Saturday favorites.

12 Dec

Salted caramel butter bars. Now, these aren’t new to my recipe box (We served them at our wedding.) but I recently made a pan to take into the office. Here’s why: in my interview for my current job, the last question I was asked was what I would bring to potluck. My interviewers stressed that this was a very important question. Salted caramel butter bars were my answer. Well, potlucks aren’t happening right now (thanks, pandemic) so I made a pan for people to take through the week. Let’s just say they were fans.

Christmas movies. Dave and I are making a list of our favorites to work our way through in the next couple weeks. There are the classics – Home Alone, Elf, Rudolf, Christmas Vacation – and there are others – Just Friends, Gremlins, Die Hard. (Die Hard was the movie last night. I promptly fell asleep.) What’s on your Christmas movie list?

Ted Lasso on Appletv. This is seriously my favorite show of the year. Absolutely delightful. Uplifting. Funny. I will recommend it until I’m blue in the face … and I think I might watch it again before the year is up. (It features a hilarious Back to the Future reference as well. Bonus.)

Vanilla cashew clusters. I bought five pounds of cashews at Costco and plan to make these like it’s my job this weekend. They’re a great treat that’s super mailable and a bit different than a traditional cookie. I’m not sure I’ll be baking any traditional Christmas treats this year when there is no place to take them …

Charlee Bears. We’ve been going through these like crazy as training treats for Einstein. (Of course Emmett gets some too.) We were introduced to these while in NC earlier this year. They’re perfect for putting a handful in your pocket and having treats at the ready. They’re also Emmett and Einstein approved.

The pups have recently found themselves subscribed to Barkbox. We’ve only gotten one box so far but it was the Home Alone themed box and it was absolutely genius. (Check out the theme – seriously. Whoever came up with those toys and treat names, give them a prize.) It will give the little one some toy variety and new training treats each month. As if they weren’t before, they are full-on spoiled at this point. No denying it.

Now things are going to get really exciting …

Car trash bag. I basically work out of my car now so I needed a garbage solution for gum wrappers, mask bags, etc. so I sewed up a version of a trash bag. I loosely followed this pattern, adding in a couple adjustments for more shape. The chaplain who trained me saw it and asked me to make her one. It’s a handy thing (that can be sewn with pretty fabrics) to have. Perhaps it’s a practical sewn item that could get added to Sew Practical’s inventory at some point.

One Response to “Saturday favorites.”

  1. tvbobbyd December 12, 2020 at 11:14 am #

    Lindsay look up the movie Run on Hulu. Connor pick!!

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