Do you know what happens when two Jersey girls get together? They talk and talk and talk. Yesterday I had the pleasure of having lunch with Stacey from Stacey Snacks. I love meeting other bloggers and Stacey and I had so much in common. Believe it or not, neither of us were chewing gum and we left our big hair at home. Here is a picture to prove it.
We met at Mediterra in Princeton and had a very nice lunch but the highlight was all the great conversation we had. Stacey is a great person and we talked about food, traveling, politics and just life in general. I felt like we had known each other for years! I guess that is what happens when you read some one’s blog daily. Stacey is a fabulous cook and you can see for yourself by going on her blog. She told me about an olive oil and yogurt cake she made and I went straight home and baked it last night. It was moist and had a delicious flavor. Stacey found it on Dorie Greenspans blog and you can get the recipe here.
I am glad to have made this cake as it is great with a cup of tea. I have been drinking hot liquids all day because the weather is miserable. It is so miserable that they postponed the World Series in the 6th inning last night. We let our kids stay up hoping we would be celebrating a Phillies win. Now we might have to wait another day and I will be left with two cranky children that didn’t get enough sleep last night. Bummer! So luckily I have this cake to comfort me. Thanks Stacy! And thank you for lunch. I can’t wait to meet again soon.
To cheer up a miserable day, I will leave you all with a little Jersey girl joke. A while back, a friend of mine had emailed me this. Hope you get a little chuckle! (We Jersey girls are tough:)
Three men were sitting together bragging about how they had given their new wives duties.
The first man had married a woman from Illinois and had told her that she was going to do the dishes and house cleaning. It took a couple of days, but on the third day he came home to see a clean house and dishes washed and put away.
The second man had married a woman from Michigan. He had given his wife orders that she was to do all the cleaning, dishes, and the cooking. The first day he didn’t see any results, but the next day he saw it was better. By the third day, he saw his house was clean, the dishes were done, and there was a huge dinner on the table.
The third man had married a beautiful girl from New Jersey. He told her that her duties were to keep the house cleaned, dishes washed, lawn mowed, laundry washed and hot meals on the table for every meal. He said the first day he didn’t see anything, the second day he didn’t see anything, but by the third day some of the swelling had gone down and he could see a little out of his left eye, enough to fix himself a sandwich and load the dishwasher!