Sorry for the posting delay – it was a busy morning! We had breakfast, went to UPS to ship home some of the antiques, and went shopping at Loehmann’s, a grandmotherly tradition. I got a few cute dresses for summer!
I made oatmeal for the group again. Today’s was berries ‘n cream because I stirred in the berries and cooked them with the oats along with 2% milk and a little cinnamon sugar.
Topped with a few chopped roasted almonds –
With hot tea. I loved the coordinating colors – even the berries matched!
After our trips out, we came home for a late lunch. It always amazes me how when I’m out running around that I can go so much longer between meals. But I was glad to sit down for lunch!
I made a sandwich with some turkey, banana peppers, pickles, tomatoes, lettuce, spreadable cheddar and mustard. Yum! And had a little leftover whole wheat pasta salad on the side. My grandmother put pickles in it and they really add to the flavor!
Cross section –
I also made a plate of veggies – bell peppers and carrots – with some spreadable swiss almond cheese for dipping. What an interesting but delicious combo.
I had a little mouse keeping her eye on my throughout lunch from her front porch. She was chatting my ear off about the benefits of mice eating cheese to keep them swift and quick on their feet with animals in the house.
We also shared a pot of tea because it’s winter here –
From above –
I was peer pressured to eat some homemade Pennsylvania ice cream for dessert. I was also in charge of dipping for the group – I was tempted to eat the entire carton but I resisted
My mouse-size portion with a drizzle of crushed peach –
My aunt and uncle are taking us all to the The Dogwood Restaurant downtown Baltimore tonight. It’s supposedly really cool, gourmet with a focus on local ingredients and has a former 5-star chef. I’m so excited!
And lastly, here’s Gram’s Hot Milk Cake recipe!