Wednesday, November 9, 2016


Think I'll go spend the day loving on my grandson, and praying for the world his generation will inherit.


Monday, November 7, 2016


This weekend we went to visit our BFFs in College Station. As soon as we arrived the guys split off to go try a burger joint called Joe's, which had shown up on Texas Monthly's Top 50 Burgers list. We girls opted to try something a little more upscale -- Veritas Wine & Bistro. You may have heard of executive chef and partner/owner Tai Lee, who won America's Favorite Food Truck back in 2011. Unlike most I've heard about, Chef Lee actually started with the upscale restaurant, then opened the food truck later so that he could bring the same quality of food to a broader audience at street-level prices. The students and faculty at Texas A&M love him for it!

Paula had sent me several dinner options to check out on-line ahead of time, and dinner at Veritas looked really good, but pricey. However, when I looked at the lunch menu, I realized that you could get some of those very same items, in smaller portions, at bargain rates, so that's what we did. Paula opted for the crab cakes, while I decided to take on the Wagyu Burger au Poivre with caramelized onions and truffle mayo, served with a side of Parmesan Truffle Fries. Both were really good, but the best surprise was yet to come!

It had started raining by then, and we were no longer in the mood to walk around outside, so we decided to linger with a pot of tea for me, and a pot of French pressed coffee for Paula. Just out of curiosity -- for future reference, really -- we asked to see their dessert menu. That was our downfall, for we both love all things almondy, and there at the top of their list was something called Basque Almond Cake. The one small round, drizzled with caramel sauce and crowned with a mound of Chantilly Cream, was the perfect amount for us both to share.

All I can say is, it's a good thing the restaurant had cleared out by then, for someone would surely have called the paramedics upon hearing all the moans coming from our table!

Since the guys had spent the afternoon at a microbrewery, the women drove to dinner, and they got to squeeze in next to the carseat in back. Got a few funny looks from cars stopping next to us.
Brunch With the Kiddos on Sunday

It was a very good weekend!