Word from Bull City! There is no snow left on the ground, but it’s still really cold out there!
But not so cold that we didn’t want to go out for a walk. Anne P came over to catch up over an exercise date!
We walked around East Campus for just over an hour. Very refreshing!
I came home to snack on a few sesame cashews from TJs (first time trying them!) and found two rice cakes which I topped with some peanut butter in Larbs’ pantry.
Mom and dad came over before dinner and we met up with Matt A., who had been excelling in business school all day.
We walked to dinner at Geer St. Garden!
Sadly beer was not on my menu for the night : (
The table shared a basket of fries to start. These were those really good crispy potato-tasting fries. With sweet chili oil and spicy mustard dipping sauces.
For the main event I was torn between the grilled pimento cheese and the chicken tamales. I ended up going with the tamales and Larbs shared a bite of her pimento cheese! My tamales were really good, but I tasted a bite of Matt’s veggie ones (which were filled with CHEESE) and his won the competition of taste.
One good thing about being with family who is just like you is that everyone was as enthusiastic for dessert – specifically vanilla butter cream wedding cake-style – and we must have spent 20 minutes debating where to go and what to order. Our first stop was Mad Hatter bakery, but they only had chocolate/mint/carrot cake and we three just love vanilla buttercream.
So stop #2 was across the parking lot to Whole Foods, which was also a bit disappointing on the vanilla front.
But we came home with a fine selection of mini cupcakes, mousse tart and lemon cake – plus defrosted pound cake from Larbs’ freezer. We all divided the desserts very well – frosting feast!
You know how after a week with a stomach flu food tastes REALLY good? That’s kind of what I’m going through right now.
This week has felt like Christmas week in terms of overeating. From Valentine’s Day to dinners out in Cville to too many Great Harvest treats to this trip full of cupcakes, I’ve just been eating so much every night that I’m feeling sick – and not from morning sickness! I think I’m just enjoying food again as I transition into the second trimester and my mouth is overcompensating for being so grossed out by food for so long. Lunches and snacks are healthier ;dinners [and desserts] are worse!
Hoping for a clean start tomorrow as I head back to Cville [although another vacation to the Great Harvest convention starts Saturday!]