Buffet Shopping

November 26, 2010

Day after traditions continue!

And Larbs + Matt joined us just in time!


Before they arrived, we took my parents to see the new bakery location. Very exciting. I felt energized being there!


It’s a really cool spot – we’re excited to get things going!


When we returned, people were just starting to get an appetite for Thanksgiving Round II



All the shopping we do on Black Friday involves the leftover buffet : )



My tasting plate featured the finest of the leftovers –


: )


All the desserts came out too


I shared a sliver of pie with Matt and had a bite each of the others.


After lunch, we set out on our traditional Black Friday hike.

Thankfully the weather held up. It was blustery, but dry.


After 4 miles up and back to Monticello, we headed over to see Karen’s house. She has a kitty named Timmy in her neighborhood who likes to visit her for treats. Apparently he wants to move in too!!! We found him up in her bedroom.


  • A pumpkin beer blind tasting
  • Dinner at one of our favorite restaurants!

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1 Kelly November 26, 2010 at 4:58 pm

I skip the Black Friday shopping too. It’s waaaay more relaxing that way. I’m SO glad you guys found a location for your Great Harvest. :)


2 Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] November 26, 2010 at 5:01 pm

I want to jump into Karen’s fluffy bed — it looks so cozy!! 😉


3 Kath November 26, 2010 at 5:04 pm

I know! Doesn’t she make a bed so well? I raved about it during our visit!


4 Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine November 26, 2010 at 5:05 pm

I love that you had another sit-down meal instead of leftover turkey sandwiches. It’s always nice to drag out the holiday a bit!!


5 Sara @ myfancytuna.blogspot.com November 26, 2010 at 5:06 pm

That cat picture is adorable! My grandmother has a special neighborhood kitty, too, that likes to come in and sit with her :)

CONGRATS on the GH location!!! I can’t wait to see how this journey unfolds!! 😀


6 Rachel November 26, 2010 at 5:06 pm

A day after Thanksgiving hike is a great tradition! My family always went on a Christmas day hike up a very small mountain in Colorado Springs. It feels so good to get moving!


7 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is November 26, 2010 at 5:08 pm

So exciting about the bakery location! Woohoo!


8 Angie @ Musings of a Violet Monkey November 26, 2010 at 5:10 pm

We just enjoyed Thanksgiving Round II as well! Yum.
Congrats on the location!!



9 Heather (Heather's Dish) November 26, 2010 at 5:10 pm

the bakery location looks incredible! i can’t wait to hear more about it :)


10 [email protected] November 26, 2010 at 5:12 pm

You couldn’t pay me to go out and fight the crowds! I am cozy and warm inside, even if I do have to spend today working! :)


11 Grocery Goddess Jen November 26, 2010 at 5:18 pm

Mmm pumpkin beer taste testing? Sounds good to me. Love reading about the bakery progress!


12 Mary @ Bites and Bliss November 26, 2010 at 5:20 pm

What a great way to use up leftovers. Hope you had a successful shopping trip :)


13 Estela @ Weekly Bite November 26, 2010 at 5:21 pm

Exciting news about the bakery location!! Congrats!


14 Alaina November 26, 2010 at 5:42 pm

I’m going to be doing my Black Friday shopping tonight with my pj’s on, a glass of wine and Amazon.com :-)

Can’t wait to hear about the pumpkin tasting! So far of the one’s I’ve tried, Dogfish Head Punkin is my favorite.


15 Joy November 26, 2010 at 5:42 pm

Will you guys be doing any shipping once the bakery opens? I live in MD (close to DC) and I would LOVE to try out some of your yummies. The location looks great and those leftovers looked even better 😉


16 KristyRuns November 26, 2010 at 5:44 pm

Love your tradition of a post-Thanksgiving Day walk! If it wasn’t so nasty here in Atlanta, we might do the same. At least I got in a Thanksgiving Day half marathon though. :) Have a great time tonight!


17 Cathy B. @ Bright Bakes November 26, 2010 at 5:46 pm

just wanted to say I’m so happy for you guys…moving forward with the bakery must be super exciting. Me and my Mister dream of the day when it might happen for us :)
cathy b. @ brightbakes


18 Simply Life November 26, 2010 at 5:47 pm

that is all the shopping I’d want to do on Black Friday as well! :)


19 Nicole November 26, 2010 at 5:47 pm

I’m so excited for you guys and the bakery! I’d love to have one myself (not necessarily GH), but the thought of starting up a business is so intimidating. I’m in awe!


