a wonderful weekend getaway! And, WOW, that food all looks deeeeeeeeeeeelish!!!

Hugs ~

:) T

p.s. thanks so much for posting about my giveaway!

Crystal said...

Oh my heavens, I feel like I gained 10 lbs, just reading this post. I am definitely going to try one of those cobblestone pastries, the next time I am at Panera's.
Your SIL sounds like a keeper to me, too :)

Have a blessed week.