Happy Saturday, kittens!
I actually have a three-day weekend situation going on here that I’ll explain tomorrow. Since I’m in the middle of living presently and all that, we live in the now 😉
Today was meant to be a day of Admin. I rolled out of bed at 5 AM, ran 15 miles, slept it off and then took my dresses for the rehearsal dinner and the reception to the tailor.
Productivity = Accomplished.
As far as I’m concerned you have to Go Big or…Go Big.
Post-tailor, I managed to cajole (okay so it really didn’t take any cajoling at all) Mom into going down to the Midtown Global Market. The Minnesota Food Bloggers were having a bake sale and I wanted to eat some damn good food.
Yes, it’s curse-worthy.
The Market has been on my To-Do list for like a year now, mostly because I haven’t been in AGES (read: more than a year) and it lends itself SO well to feasting.
And, having spent an hour there, I was totally reminded as to why I put this place on the same level as Whole Foods and Lunds. I avoid setting foot in them at All Costs because otherwise, I end up wanting to buy basically everything in sight.
Some girls have a shoe problem. I like to think I have a purse problem. But the reality is, I have a grocery problem.
What did we see?
More feta choices than I thought one ever could (or should!) have.
All cheeses big and small.
Neon cookies from the panaderia.
And a plate of deliciousness from La Loma Tamales.
I was not mentally prepared. Just call this therapy divided into thirds.
Naturally there was a lovely Chocolate Dulce Cupcake from Salty Tart that I dominated in the car on the way home. I wanted to wait until I was at a proper table, I really did. But to spend even a minute trying NOT to think about chocolate buttercream frosting and a salty caramel center is to hear its siren song.
And that bake sale? Was fabulous. I snagged a jar of homemade fig jam for $5. I’ve been trying to use The Secret to source a jar FOREVER and so when I saw it on the counter, I didn’t even hesitate before snatching it up.
Are there any global market/mass food court-type buildings near you?
What are your go-to bake sale buys?
I’ll always choose canned things like jams, pickles, etc. if I have that choice. Otherwise, I’m A Major Fan of homemade things that have been dipped in chocolate like Buckeyes and Black & White cookies.