So we tried out a new babysitter today during lunchtime, and had a bite to eat at a place where we can't bring E. It's vegan, but a little formal. We both had the portobello ciabatta (portobello, red onion, and bell peppers with vegan cheese and vegan mayo on nice chunky ciabatta bread). Then we shared a piece of cheesecake (made with tofu, of course) drizzled with strawberry sauce with a fresh strawberry on the side. It was delicious.
Caro did a post about grocery prices and I realized belatedly that our local store's costs have been creeping up. In fact, Whole Paycheck is now cheaper (as long as you get conventional instead of organic most of the time, and 365 Brand canned goods). Their produce is better, as well as cheaper, so it's a no-brainer. I'm trying to go during off-hours. And the conventional bananas are actually better than the organic - not as soft, and they don't go bad as quickly. I know - pesticides doing their work. But it has a protective peel, anyway.
On Sunday, we're going to a party for my SIL's new boyfriend. In honor of the occasion, she designed and made two cakes - one will have a pair of sunglasses, I think (maybe made out of frosting)? I might not try them because she has had a cough for a month and I am paranoid about such things. We shall see.
And finally, I'm really digging Adriana Trigiani's books. Lucia, Lucia was the right one to start with. Then I read Very Valentine. Next, the Big Stone Gap books...