Pretty Little Things Update: Whew! What a weekend. So glad I got to spend my bachelorette party with my nearest and dearest friends. My sisters (and mom) did such a great job hosting us ladies. Everywhere you turned there was black and yellow!
B: Brunch & Bellinis
R: Royal Mile
A: Art Park (group photo at the Pappajohn Sculpture Garden)
N: Nick’s (“our restaurant”)
S: A shot (Was supposed to be Shorty’s Bar, but they aren’t open during daylight hours)
T: Toast to Terrace Hill
A: Alpine Tap for Moscow Mules
D: Toast with Natty Light to our alma mater, Dowling High School
I feel like I need another weekend after this one, but I can’t rest because I start my new job tomorrow. I haven’t mentioned it yet, but I accepted a job with Des Moines University as their Online Marketing-Enrollment Coordinator and my first day is tomorrow. I am so excited to take on this new role and can’t wait to see what the future holds.
So like anyone with a first day with new co-workers, I have decided to whip up some treats to win them over. This time I’ve gone with a recipe I received from a co-worker at my previous position. They are called Almond Bars and taste just like dutch letters. YUM!
Here is the recipe for those who are interested:
Combine 2 eggs with 2 cups of sugar in a bowl. Mix until you have a fluffy paste. Add 2 cups of flour and mix again. In a separate bowl combine 1 bar of butter, 1 bar of margarine, and 1 can of almond paste. Melt together and mix. Combine both bowls and mix thoroughly. The mixture will become very thick. Put the mixture into a greased deep cake pan and in the over at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, add sugar crystals to the top and bake for another 10 minutes. Let cool, then cut to serve.
Wish me luck…