Saturday On and Off

After breakfast with my friends Gail and Alice at the Gateway Diner in Westville, I headed home to see what was in store for the day.  Since Jim is visiting from DC, I knew we’d be doing some adventuring. 

We started out with lunch at In A Pickle one of our favorite lunch spots.  Why you ask…

Why, Free Pickles, of course!! 😉

My attempt at being “arty”  See me, looking at you?!?  Jim is such a master photographer, I should ask him for some photo tips while he’s here.  I probably need to wait until it get my new camera (whenever that might be!!)

Jim and Ralph…Ralph still not being sure about all of these photos…can you tell by the look on his face?!?

Me and Ele…Ralph insisted on standing up to take the photo. (?)

First time for a Caesar salad there…

Pretty yummy.  The dressing was very garlic-y but I like that.  Glad that I asked for it on the side, though.

After a quick stop at Target we were off to Barnes & Noble (no, not again!) 😉 While everyone else went in, I took a detour next door to the Bed, Bath and Beyond.  I was in search of this…

A Silpat!!  I’m so excited, now I can make scones and biscuits and maybe even cookies and not have to worry about them sticking.  Am I happy? 🙂

Our group was scattered, shopping in B&N but I located them all.  I had a 20% off coupon and wanted to make good use of it.  I am now the proud owner of this…

The Happy Herbivore!!  In just the short time I’ve had to look at it so far, I really like it.  It’s based on the idea that you use ordinary ingredients as opposed to the exotic ingredients you see in so many vegetarian and vegan cookbooks.  The recipes sound really good.  I’ll hopefully be making some of these soon and sharing them. 

Our happy group at B&N…

Jim, Ele and Ralph. 

After that, Ralph and I came home and generally crashed.  We were both tired, him because he’s still trying to get over the plague and me because I haven’t been sleeping well at night. 

Sunday will be fun, dinner at Ele’s with our friends Ginny, John and Stephanie joining us to celebrate Jim’s birthday.  Considering the fact that I’ve been up since 3:15, I may need to take a nap so I’ll have energy for all of that fun!  Looking forward to it!!

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4 responses to “Saturday On and Off

  1. You will love your silpat (I love mine). Now if they’d only make them for muffin/popover pans!

    Say ‘Hi’ to Jim for me!!

    • Ele has a silpat and told me I had to get one. Now that I’m a “baker” I need one. Don’t tell anyone I’m using the pizza pan to cook on. I had gotten rid of all my cookie sheets, etc because they had gotten all rusty and yucky and I wasn’t using them. Once we get moved, I’ll get some new ones. For now this will work. I’ll give Jim your message! Have a great weekend!

  2. Happy Birthday, Jim!!! Drats, another trip to the bookstore. I know how you hate those. I’m jealous of your silpat. I will get one, soon enough. And I’m sorry you didn’t have good meeting results. You look great at In A Pickle,though! Maybe your new Happy Herbivore will give you fun new healthy things. 🙂

    • We had a great Birthday party today! You’d be proud of me. There were all kinds of snacks (chips, etc.) I only ate carrots &celery. Had 2 bowls of salad and then only had 1 slice of pizza. I did have a piece of birthday cake, which was yummy. Thanks for saying that about the picture. I thought it was pretty good too. Trave safe tomorrow!

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