What do you do when 30 loaves of bread arrive at your doorstep?
No, really, Pablo and Lynda, owners of Great Harvest Warrenton (our closest neighbors) brought us bread to give in gift baskets around the community to announce that Great Harvest is coming to Cville!
I had postcards printed that introduce GH and Matt and me to the community
Of course we saved a loaf or two for ourselves
We took Pablo and Lynda out to see our bakery location (demo has begun!) and Mike (the CEO!) and Karen joined us for dinner. Mike is in town speaking at the UVA biz school. We always like to feed him when he passes through!
I slurped down a small pour of Matt’s Dubbel during cocktail hour
And we opened some Virginia wine with dinner
We served a recipe out of the Happy Herbivore’s new cookbook!
Lindsay sent me a copy to have and the Hawaiian Chickpea Teriyaki on page 127 seemed like a great use of the pineapple, scratch-made garbanzos and cilantro I had on hand. Also easy for a crowd!
The recipe was fantastic! I can’t share the details – cause I would be cheating on the cookbook – but it was super simple and easy and tasted great.
We also of course had bread (Cheddar Garlic!)
I think this was the best part of the meal
And I made a green salad that was simply pecans, crumbled stilton and a drizzle of olive oil and Black Cherry Balsamic dressing, salt and pepper.
Karen put the icing on the pie with her famous Pecan Pie
Which was smashing, per usual!
Mid-week dinner parties are fun!
I am now drinking some more of our beery bubbles and am hoping to be in bed within the next 20 minutes!