Traveling has proven to be one of the more challenging aspects of avoiding dairy-laden meals. This weekend we headed up to Sacramento for my husband to take an exam and to visit some dear friends. We stopped at In-N-Out Burger on the way there, and I ordered my new standard: A Number 3 Protein style, add pickles, no onions. I have ordered it 3 times before with no objections from Warren, but this time I think my patty mingled with some cheese on the griddle and I had a fussy baby for the next two days. Farewell my sweet In & Out, I shall miss you! At least I can still eat the fries.
Surprisingly, I had a terrific meal with no problems at Swabbies, a crazy dive on the Sacramento River. Live music, rowdy crowd, margaritas, tri-tip, baked beans and coleslaw. Yum! I also had a great time dancing with Isaac, my little party animal.
I did come home with one exciting souvenir: my friend Britni's coveted carrot cake recipe, which is made with oil and no butter! Now I just need to come up with an alternative to the cream-cheese frosting, so I will get in the kitchen and start experimenting soon. Stay tuned!