We went to the farmer’s market at Civic Center Plaza this morning and met up with my friends Casey and Hope for a little bit as we squeezed oranges and looked for cheap apples for juicing. It’s always good to see their cute, hipster little faces.
Since Michael will be gone most of the week on business, we didn’t need quite as much produce. But the extra $6 we didn’t spend went to a tub of the best almonds ever.I don’t usually like orange-flavored anything, especially not chocolate, but these almonds are fantastic. A total of ~$27 spent on produce this time around, another $7 for Michael’s grass-fed ground beef, and the $6 for my almonds = ~$40.
We always give the extra change left over to the buskers playing in the plaza. Today there was the celloist who is my favorite, but Michael likes the old Asian man who plays a Chinese instrument. I think it’s the er-hu.The giant mound of vegetables on the table quickly turned into an avocado pico de gallo, lightly marinated daikon and carrots, and a giant vegetable egg scramble. Gallo pinto on the side. I don’t know what most people do when they host brunch, but if it’s just a casual get-together, I make what I normally eat for lunch, but more of it.
Definitely not the most attractive meal, but everyone was too busy eating to care. Brunch was the prelude to some studying with Amanda and Mike. I think we spent most of the time eating and chatting though. Isn’t that always how it goes?
Yay for the holiday tomorrow where I can hopefully get some much-needed reading done.