I was supposed to go house shopping today with my real estate agent. We had set up appointments to look at 16 houses and if all went well and I found the dream house, possibly even put in an offer by the end of the day, but I cancelled at midnight last night via email as soon as I heard about my dad. So the house hunting is currently on hold. I'm going to wait until he gets out of the hospital and start looking again once my personal situation is more steady.
To cheer myself up I did one of several tested proven pick me ups...I baked. I know that gardening, reading a book or baking will always cheer me up. It was actually a bit chilly in New Orleans today, so gardening wasn't happening and I couldn't concentrate on a book, so I pulled out the One Girl Cookies cookbook that I reviewed the other day and guys....I'm just saying you HAVE to get this cookbook. I'm now convinced it should be on every bakers bookshelf. I just love it!!!! I made Orange Butter Drops tonight. Which are these amazing cookies made with orange zest and sugar and lots of butter and flour and cream cheese and then dipped in a glaze made with fresh squeezed orange juice, powdered sugar and more cream cheese and then dipped in coconut. Heaven!!! Here they are:
And tomorrow is my little brother's 17th birthday, so we're cooking for him as well. We're making him chicken fajitas and I'm going to make him some homemade queso using this recipe which has become a favorite and I'm also going to make some cilantro lime rice!!! Wish I could bring my dad some at the hospital but he's on a liquids only diet...so we'll just not even tell him about it I think :p And of course there will be chocolate cake for dessert at his request!
How's everyone else's weekend going? Tell me the best to happen to you this weekend! Or the best thing you've read/cooked/planted/seen/etc. I need some good stuff ;)