Calm Monday

There’s nothing like going home for the weekend, especially for the holidays. Good food, lots of love and a cozy home. Oh, and not to mention many stellar meals!


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And even a little baking!

I made two opposite baked goods, Soft and Chewy M&M cookies and clean Banana Oatmeal Breakfast muffins. No baking fails this time! (Whenever I bake for others, following a recipe is always key.)

Sinful cookies and healthy muffins

Sinful cookies and healthy muffins

Is it weird that the dough is my favorite part?

Is it weird that the dough is my favorite part?

I wrapped up the cookies and took them to the host of our lovely Easter dinner.

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Away they must go πŸ˜‰

For our Easter dinner, we had several different appetizers followed by a meal of lamb, brussels, carrots with parsnips, and orzo.

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the cute place settings

the cute place settings

And the even cuter fat cat

And the even cuter fat cat

It was a great weekend and I’m keeping positive during this Monday. Monday blues, who?

Have a good one!

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34 thoughts on “Calm Monday

  1. Those breakfasts all look amazing, especially the potatoes!!

    Oh, and you can go ahead and send those cookies right on over to me! πŸ˜‰

  2. It looks like you had an amazing Easter weekend! I love roasted carrots and parsnips!

  3. pickyrunner says:

    Cookie dough is my faveeeeee. You can always send some this way if you’re looking to get them off your hands… πŸ˜‰

  4. Being home for the holidays is definitely the best! I Wish I could have gone home for Easter, but I had a fun brunch with friends!

  5. bentodays says:

    Glad you had a great weekend. The food looks yummy!

  6. Looks like good times with the fam! Mama and I cooked too…it was fun!!

  7. Those cookies look bomb! πŸ™‚

  8. Love the little place settings and the cookies would’ve never made it to the host πŸ™‚

  9. I am happy to see that you had such a great weekend!! Those baked products look amazing! πŸ™‚

  10. I love Easter weekend too, time with family and friends and lots of good food, always the best! Those cookies came out so the Easter M&M’s, we were thinking alike this weekend! πŸ™‚

  11. Oh my goodness, the cat is huge! Haha πŸ™‚ But so cute! I’m glad to hear that you had a nice weekend had no baking failures!

  12. katiemoves says:

    I LOVE M&M cookies soooo much! they look delish! Being home an with family for the holidays is so great

  13. jumpeatrun says:

    lots of good food! I am totally having the monday blues – especially after being off for spring break! finger’s crossed this week flies by!

  14. love the colors in those cookies! happy easter πŸ˜€

  15. Courtney says:

    Those cookies look delish! πŸ˜€

  16. Abby says:

    SO MUCH GREAT FOOD! haha seriously you did this weekend right! Those cookies look AWESOME. Oh, and if the woman in the drink picture is your mom…. She’s so cute! I love that you are both adorable redheads! (hope you’re not weirded out by any of that πŸ˜‰ ) Have a great evening, Alex!

  17. bezzymates says:

    Looks wonderful. Especially the breakfast. I’m a breakfast person. It looks like kitty enjoyed some good cat chow this weekend. He’s a nice, round size.

  18. bezzymates says:

    The breakfasts looks especially yummy. I love breakfast. It seems that kitty had a lot of Easter cat chow too. He’s a good size!

  19. Anne @ says:

    Well of course the dough is the best part, why else do you bake cookies πŸ™‚

    So glad you got to spend the holiday with you fam, it looks like a lovely weekend!

  20. P says:

    The cookies look amazing!!

  21. I like those cookies and that omelette!

  22. I love lamb, I see you are in the baking spirit this year. πŸ™‚

  23. Angela @ Health's Angel says:

    M&M cookies are one of my favorites to make. I love the pastel-colored M&Ms in yours! I made them for Christmas and used red and green ones. πŸ™‚

  24. Cookie dough is my favorite part of baking too πŸ™‚

  25. jessielovestorun says:

    I wish cookie dough batter was healthy to eat. It may be a good thing though bc I’m not sure the cookies would ever make it into the oven =)

  26. Stephanie says:

    So much delicious food! Those cookies turned out fabulous!

  27. Completely agree! Being home is so much fun, coming back is not! πŸ™‚

  28. Carrie says:

    Your trip home for Easter looks just like mine! πŸ™‚

  29. Glad you had a fun weekend! Mondays are always pretty terrible, but especially so after a long weekend or a busy weekend away (and this one happened to be both for me). At least it’s Tuesday now, so one day down!

  30. Baked goods and drinks are my favorite combo πŸ™‚

  31. SO happy you had an amazing Easter! Mine was just a light brunch followed by a bit of champagne πŸ˜‰ No Monday blues here, I start everyday off with a SMILE no matter what! It really makes your day a bit brighter! Love + Shine CourtStar

  32. […] had one of my banana oatmeal muffinsΒ with crunch peanut butter and chia seeds on top. I’ve always got room for more peanut […]

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