breakfast burritos, beer bread, ranch dressing and frappucinos

I feel like a world traveler today as my excursions have taken me to both Athens and Bethlehem and the day is not over yet … yes, they are both in Georgia (People come from all over to have their Christmas cards with a Bethlehem postmark).

After going thru chemo Wednesday, Thursday and Friday I have found the best way to get back on track is to get up and go first thing on Saturday mornings … if I don’t push on Saturday then I have to push on Sunday … so shortly after 8am this morning we were out the door and headed for the Athens Farmer’s Market.

We’re expecting a high today in this part of Georgia of 107 degrees Fahrenheit and it looks very likely so the objective was to go out and about early then get back home and stay cool … so far so good!

First stop was the tent for Harry’s Pig Shop.  Made it in time to get one of their containers of made from scratch ranch dressing for dipping and chomping on fresh veggies.  Also made it in time for one of their pork breakfast burritos … imagine a Moe’s or Barberito’s sized burrito filled with delicious pulled pork, scrambled eggs, hash brown potato cubes, white cheese and a bit of salsa.  You talk about good … WOW!

Next stop … loading up on fresh veggies … cucumbers, tomatoes, carrots (they taste so much more better than the grocery store variety) … and some cherry tomatoes too.

Then while my grandson was having a cookie before 9am, I was having a delicious ginger scone.  I have found a baker who makes scones the way I like them … and make them myself.

Final stop at the farmer’s market, the Luna Bread tent.  The last two weeks we got loaves of marble rye.  But today our sights were set on the Terrapin Beer (a local brewery in Athens) Bread.  It’s a dark bread that also has molasses in the recipe giving it a little big of a sweet taste … apparently one on Luna’s most popular breads.  When I got home, I buttered up a slice and put some honey on it … talk about delicious!

The music today (yes, at 8am in the morning) was offered up by Scott Baxendale … he was offering up some of the most soothing and relaxing guitar music I have ever heard live.  Later I found out Scott is actually a master luthier (a craftsman who makes stringed instruments) who practices his craft of building custom hand-crafted guitars in downtown Athens at  Baxendale Guitar.  The music he played this morning was definitely the music of one who intimately knows his guitar … thanks for entertaining us Scott!  We were in the presence of a master and didn’t even know it …

Well, that leaves us with frappucinos … not from the farmer’s market.

My wife loves her Starbuck’s venti-sized white chocolate mocha frappucinos.  Well, Starbucks located in Target stores are have a buy one get one (BOGO) free deal on frappucinos through Monday July 2nd … (Was that the door slamming and car engine starting I just heard coming from your house?)  So we stopped at the Target store in Bethlehem and my wife had her regular and I partook of the caramel variety of the same …

A very fun-filled Saturday morning indeed … thank you Lord!

Bernie

About bwebbjr

A grandfather, father, husband, man, and a child of God who is following Christ Jesus and working out his salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who is at work IN me, both to will and to work for His good pleasure (Philippians 2:12-13). I dodged my first bullet with cancer when a cancerous polyp was removed in a sigmoid colectomy surgery in August 2007. Four years later, in the midst of a second colectomy surgery we discovered I had Stage IV metastatic colon cancer. Rather than colectomy surgery I had colostomy surgery, which now means the colostomy bag is a part of my everyday life ... with the emphasis on life. God has given us a peace beyond understanding as my wife and I have traveled this journey. By the grace of God I am blessed to be a 6 plus year cancer survivor aka warrior. In writing, I am often wrestling with my own personal struggles and beliefs and in the midst God leads me to a lesson He wants me to learn ... or sometimes He simply touches me in the revelation of Himself. My hope is that the result you see here might touch your heart and glorify God. And let me be clear ... I am not the only one with something to say. Please join in the conversation sharing your faith, your cancer experiences, etc. I would love to hear from you. Bernie
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3 Responses to breakfast burritos, beer bread, ranch dressing and frappucinos

  1. Kate says:

    This sounds like a super fun day!! The breakfast burritos seriously made me salivate reading them!! 🙂

    • bwebbjr says:

      We had a blast Kate … and my description doesn’t begin to do those breakfast burritos justice … they are definitely built for two. Sheryl and I split one and we were still stuffed! Thanks for stopping by and commenting … and have a great visit with Grandma and Angel.

    • bwebbjr says:

      And we definitely recommend the Terrapin Beer bread from Luna Bread aka Luna Baking Company in Athens … seriously delicious!

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