Not really! But I’ve been wanting to use that title since we started watching LOST : )
I actually put on professional clothes today and went into the office to work. I do a lot of behind the scenes business for the bakery. Today was all about website + marketing updates for Chocolate Daze of February! Since I usually go to the bakery in jeans and a t-shirt, it was kind of fun to dress up. And I really think the feeling of completing tasks and leaving an office is so satisfying.
I snacked on a big slice of Dakota with peanut butter while I worked!
We also met with a prospective Great Harvest owner and told her about our experiences opening a business (scary) but how glad we are that we went through with it because we’re so happy now (thank goodness!). The meeting inspired me to give a shout out to Matt – he has done an amazing job these past 8 months!
Our dinners normally take us 10 minutes to assemble and cook. This one took a bit longer – but was still a shortcut thanks to The Karen!
She made a double batch of bison meatloaf and brought us a loaf to bake off.
I whipped up a nice glaze to go on top – the best part! 1/2 cup ketchup mixed with 1 tbsp brown sugar
Baked for 40 minutes at 350*
Matt’s dish tonight was making some smashed taters. He was going to try Ellen’s recipe for pan-fried smashed potatoes but our russets didn’t work too well, so they just got smashed into one big pot with some warm milk, butter, s+p and roasted garlic oil
And lastly, I made side salads. Caesar-inspired thanks to big homemade croutons and some whole foods Caesar dressing that I found in our fridge.
And then we proceeded to watch a handful of LOST episodes. Just finished Numbers!
A while later, I filled a tiny bowl with mint chocolate chip and added a dash of milk. Back in middle school, my friend Kirst and I would make these “milkshakes” as an afternoon snack. We’d fill a glass with ice cream and add about 1/3 the volume of milk and just mash it around until it becomes the consistency of a thick milkshake. Divine! I love Breyers ice creams so much because they are lite enough to taste refreshing and not too rich – perfect texture and real ingredients, too.
Moving from one adventure to the next: LOST –> Hunger Games.