The experiment began.
I used the Bloomsday cheese and a nice wholewheat bread. After I took this picture, I sliced the cheese thinner and put the strawberries between the cheese slices to help the sandwich hold together and help the cheese to melt faster. In keeping with some kind of health advantage, I simply sprayed a pan with cooking spray instead of soaking the sandwich in butter.
The sandwich wasn't bad. I think a different cheese needed to go with the strawberries, but I'm not sure what kind I would use. The idea was strong, but the sandwich itself was lackluster. I probably won't make it again until I find the perfect cheese. Of course how can I find the perfect cheese if I don't make it again?
Too bad I couldn't call it a day and go back to bed. I had a long day ahead of me. Oxbow Stables was having one of their monthly horse trials in the middle of the biggest heat wave of the year. Every time we have horse trials, I end up being roped into being a cross country fence judge.
What does a cross country fence judge do? Well, you have to just sit there next to a jump in the middle of a field and mark down whether or not the horse goes over it and if there are penalties. If the horse has a penalty, you call it to the scoring booth over a walkie-talkie. Fun huh? I find myself nodding off. I raise my head when I hear the sound of hoofbeats approaching.
There was some relief on the horizon though. Storm clouds were brewing.
Unfortunately, the heavens decided to open up just as Kevin was starting his dressage test.
Jenna does not like thunderstorms - at all!
(But she's very pretty, you have to admit.)
Sadly, he didn't get a very good score as Jenna was spooking all over the place.
Kevin sought consolation and I sought relief from the heat at the Bellvale Creamery on our way home. Have I made too many posts about how much I love the Bellvale Creamery? Probably. However, I'm probably not going to stop making posts about it because they have the best ice cream ever! (Just as I'm never going to stop posting about how much I love the Iron Forge Inn because it's the world's greatest restaurant.)
We both had the same ice cream.
This one is called Meadow Muffins. It's chocolate ice cream with brownies and peanut butter swirl. It's heavenly.
Before finally heading home, I took a picture of Bellvale's fantastic view. There is no better way to enjoy your ice cream than to look out on the valley. Too bad it was hazy this day.
A crazy, hot, and disappointing day was just made a little sweeter.