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

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

  • 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

  • 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.


  • 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 🙂

  • 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

  • Hannah September 11, 2011 at 2:43 pm

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

  • 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 😉

  • Leah September 12, 2011 at 6:58 am

    Ben's a keeper 🙂

    Cookies for breakfast what a wicked idea!

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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!

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

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

  • 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!

  • 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!

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

    what a great boyfriend!

  • 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