Our Sweet Tooth

It is that time of the year.  Time to eat.

Sysco had their spring show and they invited us to try all of their goodies.  Last year, we were looking to try a burger for our Tuesday burger night.  This year, we had our Easter Brunch and new General Store‘s Bakery section to fill.

We were in luck because they had some great food on display.  By now, we have a pretty good (cough.  cough.) reputation at the Sysco food shows.  I’m the lady with the camera and loud laugh.  Theresa is the girl posing for weird pictures.  My mom is the one who keeps us in line.  We definitely aren’t like most of the other people checking out product.  Clearly, we’re beginning to rub off on my mom.

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Theresa spotted this slotted spoon and was transformed into a pirate.

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The first room is the fruit and vegetable room.  They have it on display like a fresh food market place.  Lots of great displays.  Everything was so bright and colorful.  I can’t wait to get my garden planted.  I miss the sun.

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The fruit lady also had some infused water for us to sample.  Green is my favorite color, so I was happy to give it a go.  I’m a huge fan of cucumber water.  Have you tried it yet?

This was a delicious mixture.  It was filled with mango, pineapple, blue raspberry syrup and cilantro.  Looks pretty weird, but it was delicious.  Make it at home.  You’ll be the talk of the town.

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Next up, we moved on to the big room that was filled with maybe 30 different vendors.  We like these guys because about 80% of the vendors are golfers.  The General Mills/Pillsbury rep had a really delicious brownie recipe.  I may or may not have had to sample three of them.  Theresa also helped herself to the displayed apple fritter.  He was kind enough to offer to come out and help mom with some of her recipes.

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Theresa and I are big fans of cheesecake, so we were pretty excited about this booth.

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We moved on to the Dream Factory vendor.  The Dream Factory is the bakery for the Cheesecake Factory.  Yeah.  These are definitely showing up in our bakery shop.  They were delicious!  Sorry, I was so busy eating cheesecake that I didn’t take a picture.  Here’s some yummy cinnamon bread.  We’re going to have cinnamon bread in our bakery, but it’s going to be homemade by my mama.  She made some today.  I think I ate an entire loaf.  Burp.

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Back to the show.

We also found a vendor who had some trifles on display.  Theresa spotted the can of whipped topping.  He told us that he only had it on display.  After we smiled sweetly, he cracked open the whipping cream and topped off our sample.

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I like this guy.  He clearly has a true understanding of cake vs whipped topping ratio.

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We made our way over to the meat section.  I’m not a huge fan of fish.  A fish wearing sunglasses, though…  I think I could make an exception for that.

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As we made our way back out to the car, we stopped by the main check in table.  Because we are candy addicts, Theresa loaded up on the display of candy that was spread on the tables.

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Score one for the team!  How about you?  Are you a cheesecake fan?  I can’t wait for all of the finishing touches to be made on our General Store!

 

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