It’s the last day of July – can you believe it!? It seems like summer has been going by way too fast. That’s probably because I’ve been doing a ton of fun things. This weekend was no exception. On Friday, our friends Brittney and Ryan came over to watch the Olympics opening ceremony and eat Chinese. Oliver was just as happy to play with Murphy. By the way, check out the awesome present Brenton’s sister got for his birthday.
Is this not the cutest dog thing you’ve ever seen in your life?! Oliver was a little scared at first, but it only took him two times before he was eating all of his food out of the bowl (at first he would only eat half because he was scared of the noise the bowl made in the seat). The soccer container on the side holds all of his treats.
On Saturday, before we drove to Appleton, we went to Milwaukee Brew Fest. It’s a craft beer festival that takes place by Lake Michigan and you can enjoy unlimited beer samplings. Since Brenton works at the business that runs Brew Fest, we got free VIP tickets. Since I’m not a huge beer drinker (or any beer drinker), I hung out by cider row.
On Saturday night we drove up to Appleton for the Gourmet Bike Tour – a 25 mile bike ride. At the end there is a huge party with some great food – like calzones.
Brenton’s family and I
We rode fast because we wanted to go to Art in the Park, an awesome outdoor craft fair.
This woman’s pottery was the only thing that really called to me (I love any kind of pottery). I really liked her colors and glazes but everything was sooo expensive.
On a tasty note, I signed up for a Foodie Pen Pal. I’m so excited and I hope I get a good pal! (ie one who doesn’t send me canned beets or baked beans).
Question: What kind of things would you give a Foodie Pen Pal? Also, have you ever been to a tasting event? For the past few years, we’ve gone to Sticky Fingers, a chili, wings and ribs cook-off. I’ve also done a few Iron Cupcake Milwaukee’s in my day.
Of Possible Interest:
On Sunday I also had another article published in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. It’s about ways to use up the whole vegetable – celery leaves, broccoli stalks, radish greens…you name it. You can check out the article online here.