321 – TWDP – Weekend in New Hampshire

This weekend I went to see my BFF in New Hampshire and Saturday turned into a baking free for all!!!  Her son helped, I helped and we cranked out some awesome cookies.  After baking – though we had plans for some yummy food for dinner – it was time to get out of the kitchen!  We headed to Olive Garden (one of my favorite restaurants!) and then off to see Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows.  Great movie!

I’m so glad to see the way Robert Downey, Jr. has cleaned his act up.  For me it was like he turned up his nose at Hollywood and said….I can beat this and I can come out on top.  Makes me respect him so much more as an actor and as a person.

It’s always wonderful to see my friend and I don’t do it nearly enough.  She lives 4 hours away and while that’s closer than my friend who is a 24 hour drive away – in Texas – it’s still tough to make the trip.  One of the things I am working on is making more friends that actually live near me.  My two BFFs are deeply ingrained in my life.  They know me better and have known me longer than my husband.  They are my family, the sisters of my heart.  For years the though of having other friends that know me even half as well has been scary.  It felt like a betrayal in my heart if that makes sense.  Yet I am coming to realize that I need the female companionship, the daily camaraderie that I simply can’t get from them because of the distance they are away from me.  I’m the dysfunctional one because they both have other friends they hang out with.  LOL  And lately I’ve been coming to realize the depth of my dysfunction.  How much of it was the depression, how much of it is my personality I’m not yet sure but it’s something I’m working on.

So about the cooking.  Here are the recipes we used and they were AWESOME!

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