Sorry there’s no recipe today. I would have liked to have baked, but I spent the day at General Mills touring the Betty Crocker test kitchen and meeting the people behind brands I’ve used for years — Betty Crocker, Yoplait, Big G cereals. Having met more than a few General Mills employees at Bake-Off, I knew they were a good bunch, but it was different seeing people at work at their “home base” and having the opportunity to fire questions at them about why they make things the way they do and what goes into product research. And of course, we got to try a few new products which I’ll write about in the upcoming days.
Right now I’m winding down at the Minneapolis Airport Hilton after a late afternoon walk around Mall of America. I stayed an extra night so I could visit the mall, buy a few souveniers and see more of Minneapolis. Oh, and to take an extra day away from Austin’s heat. The weather here is beautiful and everthing is so green and lush…unlike at home. Austin needs rain.