This morning I attended my first-ever Cville She Blogs meeting. She Blogs is a group for women bloggers, and I don’t know why it’s taken me a year to get to a meeting!
I brought a box of Great Harvest sweets to help me break the ice 🙂
The meeting was very fun! I type about blogging things all day online online, but it’s always fun to get together and TALK about the things we bloggers do all the time.
The group hosted Jen On The Edge as the speaker, who gave a great roundtable talk about increasing blog traffic. Jen is fabulously sarcastic and funny – a good storyteller too!
Our meeting was held at the bakery’s bank and when I left the building, I realized I had an errand to run inside regarding my debit card. I actually got in my car, started to drive away, and then remembered and went inside.
GUESS WHO WAS IN THERE!
I did not see him enter OR his car! So random and what a wonderful surprise!
We walked over to Harris Teeter together to each get some things for our jobs. I asked him on a date to get a cappuccino at Shenandoah Joe’s only to find out he already had a cappuccino from Shenandoah Joe’s in his car!! The chances!!
I came home and worked for a bit until lunchtime
Baby romaine salad with big beans (LOVED these canned beans from Whole Foods!!), olive oil, heirloom tomato (probably my last this year 🙁 ), honey peanuts and cottage cheese. Delicious!
On the side: toast with TJ’s fig butter and grapes
And now…a story
When Matt and I first moved into our apartment together after we graduated from college, I started a little recipe notebook that has followed us from house to house. That first year I tore recipes out of magazines or copied them from the internet and glued them into the book – with an A, B, C, D, E, F rating scale.
An A+ recipe!
I just found the book when we moved! The above salsa remains a favorite, yet I never remember to make it! And the below chicken soup was a staple for ages.
This maple salmon is still one of my very favorites! It’s baked and succulent + sweet.
And I remember the first time I made this Rosemary dressing!
I even took a stab at wine label saving…but this is the only one that made it into the book. A gift from my parents for my 21st birthday! Note the super sophisticated tasting notes..
So that was the first book I cooked with…here is my first REAL cookbook!
Goodbite gave me 3 copies to giveaway. Shipped from my house to yours.
TO ENTER: Email [email protected] in the next 24 hours and I will randomly choose 3 winners.
And to close, here’s that Mexican Scoop recipe I made the video for last week!