What’s happpppening?! (Quote from E.T., if you didn’t realize!)
^^ That’s what I had for breakfast. Reheated oatmeal with milk and a big glob of Barney Butter from the bottom of the jar. Yeah!
-I’m in the middle of Survivor Season 18. I’ve watched 10-18 now and love it more every day. So far my favorite season has been one of the recent ones – Season 26 – and I promise it has nothing to do with the number!!! The “Three Horsemen” alliance was my favorite – when they pulled that big move. Trying not to spoil it for any fans! I decided that I am DEFINITELY going to apply and if I get picked I have to go. But the chances that they pick me are super slim, so there’s my default.
It will be nothing like this:
-I mentioned in an earlier post that we converted Mazen’s crib to a toddler bed. So far we’ve had great success! He loves getting in and out, and he still understands that it’s where he sleeps. The absolute cutest thing about it is he now wants to sleep with his head on a pillow and REAL COVERS! For the longest time he hated any kind of blanket on him, but realizing this is a Big Boy Bed he wants covers like big boys do. It’s so sweet to see him on the monitor looking all grown up sleeping instead of bunched in a ball like a baby.
–Stitch Fix has been killing it lately! I just love the comfortable, casual but slightly-more-stylish-than-anything-I’d-pick-out-for-myself pieces they have been sending. That jacket on the top right has been my favorite piece yet! I love all of the pockets.
-Matt and I were invited to the South Street Brewery soft opening recently. South Street was bought out by Blue Mountain (one of our favorites!) so we were excited to see what they had done with the space. Check out the new website to match –> South Street Brewery.
The inside is much brighter and fresh and new feeling.
And the menu is too! Lots of local ingredients were featured.
Of course we started with a beer flight to taste them all. My favorites were the Satan’s Pony, an amber ale, and the Absolution, an old ale. I believe both were on the old South Street’s menu, but according to Matt, they have been “cleaned up a lot.”
Our dinner was on the house and started with the most amazing heirloom yellow flint popcorn drizzled in local honey with bacon, jalapeno and smoked salt. I want to replicate this at home!!
Our meal was great too – we tried:
1. Beer-battered Wisconsin White Cheddar Cheese Curds with a sriracha dipping sauce
2. The House Salad with greens, sugar snaps, cuc, radish, honey, and a molasses-malt dressing
3. The BLT Mac and Cheese which was made with Mona Lisa Pasta and was AMAZING!
4. The Vegetarian Lasagna with artichokes, mushrooms, corn, greens, and house-made marinara and a parsley-sage pesto. So fresh!!
Can’t wait to go back!
-Have you seen this company called Eat Healthy Designs? The cutest cards and pencils – oh KALE yeah!
-I created a Slow Cooker Board on Pinterest and need some suggestions on what to add to it. Share your favorites please!
-And finally…another foodie adventure! We were invited to Bold Rock Hard Cider for a special press dinner to celebrate the opening of the brand new “Apple Chapel” that houses a tasting room and the Bold Rock production facility. And to kick off the 3rd Annual Virginia Cider Week!
The new tasting room, where you can also order local farm-fresh food, makes Bold Rock a great destination on the Virginia beer + wine trail through Nelson County.
They even have a big patio out back with views of the Rockfish River that is perfect for outdoor concerts.
The inside is gorgeous – vaulted ceilings and cozy fireplaces
And only glass separates the public from the production area
It was mesmerizing to watch the bottles on their journey!
We enjoyed lots of cider tastes (the Vintage Dry was my favorite!) We also heard a talk from the VA Secretary of Agriculture, Todd Haymore. Sales have been booming in the last few years, and cider is on the rise and more popular than ever.
Plus a delicious BBQ and oyster dinner! Those grilled oysters – so good!
What for dessert other than apple cobbler!
Cheers to apples!