The final weekend of spring break was particularly awesome, because dear longtime friends John and Pat Lloyd journeyed down to Winston-Salem from Charlottesville and spent a couple of days here at the Roediger House. John was very much my ed tech mentor when I was working on my PhD at UVA's Curry School of Education, and they have both been wonderful and gracious hosts to me on a kazillion trips back to the world of Wahoos.
One of our big chores was for Pat to survey the landscaping and point me in some better directions than those I had employed as a novice yardman. And she had lots of great ideas, which also come with the added benefit of lots of things she can share from their own beautiful yard in Charlottesville.
I figured there'd better be some eats and munchables on hand, although Pat also brought with her a tasty collection of all kinds of good snackables that were delicious. Here's a sampling of some of what I put together for us through the weekend:
|Palmetto-Style Pimento Cheese|
|Iced Lemon Cake|
Pat and John brought delicious goodies, too, including fruit and whipped yogurt cream, which went nicely with Saturday morning's fresh-baked zucchini bread:
Pat put together some more of their good Virginia bounty to make for a full plate on Sunday morning, too:
We piled them high with fresh English muffins from The Bread Basket bakery in Howardsville, VA; bananas and oranges; homemade strawberry-lemon zest jelly; goat cheese; a smidge of cheese grits from the Mozelle's Friday night doggy bag; and some of Saturday night's forgotten applesauce. And after his morning jog, John upped the enthusiasm ante when it came to creating his own breakfast plate(s):
This was a fine morning feast for us while we enjoyed the leisurely final hours of their delightful visit to Winston-Salem.
"South Carolina-Style Pimento Cheese." Recipe worked out by me, based on Sharon's Palmetto Pimento Cheese.
"Zucchini Bread," a recipe shared with me by Laura Thomas on August 23, 2000, in Woodstock, Virginia.
"Lemon Iced Pound Cake," by Kevin Anthony on JustAPinch.com.