Monday Musings + Raspberry Grilled Cheese

1. On Friday I attended the grand opening of a brand-new Dealer Joe’s location at Patriot Place… yep, proper subsequent door to Gillette Stadium the place the Patriots play! There are in all probability 10 TJs places inside a 20 mile radius of the place we reside, however this one is now the closest mileage-wise, in addition to the most important!

Foolish me thought {that a} weekday opening would quantity to a modest quantity of shoppers… however I couldn’t have been extra incorrect. It was almost unattainable to navigate the aisles with out bumping into not less than 3 or 4 folks, and moreover the Patriots’ mascot & a handful of cheerleaders providing picture ops and signatures had been drawing a crowd. No less than the children & dads had been entertained whereas the mothers shopped ;).

2. On the way in which house, I ended by Dunkin’ on a whim. I haven’t drank common espresso in over a yr and I ended consuming decaf early on in my first trimester because the mere aroma of espresso precipitated my abdomen to lurch.

I naively ordered an iced decaf pumpkin espresso w/ skim pondering it could style like… pumpkin. You see, I haven’t missed consuming alcohol all that a lot, however as we draw nearer to fall I’ve discovered myself mourning the lack of my favourite autumnal beverage: Southern Tier Pumking. I believed I’d have the ability to fill the void with a pumpkin espresso, however… no. I suppose there was a pumpkin taste, nevertheless it was fairly clearly of synthetic origin. I drank about 1/4 of it earlier than pitching the remaining.

Oh nicely.

3. We had a few buddies + their candy canine over to our new home on Saturday, which gave me an excuse to lastly make some do-it-yourself canine treats.

Alas, I had no bone-shaped cookie cutters, so stars it was.

Each Shelby and Walley give two paws up for these Peanut Butter Canine Biscuits!

4. Talking of canines, I couldn’t assist however snap this pic of Shelby lounging within the early night solar coming by the window.

LOVE this canine so, a lot =).

5. My pal Lauren from Preserve It Candy Desserts has been nominated and chosen as a finalist for the Martha Stewart American Made Awards!

Please take just a few seconds to vote for her and her wonderful desserts =).

6. I relished in what was in all probability the final handful of contemporary natural raspberries that I’ll purchase this season to make this Raspberry Grilled Cheese for The Again Burner.

We’re speaking crisp bakery-fresh entire grain bread, tangy goat cheese, melty brie, juicy raspberries, and candy honey.

Oh. Yeah.