Obsessions are things you love so much you can’t put into words how much you love them. And how life changing they are.
You guys know I’m obsessed with oat breakfasts. Obviously. And peanut butter and granola.
Today at yoga the first song I recognized yet could not place. And it was about UFOs just like my breakfast post!! After a little help from Twitter, I found out it was “Ghost in the Machine” by B.o.B. and it was the closing song on Gossip Girl on Monday! TOTALLY OBSESSED!
Another obsession: Pumpkin Ales of all kinds!!
This afternoon Matt and I were running errands. We had plans to bike to Beer Run (<– obsession!) and do the Schlafly beer tasting. But the skies were not looking pretty.
Since we were already in the car and the tasting was free, we just drove there.
Turns out we were 45 minute early!!!
I believe this was a scheme by Matt to get me to stay for a beer 🙂
It worked. They had TWO pumpkin beers on tap!!
Including, PUMKING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The Butterbeer!!!!
This was just a 10 ounce and I sipped it slowly
He got the Williamsburg Pumpkin, which is a damn good beer. VERY sweet and malty.
NO he di’ent!
BAD stink bug. I think THEY are obsessed with ME! He kept landing on me!
Soon enough we’d talked each other’s ears off and it was time for the 6PM Schlafly tasting.
I was SUPER impressed by all of the beers!! Including the Kolsch, which I normally find to be too boring and dry. This one was slightly sweet and Iiked it a lot! the Dry Hopped APA was also delish – I loved the packaging too!! It perfectly showcased hops as they should be.
Of course we all know why I was there:
Pumpkin. It was just as good as I remembered, and we bought a 6-pack. Worth every expensive penny! Because it’s almost my birthday month and I <3 pumpkin!!
Once home, we started on dinner
Shrimp + Grits with Greens!
The shrimp were sauteed in Old Bay and salt and Garlic Gold. The greens in Garlic Gold nuggets plus water and salt/pepper. The grits were from South Carolina, a late-cooked gift from my Winthrop friend Lauri! Butter was involved, as was sherry for de-glazing the pan
Consumed by candlelight.
Add MUSHROOMS to the list of obsessions, especially stuffed with Brie and Rosemary and Cranberries and Hazelnuts!!! Remember my recipe from a while ago? Here it is – in all its cheesy appetizer glory. Put it on your Thanksgiving menus!
And the USA needs your help! In the Mushroom Masters, a month-long Tournament of Taste on Tastespotting, the USA has not yet won against Canada or Australia. Rise for the US of A! We are STILL behind!!
Bedtime for this pumpkin. Tomorrow’s going to be a wild one – Karen’s moving to Charlottesville and we have lots of things scheduled!