My day was good though I just couldn’t seem to settle.

Exercise:

I ran for 6.5km in the morning while it was a little cooler out. I also managed to go for a walk in the afternoon though it ended up being shorter than I planned because my headphones died:(

Reading

I managed to finally finish a book. I’ve been reading a series and adored the first two and almost everything else this author has written, but these last two books seem to have taken me forever!

This book, Sky Full of Stars by Samantha Chase is the story of Owen who is the brilliant, quiet astrophysicist of the Shaughnessy family.

I felt like this book took me a long time to get through because the pace was a little on the slow side.

It was quite different from the other books in the series as it is definitely not as explicit. In addition, when Owen first takes Brooke home, the family isn’t welcoming. I think that may have been the biggest shock for me!

This book also left me with questions- does Brooke ever resolve her relationship with her family? What career does Brooke decide to pursue? Where does Owen end up working?

I sure hope these questions are resolved in the next book!

Crafting:

I am on track this week on my rug square:)

Socializing/ Cooking:

I had Brenda and Sarah over last night. We have been trying to get together every other month just to catch up. It’s nice not to have to run and talk at the same time!

Of course this was my chance to try out some new recipes:). They did limit me this tome to only two dishes so that we wouldn’t have quite as much food as we did Here. I had no idea we met up so many months ago though! I spent some time in the kitchen and made baked Brie and bruschetta.

The brie ( it was Vrie – vegan Brie from Black Sheep Cheese) was super poet gooey when it came out of the oven, but I unfortunately made it too early. It’s easy as all you do is put a balsamic fig spread on top and pop it into a 350 oven for 15-20 minutes, but I would do it once your guests have arrived. I was trying to do it early so I could get the oven turned off and the house cooled before my guests arrived.

The bruschetta is from the Oh She Glows recipe book by Angela Liddon. Again, very easy to make. Chop up cherries, strawberries, mint, basil and red onion, put in a little balsamic vinegar and let it sit while you toast your bread. Then assemble and drizzle with a balsamic reduction. I also added vegan feta cheese to some of them. I would definitely make them again, but I would also make them smaller!

We still had way too much food!!! It was all so yummy though! It was great to sit and talk and catch-up. The blue wine my mom had brought me was also enjoyed. Brenda and Sarah say it’s perfect for me as it’s my favorite colour.🀣

Unfortunately I did myself in as I bought gluten free fancy crackers for the Brie, but didn’t realize they had dairy in them:(

Well that was my day yesterday and I’d better start today!

Have fun!

AJ

34 thoughts on “Girls Night

  1. looks like a prefect spread to sit and chat with friends while you enjoy food and conversation

  2. All the food looks beautiful! What could be better than sitting with friends, drinking a glass of wine, talking and laughing? Sounds like a perfect evening!

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