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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Our First Anniversary Trip

So I've been a really bad blogger lately. Between my husband travelling for work and being out of town two weekends in a row, I haven't done a lot of cooking lately so there hasn't been a lot of material to share with you. But don't worry, I've got some great stuff coming up soon.

Basically to appease my own guilt for not blogging, I'll tell you a little about my trip this past weekend. The husband and I celebrated our first anniversary on Sunday so we took a quick weekend trip to St. Louis.

We went to a Cardinals game - where the Cards beat the Brewers in extra innings! We bought cheap tickets but they ended up being great seats, basically as far up as you could go but right behind home plate giving a great view of the game and the city. The best part was the shade since it was over 90 degrees when the game started.

We went to tour the Anheuser-Busch factory on Sunday - I went when I was a little kid, but don't remember much. It was actually a really great tour.

We signed up for beer school, which ended up being very similar to a wine tasting session where we tasted 4 beers: Budweiser, Bud Light Lime, Bud Light Golden Wheat, and Beach Bum. My favorite (which I figured before the tasting) was the BL Lime by far. But either the freshness of the beer or the tasting tips or the fact that it wasn't a college party, actually made me appreciate all of them a little more. They suggested food pairings for all of the beers as well. I linked up some recipes based on their suggestions that you might like.

Budweiser: Since its a medium-bodied beer and doesn't have strong flavors, it goes well with most foods but its especially good with burgers or steak. Try it with steak or beef burgers.

Bud Light Lime: This is a great summer beer, very light-bodied and the lime flavor really comes through. It pairs perfectly with spicy Mexican food. Try it with these grilled chicken tacos or tequila lime chicken.

BL Golden Wheat: This is a medium-bodied beer with coriander and hints of orange and lemon. They tour guide told us this is their most popular beer at Buffalo Wild Wings and recommended it with wings, pizza, or chicken. Try it with Spicy Chicken Supreme Pizza or these Dijon Chicken Club Sandwiches.

Beach Bum Blonde Ale: This seasonal ale is a summer beer that pairs great with traditional barbecue foods and summer flavors. Try it with Spicy Hawaiian Burgers, Chipotle Chili Grilled Corn, Pesto Pasta Salad, or this Spicy Shrimp Mango Salad.

While we were in St. Louis we also went out to a couple dinners, hung out by the pool, walked around the park by the arch and downtown and just relaxed.

I brought along our frozen top tier from our wedding cake - which survived fairly well, the icing wasn't very good after freezing but the cake was surprisingly okay - and some champagne so we broke out our toasting flutes from the wedding and had cake and champagne to celebrate a great first year.


  1. Aww looks like you guys had fun! Congrats! Our first year is coming up and we will be on a cruise the week prior but I think using our flutes along with eating the cake topper is a fantastic idea!

  2. Great post! Glad you enjoyed STL, my family's from there and I LOVE that city! The new stadium is so pretty!

  3. Been away from your blog for awhile. Belated Happy Anniversary wishes. Looks like you had a great little get-away and was so sweet of you to bring along your wedding cake!


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