Coffee is flowing, banana muffins are ready to be consumed, Richard’s Arsenal game is on, the painting is patiently waiting to be completed — I may get to that later. Oh, and the kitties are being cuddly.
It’s been a great first week back from our honeymoon. We spent some time with family and friends, and even celebrated my Dad’s birthday at Bolt Bistro in downtown Raleigh last night. On Thursday, my friend Sarah and I had an amazing lunch at Cary’s new farm-to-table restaurant, Belle at the Jones House.
I had the vegetarian open-faced sandwich — two sliced of toasted sourdough bread topped with white bean and roasted beet hummus, cucumber, locally-made goat cheese, and mixed greens with a side cup of sweet potato salad. The food was great and the atmosphere is so cute! You can read more about Cary’s historic Jones House here. Richard and I have decided to book a table at Belle for our Valentine’s Day dinner!
Wedding cards and gifts are still trickling in, too! Our bar is completely covered in sweet cards from our friends and relatives.
The banana muffins that I made are from Southern Vegetarian, a cookbook that I’ve had for over a year… and am just now diving into. The muffins taste wonderful, though they didn’t rise very much! The recipe is very banana-dense, so that could be why they became squatty little muffins.
I’m really looking forward to trying more recipes from the book, though. The photographs themselves are mouth-watering!
I hope you have a lovely Sunday!