This Thursday was particularly nice. My boss agreed to give me Friday afternoon off, thus getting my weekend off to a head start. This afternoon, one of our lovely student assistants, Dara, shared red velvet cupcakes she baked for a little birthday celebration we had for her co-worker Logan. I LOVE to enjoy other peoples' baking, and these cupcakes were outta sight! Dara made Paula Deen's recipe for red velvet cake, and topped them with cream cheese frosting. They were beautiful and equally delicious! I had one and told myself it was standing in for the yogurt and protein bar that are usually my afternoon snack!
|Dara's Red Velvet Cupcake!|
After work, I met six friends at Jacob and Anthony's in Saratoga Springs. We ordered drinks and shared appetizers (pictured below), and wished our friend Mary Cogan a happy belated birthday. Our young server Marcus was terrific and enjoyed overhearing (I think he enjoyed it) the banter, at times silly and at times serious, between a bunch of 50+-somethings making sense of our worlds.
And to top it all off...
|Mary's complimentary dessert|
at Jacob & Anthony's!