Scenes from the Weekend



We whipped up breakfast tacos for dinner, as well as a full pot of coffee.

Best laid plans.


The handle decided it despised the pot and removed itself from the situation. Unfortunately, this didn’t happen mid-wash or while it was empty. Noooo, it happened with a piping hot pot of coffee. Handle snapped off and the pot smashed against the countertop, sending shards of glass to the floor to swim in a pool of coffee.

So sad.

RIP Mr. Coffee, it was a glorious two years.


The Christmas decorations finally made their way down from the attic. Once I got to unpacking them, it was clear the coffee pot wasn’t the only casualty of the weekend.



For those keeping score: Austin Extreme Summer Heatwave 1, Melissa’s Entire Collection of Christmas Candles 0

Again, so sad.

An emergency trip to the mall was necessary.




Brad cleaned up the old candle holders so I could add the tealights



Crisis averted!

Saturday Night

I decided it would be a brilliant idea to peel forty (no exaggeration) cloves of garlic to make this recipe, a variation of Ina Garten’s. The dish was 100% without a doubt worth the effort.


The chicken was served with creamy polenta, based off of this gem I found from the Pioneer Woman. Rather than goat cheese I stirred in a couple tablespoons of Philly Italian Cheese & Herb Cooking Crème.




I had one more fire to put out.


You see that? That’s what Target looks like before all of the crazies come out to play. Shop early in the morning and you will add years to your life!

Wanna take a guess what I went for?


No, not a new coffeemaker…


Just a new pot! Thank you Target (and Mom!), you just saved our Sunday.


All is right in the world again.

What’s your favorite coffee (or tea) flavor?

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  1. We got this fantastic Mauritus Vanilla tea from Tea Embassy and it’s great. Very strong and clear.

  2. OMG I’ve never heard of that happening to a coffee pot before!!! I hope you didn’t get any cuts or burns!
    I’d have to go with Dunkin Donuts French Vanilla coffee as my favorite!!! As for tea, chai or lemon zinger!

  3. Hahah awww. Glad it was just the maker – not you! – that got wrecked.

  4. I love vanilla creamer and as far as coffee, depends on the mood. Sometimes plain old coffee is my favorite, but on the days I am feeling extra festive, I like blueberry coffee, hazelnut, Michigan Cherry, and my all time fav – ameretto!

    Ok, now I am drooling. I need a cup STAT!

  5. I order all of my coffee from and they have the BEST flavors! They have a holiday flavor right now called first snow that is coconut and toffee and all manner of deliciousness. LOVE!

    And can I please come over for dinner? I’ll be happy to eat those leftovers. K, thanks.

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