Hi, friends! How was your 4th of July weekend? Mine was really nice. Mal, Q, Murphy, and I spent it at my in-law’s house, so there was lots of quality family time and plenty of fun. And, of course, all sorts of delicious eats! The Hauperts do it right when it comes to food!
My in-laws hosted a family get-together on Friday afternoon for the 4th.
There was so much delicious food!
My plate + an additional two pieces of brown bread because I was obsessed with it. It was so soft and cake-y, almost like a muffin. I raved about it to my my mother-in-law and asked for the recipe, so she let me in on a little secret…
The brown bread came from a can! You just cut off the ends, push out the loaf of bread, and heat it up. Simple as that!
Dessssssert! Man, I ate so much cake this past weekend. It was awesome.
We broke out baby pictures of Mal to compare to Q. As expected, they look almost identical!
Saturday morning started with a delicious pancake breakfast complete with bacon!
Speaking of pancakes and bacon, this is pure genius…
The rest of Saturday was spent hanging out by the pool. I enjoyed a couple of cocktails, including a super simple, 3-ingredient sangria, which tasted incredible!
Grill-ables for lunch!
Gretta the Frenchie.
More cake! I ate this plate x 2 + cake after dinner.
Q loved hanging out by the pool. He loved the fresh air and snoozed most of the afternoon.
Murphy loved dipping his butt in the pool to cool off.
A lazy morning was followed by a trip to Kimball Farm for ice cream! (Q and Murphy stayed home with their Mimi.)
I went with my absolute favorite flavor (Almond Joy) and, of course, it tasted AMAZING! I seriously acted like a kid while eating this! Haha!
After ice cream, we played 9 holes of mini golf. Mal got a hole-in-one!
And the afternoon ended with an incredible taco salad from Chipotle. YUM!
French’s Yellow Mustard Giveaway
Thanks to everyone who entered the French’s Yellow Mustard giveaway! Here is your winner:
Love mustard on turkey sandwiches.
Congrats, Amye! Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name and mailing address.
Staples Camera Giveaway
Thanks to everyone who entered to win a sweet camera from Staples! Here is your winner:
Taking a trip home to see my family. Wish I could see them more often.
Congrats, Maggie! Please email me at tina@carrotsncake with your full name, mailing address, and choice of camera.
Question of the Day
How was your 4th of July weekend?
What is your #1 favorite flavor of ice cream?
Are you any good at mini golf?