Saturday, December 27, 2008
Friday, December 26, 2008
Santa was good to everyone here, including me!
I guess I can't bitch about my husband not listening to me anymore. Now, what will I bitch about?
Oh, & then, there was wine...
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Friday, December 12, 2008
You should go there now!
And be sure to check out "Pearl" the landlord...
Monday, December 1, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Yes, I have a 13 year old & can do the math. Get over it...
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
Eddie is a normal kid that wants everything he sees on TV. I understand this desire as I used to circle everything under the sun in my mother's annual Sears & JC Penney catalogs.
But, last night he hit a new level of want. We were watching "House" (don't judge me on what I let my 3 1/2 year old watch on TV) when a commercial for some riding toy that hooks to your TV for road effect came on. That's when he announced "When I was a baby, I wanted that." Seriously? Because "that" didn't even exsist when you were a baby. You didn't even know what "that" was.
The boy has issues...
Monday, October 20, 2008
BTW, that's only 1/2 the sandwich...
Let's get down to it: this is a Blackened Fish Po Boy. It was AMAZING. It came with french fries which were fair, & an olive relish that as very nice; black & green combined, so you got salty & mild mixed with carrots. The blackening season was just what I liked, not to strong, but a kick. My mother asked me what made a sandwich a Po Boy, & I did not have an answer for her. So, I most definitely researched it for her. You can read up on that yourselves in case you're ever on Jeopardy!...
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Anywho, Friday was James' 38th birthday. So, we both took the day off work, & got to go out to breakfast AND dinner...childless.
Breakfast was held at a local favorite, plus I had a coupon (HELLO Polock). I tried Claire's Harvest Benedict, & it was very good. The fire roasted garlic tomatoes were a nice addition to tranditional hollandaise sauce.
But, dinner, it was at my favorite place. On your birthday, your meal is free, so we only go here twice a year.
James tried to filet with lobster tail. Pretty much he orders this every time. He said is was good as usual.I tried the filet with the swordfish steak, blackened. I was impressed with how tender the filet was. I don't usually order steak out. The swordfish was done excellently as well. But, the rice pilaf, that was super boring.
Oh, plus, on your birthday, you get a free dessert. James took home the key lime pie & said it was AWESOME...
Monday, September 22, 2008
It's been a rough rode @ times: illness, writing on cars with rocks, constantly forgetting a lunchbox, coat, herself (she fell asleep on the bus once & didn't get picked up by the daycare.
Anyway, it's been worth it too. She is so much fun now & coming into her own personality. She may fight with her big sister, but she's awesome with her little brother. AND, if you need a toilet scrubbed, she's your girl!
Happy Birthday Rachel. You've earned it...
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Well, the teenager calls James on his cell as we're paying @ the drive-thru window. He giggles @ me while talking to Natalie as I'm shushing the girl @ the window telling us our McFlurry will be right up.
Is that wrong?...
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
And, just so you know, James left his U of M baseball cap on the entire time...
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Anyway, I refer to it as my own Semi-Homemade, 30-Minute Meal creation...
P.S. Tonight is Taco Lasagna from my friend Morgan's Mom. I'll let you know how it goes, but, they all eat actual tacos. So, it should be fine...
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008
We started with salads. James tried the summer stack without much success. He got a rotten tomato slice. I had the bruschetta toss. It was edible, but nothing fantastic. The white cheese on top is mozzarella di bufala. It was completely unrememberable.
I tried the artichoke ravioli. It was o.k. But, a bit too much vinagrette on top. It was overkill. But again, presentation was very nice...Finally, it's not vacation without dessert. I am a sucker for tiramasu. Whenever I see it, I have to try it. This had an added bonus of being made with mascarpone. Now, I've heard of this numerous times on the Food Network, & if it's good enough for Bobby Flay to use, it's good enough for me to try. It was amazing. Lighter than regular sour cream. There was a frangelica hazelnut cream sauce on the side too, & it was bursting with light flavor, adding tremendous layers of enjoyment!All & all, it was a great experience made better by the fact that I didn't have to cut up anyone else's dinner, or use the powder room while my meal was still hot & fresh!
Monday, August 11, 2008
SHOCK! James tried the Cowboy Ribeye. Essentially a steak with a baked potatoe & fried onions on top. He said it was very well prepared, but honestly, he grills a good ribeye at home too.
