Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Rooftop cookout

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.


Home Energy said...

The pictures in this post are very nice. And the dogs are very cute. I love dogs very much to keep them at my home.

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