Tuesday, December 11, 2012

tuesday ten

ten little thoughts
1. we are so glad it's cold enough now in california to at least 
have hot chocolate..even if there is no snow.
 
2. how have i never thought of adding toffee chips to chocolate chip cookies??
as you can imagine, it is heavenly! i will never make regular 
chocolate chip cookies again after tasting these...and
yes we ate half the dough before baking them.
3.  last week we got to have dinner at google headquarters in one of 
their restaurants...perks of living in silicon valley, and 
perks of having a friend with a cool job!
4. genius way to clean the blender..since we make green smoothies every single 
morning, we've figured out it's much easier to rinse it with hot water right away, 
pour dish soap in, and blend it all around to wash it really quick!

5. don't forget to enter our shabby apple giveaway! 
2 days left before the winner is drawn!
enter HERE!!!
 
6. our first christmas cards are officially 
addressed, stuffed, stamped, and sent out!
7. we got to see a local production of les mis again downtown last week with 
our friends..it was great as always! we can't WAIT for the movie!!!

8. all my husband wants for christmas {or ever} 
is anything and everything from this brand.
9. couldn't be more true. 
10. discovered another trader joe's favorite..go get it!
XO

which number on today's list is your favorite?
what are some of your tuesday tens?

36 comments:

  1. Great list!
    That blender trick is awesome!!
    I host a Tuesday10 linky... you should stop by! :)

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  2. what a GENIUS way to clean the blender!!

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  3. Hey...I tried making your sugar cookies last night. The dough was somewhat wet and I couldn't roll it out for shapes, so I made them drop-style. They were still delicious, but I'm wondering what I did wrong. Should I have refrigerated it?

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    1. oh no! i have no idea what went wrong..this recipe doesn't need to be refrigerated, and my batch of dough was actually super dry until i mixed it really well. hmm! did you leave out any ingredients maybe? sorry about that!

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    2. I made it with 3 cups of flour instead of 3.5 that you listed. After 3, the dough was starting to rise up and twist around on my mixer's beaters. But this might have been my fault because I did use a bowl that was a bit small. I will add that last half-cup next time.

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  4. blender idea is awesome. the.end

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  5. Toffee is my absolute favorite! How did I not think to put in into cc cookies before?!
    Jamie
    http://chatterblossom.blogspot.com/

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  6. 1. Those cookies sound delicious
    2. Your a genius with the blender
    3. I completely relate to that ECard! haha. I was just texting the hubs about is NEEDING to clean tonight because I'm going crazy!

    Have a great day!

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  7. OMG i LOVE how you addressed your Christmas cards. It makes my attempts at calligraphy seem so lame!!!!! xo Christina

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    1. you're so sweet, i hope they look okay! xo

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  8. great blender idea-i just got myself a beautiful (yes..beautiful) kitchenaid one!Not started on the green smoothies though...

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  9. Love this list! Our Christmas cards still haven't come in so I'm a bit behind on that. I can't wait to see Les Miserables when it comes out!

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  10. That is so awesome that you got to eat at Google!!

    Awesome tip about the blender!!

    That popcorn looks delish - I will have to try it!

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  11. Thanks for following my blog.. I'm folloowing yours back. It's soo amazing. heh

    ♥Janette
    http://janettethejongleur.blogspot.com

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  12. I love being able to curl up on the couch with hot chocolate. It has been freezing here in AZ lately and I'm loving it. :)

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  13. that thing about cleaning right before someone comes over is SO seriously true. isn't that so silly of us? totally jealous you got to see les mis! i also can't wait for the movie :) and yes - toffee chips will now be added in my chocolate chip cookies this weekend!

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  14. shoot i just went to trader joes during my lunch break today and why didn't i pick up that popcorn?? it looks delicious! and i am glad it is hot chocolate weather finally here in CA

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  15. Great blender trick! And looooove Trader Joes EVERYTHING.

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  16. Toffee chips... great idea!
    Also.. I too get more cleaning done 10 minutes prior to company coming!!
    And question... is that your own handwriting on the addressed letters??
    It came out SO cool!! =)

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    1. i'm glad to know i'm not the only one who puts off cleaning until guests come, ha! and yes you're so sweet, yes that's my handwriting! xo

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  17. hahaha #9 is so true!

    -liv
    http://chocolivlovelaugh.blogspot.kr

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  18. cannot wait for les mis!! I saw it in London once. Been a favorite ever since. I have never lived near a Trader Joe's and it saddens me every single day!

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    1. i first saw it in london too! the movie will be so good! and ahhhhh you need to get a trader joe's near you ASAP!! xo

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  19. That blender trick just got me super excited! I live in SoCal so I feel on ya on #1. :)

    xo
    Rachel

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  20. just found your blog and love! And yay for hot chocolate! :)
    xx
    b

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  21. I bet those toffee chocolate chip cookies turned out soo good! I will have to try them. I never thought of cleaning the blender that way, such a good idea. Ralph Lauren, what every true frat daddy wants for Christmas! haha

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    1. HAha my husband will love that comment so much... TFM!

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  22. haha i love our blender idea!! i should share that with the husband. we make smoothies all the time and he hates washing the blender. those blades are dangerous! lol


    happyleeliving.blogspot.com

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  23. Ok the blender cleaning trick was like an "ah ha" moment for me... who would have thought!? haha.

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  24. ok, I love that you eat cookie dough...my favorite part about cookies! and what a great idea for cleaning the blender!!!?!?!

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  25. Awesome list and even more awesome tip about the chocolate chip cookies! I will definitely be adding toffee chips next time, I can imagine that add a different dynamic. And awesome about the google headquarters dinner, ma'am you are too cool for school lol

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  26. Chanced upon your blog and enjoy reading it!

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  27. I adore hot chocolate with mini marshmallows.

    The thought of toffee in chocolate chip cookies is amazing!!

    Love this post :)

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  28. EMI!!!! i love your blog (and you)! I will start sharing my opinions instead of secretly just reading :)
    I tried to add myself to follow you... fail.

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  29. Hot chocolate weather is the BEST (although we get plenty of it here in MN!) - adding Rumchata or Kaluha is a nice addition :)

    XO
    Pearls & Paws

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  30. LOVE how you addressed your cards!
    and I was just at TJ's! how did I miss that popcorn?! Need to find next time I go there! :)

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