I don't think of myself as someone who follows traditions, but over the time, the chef and I have created some of our own traditions. One of them being excursions to the beach. We live only a few miles from the beach, but somehow we only end up going before one of us is traveling for extended time or...well when big things are happening.
So this morning we ventured out to the beach and instead of running, I rollerbladed and the chef ran. Even though I was on the wheels, he still kept up to me. Now you understand why we don't run together...he pretty much leaves me in a dust. What a difference it is to rollerblade on the boardwalk and in our neighborhood. The breeze, the sun, the smell of the ocean, the smell of the sun lotions, it all makes me feel like I am on vacation. Perhaps I always feel so relaxed while we are there. I have no concept of time or what awaits me when I get home.
One of our other traditions is to come home and make pancakes. Not today - we were too hungry to wait, so we stopped at Dunkin Donuts. I know, I know, you are probably thinking I am cheating on Starbucks, but I have to admit, I love D&D's ice-coffee. Oh and I love the price of it too. I decided my iced-coffee need something else with it, so I had the toasted multigrain bagel with cream cheese. It was perfectly toasted and crunchy. Yum, Yum, Yum....
Now that we are home, it's back to the "home life"...laundry, grocery shopping, pool time and than we are off to a foodie adventure - the TOP CHEF competition, and let's just say I am the tasting judge:)