20 Meagan November 26, 2010 at 5:58 pm

Haha. The kitty was cute, but I was surprised she let it in her house?! And I hope you are going to repaint the bakery? Or are you going to keep it yellow?


21 Stacy @ Every Little Thing November 26, 2010 at 5:59 pm

Pumpkin beer is my favorite…if you haven’t tried it yet, Schlafly is my all-time favorite! Can’t wait to see that entry.


22 Laura (Starloz) November 26, 2010 at 5:59 pm

i love that your family goes for a hike, very awesome. much better than trying to shop


23 Georgie @ Georgie Goes Healthy November 26, 2010 at 6:01 pm

I love leftovers – especially making new creative dishes with them! So jealous of your hike – it was gross and rainy here.


24 Shannon @ Philadelphia Phitness Pharmacy November 26, 2010 at 6:01 pm

That bed is so cute! Is that an upholstered head board that matches her pillows? So jealous!


25 Krystina November 26, 2010 at 6:14 pm

I love all the traditions your family has. It sounds really nice.


26 Sally Mae November 26, 2010 at 6:29 pm

I love the color of your bakery building! It does have good energy:)


27 Camille November 26, 2010 at 6:31 pm

That is an insanely cozy looking bed and an insanely adorable looking kitten :)


28 Cara Craves... November 26, 2010 at 7:09 pm

Leftovers are the best!
Looks like you are having a great weekend with you family.
Nothing beats that.


29 Jessica @ The Process of Healing November 26, 2010 at 7:33 pm

Leftovers are the BEST!


30 stacey-healthylife November 26, 2010 at 7:51 pm

I don’t think the cat is just a a visitor anymore. I think he’s there to stay.


31 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat November 26, 2010 at 7:52 pm

A hike and leftover buffet sounds like a far less stressful way to spend Black Friday! :)


32 Maddie (Healthy Maddie) November 26, 2010 at 8:01 pm

My family went on an annual post thanksgiving hike too! Leftovers rock :)


33 Ashley @ the fit academic November 26, 2010 at 8:25 pm

Cute cat! What great Black Friday traditions: hike & leftover buffet! Good stuff!


34 Felicia (a taste of health with balance) November 26, 2010 at 8:57 pm

What a perfect way to spend the day after Thanksgiving :) Love the traditions, and loving the spot for the bakery! So exciting!


35 Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) November 26, 2010 at 9:20 pm

I love the location of your bakery!

And I also love leftover turkey dinners and dessert, along with post-lunch walks. Love it! 😀


36 Allie November 26, 2010 at 9:26 pm

What a smart idea to take a hike on black friday!!


37 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) November 26, 2010 at 9:29 pm

Awww, love the neighborhood kitty!! And leftovers. Aaah, Thanksgiving leftovers are the BEST!


38 Amy at TheSceneFromMe November 26, 2010 at 9:34 pm

Props to you for braving the blustery weather and getting out to hike!
So was the food better on the second day?


39 Kath November 26, 2010 at 9:35 pm

I never think it is..


40 Hannah November 26, 2010 at 9:35 pm

I love how you’ve made htis day all about fun and family! I’ve never even had pumpkin beer, let alone multiple tastes at once!


41 Haleigh November 26, 2010 at 10:04 pm

Thanksgiving food always taste better as leftovers! Especially the casseroles.


42 Sam November 26, 2010 at 10:09 pm

YAY. I know exactly where that is. I am so excited for you guys to open so I can get some bread. I got some of the cinnamon chip bread in Warrenton that last time I was coming home from DC. It is my favorite bread to make french toast with. I have tried to mimic the recipe but it does not come out the same.


43 A Girl With Tea November 26, 2010 at 10:27 pm

I love how you have a tradition to hike on Black Friday! Very inspiring and much more relaxing than the mall :)


44 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin November 27, 2010 at 9:01 am

I love the leftovers on the day after (and the day after that, and the day after that :P)!


45 Heidi - apples under my bed November 27, 2010 at 8:36 pm

I love family hikes :) so excited for you re your location & bakery all coming together!
Heidi xo


46 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey November 27, 2010 at 9:16 pm

We have Black Friday leftover traditions too! Our family is pretty big and does a huge Thanksgiving, but the day after, my immediate family heads back over to my aunt’s house for leftovers. It’s more intimate and a lot of fun!


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