It has been so fun hanging out with Allie, she is such a sweetheart! Before she got here, I prepped some things for the evening to make it easier, like the berries for the pavlova, two salads, and lit some candles and put out fresh flowers to make it homey. 🙂
We meet at last! Allie came on the train from Chicago after attending the Healthy Living Summit. Hopefully she’ll have fun out here in the ‘burbs for a day!
Easy apps: Apple pie cheese form Costco-hmm, not sure what i think about it yet. Italian Harvest pita chips, peppers, sugar snap peas with roasted red pepper hummus. Organic tortilla chips with TJ’s corn salsa, and some snacks of almond m&ms and dark chocolate raisins.
Dinner was freshly baked wheat artisan bread, with olive oil & romano for dipping, butter, and pumpkin butter. Two salads: spinach and red leaf lettuce with cucumbers, sugar snap peas, and craisins. Garden fresh tomatoes, basil from my herb pot and mozz topped with balsamic and sea salt and pepper. Lastly whole wheat pasta with garlic, peas, and shrimp. Dessert: pavlova with berries and whipped cream.
Allie was so kind to bring us some of her Alliebars! I’ve been so excited to try them, so I had to have a taste last night.
Oh.my.goodness. They are delicious! I had one this morning before working out:
I could go through these so fast, but I must savor them. Allie, sell these bars!
More adventures to come today!