Every year, Chelsea, who I have been internet friends with for years ,and I get together, usually because of a random trip that brings us together.
Last year I played with her and her daughter, Lucy, in San Mateo. The year before that our get together was during BlogHer ’08. And before that, on my honeymoon!
This year Chelsea traveled to Richmond for work and drove up for an evening visit! SO FUN to have her to my house!!
This afternoon I snacked on a little bowl of crackers, Hail Merry Lemon Agave snacks, cashews, figs and a date. Mmmm! I love snack bowls.
And once Chels arrived, we headed out, Matt in tow.
We landed at Bizou, because the acorn squash called us in! Bizou is half fancy with a delicious menu, half casual Beatles.
The ladies each got a glass ‘O red
While the gentleman got a beer
THIS is why we came
Except I was totally crazy and ordered this instead!! Something inside of me told me not to get the Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash because I could make something similar at home. Instead I got the [humanely raised – I asked] local pork with sweet potato fries, greens and slaw.
My dish was GOOD but it just wasn’t as good as the squash! I don’t care for French fries at all, but I could eat sweet potato fries all night. The pork was tasty too – I brought some home for lunches.
Matt had the roasted chicken over smashed taters – tasty as well!
The MALE of the group had a hankering for some Sweet Frog yogurt. I was going to pass until I saw…
I LOVE for ginger snaps and pumpkin muffins crumbled on oatmeal! So instead of oats, I got a yogurt base. Incredible. Especially the HAZELNUT yogurt, which….finish my sentence….tasted like hazelnuts!
Richmond folks interested in meeting on 10/20 for dinner – please email me so I can start a list! Katheats at Gmail dot com.