Whew, it’s been a long day in the car! We drove from DC to Boston, with a short stop in New Haven to unload some things into my apartment, get my camping gear, and say hello to Jeff over dinner. 8+ hours in the car. Summary in photos:
Breakfast – 2 egg whites and pepper stripsGood bye apartment! totally LOADED car.. happens every time, no matter how hard I try to limit my junk…
Coffee with skim milk and sugar for the roadA variety of snacks for the long car ride, including a crisp red apple, blue berries, pretzel slims, bubbles, a banana slathered in almond butter, and an amazing bar of chocolate. All were shared with mom.This chocolate from TJ’s was awesome – dark chocolate with toffee, walnuts, and pecans pieces. It was buttery, salty, crunchy, yum. But, a little bummed to see soy and corn syrup in the ingredients. I ate far more than my share… Oh and a peanut butter cookie, from the batch I had made for Kath a while ago, I had put a few in the freezer for a time like this! We finally got to New Haven, unloaded, and met up with Jeff for dinner at Bar. Pizza! And they brew their own beer. I had an amber beer, and we got a mushroom, pepper, onion pizza. It was tasty and hit the spot, thin crust pizza so you gotta eat a bunch of pieces to fill up. Just enough. It was great to see Jeff briefly, and I’ll see him again on Saturday, yay! We hit the road again for the rest of the trip up to Boston, home! On the way it POURED out so we pulled over for a while, and as we waited for it to pass, a rainbow appeared! You can’t tell in this photo, but it was a full one. We finally made it back, unloaded the car, and now I’m ready for bed! It’s good to be HOME! :)
Yesterday afternoon I took dad, Matt, and Jeff to the driving range to hit some golf balls. It was a bit of a belated Father’s Day gift to dad, but we all got to enjoy it.
All together nowIt was fun! After we took dad to his favorite ice cream place- Dairy Queen! I haven’t been in a long time and wasn’t sure if I should get anything … but ended up with a mini blizzard with reeses peanut butter pieces and having a bit of Jeff’s small mint chocolate chip blizzard. They were pretty good, but I def prefer froyo from other places.
Later on we came home and lounged on the back porch, with some beverages of course.
Jeff and I were debating what to do for dinner .. and then we thought of HOMEMADE PIZZA! Jeff has quite a knack for creating delicious whole wheat crust and creative pizza topping combos, so we went for it! We were a bit lazier than usual and instead of whipping up the dough ourselves (we use a great recipe from Animal Vegetable Miracle
) we instead just bought the premade dough from Trader Joes, rolled it out, and went from there.
We made a big salad on the side, and then did one pizza with whole wheat crust and red peppers, orange peppers, onions, and half mushroom, all with fresh mozzarella blobs.
The other one we used a garlic herb crust, and topped it with loads of fresh pesto my mom had made the day before (sooo gooood), spinach, more fresh basil leaves, tomato slices, and of course mozzarella blobs. This one came out awesome! But a slight bit dry, we need to figure out what it was lacking? White pizzas are always tricky for me to figure out.
We sat outside on the porch and had a lovely dinner with mom. I love eating outside!!
The evening was wrapped up with a few beers at The Local, a bar down the street with our friends Jenny and Dan. It was nice catching up with them before Jenny heads off to China for a 3 week adventure! Another post about today coming up …