I’m horrified to admit that yesterday was my first time at Gina’s Bakery. I know, right? Well, since we have house guests right now, all the coffee was gone – GONE – when I got to the pot in the morning. And, having returned from the very late Montclair Board of Education meeting at midnight, I really needed some. So, after dropping off a turkey and the preschool’s food drive cans and boxes at the Human Needs Food Pantry, I stopped for some coffee at Gina’s on the way home. First, they’ve got some strong, tasty cappuccino. And second, this is what I saw:
But I resisted and just ordered my coffee (although I forgot to ask for skim milk…). But then, my mother-in-law, who had helped me deliver the food, pointed out another tray of goodies.
What the heck are those oblong things? I still don’t know (remember, I was without coffee and working on a few hours of sleep) despite the very nice counter person explaining it to me. But I do remember that he told us that it was “baked, not fried.” Good enough for me! We ordered two, and agreed that we’d split one – because, you know, splitting makes it even more healthy. And let me tell you – this oblong tubes of joy are GOOD. And I use “good” in its most powerful form. I strongly recommend that you get your skinny behind (today, everyone has a skinny behind) over to Gina’s to try one. Go ahead and split it with someone if you want, but get one. Gina’s has a cozy seating area, which I also didn’t know about, so I hope they’re ready for me and my kids to stop in once in a while.