First, let’s recap the day!
After Ryan and I got back on our walk around the lake near our apartment (we also detoured through a Farmers’ Market and got some yummy samples of pound cake), we showered up and hit the road to run some errands.
First up was a trip to Ulta, to pick up my special shampoo and conditioner and some face wash.
I have the thinnest hair in the whole world and am in love with Marc Anthony Instantly Thick shampoo and conditioner. It’s the only supposed “thickening” shampoo and conditioner combo that I feel like actually makes my hair a little thicker. I highly recommended it to those of you out there who are one knot in your hair away from baldness like me. 😉
Break for Pumpkin Spice
Our next errand took us to Park Avenue in Winter Park to pick up a present for one of my friends. On our way back to our car, a sign at Barnie’s advertising a Pumpkin Spice Freezer caught our eye.
Before I knew it, Ryan was ushering me inside and we placed an order for a large Freezer with extra whipped cream for muah.
When Ryan was placing our order, the barista informed us that it was “Happy Hour” and all drinks were buy one, get one free. We asked if it was “buy one drink, get a cookie free,” but apparently that was not part of the deal.
We ordered a raspberry tea, but only drank about half because our taste buds preferred the pumpkin spice goodness.
When I saw a recipe for oyster bisque in the latest issue of Cooking Light, I immediately flagged the page.
Ryan and I peeled and diced red potatoes and parsnips and chopped up leeks to add to seafood stock, which created our broth.
It became smooth and creamy after all of the veggies were soft and I blended the soup in the pot with an immersion blender. The recipe said to pour the soup into a real blender, but that seemed like a huge hassle and the immersion blender worked perfectly.
After adding half and half and two cans of oysters (the recipe called for fresh, but those are muy expensive), the bisque was ready.
Delish! My first bisque attempt was a success! 😀
I am now off to package up some gifts before relaxing for the rest of the evening. I can’t believe it’s already Sunday night. Sheesh.