Today felt so productive from both a work and play viewpoint!
As you probably saw, we spent all morning cleaning + organizing the bakery. My cereal powered me through! We had to get the whole lobby clear so they can put in our countertops and floor this coming week. Despite a full day of cleaning, the bakery is still SO dirty!!
Just before 1pm, Allie arrived!
She’s apartment hunting with her mom because she’s going to be working for us!!
Allie brought me Alliebars!!! Wheeeeeeee! Matt and I shared one for an appetizer to lunch!
Cville Coffee has such a great salad
It’s covered in beans + olives + veggies and you can add a slab of the most amazing marinated tofu imaginable!
Thanks so much to Allie’s mom for treating us to lunch!!
After touring an apartment with Allie (since I am the ultimate house hunter!!) I went back to work for a bit and then we called it quits around 4PM.
We headed over to our friend’s house – Seamane and Rob, who are beer connoisseurs and homebrewers! They had a delicious brew bubbling away –
These guys really know where to find the good beers – they were 5 for 5 on the tasting front this afternoon! Everything I tasted was incredible!!
Gouden Carolus Blonde Ale – YUM!
My favorite was the Grande Cru by Great Divide Brewing Company! A beer you can CHEW!
We also tried a smoked beer – loved this one because I love all things smoked!
And finally – this Gouden Carolus Easter special beer – that had such strong notes of anise it was like licorice meets mint! Loved how unique this was –
I snacked on a few handfuls of pretzel chips – was hungry after all that dust moving! And see that Cadbury Crème Egg? I didn’t get anything from the Easter Bunny this year 🙁 Seamane let me snag one of her eggs – excited to enjoy it for dessert someday this week!
Seamane and Avery gave us a nice show –
And some downdog yooooga!
We said farewell to our friends in the evening and headed home for a quick shower and change of clothes and went back out – on bikes again – to Jess + Mike’s place for a cookout!
Jess made beef burgers and also Emily’s Black Bean Burgers! Such a great recipe!
While they cooked, we nibbled on a spread of snacks
Including this great version of spinach dip made with greek yogurt (don’t have the recipe – sorry – but perhaps Jess will share in the comments?!)
Dinner was burgers, salad, and Jess’s awesome baked french fries, which she said we had to eat on our salads “Pittsburg style”
Great recommendation – fries are like hearty croutons!
After a few glasses of water, I had a half glass of Matt’s German beer
For dessert, Jess made Jessica’s Better-Than-Crack Brownies!
These were unlike any brownie I’d had before – the top layer was INcredible!! Like fudge meets rice crispie treat meets ganache!!
We enjoyed them over some Breyer’s ice cream – slightly melted just how I like it!
So good I couldn’t keep my paws off of the brownies – went back for a half a second!
The bike ride home was dark and scary. I don’t think I want to do that one again. I almost biked right into a ditch, which would have been terrifying since I couldn’t see a thing. Glad to be home safe and sound now.
Off to bed!