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The best things in life are free.

I took a picture of this recipe for apple, sausage, and cheddar monkey bread while reading Real Simple in the library.  I scored a copy of Milk Bar Life there as well.  Then I got a free cupcake from Georgetown Cupcake (they tweet the "secret flavor" which they hand out until they are gone), and a free blow out at Dry Bar because they were training stylists.  I would never pay for a blow out or a Georgetown Cupcake, and that makes me feel superior.  At Dry Bar I saw a woman drinking a glass of champagne getting her hair done at 10:00 a.m.  She was dressed in business attire with a briefcase, and I wondered what kind of job supports day drinking and getting your hair done on company time.  I probably won't buy a copy of Milk Bar Life either but I did make her "recipe" for chicken puffs twice this weekend.  Once for Sophie's homecoming party and again for dinner Sunday night.  Guilty pleasure for sure.  

When Ian and I realized that Milk Bar DC had opened Friday, we woke up early on Saturday and ran down to City Center DC (7.5 miles) and treated ourselves to Thanksgiving croissants.  We took the Metro back with a bag of cookies and pumpkin cake truffles for Sophie.  We have a girl's trip planned to NYC the first weekend in December, and now I won't have to detour to Milk bar every day while we are there.  I have a lot of other places I want to try, and there is only so much food you can pack into a 48 hour period.  I bought a new pair of boots and a coat for the trip--I'm hoping it's not too cold to enjoy walking around.  We cannot wait to go to Mood Fabric and look at all the Christmas displays and holiday markets.

Porchetta: It's POR-KET-A

You got peanut butter in my chocolate.