Sunday, October 24, 2010
Menu Plan: October 24 - October 30
The next evening there was a reception at the conference, so we went to Via Dolce, Visconti's gelateria for gelato afterward and we stopped at Cured on our last day to buy some of the cured meats we had in our antipasta to take home with us. We also stopped by the cheese monger's and picked up some lovely cheeses, an aged gouda, some cranberry-chipotle cheddar and a chaubier. We went to Schocolat and brought home some wonderful chocolates as well. I also spent some time in the local yarn store, Wooly Bully and came home with some fun treasures.
In the 11 years we have lived in Washington, this was our first trip to Leavenworth. We will definitely return and have scoped out some great places to take the children when we do. Mariam and I had a great time walking around little Bavaria in Washington and she was adored everywhere we went. I made some decent progress on Amira's sock while we were there, too.
Our trip home was quite lackadaisical. We stopped in Cashmere and visited the Cider Mill, which was also wonderful. We picked up some of their huckleberry cider and had an incredible farm raised lunch. I will forever love Paula for thinking that we were young newlyweds with our first child. She looked shocked when we said that Mariam was our seventh and that we had been married nearly 14 years. We also finally took the Aplets and Cotlets tour. It turns out that the founders and owners of the company are cousins to us, they are Armenians and they modified a recipe for loukom to make the candy.
We are back to normal this week, so here is our menu.
Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs, Leftover Coconut Cake, Steamers and Coffee
Dinner: Italian Sausage Skillet with the Last of Our Summer Squash, Rice, More Cake
Breakfast: Baked Oatmeal, Milk and Coffee
Dinner: Gnocchi alla Romana with the Best Pasta Sauce Ever, Garlicky Greens
Breakfast: Leftover Baked Oatmeal, Milk, Coffee
Dinner: Chicken and Potato Casserole*, Cabbage & Carrot Salad
Breakfast: Yogurt, Honey and Granola, Milky Tea
Dinner: Cream of Poblano Soup, Spelt Biscuits, Fruit Plate
Breakfast: Cheese and Spinach Omelets, Kamut Toast, Milk and Coffee
Dinner: Cowboy Beans, Cornbread, Boiled Beets, Carrot Sticks
Breakfast: Cherry-Pomegranate Toaster Pastries, Milk and Coffee
Dinner: Pasta with Eggplant & Tomato Sauce*, Sliced Fruit
Breakfast: Bacon and Cheddar Muffins*, Apple Sauce, Cocoa
Dinner: Spanakopita Kofta, Creamy Herbed White Beans, Roasted Squash Wedges, Pepper and Onion Cous Cous (we ended up with a different meal on Saturday)