The Perfect Way to Start Your Weekend…

September 11, 2011

The perfect way to start your weekend is with food made with love. Yesterday, this meant homemade cookies that a special someone made for me the night before while I was out drinking wine at a girlfriend’s house. True story. Ben wanted to thank me for being extra helpful this week, and just generally being fabulous, I suppose 😉 And so while he was home Friday night doing some work he baked me a batch of giant cookies. I know, I’m a lucky girl.

The perfect way to start your weekend is with a giant homemade chocolate chip and walnut cookie, a small pot of yoghurt and cinnamon, a bowl of diced strawberry and grapefruit and a cup of peppermint tea.

Reading back issues of Gourmet Traveller is also a good idea.

Cookie recipe link. These are not nutritionally healthy, ‘everyday’ cookies, but you know what? Everything in moderation. That’s my dietitian note for you. I maintain that food made with love is indeed the perfect way to start your weekend. Yesterday that food just happened to be cookies. And it was indeed perfect.

Heidi xo

16 Comments

  • Reply Heavenly Ingredients September 11, 2011 at 7:12 am

    many 'cookie' points for Ben, such a lovely surprise.
    Love your tea cup too x

  • Reply Hannah September 11, 2011 at 8:48 am

    Aw lovely, baked goods always taste so much nicer when someone special makes them 🙂 …and what a beautiful tea cup! xx

  • Reply Blithely Unaware September 11, 2011 at 10:46 am

    Gorgeous, "loved" these photos on instagram too.
    You're SO right about the virtues of food being made with love by the person you adore. Hope you're having an equally gorgeous Sunday.

    xox

  • Reply Michelle Chin September 11, 2011 at 10:57 am

    giant cookieeeee!

    when i saw the picture of you shooting your dishes near the window, it reminds me of me doing the same thing 🙂

  • Reply Heidi September 11, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    Laura – hehe yes many cookie points indeed! I got the teacup as a 21st present form a family friend 🙂

    Hannah – thanks! & yes, you're right 🙂

    Blithely Unaware – thanks so much, lovely, you too!

    Michelle – hehe, I'm sure!! 🙂

    Heidi xo

  • Reply Hannah September 11, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    Aw, I think I want to cry. So beautiful.

  • Reply Iron Chef Shellie September 11, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    nawwww! you snagged yourself a good boy 🙂

    I think I need a giant cookie in my life <3 x

    PS, i used to do all my food photography in the bathroom 😉

  • Reply Leah September 12, 2011 at 6:58 am

    Ben's a keeper 🙂

    Cookies for breakfast what a wicked idea!

  • Reply Lisa (bakebikeblog) September 12, 2011 at 7:25 am

    I am impressed by Ben's baking skills!!! Hats off!!

  • Reply Lisa September 12, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    What a fantastic thing to come home to. Given that S and I ate caramel apple pudding for breakfast on Sunday, I completely agree that a bit of a sugary hit is ok for breaky every once in awhile.

  • Reply Ali September 12, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    yum those cookies look devine. It was a role reversal in my house – i made a batch of choc chip cookies (different recipe to the one you used) for my boyfriend to take to work! i think i might try this recipe next – walnut in them sounds devine!

  • Reply The InTolerant Chef September 12, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    I think the love makes them fat-free, doesn't it?

  • Reply Ashley September 12, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    Awww, so lucky! I can only wish my boy would bake me stuff, but he instead decides to buy me breakfast now and again unexpectedly, so I spose that's something. 🙂

    The cookies just look divine, I bet they're the chewy sort them americans love? 🙂 Need to get back into baking myself!

  • Reply Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella September 12, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    I was going to say lucky girl but you're both very fortunate to have each other I think! 🙂 Love the giant cookie!

  • Reply Alex Evelyn September 12, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    what a great boyfriend!

  • Reply Heidi September 13, 2011 at 8:59 am

    Hannah – thanks love xo

    Michele – haha, hilarious! Love it.

    Leah – isn't it? 🙂

    Lisa – I was too!!

    Lisa – oooh sounds delicious!

    Ali – aren't you nice! Do try this recipe, its delicious! V sugary but so yum.

    InTolerant Chef – hahaha love it 😉

    Ashley – buying breakfast is so romantic – I agree 🙂 & yes they were those chewy American style, 100%!!

    Lorraine – naw thanks love!

    Alex – yeah 🙂

    Heidi xo

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