on Day 1 of Staycation.  Sleep in! Done.  I didn’t get out of bed until 10:30 this morning! 😀  I’ve been lazy so far too – I made coffee and breakfast, but other than that, I’ve been a lazy bum.  Not for too long though – we have to do our final mow of the season to get up all the leaves in the back yard and then winterize the riding mower for the season.

Since I was going to be off of work next week, I decided to bake some more of my pumpkin scones for my office.  I love how quick and easy these are to make – in 45 minutes I completed two batches.

I was so busy baking that I realized I never fixed my breakfast or lunch for the day!  I had a leftover stuffed pepper for breakfast -weird, I know, but still delicious.

I knew Hannah was going out last night, so she came to my office and we had lunch together.  She picked up Jimmy John’s – I got an Unwich and chopped it into a salad – needed more veggies, but it was good.

I was steady busy at work – I always get nervous when I am going to be away from the office because I know where everything is.  I labeled all my filing cabinets, filed every single piece of paper – it almost looks as if no one even works at my desk.  One thing I brought out that I am sure everyone is going to love in my office (not!) is that I brought out my snowman post-its! 😀

I knew I had shrimp in the freezer, so I asked Tony to defrost it.  I had the idea of making an antipasti dinner.   You need to make our shrimp cocktail – its the best recipe we’ve ever used and it is no fail!

On my way home from work I stopped at the deli – picked up some meats, cheeses, olives and marinated mushrooms.

loved the rare roast beef 😀
love marinated mozzarella, but then again, what cheese don't I like?!

And what would be better to celebrate my first night of staycation?

I let Tony do the honors – the popping cork always freaks me out.


So excited for our Chicago blogger lunch tomorrow!  Mel (check out her BSI – Bacon recipe – bacon brittle!) and her friend Sandy (who is the Milwaukee cupcake queen!)  will be driving down from Milwaukee.  Christina and her SIL are picking up my sister, and Mara will be there.   It’s not too late to join us!  Just send me an email to: mybizzykitchen@gmail.com if you’d like to join us.  We are meeting at Big Bowl in Schaumburg tomorrow at 12:30.

Okay, I have to get something done today – its already 12:30!  Have a great Saturday!