Well, the Farmers Market is officially back inside for the fall/winter. Despite all of the festivities being moved back indoors, the market still actually gets quite an amazing turnout with plenty of vendors to suit everyone’s tastes.
Kate and I headed out around 11:30am this morning to scope out the scene and see what was around. Usually, when we’ve gone to the market together in the past, we tend to try to go a little earlier in the day. Well by this time today, the place was absolutely packed.
We both agreed that our next visit will be back to the earlier times. Too many people makes it more difficult to sneak in for the free samples.
Despite a couple small samples here and there, the two of us managed to convince ourselves to split a gourmet Belgian waffle. I mean, just one look at this stand (after sampling, of course) was enough to make me drop some cash.
Ladies and gents, let me introduce to you what may be one of the most amazing things to ever hit my lips. These waffles are amazing…all the deliciousness of a regular Belgian waffle, but with a slightly crispy, sweet coating that is almost like a sweet glaze. It basically just melts in your mouth and is just incredible.
And it’s probably a good thing we only split it…I’m pretty sure I could feel my pants tightening juuuuust a little bit more with every bite.
As for my purchases, I kept things simple today: some Cortland apples and half a loaf (another benefit of shopping with friends – sharing the goods) of Rosemary & Garlic bread.
Shortly after coming home from the Farmers Market with Kate, it was time to make some lunch. Now typically, I don’t really share my weekend lunches with you all because, to be honest, I barely ever sit down for a “real” lunch. It’s either incredibly boring, or I just end up grazing around all afternoon.
But today was different. Today’s lunch was delicious.
I put together a big ‘ol chopped salad complete with romaine, tomatoes, red bell pepper, onions, carrots, pickles, leftover rice, goat cheese, and a drizzle of light balsamic vinaigrette.
On the side, I incorporated a slice of my new Farmers Market bread with a little light butter.
Kate and I didn’t realize it, but when we read that it was garlic & rosemary bread, they weren’t kidding. There are literally huge chunks of garlic baked right into the bread, and I love it.
I think I might need to go get some gum now though…
Tonight, we have more fun on the agenda, and it includes a banquet, dinner, family, big awards, and an open bar. Throw all that together, and it’s sure to be a party!
Catch ya’ll later!
Question for the Afternoon:
Do your eating habits change at all on weekends or do you try to keep things similar to during the week?