I forgot to blog about Sweetest's Day! Now, honestly, I think this is a stupid made-up holiday so I made sure that Josh knew I didn't expect anything extravagant or ridiculous. We didn't really celebrate, but a few fun things did happen!
I stayed at Josh's house Friday night ($3.99 Long Islands at Olivera's did me in) so I woke up around 6am when he was headed to work. My car was still at the farm because I was definitely not in any condition to drive home after we got back from Olivera's that night. My mom was coming to pick me up so we could go to the casino, and then she was going to drop me off at the farm so I could get my car. I mentioned to Josh that I needed to track him down when I got back to the farm so I could get the key to his house and go back and bake, shower, etc... Then he came in his room and said, "Or you can just have this" (or something along those lines... I don't remember exact words, it was 6am on a Saturday and I had a headache) and he handed me a key to his house! He said that since we've been together almost 6 months he figures he can trust me with a key now. Which I think is kind of funny... So that was my Sweetest's Day present - a key to his house : )
After leaving the casino empty handed, recovering my car, and popping some ibuprofen to calm my raging headache, I decided to do some baking for my sweetest. And Lord did I cook/bake last weekend!! I made pumpkin spice muffins (seriously the easiest thing in the world to make, recipe will follow below), peanut butter cookies (which, thanks to Josh's psycho electric oven, were charred black on the bottom and nice and doughy in the center/top. I've made these cookies a million times and that never happened before, so I blame it on his oven) spaghetti for dinner Saturday, and chili with biscuits for lunch Sunday! I think he was suprised/impressed... he even ate the peanut butter atrocities!
Recipe for Pumpkin Spice muffins: (seriously, you will never find an easier recipe. This can hardly be called baking)
1 box spice cake mix
1 can pumpkin pie filling (or regular pumpkin)
cinnamon, nutmeg, and spices of your choice to taste
Combine all ingredients and bake in muffin tin for 20-25 minutes at 350 degrees. The batter will be really thick, but trust me, they're delicious!!