Lauren displayed her trademark patience when after placing her hands on Jen's belly for upwards of six seconds and they still hadn't moved.
For dinner I started off making this salad with mixed greens, garlic lemon olives, tomatoes, and Marcona almonds. Then I did a terrifically poor job of diving this salad up. Jen's mother got all the lettuce, Jen got all the olives, Lauren got all the almonds, and I got all the tomatoes. It's like I'm a salad rookie.
For dinner I started off by making this pizza with ricotta, asparagus, and fontina cheese.
After that came out of the oven I made a second pizza with broccoli, roasted yellow and red tomatoes, and mozzarella.
Lauren, in an attempt to get mentioned on the blog, brought me this Zombie Dust from 3 Floyds. This was an excellent move on her part as this brewery is not available in New York and I've been wanting to try their stuff for a while.
As a note to all you readers out there: if you want to get mentioned in the blog this is a great way to do it! Just bring me a beer that is not distributed in New York and you're ar guaranteed a mention!
This beer was every bit as good as I had heard. It has a wonderful aromatic hoppiness. I had been expecting something much more hardcore based on the badassery of the label but I'm glad it was what it was. It was not something trying to kick my mouth's ass like so many extreme IPAs are these days, instead it was a very complex beer with lots of hop character reminiscent of the Wyld by Uinta.
After dinner things took a turn for the worse as the three of them cooked and Lauren tried to stab my mother-in-law.
This is a day that is going to change our family forever.