Did you guys have a good weekend? Mine was quite fab. I had a couple things going on, but I want to talk about the Epicure party Andrew’s sister Sharlene hosted at her house on Saturday afternoon. I didn’t really know anything about Epicure except that it involved food, so I was in.
I was actually getting Epicure mixed up with Epicurious (which is a website for recipes), but Epicure is a Canadian company that sells various herbs and spices that you can add to any recipe to make it taste delicious. They have a lot of dip mixes, jellies, pantry staples, rubs, dressings, soup mixes, etc. They are kind of like Clubhouse, but unlike Clubhouse they use all natural ingredients and use as little sodium as possible.
So this was my lunch on Saturday afternoon. I snack attacked all over that table.
For all the dips pictured above you just had to add the seasoning to either yogurt, sour cream, mayo, or cream cheese and mix it up. The cheese dip was the highlight here. I could not get enough of that stuff. I kept going back for more.
I was actually really impressed with how good everything was and I wanted to buy their entire catalog.
My absolute favourite though?
The gingerbread cookies. Hands down, no competition. Those gingerbread cookies were the best gingerbread cookies I have ever had in my life. Ever.
And I know, in my last post I said Laura’s double chocolate cranberry cookies were one of the best cookies I have ever tasted, and you may be thinking to yourself “Well this girl just likes every cookie” and you would not be wrong.
But I am a (self-proclaimed) cookie connoisseur and I promise you, those gingerbread cookies tasted like unicorn tears and the warm hugs of angels. I am not even usually a fan of gingerbread cookies and I ate about 6 of them. I kept saying aloud “I can NOT get OVER these COOKIES,” every time I bit into one, and everyone agreed.
They were soft and chewy and they almost melted in my mouth. Thankfully Ando’s mom bought the gingerbread spice and the sugar crystals, so I’m hoping she can recreate those little slices of heaven and they make an appearance at Christmas.
But I couldn’t wait until Christmas. This morning I walked over to Tim Hortons to grab a coffee and I noticed their gingerbread cookies. They called to me. My mouth started watering just looking at them and remembering the soft chewy taste of sweet, sweet gingerbread and molasses. So I bought one.
Ho hum, gingerbread bum. It was crunchy and meh. Not even close to the gingerbread yumfest that tickled my tastebuds on the weekend. I’ll be waiting until the real deal, thanks.
I would have bought the spice myself but it would be really dangerous to have around. I would probably make them at least weekly and eat the entire batch.
Anyway, enough about cookies. Despite my last couple of posts, this is not the cookie blog.
I ended up buying the Poco Picante salsa seasoning
which you just add to either fresh or canned diced tomatoes, and the Cran & Apple Cheese Ball seasoning
which you just add to cream cheese. I’m excited about this mix because you can also apparently put it in your oatmeal or yogurt.
Tonight after work I was at a press conference at the Rogers Centre for my organization’s Football Bowls that are happening there tomorrow. Nothing too exciting went down (the real excitement will be tomorrow), but it is really eerie being inside the stadium when it is all dark and empty.
It will be a lot busier tomorrow, and I’m pumped for our event. It’s always a fun day. Plus I get to spend the day
getting made fun of by making fun of my boss and Brian.
Brian doesn’t even look like that anymore! This was taken a couple years ago, and he has lost a ton of weight (he’s on the right). I’ll find out his secret (except I already know, he jogs on the treadmill every morning for half an hour and has simmered down on the fried foods).
Anyway, before I take off I wanted to show you guys the “trailer” (remember from my office inside jokes?) I saw it tonight and remembered to snap a pic.
Yep, that’s it. Just a room in the side of the stands. I guess it’s no wonder no one could find the ref’s lounge when I said it was in the trailer.
I am still maintaining that it is trailer-esque though. Even looking at this picture I can understand my mix up. When I look at it, I just think TRAILER ;).
Have a great night!