Today was filled with…
…KERF readers [thanks to all who came in to visit!!]
…and Mint Juleps. [Because we can’t work too hard!]
We wrapped up day 2 as a great success – only about 5 loaves were left on the rack at the end of the day! Predicting how much bread to make and timing it to sell out the minute you close is a major challenge of bakery owning [so you minimize waste] and we’ve had too optimal days! Hope you all enjoyed the bread, Cville!
We said our goodbyes to the Great Harvest opening team today as well as mom + dad and welcomed Jason, who is staying with us through Wednesday for our last bit of on-site support.
After a handful of dinners out, Matt and I just wanted to grill out at home tonight, so we invited Jason over. Lucky for us he brought a bottle of Maker’s with him! And he’d never had a proper Mint Julep, so Matt got to work!
I don’t know where we found the energy, but Matt and I put together dinner like worker bees. Thanks to the wonderful Karen, we had shrimp, eggplant, tomato + moz, potatoes and broccoli in our fridge ready to go. Unfortunately she wasn’t feeling well enough to join us, but she brought the ingredients by. Thanks Karen!
We made caprese salads to munch while dinner roasted
And sipped a few tastes of Matt’s beers
And then feasted on a collection of grilled items
Eggplant + broc in olive oil and smoked paprika
Taters rubbed in rosemary + olive oil + salt and roasted in foil for about 20 minutes and then without foil for 10 more on the top shelf
And some smothered in teriyaki sauce and grilled to a crisp
Matt and Jason were both up at 3AM this morning and are still going strong on the porch. I got up at 6 and am about to crash! Hoping to do some reading and then rest my eyeballs.
Even though I am very thankful to have a day off tomorrow, I have to admit I’m kind of already excited about Monday. I just love working around food! I decided if our bakery sold something like widgets or computer parts I would NOT enjoy it! There’s just something about bread…