My day has been spent in the kitchen.
Dirty dishes await my attention, but I needed a breather before I tackle them so I decided to blog and hang out with you fine fellas.
Several hours passed by in the kitchen as I experimented and played around with tons of tomatoes sent to me for a freelance recipe development project for Lipman Produce.
I’ll be sure to share the final project with you guys once it’s published, but for now here’s a little preview of my end result…
If I don’t chop another vegetable for a month, I’ll be a happy camper.
Let’s back up a bit because I did do some fun stuff other than chop endless amounts of tomatoes today.
Around 9 a.m. Ryan and I met up with Ryan’s childhood friend, also named Ryan, at a Starbucks.
We picked a coffee shop located along the interstate since Ryan W. was passing through Ocala on his way back up to his home in North Carolina and we didn’t want him to veer too far off track!
(Yes, it was another dreary morning.)
The two Ryans grew up together in Parrish, Florida and stayed close throughout the years. (They were also groomsmen in each others’ weddings!)
We caught up over drinks (a hot Refresh tea for me) and talked about planning a hiking trip together in North Carolina in the coming months.
Since Ryan W. still had a good nine hour drive ahead of him, we didn’t hang out at Starbucks for too long and said our goodbyes around 10 a.m.
Ryan and I still had a good hour to kill before 11 a.m. church, so we decided to wander into Barnes & Noble to browse around for a bit.
I finished off my tea while feeling nostalgic in the children’s books section.
Remember this lovely read from elementary school?
Apparently the kids of today are reading that classic and this little gem…
Fart Powder! It’s not only a book, but a series. Get it while it’s hot!
I also walked by this book which made me shudder.
Fahrenheit 451. My least favorite high school assigned reading book of all time. It’s about burning books and, ironically, it’s the book I’d most like to burn.
After church, Ryan and I ran to the grocery store before heading home for lunch.
I fixed myself a bagelwich with roast beef, mustard and chipotle gouda cheese served with apple slices on the side.
And then it was time to turn our kitchen upside down as I chopped, tasted and perfected three recipes.
Now I’m ready to relax.
An easy dinner and lots of reading are on the agenda for this evening!
P.S. The Fashion page was updated today.
Question of the Evening
- Since we’ve already talked about the best assigned reading books from school, what was your least favorite assigned reading book?
Fahrenheit 451, without a doubt. I also remember finding The Grapes of Wrath rather slow-moving, which is odd because I loved Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men.