Ahh, the lovely substitute-Sunday. This Tuesday has been a day of delight for me. I get back on the work wagon tomorrow, so today I lived it up!
First, I’ll start you off with a picture of last night:
That is Mission St. Hefeweizen. It was very cheap at TJ’s, but the checkout lady said it was the best cheap beer around. She wasn’t lying!
Woke up exceptionally early because the shades at the house where I’m staying do not keep the light out AT ALL! I was up at 6:30am, covered my face with pillows until I got a lovely text from my mum at 7am – Thanks mom :)!
I ran downstairs and was all prepped to make myself a GM with the frozen berries I found in the freezer, but when I pulled them out, I saw a big “SUGAR ADDED” stamp on the bag! Who buys stuff with SUGAR ADDED??? Crazy stuff, I tell you. Luckily, they had also bought fresh blackberries, so I threw a handful of those into my GM.
I physically can’t measure out a single GM for myself. I had enough for two full glasses! At least it was nice and purple instead of a scary brown!
My GMs haven’t been filling me up, so I toasted a slice of my new 9 Grain bread from Great Harvest, and smeared about a teaspoon of Nutella on top. The Nutella had less sugar than the JIF that was in the fridge, how ridiculous is that? Why add sugar to your peanut butter when it’s so wonderful by itself?
After watching a Food Network show to wake me up (Chopped FTW!), I went to hang out with my mom on a trip to Michael’s. I bought two glass jars and some broken sea glass – can you guess what I’m gonna make? I also bought an ocean breeze and lilac scented candle for $.78. I love cheap stuffs!
For lunch we stopped at Bristol Farms. I was drawn to the panini in the deli section, but they all had cheese -BOO! Next to those panini were a few different selections of flatbread. I saw a chicken pesto flatbread and asked if it was dairy-free, and they said YES! Hardly anyone makes pesto without adding parmesan cheese nowadays. I asked them to heat up half of the pita and box the rest.
This was AMAZING! Inside of the wrap there was creamy pesto, moist chicken, and garlic-soaked cherry tomatoes that burst in my mouth. I was in heaven!
We looked around Bristol Farms for a few minutes and found some amazing things – the cheese section, the bakery, and the beer section!
I need to try that top one :). Not ONLY because of the name, but because it’s from one of my favorite places in the world: Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
I headed back to the dogwatching house for some studying. I’ve been working through my homebrewing book and taking notes – LOVE IT! So excited to get started :)! I’m going to check out the homebrewing supply stores in Woodland Hills and Culver City, and take a class or two before I splurge on all the equipment so I feel confident with the process and not completely overwhelmed. I’m positive I’m going to love it though – it’s in the family (my bro and sister-in-law are really talented brewers).
Dinner was the rest of that flatbread. Sorry – very boring. Delicious, yes, but boring. I had some beer post-dinner. Franziskaner is my current favorite Hefewiezen. Very clove-y and smooth.
It’s from Munich, so it’s REALLY really good!
Now I’m off to the house of LBM to have an ice cream sandwich (I didn’t have one last night! I pulled it out of the freezer, but put it right back. I must have cured my sugar cravings!) and go sleep before an early morning hike followed by a full shift at work. Back to the grind – sigh.
Happy almost Humpday 🙂