Matt is doing well after his wisdom teeth surgery yesterday! Well, you know, as well as you can after having 4 teeth pulled out. Thanks for the recipes/meal ideas — I fed him smoothies (no straw!), green veggie juice, yogurt, ice cream, veggie broth, and chocolate milk yesterday and today we’re graduating to oatmeal, mashed potatoes/cauliflower, cold soup, etc. He was hilarious yesterday after coming out from the anesthesia — apparently told the nurse to “look for the really pretty blonde” in the waiting room when they asked how to find who he was with, haha. He also asked about 400 times if he could have his teeth. We told him the tooth fairy had stolen them ;)
Thankfully, we had a good weekend of eating before his surgery! Matt’s parents were in town visiting/helping Matt’s brother Chris and his wife Jess move, and they took the four of us out to dinner on Saturday and Sunday nights. On Saturday we went to an AMAZING place in Chapel Hill called Elaine’s on Franklin (so wish I had brought my camera), and on Sunday we hit The Pit in Raleigh for BBQ!
I love me some BBQ, and this place was really good! Although I have to say my BBQ loyalties still lie with Kansas City BBQ — it’s seriously the best :) (Fun fact — I was born in Kansas! I only lived there for less than a year, but went back a couple times after college because my family was living there again.)
Anyway, I had the collard green, baked beans (LOVE), and pulled pork. Delicious!
The baked beans included black beans and kidney beans, which was fun and unique I thought.
Matt got the collard greens, cheesy bacon grits, and RIBS — don’t these look insanely intense?!
Um, yeah. We had some serious leftovers.
The best part of my meal, however, had to be this skillet pumpkin cornbread that we got as an appetizer. The BBQ was good, but this was INSANE.
I seriously ate half of the cornbread myself. Must try to recreate this at home!
Delicious dinner. Thanks to Matt’s parents for treating us all weekend :)
I’m off to my very last day at my public health summer dietetic internship (today we’re teaching a pickling canning class!)! To celebrate the arrival of my 3 week summer break, I just bought a bunch of new books to enjoy. The one I’m most excited about is The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom. I hear it’s awesome! Have any of you guys read it? (Gina, I know you have — thanks for the recommendation!)
What are your favorite books lately? I’m always look for good ones and you guys give great recommendations! On my last book-related post (My Recent Favorite Books from earlier this year — check it out!), you all recommended “The Help” by Kathryn Stockett and “American Wife” by Curtis Sittenfeld, both of which I absolutely loved. Thank you!
Before I go, I have two announcements:
- The fANNEtastic food Facebook page has just surpassed 1,000 fans! Thank you all so much for reading and supporting my blog :)
- The Great Fundraising Act I wrote about yesterday raised over $26,000 to help pay Susan’s cancer-related medical bills. Amazing, huh? Thanks to all who donated and bid! My homemade granola bars went for $100 :)
Have a wonderful Wednesday, friends!