Oh what fun we had!!
This afternoon I tried my first full-size Glo Bar!! Along with some Sleeptime Vanilla tea (I was not sleepy, but I did want vanilla) that I got as a sample. LOVED the bar, which reminds me of a Kashi TLC PB bar, but much fresher and chewier, and LOVED the tea!
Soon enough my guests were arriving while I was still on a conference call for another project I’m working on!
Poor Matt was only sort of invited – he made himself a tuna salad and cooked on the grill for us! And of course was the photographer –
Cocktail hour –
On the menu – skewered shrimp. I was determined to find local shrimp and called EarthFare to see what they had. I was connected to the seafood department and asked what kind of shrimp they had fresh and how much it was. The guy responded with “we have shrimp and I have a customer.” and promptly hung up!?!?!?!? So I tried Fresh Market and got a nice guy who told me they had Carolina shrimp and to come on in! So I did. And they were great. Just coated in a little creole seasoning and some olive oil mist –
Lauri brought this totally awesome Misto she bought from BB&B. It’s an environmentally friendly pump that sprays olive oil on things. I want one!
We also grilled a ton of asparagus and I made Millet-Amaranth “Grits”
Topped with pepperjack cheese – (1 cup millet/amaranth 50/50 mix with 2.5 cups water cooked for about 30 minutes with salt and pepper)
LOVE the texture of millet / amaranth mixed!
+ fruit + marshmallow dip by Lauri. Had a few apples dipped in the dip!
The star of the evening was Ashley’s Fruit Crisp – super healthy, super delish. She’s going to post the recipe in the comments, so look out!!
With homemade maple whipped cream!!
Multiply this times two – worthy of seconds!! (…and that’s a tiny plate and baby fork)
I’ve got leftovers for tomorrow!!
Ashley invented ota.bars, which she sells at the farmer’s market. I’ve been drooling over them all summer over the inter She brought 3 bars for each of us to try!! Can’t wait!
I’m a little droggy and tired – need some water! I only had about 2 glasses of wine, but that’s enough to get me. A HUGE thank you to MATT and KELS for doing all the dishes before I even noticed!!!
Excited for a wide-open day tomorrow to get. things. done.