Good morning!!! and Happy Valentine’s Day!
I felt so weird not posting at all after breakfast yesterday – I feel like I have so much to catch up on. And I don’t even want to LOOK at my google reader :)
This weekend has been fun so far.
My presentation went pretty well! Thanks again for all the luck and well wishes. It probably wasn’t perfect, but I think it was good overall and now it’s done.
We found a quick place to eat while we were in Richmond before my presentation. Nick picked this deli downtown called Coppola’s and it was really good.
I got their Barnyard sandwich, which was turkey, canadian bacon, swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato, and this amazing dijon mustard on whole wheat bread.
I didn’t eat all of my sandwich because I was saving room for part of this!
Nick ordered one of their homemade cannolis with his lunch and I had to try it. This was the best cannoli I’ve ever had. I don’t think I can ever eat one again unless it’s just like this one. The filling tasted almost like cheesecake batter, and that spot is not a chocolate chip. I thought it was, but it was like this little pillow of vanilla something. I don’t know what it was, but this thing was awesome.
After my presentation, we headed over to meet a friend.
This is the surprise.
Are you ready?
I finally got to meet Beadie in person!!!
She is so funny and sweet, and it was fabulous to finally get to meet her in person! She even made us a batch of her best fudge brownies (more on that later) and brought me another gift, which I’ll save for a different time. We had so much fun just sitting and talking in person – I can’t wait to see her again!
After 2 more hours on the road, we got to the in-laws and had some dinner. I was so hungry by this point – that sandwich was good, but just a sandwich doesn’t hold me over for very long.
Thankfully, Nick’s mom made a great meal for us.
We had some of those whole wheat noodles I used in my beef stroganoff a week ago, which are from an Amish market here. They are delicious and get so puffy and doughy.
She also made a lighter alfredo sauce that had some chicken and spinach in it.
Plus fruit on the side!
And for dessert, we just had to break into Beadie’s brownies. :)
Oh my goodness. These things were like a mix of brownie and the best fudge ever. They were so rich and chocolately! We all loved them, Beadie!!! I can’t wait to have more today :)
Hope you’re all having a good weekend! I’ll be blogging some, but I don’t know how much.
Make sure to enter Beadie’s contest – deadline is Tuesday!
Get your BSI entries in, and check out Mara’s blog for her giveaway today!
Enjoy your Valentine’s Day!