Sunday Blessings – Back to Blogging, Farmers Market and Cupcakes

I’m back!! You might not have even noticed I was gone, but for the past two days my internet connection at home has not been very friendly, preventing me from doing any blogging whatsoever. It’s been rough, but I think I may have fixed the problem. At least temporarily. So if I can get this post up before the internet goes out on me again, then I will just be the happiest girl.

This has been a great weekend so far, because I had some family in town! I loved having them here, especially Brooke for quality sister time. I miss my family so much and am so thankful they (well, some of them) were able to make it for a few days. We fit in a lot…food included, obviously.

Friday night we went to Daniel Island Grille for dinner for my dad’s FAVORITE burger: The Hammering Hank, topped with bacon, cheese and a fried egg. Yes, Greg and I were just there for brunch less than a week before, but it’s the best place on the island. It’s hard to get too much of DIG! And my dad has been talking about it for weeks so there was no way we could pass it up.

I chose the Ladder #1. It’s on their burger menu, but you can swap grilled chicken for the beef on any of their burgers. I LOVE this. The Ladder #1 is a spicy sandwich with jalapenos, salsa, cheese and an avocado ranch dressing. It was extra spicy, more than I remember, but ohhhh so good. Unfortunately I was too hungry and forgot to get pictures of all of this 😦

Saturday we went downtown for the Farmers’ Market in Marion Square. This is one of my favorite things about Charleston.

I’m not really sure what that guy is doing on all-fours, but this definitely wasn’t the weirdest thing about the day. We saw quite the interesting group protesting through the park. I don’t like politics and don’t have too strong of opinions with political issues, but seriously people, get a life. I hope I’m not offending anyone, but I just don’t see the point. 
That’s enough of that though. The food is where we need to focus here. We started off with some not-so-local fair from Starbucks. 
It was pretty cool outside when we left our house for downtown. Brooke and I had nonfat Chai Lattes to warm up. Turns out, we didn’t need a hot drink to do that, because the sun was shining and heated the day up quickly. 
We got a late breakfast from Charleston Crepe Company. 
I know this isn’t the prettiest thing, but don’t worry. The crepe wasn’t burnt, it was just filled with black beans. And cheese, and egg. The menu said it included salsa as well, but I think they forgot to give me that part. 
My dad picked up some sweet potato fries sprinkled with cinnamon sugar, but I was too full from my crepe to enjoy them. They sure looked good though!
We spent the rest of the day on a carriage ride around the city and watching (disappointing) football games. 
Oh yeah, and Brooke and I ate cupcakes. 
Cupcake is currently featuring a cotton candy cupcake for a fundraiser, so we grabbed one of those and one red velvet. 
They were just as good as they look. The cotton candy frosting was amazing, but the red velvet cake was so moist. I don’t know which I liked more. Some hot chocolate with marshmallows on the side made it quite the exciting night. 
We finished our weekend together this morning at our go-to breakfast place on Folly Beach. I’ll save that for tomorrow 🙂
Have a great Sunday! I’ll be lounging around and watching more football today. And taking advantage of this internet connection that has been so rare recently.