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Friday Fun! (Happy Hanukkah!)

Hello my lovely readers!  It’s certainly been a busy week here in Boston.  The holidays are officially in full swing, so on top of finishing up my final semester of grad school, I’ve been balancing everything that goes along with the holidays.

I hit up the sales on Saturday after all the crowds were mostly gone and picked up a couple of things I’ve been needing, including a rectangular baking dish, a bread pan, and a coffee maker.  The coffee maker was massively on sale, and I know it will save me a lot of money compared to buying coffee every day at Dunks.  So far, I’ve only forgotten my traveling mug full of coffee once…..  I already put the bread pan to good use by making banana bread.  In lieu of regular plain yogurt, I used pineapple Greek yogurt, and you guys, it was to die for.  The bread was incredibly moist.  I think this may be the secret to nommy banana bread.

I also did about half my holiday shopping (entirely online.  I’m a cyber maven).  Most of what’s left includes baking massive amounts of baked goods for various people including the mailman, coworkers, etc….  I then decorated my apartment with the few holiday decorations I actually have.  It didn’t take too long, particularly since my fake tree is pretty tiny.

Wednesday night was the first night of Hanukkah, which I celebrated with my cat.  She seems to have forgotten the menorah between last year and this year.  She loves sitting in the window with the menorah to the extent that I have to lock her in another room while the candles are burning.  Last night, for the second night of Hanukkah, I went over to my friends’ Nina and E’s apartment.  We celebrated with their downstairs neighbors/landlady.  We made three different types of latkes and had them with sour cream, homemade apple sauce, and homemade grape juice.  Then Nina and E gave me my Chrismukkah presents, and they know me so well!  I was totally blown away at the wide assortment of baking accessories, craft projects, cat accessories, and naturally a book that they gave me.  🙂  I have the bestest friends.  Next week, on the last night of Hanukkah, they’ll come to me and get their presents from me.  I’m excited for them to see what I got them!

Happy holidays to all.  I hope you’re already enjoying and celebrating this lovely month instead of letting the holidays stress you out.

  1. December 3, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    Sounds like fun. I do most of my shopping on Amazon, except for local gift cards. I think I’m about halfway done.

    • December 7, 2010 at 9:55 am

      Gift cards are also a good idea!

  2. jpetroroy
    December 3, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    Cyber shopping is the way to go. I avoid crowds this time of year.

    • December 7, 2010 at 9:56 am

      Oh man, how did we ever function before cyber shopping?

  3. December 6, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    CyberMaven, I gotta remember that! Has your cat burned her whiskers yet? my parents had to get an electric menorah after their cats kept burning their whiskers trying to sniff the flames.

    • December 7, 2010 at 9:58 am

      Oh my goodness, no! Thankfully, I’m able to keep a good eye on her. 🙂

      On the other hand, I may have melted my blinds a wee bit with the shamash a couple of days ago…..

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