Sunday, September 20, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
My first year as a high school representative wasn't easy. Summer was a nice break, though. In August all the High School Reps headed to coporate headquarters in Pittsburgh for a week of meetings. Sounds oh-so-fun, right? It actually wasn't too bad.
At the final banquet, I was pleased to find out that I had earned the Quintessential award. That means I met four of my five goals - not bad for a rookie! Here I am with my bosses, David and Cheryl, and the others on my team who earned this award.
Saturday, September 12, 2009
We dined on several delicious shared dishes:
Chicken liver on Toast
Whole Fried Quail with bacon, sauteed chard, grits and a maple jus (soooo good)
Garlic bread with chorizo and melted petit basque cheese (Yummy! Pictured below)
Branzino fish with farro, rocket pesto, roasted artichocke hearts, pancetta vinaigrette
And for dessert we shared the famed Bacon Crunch Bar. Chocolate and bacon is a very trendy pairing right now, and let me tell you, it was delicious. It really just adds a salty, slightly smoky crunch. Sort of like nuts. They cook the bacon super crispy, so it isn't as meaty. It is a served with a creme anglaise underneath, to keep it from being dry.It was a fabulous (slightly fattening) day! Thanks Aaron for making my birthday spectacular!