Just wrapped up a nice Friday at home. We’re having some fun visitors tomorrow, so we decided to keep things simple at home tonight.
Headed into the bakery this afternoon to take care of some things. I finally dusted off my bike! I haven’t been riding it because my feet are awesome, but it was nice to get there and back again so quickly. We also have to store our bikes in the back in this new house, which means a tramp through wet grass to get to them (and often a wet bike!) so I think I might start keeping it on the porch instead. It means carrying it up the steps, but somehow that sounds more appealing than wet grass, mud and wet backside.
Pumpkin brew for the cook!!!
Back in the days before the bakery, I used to be the busier one. The deal in our marriage is that the less busy person at 6pm is in charge of meals. That used to be Matt (during my internship and then in the year when we were working on the bakery), but now it’s me. Since I work from home most of the time, I can start on dinner while I’m here. Also, despite the fact that gender-wise our marriage is 50/50 equal in responsibilities, I do love the pride that comes with having dinner on the table when he gets home.
These days, our house is like this around 7pm:
Matt at the table, drinking a brew and telling me about the day.. [feet off the table!!] And me trying to keep what I’m cooking a surprise until it’s on his plate. I love having him guess the ingredients of dinner as he takes his first bites!
Tonight, though, it was pretty obvious [last night’s egg-fried veggies, no so much!]
Organic apple chicken sausage “hot dogs” on High Five rolls I requested he make this morning
Along with leftover squash and kale chips
Hit the spot for the both of us!
After dinner, I couldn’t wait to unwrap dessert.
A year ago [actually, EXACTLY a year ago to this day!!!!], KERF reader Emily sent me her Hungry Bars to test out. I absolutely loved them. They are all-natural oat-based bars that taste like cookies – they are so dense. [Maybe they are cookies!? I like to think of them as health bars 😉 ] I ended up freezing them and ate them little by little all fall and winter. Peanut Butter is my fav!
Emily recently launched Bluebird Bakery so she can sell the bars commercially –
They are hopefully coming soon to OpenSky if you’d like to try them!
Along with the box of bars for me to photograph, she sent a few of her new brownies
It was an absolutely perfect brownie – crispy on the outside, fudgy on the inside. A contender against our Great Harvest Cosmic Brownies for sure!
Thanks to so many of you who entered the Goodbite cookbook giveaway! I emailed the winners this afternoon. Congrats to Sherry, Kellie W. and Michelle H. Thanks so much to the rest of you – I enjoyed reading so many of your email messages!