I woke up at the crack of dawn, yesterday. I never really sleep very well when I am not at home in my own bed. I drank hotel coffee and spent some time in the blogosphere until the dear husband woke up. For breakfast, we went to Starbucks. We had the oatmeal topped with brown sugar, dried fruit and nuts and we split a fruit stella for crumbling on top. On the side was a soy latte. I was really surprised at the oatmeal, it was really creamy and delicious. Next time, I will skip the brown sugar because it was a little sweet for my breakfast taste.
We met up with my mom and my sister to go the the NC State Farmer’s Market. We walked around and tried lots of samples. I had a sample of a peach, a purple scuppernong grape, watermelon, pecan pie, homemade granola and apple cider. I just love the Farmer’s Market, we ended up with some fresh made local honey wheat bread, brownies, pecan pie and raspberry tart. And on the healthier side, we bought a watermelon and a bag of green and purple scuppernongs. It was a fantastic trip!
After the Farmer’s Market, we headed out for some shopping. With fall coming, I am in desperate need of some work clothes. For lunch, we at the Le Petite Bistro. I had a pesto chicken sandwich on whole grain ciabatta bread. It had pesto, roasted red peppers, tomato, lettuce, provolone and sliced chicken. On the side, I had Greek salad. This was a great lunch and exactly what I was in the mood for.
After a little more shopping, we had another Starbucks. This time, I got a tall iced americano which I topped with half and half and a packet of sugar in the raw.
Once our shopping adventures were complete, we headed back to my parents house to pick up my Dad for dinner. We went to The Peddler which is a local steakhouse. It is a tablecloth and candle kind of place so I didn’t take any pictures. We started with the Peddler Sampler which had onion rings, fried mushrooms and fried cheese; I had one of each. For dinner, I had salad loaded with veggies, a sprinkle of cheese and a smidge of bacon. I also had prime rib and a baked sweet potato. It was a fabulous dinner, it is one of my families favorite places.
After dinner, we made our way back to the hotel to settle in for the night. For dessert, we had one of the brownies from the Farmers Market. Without a doubt, it was the richest fudgiest brownie I have ever eaten in my entire life. It is a very good thing that I don’t know how to make brownies that good.
Brownies were followed by a little Food Network and then we hit the hay. We had a lovely day with my family and I can’t wait until our next visit.
QOTD: How do you enjoy spending the day with your family?