Monday Musings: A Wedding and Bloody Mary Carts

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Photo Credit goes to the lovely Krystyl Boyle.

It is another Monday.

This particular Monday signaled the end of a beautiful weekend spent commemorating a best friend and her marriage to her charming now-husband. Of course, because she is one of my best friends – not only was the ceremony absolutely gorgeous but the food was also phenomenal. I would have expected nothing less. Congrats, Sara and Mark! May your life be filled with happiness and much marinara sauce and cake! (If you knew Sara, you would understand why this isn’t a strange thing to wish her.)

After the wedding festivities, the good times continued with the most glorious of brunch meals at the well-reputed Fahrenheit restaurant in Charlotte. My meal of choice was the Loco Moco – complete with a tender lamb burger and a griddled ramen patty. Don’t even get me started on those sunny side-up eggs. Oh, dear god. Oh. Ohhhhh.

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Furthermore, if you had the good sense to order a Bloody Mary at Fahrenheit, your morning alcoholic needs would be tended to by a very lovely lady who rolled around a cart with all the Bloody Mary accouterments you could ever ask for. When she pulled up with that cart, I felt like Harry Potter on the train to Hogwarts for the first time and the snack trolley just pulled up. My eyes became wide and need for vodka and tomato juice intensified beyond words.

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Aside from attaining Bloody Mary nirvana in a restaurant on the top floor of a beautiful hotel in a beautiful city – I was reminded once again that not only is food a reason to gather together but food as part of a celebration can only intensify the sense of camaraderie and affection for one another. It goes without saying – but I’ll say it anyways – that the world can only use more of a sense of togetherness.

 

What are we fighting for? What are your thoughts on Obama’s recent Oval Office address?

Beyond love, a healthy respect for each other what moves us as individuals is required to sustain a marriage. Do we forget this at times? What reminds us?

Yottam Ottolenghi – on of my favorite chefs and author, has come out with a new cookbook! Take a gander at Nopi!

“That is the crucial question that will determine whether a Paris climate change accord has teeth, or whether it is little more than an expression of good will.” And how much money can we contribute to developing countries since 1st-world countries are the ‘aggressors’ in causing climate change?

Jamie Oliver’s Chicken in Milk. Don’t even begin to question it. Yes, it sounds weird. Is it weird? No. NO. IT’S NOT WEIRD. It’s probably one of the best chicken recipes I have ever had the pleasure of making. I’d send Jamie Oliver flowers of gratitude if I could.

So many things to think about! May you have a wonderful week filled with wonderful meals!

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