Today, my work organized a cookout, which is always a treat.
Ours are unique because they take place on a rooftop balcony, overlooking a busy intersection of Downtown Milwaukee.
A few years back, the BoDeans played a concert on this same space.
Coworkers bring their dogs to work, and they were out in full cuteness today.
A couple fire trucks went past with their sirens on, and this one started to howl along.
While mingling with my coworkers, I had a veggie burger and a few chips.
These happened to be Frito Lay sour cream & onion chips, and when I checked the bag's code, I found they were indeed made at the Beloit Facility! I just toured that location last week as part of the Healthy Living Summit. It was pretty neat to know that the chips were likely made with Wisconsin-grown potatoes. My coworkers probably thought I was nerdy for mentioning that fact, but they think I'm nerdy anyhow :-)
After the cookout, I was still a little hungry so went for some Smartfood popcorn clusters (from my HLS swag bag). The cranberry almond flavor is pretty good!
Dinner tonight was simple, but packed a nutritional punch.
Whole grain pasta with marinara sauce, steamed broccoli, a Laughing Cow light cheese wedge.
Question of the Day: How do you deal with dietary preferences / restrictions at cookouts? Typically, if I have plans ahead of time I'll bring a dish to share that I know suits my needs. Today the cookout was announced mid-morning, however I was able to request some veggie burgers from the coworker picking up the grillables.