Now, I tried the South by Southwest Tilapia. I chose veggies & smashed red potatoes (yummy) for the sides. See that dollup in the middle of the fish? That's chipotle-lime butter, & it is AWESOME! Overall a very elegant dish & the flavors blended very well together. The butter helped calm some of the heat on the fish making it more enjoyable to eat.
That's it for this installment. The next entry is a more "up" scale establishment...
Friday, August 1, 2008
All Night Long (All Night) : Lionel Richie
Dancing In the Streets: David Bowie & Mick Jagger
Down On the Corner: Creedence Clearwater Revival
Jenny from the Block: Jennifer Lopez
Our House: Madness
Saturday In the Park: Chicago
Saturday Night's Alright (For Fighting): Elton John
Summer Nights: John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John
Summer Nights: Van Halen
Summer of '69: Bryan Adams
Summertime: DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
Summertime: Kenny Chesney
Summertime: New Kids on the Block
Summertime Blues: Alan Jackson
When the Sun Goes Down: Kenny Chesney
My biggest disappointment was the fact the Kid Rock's "All Summer Long" was not available on iTunes. That is the song that started this entire search. Plus, it was a VERY narrow search. They had to be songs that involved streets, summer, or Saturdays since this is for a BLOCK party, in the STREET, during the SUMMER, on a SATURDAY night.
I know. I can get weird sometimes.
Well, I'm on vacation all next week, so don't party too much while I'm gone. I will be checking in after Wednesday...
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
So far I have the following songs:
Summertime - DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
Summer of '69 - Bryan Adams
Dancing in the Streets - Bowie & Jagger
When the Sun Goes Down - Kenny Cheasney
Our House - Madness
Jenny from the Block - J. Lo
What makes you all think "summer," or "party in the street?"
Let the memories flow...
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Monday, July 7, 2008
So, we went to the Olive Garden last night, & I am in love with gnocchi. I've tried it once before at a local place called Stella's, & it is divine.
The sauce on the veronese is delightful (creamy & flavorful), & the veggies supreme!
Good summer eats...
Thursday, July 3, 2008
Yes, THESE are the kind of conversations most poplular in our house.
Friday, June 27, 2008
Monday, June 23, 2008
To the left is the carb lover in me: biscuits & gravy...yum! But, upfront & to the back are the "city girl" in me: eggs florentine & quiche...yep, that's the good stuff baby...
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
When you are married to a self-proclaimed hillbilly, BBQ is in your vocabulary.
O.k. so the picture is not with my camera (I forgot), but it is the Georgia Pork Sandwich from Famous Dave's website. I had mine Tennesee style which means they add coleslaw on top of the BBQ...very tastey.
I give it 2 thumbs up...in a circle, even though it does not abide by my "eat somewhere you cannot eat @ home" theory...
Monday, June 16, 2008
On the flip side, it may be worth a rental if you are ever so inclined to be hit over the head about global warming...
Friday, June 6, 2008
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Friday, May 23, 2008
Monday, May 19, 2008
Monday, May 12, 2008
I got a lot of other beautiful things. Some requested, some not. They are all very thoughtful. But, if I had to pick one, this would be it...
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Monday, April 28, 2008
I have a long standing rule that when we eat out of town we cannot eat somewhere we can eat at home. Based upon our hotel's directory we chose Kiernan's Steak House in downtown Dearborn (which has been greatly revitalized; you should check it out!). I tried the Veal Kiernan with rice pilaf. I have to be honest, it was NOT the best damn meal ever. It was edible, but for the price, it was only "fair." Rachel thought the rice was "the best!"
Unfortunately, I do not have any photos as I felt completely uncomfortable eating here with my children (& we were the youngest patrons in the joint). James & I have eaten upscale before, but without the kids. The girls of course LOVED the atmosphere & secluded booth. The toddler, not so much. He has more of a flair for Denny's & Chili's; places where he can be LOUDER!
Thursday, April 24, 2008
So, from now on I will be bringing you "Fer Food - In Search of the Best Damn Meal Ever." With the occasional witty insight into my home life.
But, for now, I will leave you with a thought.
There are no pictures for this meal, but I'm sure you can imagine it.
We decided to reward Natalie for making the cheer squad by letting her pick a restaurant for a celebratory dinner. My lovely 12 year old chose IHOP. Not my kind of place for dinner. I DO NOT eat pancakes. Word of advice, never order a Philly Steak sandwich at a place called INTERNATIONAL HOUSE OF PANCAKES...
Monday, April 21, 2008
Tuesday, April 8, 2008