after spending a large chunk of my saturday morning getting my hair dyed to return me back to my red roots (confession: i'm really a brunette, but in spirit i am a total red head), i met up with jeff for lunch. usually when we decide to go out there is a brutal 15 minute negotiation about where to eat. sometimes if i have low blood sugar i don't offer up anything, but just complain about how hungry i am and i sort of turn into this loopy, mad woman (it runs in the schwanhausser family; you should my see sister hope and i together - not pretty).
the problem is that i am one of those freaks who looks forward to eating meals every single day and to have a bad one will actually ruin my day. it's an event for me and i've never been one of those people who can just grab a peanut butter sandwich and be done. i need to savor it, you know? so, we always play this game where i throw out healthier suggestions, and jeff says no, coming back with a recommendation that is complete guy food. i'm wanting a yummy little salad with tons of fresh veggies and organic chicken (maybe even some avocado), and he wants something that will have me needing to go to the gym for the rest of the afternoon. don't get me wrong, i love a good burger and fries, but lately i've been focusing on eating as healthy as i can, and i figure if i have a salad, i can end the meal with something sweet.
finally getting to my point -- while sitting for an hour and a half at the salon, i remembered a cafe that my acupuncturist had recommended, so when jeff showed up i jumped in the car and confidently threw out the suggestion to head to heirloom bakery. i think he was so blown away by my decisiveness that he actually followed my haphazard directions with no complaints.
|i loved the small space and the chalkboard menu|
|jeff's just thinking how happy he is that i made a decision|
|mama got her roasted chicken salad with goat cheese, pomegranate seeds and other deliciousness|
|jeff got his man meal|
|at this point, he's politely telling me to put the camera down so we can actually eat|
conclusion: all were happy! the heirloom bakery and cafe in south pasadena is a winner.
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