and my blogging may be sparse. Case in point: This post is not pertaining to Saturday that was just yesterday, but actually the week before**
Kaydin and I hit the farmer's market bright and early so we could enjoy a pupusa and a stroll before her last soccer game of the season (and possibly forever. So far she doesn't want to play the fall season). Visiting the farmer's market on a Saturday morning is one of my very favorite thing to do in the summer. If you are local and haven't had the chance to visit the Downtown Farmer's Market, you really should add it to your to-do list. Over 200 vendors now make up the almost four city block wide market. There you can find just about anything to satisfy your taste buds. We chose a pupusa, a specialty from El Salvador for our first visit of the season. A pupusa is a homemade tortilla stuffed with your choice of pork, chicken, spinach, and cheese, with pickled vegetables and a salsa-like sauce. Sooo good!
Next on the agenda was Kaydin's soccer game.
After Kaydin left us, we headed out to Waukee to try the new Jethro's BBQ location,
We had to do a little taste-testing of all the BBQ sauces at the table. Our favorite was mutual between the table was Jethro's Secret Sauce. The least favorite being the Georgia Mustard. Our meals didn't end up being our favorite BBQ we've ever had, but it was still all really good. What made up for it, though, was the 32 ounce mixed drinks that were on special for $7!! Can't beat that! And they even came in a mason jar! That made me love 'em even more!
Our picks...Bunny's Cajun pasta, Kristyn's ribs (with amazing jalapeno cream corn), Ang's pulled pork and my Cajun blackened catfish.
Krista with her pasta-- before she traded her whole meal for Kristyn. Bun doesn't take heat well and that Cajun seasoning just wasn't working for her! Lucky for her Kristyn is a spicy food lover.
***Ok quick explanation about Krista's nickname in case anyone was confused. I call her Bunny or Bun cuz during freshman orientation she was my pick to be on my team for the Chubby Bunny competition. Ya know the game, the one where you stuff your mouth with marshamallows one at a time and then say Chubby Bunny. She told me she was gonna win but ended up gagging on marshmallow #1!! So, Bunny has stuck since the first day I met her.