Troegs Independent Brewing
The brewery in general was really awesome! The main dining area is a huge, industrial-style room with open seating. There's a "snack bar" where you can order food and a huge bar with year round, seasonal, single batch, and bottles of beer. We didn't get any food, but the menu was amazing - not the typical brewery food - and everything looked great. They also offer tours of the brewery, and have a room where you can do a self-guided tour, as well as a general store with lots of Troegs products and beer.
Meal PreppingI've been really into my weekly routine of food prep! Ever since I wrote my budget post, I've been really organized about meal planning and prepping. I had no idea how much money it saved when I packed and didn't eat out, so now I'm dedicated! Each week my meals are ready on Monday, along with my lunch, coffee and breakfast for the week.
One website that has been really helpful is New Leaf Wellness, which has tons of freezer meal prep ideas. I love preparing everything at once, then all I have to do is thaw it during the day and throw it in the oven or crock pot when I get home! I really like how the website gives you shopping lists, which helps so much!
I also have a funny side story about this. I spent a few hours doing my food prep on Monday night and had about 10 bags of food all ready to go- enough for the rest of the month essentially. On Tuesday morning, Dan woke me up to say that something fell in the freezer, making the door open, and ended up thawing our entire freezer. So, we had to throw out over $100 worth of food, and all of my prepping went out in the garbage. Lesson learned- get a lock for the freezer so it doesn't accidentally open!
Office Work PartyHard Rock for the holidays! It's always so nice to see old coworkers who have moved positions or retired, or meet people from across the company. This is the same manager who hosted a wine party earlier this year, so there's always great homemade wine and beer, as well as tons of food and fun. If I'm a little slow with responding to comments or visiting blogs, you know why....
HM Tunic x JCrew Pixi Pants in Grey x Sofft Boots
Stitchfix Sweather x Express Jeans x Sofft Boots
Express dress x HM tights x Target shoes
Smoke Break - Carrie Underwood
Touch and Go - Ed Sheeran
Bring it Back - Shawn Mendes
Alive - Sia
Deep in the Meadow Remix - Jennifer Lawrence