Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Girls Night Out, and Goodies for the Kiddies


ast night 3 girlfriends and myself got decked out, hopped in a limo, and went for dinner together.  We are 4 best friends, who have been friends since childhood, and we rarely get a chance to get together like we used to.  The limo picked us all up at home and drove us around while we sipped on wine.  We headed to the restaurant where we immediately ordered some bread baskets to fill our growling bellies.

Next we shared some shrimp and calamari.

For the main course, we each got a 4 ounce steak with a side.  I had the horseradish potatoes with mine.

We played paparazzi (myself, and my friend Mel):

I also made a red velvet cake for the first time last night.  I used Jessica's recipe, and brought the cake to work to share with my colleagues.  Although the cake was good, I don't get the fuss about red velvet - it is nothing special.  I had a teeny, tiny slice.  

What is special are the cookies that I made for my students.  I used another of Jessica's recipes, and made them some hot cocoa cookies.

These were the ooiest, gooiest, chewiest, cookies I have ever made. 
The hubby and I shared one so we would have enough for my students.
I want them all.  I don't want to share!

I also made my students cake pops, and little goody bags with Toblerone, hot chocolate, jelly beans, a candy cane and a couple other chocolates in them.

Tomorrow is my last day of work before Christmas holidays!!  2 weeks off!!


Do you get any time off this holiday season?  


Yelena said...

How fabulous are you- going out in a limo! How fun!

I do have time off this season- my work gives us a full week off and then I am taking another 2 and going on a long, long vacation :)

Your baking looks out of this world good. I don't get the whole red velvet fever either, but I don't turn down baked goods!

Eden said...

A limo???? how pays for this? can I marry them??? hahaha
I DO have time off like you because I teach kiddies. I kind of want this vacation forever....The kids dont need to go back to school, right???

lynn said...

love your mario "l"!

Anonymous said...

i only have a couple of days off but you better believe i'm making the most out of it!!! You have so much self control when it comes to your yummy desserts!

Cynthia said...

Today is my last day of work before a nice week and a half vacation. I don't have to go back to work until after the first of the year. Yay!

Kat said...

You must be their favorite teacher

Amber said...

That night out with your girlfriends sounds SO FUN!

And I don't remember my teachers bringing me any of those things - you are an awesome teacher!!!

Kacy said...

That sounds like SO much fun!

I love red velvet cake, maybe just because I love the color red and cream cheese though ;)

Anonymous said...

You girls looked amazing!
I bet you've had a blast together :)
Delicious food,as usual!

Simply Life said...

Oh what a great meal!!!

suki @ [Super Duper Fantastic] said...

You're too good to your kiddies! :P Send some snacks my way! Hehe. Aren't you afraid to send them home on a sugar high? :P

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

That's so fun that you had a night out with girlfriends!

That was so sweet of you to make those treats for your students!

I am out of vacation time so I will not have any time off over the holidays... Enjoy your time off - it is SO DESERVED. Not sure how you teachers do it!

Unknown said...

Your girls night out sounds AMAZING!!! And girl, I make a fuss over red velvet.. It's my fav!!!
love the pops! :)

Melissa @ Made in Melissa's Kitchen said...

You are the best teacher! I always send in little bags of goodies for the teachers at my kids school, they work so hard with little to no appreciation!

John said...

You trying to bribe the kids into voting you the Teacher of the Year? :)

I'm taking Friday to Sunday off and I'll have a couple lighter days next week.

Averie @ Averie Cooks said...

red velvet..to me, it's cake that's been dyed red. The real appeal for me is the frosting..it's usually a buttercream and it's usually thick! That's what i LOVE!

Those cookies...look delish! I have been rocking marshmallow goodies like a maniac this season...yours look great!

Jessica is a great friend and her recipes always amaze. As are you and your cooking skills :)

Baking 'n' Books said...

What is Red Velvet cake?? You are too much fun with your friends! Love it. And your the BEST teacher ever :)

Anonymous said...

AWWW I love girls nights! HOW FUN is that? its soo great to be with the GIRLS and let loose sometimes!!!
LOVE the way those cookies look!!! Im not a red velv cake girl!! I bet yours is good tho! MERRY CHRISTMAS <3