Sunday, March 28, 2010

Breakfast in Wylie

My friend Heidi and I met for lunch last week to catch up and exercise our cheeks facial muscles from laughing so much.  We used to haunt Applebees but since I moved we are branching out to other restuarants and even shook things up a bit by making it breakfast instead of lunch.  Last week we headed to downtown Wylie.

We went to a place called "The Ballard Street Cafe" . 

It's an old fashioned cafe with lots of historic pictures of Wylie on the walls.  The menu is a newspaper.  This is a crazed woman me holding it up for you to see.

Here is a close up of one of their specialties (Chateau Bubba) it has to be finger licking good.

Part of the balcony above the entrance.

An Armadillo greeted us at the cash register.  Yes it's real. Just a little stuffed. 

We had a great breakfast.  The service was excellent and I didn't get thrown out when I knocked my coffee over.    Better yet Heidi didn't pretend like she didn't know me, asked for more napkins to help me clean it up and even paid for it! 

A True Friend.

We walked the streets window shopped after breakfast.  At the end of the block there is a historic home called "The Birmingham House".  It was built in 1905.  

Across the street we found another place we want to try next time.

It's called Taste of Home.  Just my style.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Spring Snow

Spring Snow This Morning

It started snowing here about 10pm last night.  About 2:30 this morning Molly called and was stuck on the entrance ramp to highway 190.  A truck ahead of her was also stuck.  She tried calling roadside assistance but there was no answer.  My guess is they were very busy!  She ended up calling 911 and a short time later the police arrived.  I took off heading her direction while Tom stayed on the phone with her.  She was a tad rattled and a lot embarassed.  The snow was coming down so hard you could hardly see the road.

Here is the interchange she was on.

The policeman had to shut down the overpass and part of central expressway.  He talked her down and she made it safely home. 

 Leave it to my daughter to stop traffic!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Birthday Cake

I have been wanting to redesign my blog for a long time.  I have finally figured out how to do it "the way I want to do it"  and it was right under my nose all this time.  Once I get started there is no telling what you might see pop up on this page.  Bear with me.

Speaking of right under my nose!

Yesterday was my birthday.  So to completely spoil myself I made an Italian Creme Cake.  I just love this cake recipe.  It's from the The Cotton Country Collection cookbook.  Full of nuts, coconut and topped off with cream cheese buttercream frosting.  I even had a piece for breakfast this morning.  Yum!

My nephew Chris and I and the "Girl Scouts", share the same birthday.  Unfortunately Chris missed the cake.

Sorry Chris, I promise I'll make it up to you.

You knew this picture post was coming didn't you.

I just couldn't help myself.

You're just too darn cute!