My coffee adventure led me to Dilworth Coffee where I met Amelia and her husband Kevin who live in Charleston and were on their way up through Charlotte. (I met them for dinner at the end of the summer too!)
I ordered a Snickerdoodle coffee with steamed milk on top to drink
We took our coffees and their doggin’ on a long walk around our neighborhood and chatted up a storm. Since Amelia is a Johnson + Wales trained pastry chef and works in a bakery, I quizzed her for a buttercream recipe to put on the cake/cupcakes that I’m making for Caitlin’s birthday and Halloween (shhh don’t tell her!) Turns out Amelia has a tried-and-true Swiss Meringue buttercream recipe that she recited to me step by step while we walked and wrote it into my iPhone. We shall see how I do! [I’ll share the recipe later]
After I said goodbye I went into Harris Teeter to buy some BUTTER for this frosting!
By the time I walked home, I’d been on my feet for two hours. It seemed a little silly to go to the gym after that and my hamstrings are very sore from yesterday’s Sculpt class, I decided to do a little yoga to stretch them out and call it a pre-race day.
I got up and went to shower and when I came down someone was enjoying another one of his floor naps. He hadn’t budged since he walked in the door!
Whilst at the store, I also picked up some kale for lunch – I was having a craving for KALE CHIPS!
12 minutes at 350* is perfect for my oven. I topped them with a little Krazy Salt
Crunch, crunch, crunch!!
I also had a small slice of Flax Oat Bran with some pumpkin seed butter
And some Pumpkin Pie Yogurt with a few tbsp of Mix My Granola!
Perfect variety of flavors, textures and food groups at this meal
I need to study some Metabolism (test on Monday!!) and do some baking! In that order.
And my computer monitor just arrived!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Too bad the computer is still probably a week away