Nearly every person who has entered the bakery in the past few weeks has said “You look so ready!!”
We feel ready, but we know there are still lots of little touches to make the space special + perfect. Thanks to Lauren for her insight and guidance!
Today was all about those details, and tomorrow, along with lots of employee training!
My grandmother’s art is now on the walls!
I’m so happy to have it there!
We picked up this cute cupboard at Possessions Recycled – our go-to chic furniture store now!
Lauren also thought to put PLANTS outside the doors. Genius!
I got a surprise visit from KERF reader Dani, who is vacationing here in Cville for a few days. She brought me TREATS!! Treats are so not a requirement to meet in person, but they are always accepted enthusiastically – thank you Dani! She’s from Vermont and brought maple syrup, chocolate, pancake mix, apple butter, marinade and a bowl!
We also did a little training and made GRANOLA! SO SO good!!! It was my afternoon snack!
We finally wrapped up around 7pm and headed downtown for dinner
Strawberry Puree was on special!
But I actually got a Blackberry Lemonade with Maker’s Mark!! Yum!! And so refreshing on this hot, hot night.
Thanks to Janet, Lauren, and Mike (of the St. Cloud, Minnesota Great Harvest – any locals in the house?!) for their help this week!
Mike shared his caesar salad with Matt and me. Hello polenta croutons!
And we each enjoyed a fritter – stuffed with cheese!!!
I had a really tough time choosing entrees!!! When we went to Zocalo two years ago, I got the Vanilla Orange Scallops and they were incredible! But when we went with Karen a few weeks ago, Matt’s Black Bean + Corn Chili Rellano pepper over smoked grits was also incredible.
Matt and I decided to each get one. I swear, these are the BEST two entrees in the city of Cville!!
I couldn’t pick a favorite. But the vanilla bean is really, really good!
Once we got home, I took my bike out for a spin. I actually don’t think the tire is losing air. Two blocks and a jumped curb later, it seemed to hold the air fine. Maybe it was just psychological this morning!? I definitely have a psychology with tire air. I always think my car tires look low (thanks Dad!)
I am creating a puddle in this computer chair and must get to bed for a super duper big day tomorrow!! Nite!