Sunday, February 28, 2010

“Friendly” Saturday

The morning started with Andy reviewing his Society of Toxicology presentation with the three of us.

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We were all friendly and patiently sat through his talk…

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You can see that we also got geared up in our University of Kentucky gear (and we put out our collegiate flag). Soon enough our friends arrived for the big rivalry game…we even allowed wild horses indoors ;p I actually made this rocking horse in college in one of my elementary education classes, I’m really pleased with how it turned out and love it when it's put to good use; no one has enjoyed it more than Ellie.

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Wilson decided to relax during the game with a friend…there isn’t anything better than a good ear rub.

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Later in the evening, I met up with my local blogger friends for dinner at Guglhupf Bakery & Patisserie and we were thrilled to be joined by Diana from Charlotte.

Gorgeous loft atmosphere upstairs…

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Margaret (blog reader) and Diana

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Caroline and Seth

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Kelly, me, and Allie

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The whole group

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Our waiter was great and so informative on all the dishes. They were also very kind in working around food allergies and gluten free requests.

This was so good, slice of Parmesan Black Pepper Loaf

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I chose the house-cured duck confit salad with roasted new potatoes, walnuts, watercress, frisee and a warm huckleberry vinaigrette.

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side dish of buttered brussel sprout leaves

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Desserts…apple tart with cinnamon ice cream, challah bread pudding, chocolate stout mousse, cardamom caramel banana tart

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and my choice…a chocolate caramel tart with cinnamon spiced kumquat & almonds, topped with housemade marshmallows…

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I had a such a nice “friendly” afternoon and evening with friends.


Emily said...

I'm so jealous of your blogger meet up. That is a very tasty restaurant. I have yet to meet anyone else in person that even blogs about anything!

cara said...

I so wish I could have your dessert right now, it looks delicious!!!

Danko Family said...

Oh man...the food all looked delicious! I would love to try that chocolate mousse...yum! Glad you had such wonderful service and friendship!

Allie (Live Laugh Eat) said...

As always, it was great to see you again. Your smile and optimism always brighten my day no matter what. I'm so glad to have met you this year, Jessica. I will miss you after I graduate and move away :(

Thanks for the energy bars!

Diana said...

Awesome recap Jessica! It was so great seeing you again! :) Diana