Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Sun, Sandwiches & Sweets

The temperature is in the seventies and the sunshine is pouring down. Wonderful. Emily and I spent some time out by their apartment complex's pool (though not in it, mind you!). We soaked up some sun and enjoyed continued time to share and spend together.

Today we drove into downtown Houston and visited the most fantastic grocery store with terrific produce, freshly baked bread, hundreds of types of fresh coffee beans, and butter from around the world. It was lovely.

Also at the market was a deli with made-to-order sandwiches, at which we order Emily and Katie's all time favorite sandwich. This is a hot sandwich with fresh turkey, tomato-basil pesto, chipotle mayonnaise, carmelized onions, and cheese (I choose fresh mozzarella) on a gorgeous freshly made ciabatta panini bread. We also found a new type of apple neither of us had heard of - "Jazz" apples from New Zealand, that we also thought was a necessary addition to our lunch. Sandwich = Amazing. Apple was pretty dang good too.

After a couple other stops, we finished our afternoon at a wonderful little shop called "Crave Cupcakes." As you might guess, all they make and sell are the most beautiful cupcakes. We choose several different kinds to try, including Red Velvet, Cinnamon, Chocolate Mint, and Chocolate Peanut Butter. Crazy delicious.
While seemingly mundane, this was a really terrific day that we enjoyed thoroughly. Stevens Point could definitely benefit from these new places! :)


Travis said...

I love the "Houston" cupcake! And I'm going to get some fresh-off-the-branches jazz apples soon! Hopefully they'll inspire jazz hands!

Jenn King said...

Glad to hear that you're having such a great time! We miss you here...can't wait to have you home. See you soon!