Sometimes life just doesn’t go the way you planned. I know they say when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. But it’s not always that easy, and sometimes you just need to throw yourself a little pity party before you can get on and deal with those lemons. As I’m sure you can guess – things haven’t quite gone my way in the past few days. So I took some time out, and Friday night had myself a lovely pity party for one.
It started out by picking up some foodie treats, just because I could.
I picked up these organic, raw, vegan macaroon type cookies at Home Sense – love the random food things you can find there.
I couldn’t pass up the Pineapple Macadamia Nut flavour…
…or the classic Vanilla Almond. Yum!
I’ll report back once I’ve tried them.
I also couldn’t pass up the Lindt Sea Salt Dark Chocolate Bars – the price was too nice.
Dark chocolate is always a little bit better with a touch of sea salt.
But I didn’t just buy myself a few presents. I also made myself an excellent pity party dinner.
It started with a little vino…obviously.
Nk’Mip Cellars 2008 Merlot – I had picked it up awhile back for a meal I cooked, but never ended up drinking it. I couldn’t let it go to waste!
Then I assembled my dinner – what, you expected me to actually cook? Pfft – pity party also equals lazy. At least I didn’t get take out!
I bought a nice loaf of A Bread Affair artisan bread at work, and toasted it with a little double cream brie.
And kicked it up a notch with a dollop of my aunt’s homemade red pepper jelly.
I was really craving soup, and our store’s cream of wild mushroom is amazing.
With a little genoa salami, I had myself a perfect pity party comfort meal.
What more could you need? Creamy, cheesey, salty, and wine-y(?)…
…actually, one thing was missing. Chocolatey.
My favourite cookie from our bakery – the chocolate covered almond mac. You can never go wrong.
I added the fresh raspberries simply because I had them. First local raspberries of the season. Amazing.
And although it was a party for one, technically I had a guest.
Sometimes the fur babies are the only ones you need when things aren’t going your way. Especially since they won’t try and drink your wine 😉
Note: Although I’m willing to share my pity party with you on the blog, I’m not going to divulge exactly what’s happened. Just know that there is no need to worry, I’m going to be just fine – it will just take a little time 🙂