Sleeping beauty woke up from his nap and convinced me to visit Olde Mecklenburg Brewery (OMB in our household), which is a new brewery in Charlotte that makes traditional German beers. They just debuted the Dunkel lager last night and Matt was eager to try it out. Here’s when we went this summer for the first time!
We started with half pints of the Dunkel and the Yule Bock. Both were excellent!
I liked the sweetness of the Dunkel the best 🙂
Round II was supposed to just be the Mecktoberfest,which was also excellent, but somebody ordered TWO beers by accident!! Sneaky, sneaky
I was starting to feel the beers since they were my afternoon snack and all
We debated for about 20 minutes going out to dinner. Matt said the "old us" would have gone. I am not sure what that means! But we discussed a handful of restaurants we could try ALL around town. We decided (since it was only 5:00) to wait on a decision and kill some time by getting a few more errands done.
Including going to Matt’s favorite specialty beer shop, Brawley’s Beverage, for an Xmas gift! He just LOVES it there!
After more debate – and U-turn to actually GO to a restaurant – we actually went back home. I just wasn’t feeling a big night and was really looking forward to our planned dinner, and Matt agreed with a vacation coming up we should save the money and go with or original menu.
Dinner turned out to be O-M-Gelicious!!!
2 Applegate Farms Spinach + Feta Organic Chicken and Turkey Sausages (from the pack I was sent for review) plus a crown of broccoli, and 1.5 cups or so of quartered brussels sprouts tossed in olive oil, salt, pepper and oregano.
26 minutes of CHAR at 400*. These were unbelievably delicious!!!!!! The sausages were CRUNCHY and tasted like bacon, the broccoli was almost crispy and the brussels are just always divine roasted.
We cooked a small amount of whole wheat penne pasta and then tossed in a few brie chunks from this pack I got at the Foodbuzz Festival
Lastly, some Beemster cheese shredded on top!
With a little whole wheat sourdough from Great Harvest –
Totally rocked my socks.
We watched the movie The Brothers Bloom tonight. I enjoyed it, but I’m not sure I got it 100%. It’s one of those movies that should be watched and discussed and we’re too tired for discussion! I’d probably have to see it again to fully understand it. But I love Adrian Brody and it was beautifully made.
We had a few treats from Michelle + Ben’s party goody bags – an oreo truffle, buck-eye (or wanna-be buck-eye?) and a no-bake cookie. All shared, so only a bite each –
Dry Clean –> Wet Clean
Good news on the Endure top I reviewed this morning from the Endure team. While the label does say "dry clean" per the manufacturer, the staff at Endure uses a regular washing machine and the shirts hold up great. So no worries on that front!! Good to know 🙂
There is no sign of SNOW here 🙁 🙁 🙁 Maybe we’ll wake up to a white morning! [Hopefully with no power outages!]