Happy Monday, and Happy New Year, y’all! Welcome to 2011! Did we all have a swell New Year celebration? I myself ushered in 2011 dressed in sweatpants after an evening of pizza, wine, and some vicious rounds of Phase 10. I’ve gotta say, these days I prefer that to a night spent in a loud restaurant wearing painful heels.
Anyhoo! We’re starting the new year with a new Lovely Indeed feature: Monday Munchies. You may be noticing a few new features creeping in here and there – I’m having fun reorganizing and dreaming up some new goodies for you! Monday Munchies is one of those shiny new features.
Now let’s get down to the good stuff. Thanks to my beautiful Bestie, I currently find myself to be the proud owner of a hefty supply of my two favorite teas from Starbucks: Refresh and Chai.
I was making myself a cuppa at home recently, when I was suddenly overtaken with the need to have a little nibble with it! I’ve never attempted scones, but this seemed like the perfect opportunity to try.
Since I was a scone novice, I chose a simple, no-fail recipe from The Food Network. (You can find it here. It’s an awesome base recipe that’s pretty flexible, so you can alter the flavored ingredients to make it your own. Worth noting: I had to add about 5-7 minutes of baking time to get my scones cooked through, so keep an eye out for that.)
Mr. Lovely isn’t usually a tea guy, but I made two servings because we simply had to use these sweet little coffee mugs given to us by our adorable friend Grace. (I love the one that says “Spoon Me!”)
Survey says: delicious. And the perfect way to start out a wintry day. Now you’ll have to excuse me – I’m going to the gym to negate the deliciousness. xoxo