Friday, March 25, 2011
There's No Place Like Home
I feel like I’ve been hit by a freight train. Traveling and speaking all week long, spring allergies, a cold, and let’s toss in a sleepless night with an almost 2 year old last night that makes me want to curl up under my desk and hide and sleep until I feel better. Wishful thinking and enough of the wah-wah-wah. I’m thrilled to be back home with my family!
I left the Gateway to the West yesterday with a few new food experiences under my belt. The barbeque was tasty – I tried both their brisket and the turkey (both smoked, preferred the turkey - surprisingly) with some bacon mac ‘n cheese (ok YUM! Add bacon to just about anything and it's good), learned of a new super thin pizza crust style in St. Louis pizza (who knew they had their own twist on things?)…and discovered Ghirardelli has a Carmel Latte chocolate?! Let’s not talk about how many of those I downed. And though this wasn’t authentic to STL (though neither was the chocolate), I did down an amazing Wolfgang Puck pizza at the airport that has me wanting to re-concoct it at home – spinach and mushroom with fresh tomatoes, basil pesto and goat cheese! Ahhhh! My gourmet tastebuds were doing a jig. Loved it! Inhaled it. Craving it now. It would be better than the cookies I just ate for breakfast.
So, nope – no recipes to share today as I’m in a fog – but there’s always next week. I can’t remember what day it is, how to spell my name or what on earth I’m fixing my family for dinner, but I’m HOME and that means happiness.
Have a great weekend – don’t forget to go to church on Sunday and we’ll chat soon!