Fun fun afternoon with my !
We raced out of our house to make way for the buyers. No word on any offers yet, but we did find evidence they were here – lights left on and a business card for their realtor! We’ve also had two cars drive by our house and slow down, drive in a circle, etc., so we know they are hovering!!
When we left we went to the Greenway for a NEAT walk! We use walks as family business meetings and discuss logistics for the bakery, for our move, and other life things. Good times!
Of course I’ll never know how many calories are burned working in a bakery, but if my appetitte is any indication, it’s more than I would guess. I was starving by 3:30! Good thing we were on our way to ….
I went bold and ordered a medium instead of a small 😉 Topped with apples, granola + choco chips plus a drizzle of caramel. LOVED the apples and not something I’d usually order!
Look who joined us!
We departed Tasty-Yo and headed to the next stop on our triple date: Winestore!
Kate + Nate had given me a giftcard for my birthday. Thanks guys!!
We considered buying a bottle for our rack for about 2 seconds and knew it would be enjoyed more as a tasting
At Winestore you fill up a giftcard and then spend it on tastes
We sampled our way around the carousel and had a grand ole time
Even got a taste of King’s Cake that the store owners were giving away!
We did a little more shopping / walking and then headed back home.
We made some cocktails while we cooked. Beer for Matt and a mocktail spiked with a tbsp of chambord for me!
Tonight’s menu special included a special delivery from the American Lamb Council. Initially I was hesitant to accept this sample, but I’m glad now that I chose to learn more.
Upon further questioning, I found out that my lamb shipment would come from Superior Farms, a family farm since 1963. The marketing materials that came with the lamb explained that the majority of lamb farms in the U.S. are small and family-operated [as opposed to the large factories in other industries]. Also, American sheep are reared on natural forage pasture diets, and the Superior Farms lamb is all-natural. The farm uses the designation “Pure Lamb,” which means humane treatment, pasture fed and free of hormones and antibiotics. Since I’m a meat eater who strives to eat ethically and environmentally-raised meats, I found this farm acceptable. (I’m not trying to defend lamb here – just passing on what the materials I was sent said.)
Matt and I decided to GRILL today because the high was in the 60s!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It felt like spring and my gosh I want it to be summer already.
We turned our dinner into a Greek-inspired feast at the last minute. Mint-grilled lamb was the star. Y’all know I’m not a huge red meat eater, but I will honestly say that I enjoyed every bite of this lamb chop. It reminded me a lot of bison (grass-fed??) and didn’t have that very gamey taste that lamb often has in restaurants. And the piece was small so it was a good portion for a small eater.
On the side I made a really great salad with chopped spinach, capers, almonds, and lemon juice with olive oil drizzle.
Best almonds in the world! The roast makes all the difference!
And lastly, we had grilled eggplant!!
Topped with KERF insta-Tzatziki
I normally dont’ care for tzatziki. Not sure if it’s the parsley (which I don’t really care for) or any onion-related taste or my slight distaste for cucumbers (although I do eat them!) but MY version was great!
- A small bowl of TJ’s European yogurt (yes, ironic since I’m such a Greek yogurt lover!)
- A few tbsp chopped cucumber
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- Half a meyer lemon, squeezed
- Pinch salt
- 1 tsp chopped mint
We covered the eggplant and lamb in the sauce. It was great!
Pondering a dark chocolate bite for dessert 🙂 Never get tired of the stuff!
SO excited to sleep in tomorrow and have a giant bowl of oatmeal for breakfast!!