Boy does shopping leave me exhausted! My feet and legs are so tired, and we didn’t really do that much walking around the shopping center.
Food Lab was fun – we made the ice cream as scheduled. We made it 100% from scratch starting by beating + heating egg yolks, sugar, milk and salt…
Freezing that and then folding in freshly whipped heavy cream –
Then we put them in the freezers and stirred every 10 minutes for over an hour while they started to harden.
The only one we got to taste was the ice cream maker variation –
And the remains of our frozen fudge and fondant from last week. We’re letting the ice cream freeze for the week because it was still too soft today. I had a few fudge pieces..
After lab, Kelsey and I headed to the same shopping center I visited on Tuesday for lunch and shopping. We dined at Sugar Magnolia’s, a Southern-inspired establishment. Kelsey had a Blue Moon, I had a Pellegrino.
I had yet another fantastic salad
Neptune Salad, Grilled Mahi-Mahi served over Organic Field Greens and Seasonal Mixed Vegetables with Homemade Lemon-Dijon Vinaigrette. The surprise veggies included cucs, tomatoes, corn, black-eyed peas and croutons. All were delicious. And the Lemon Dijon dressing was awesome with a very horserasishy kick!
The mahi was the perfect portion and simple flavor –
I asked for a side of their Seven Grain Bread (most restaurants will bring you a complimentary side of bread if you ask). The bread she brought did not appear to be whole grain in the slightest, but it was still really good (and doughy!) and I ate most of the two pieces! (It wasn’t as much as it seems because it was hollow on the inside)
Kelsey got the Tuna Salad Sandwich, Homemade Ahi Tuna Salad served with Lettuce, Tomato, Bean Sprouts and Swiss Cheese. Plus fried okra! I had two okra and a bite of the sandwich (see below)
She did not detect onions in the tuna salad – but I did!!! EWW!! I had to give the rest of my bite back.
For dessert, we enjoyed some mints from my assorted mint + lifesaver collection in my purse 🙂
After lunch we shopped at Target, Banana Republic, Bath & BW, Victoria’s Secret and Homegoods, where I found this cute duck! She is just like a giant duck my sister had/has!!
I came home with some candles and two bowls from our shopping adventure – you’ll see them soon! They were all on sale – there are great deals out there these days. I also got some Valentine’s plates and napkins for our party tomorrow night. And some construction paper to cut out some hearts.
I am continuing my personal day today. I don’t think I could stand to think about Biochem right now, and my other projects can wait until Tuesday + Thursday of next week. But I might force myself to do some studying tomorrow during the day. I need to get back in the study mindset!
Tonight is low-key. The husband is working until 7, and we’re doing “eat what you want” night to use up some of our fridge leftovers. We will be watching The Office as well!