I hope you had a nice weekend.  Mine was nice but fast.  Wham-bam and it was over.

The weather was craptastic here for most of the weekend in San Diego.

This was as nice as it ever got and even this photo is a bit deceiving.  It was so windy and dreary and rainy all weekend.

Blue sky and palm trees on streetScott is a big Chicago Bears fan and the Bears were playing the San Diego Chargers in Chicago.  When I was running on Sunday, I felt like I could have been running down Lake Shore Drive in the Windy City or that I could have been sitting at Soldier Field freezing my butt off with the wind and misty weather that we had here in “sunny” San Diego.

Bad weather outside is a perfect excuse for some cooking and baking time inside.

In honor of it being National Peanut Butter Month, I have been hard at work using PB in just about every recipe I can dream up.

Jar of Planters Creamy peanut butter

I made a batch of Nutella & Peanut Butter Graham Bars with Chocolate Frosting (No Bake) and gave them to Scott to take to his friends’ house where he watched the football game.

Nutella & Peanut Butter Graham Bars with Chocolate Frosting stacked

Apparently there were no leftovers.

Instead of watching the game, I did a little Williams-Sonoma window-shopping.  Well, almost.  These pictures are from my trip to the mall last week that I forgot to post.  I would not st foot inside the mall on a weekend during Holiday Shopping Season.  No way!

Williams sonoma display window

I saw “my” machine in the window.  Hint hint, Scott.

Red Kitchen aid mixer on wood platter

And saw all these machines…

Mixing machines shelves

…And Vitas and food processors and was in blending heaven.

Food Processors and blenders on shelvesI’m sure there’s enough horsepower on that shelf to pulverize rocks.

And this Le Creuset set, in person, is the most amazing shade of teal blue meets dusty turquoise meets I would love to own this set that I’ve ever laid eyes on.

Le Creuset blue pots

But it was just window shopping in Williams-Sonoma for me.

Good thing I had Stuffed Dark Chocolate Chocolate-Chip Cookies at home waiting for me.

Stuffed Dark Chocolate Chocolate-Chip Cookies stackedGood thing, yes.

Questions:

1. Best thing you ate or did over the weekend?

Those dark chocolate chip cookies rank right up there for me.

I also tackled a few projects around the house that felt nice to accomplish.

And spending time with my family was nice, too.

2. Have you done any window shopping lately?  Seen anything fun, new, or interesting?

It never hurts to look, right?  You can mentally draft your holiday gift list that way.  You know, with field research by window shopping.

Have a great (and short) week!

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