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Travels in the South

What week would be complete without a birthday cake picture?  Mom/dad went to a local italian restaurant last week for mom’s birthday.  This is a piece of wonderful cake mom got at the end of her meal.  It’s called the Black Tie Mousse Cake.  It has rich layers of chocolate cake, chocolate cheesecake and a creamy melt in your mouth mousse.  Did mom enjoy it.  YES.  It was just enjoy to enjoy and share with daddy.

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Travels in the South

Can you say banana cheesecake?  When mom first read this on a local restaurant menu she hesitated.  First because dad is not a huge fan of bananas.  He says it goes back to his childhood and having to eat bananas almost every day.  I don’t know what he’s complaining about.  I love bananas and would welcome eating them daily.  Just ask mom.  So mom hesitated for about two seconds and then told dad she was ordering it.  He started with his usual okay but I don’t want any.

It comes to the table looking like the picture above.  Mom said she actually thought she heard angels singing in the background.  She tried a bite.  She said it was like that part in the movie When Sally Met Harry.  I’m not sure what she was talking about – it confuses me and she told me not to worry about it because I was too young.  No I’m not.  But whatever it meant, it intrigued daddy so he asked for a small bite.

Mommy said daddy groaned.  That’s so weird.  Why would he groan?  Shrugging piggy shoulders.  Mom then said that daddy ended up eating half of it.  So much for not liking bananas huh?  And was it asking too much to bring some home to the oinker?

 

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Travels in the South

Welcome my friends to another week of Travels in the South.  This week, mom/dad found something delicious and decadent.  Something they had to share because you know sharing is half of the calories, right?

Now, I won’t tell anyone you were drooling while you were looking at that picture.  Nope.  That will just be our little secret.  Are you wondering what it is?   This is a white creamy cheesecake on a graham cracker crust swirled with white chocolate curls topped with fresh strawberries and whip cream.  THUD!  That would be my little piggy mouth hitting the floor.  It sounds marvelous but mom/dad said it tasted even better.  It was sweet but no so that your teeth ached afterwards.  The cost was less than $5.00 and mom/dad said it was more than enough – even for two people.  Who can turn down a good cheesecake?  In fact, where is mine.  Oh mom/dad….

 

 
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Posted by on 04/26/2017 in Travels Around the World

 

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Travels in the South

Hello sweet friends.  How was your Valentine’s Day yesterday?  In honor of the sweetest day of the year, mom/dad shared a little love yesterday as well.  They went out to dinner and afterwards enjoyed this delicious concoction.  And hey, splitting a dessert means half of the calories, right?  But who’s counting calories on Valentine’s Day – snorts.

This lovely creation is called a Margarita Cheesecake which is seasonal special at a local steakhouse called Logan’s Roadhouse.  Now, it’s like other cheesecakes made with cream cheese but it has Logan’s signature margarita blend on the graham cracker crust.  And don’t forget about the sliced strawberries all over the place.  Mom said it was – what was the phrase she used – delightful to the fullest!

So, if you are near a Logan’s Roadhouse, make sure you check it out for this wonderful dessert.  You won’t be disappointed.

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on 02/15/2017 in Travels Around the World

 

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Field Trip with Bashful

Do you ever wonder what Bashful does in between his globe trotting around the world?  When he does land here at the Hotel Thompson, there are certain events on his calendar that he maintains.  But over the weekend, mom/dad decided to take him for the Penny Game.  You don’t know what that is?  Check out my blog here where I posted about it over the weekend.

So they gave the penny to Bashful for the flipping.  Let’s just say that was interesting all in itself.  Every time he flipped the penny, he flipped himself – snorts.  But he led them to an area that was full of restaurants and it was dinner time so they went to Longhorns Steakhouse.  They were celebrating Bashful being home and mom needed a fill out of food.

This is Bashful talking to daddy.  They were discussing what to order because it seems that little rock was starving as well.  He said that he was thinking of something hearty and delicious – he missed mom’s southern cooking – awe.  Daddy tried to explain to him that we all missed it too because mom hasn’t been cooking southern meals too much lately – snorts with piggy laughter.

So they talked and discussed the options of something delicious to eat.  They did decide on a drink order and let me tell you, that little Bashful was thirsty.  He nearly drunk this entire glass of soda in one swallow.  I hope there is a bathroom near by.

Mommy had a coupon for a free appetizer.  Leave it my mommy to save money wherever she can!  Mom/dad chose what they call here as a Texas Tonion which are little petals of onions, battered and then deep fried.  They are then drizzled with sour cream and served with a zesty sauce.  The sauce is not too spicy but yet just enough to say hey there how you doing.  Bashful could not get enough of these things.

Mom/dad kept telling him that he didn’t want to eat too much because he had a big dinner coming his way.  He said that he could do it – he had the stomach of a rock – snorts with piggy laughter.  So he ate and ate and ate.

 Then one time, mom excused herself to go to the visit the facilities.  As in good southern fashion, both of the guys (Bashful and daddy) stood up while she got up and left.  When mom came back, she couldn’t find Bashful.

He had moved from the onion petals and was now snorting down buttered bread straight from the oven.  It was still hot and so delicious that he jumped right in to the middle and was trying to eat his way out.  Shaking my head – I’m telling you that my rock can put the food away for sure!

Mom/dad were able to snag one or two pieces of that bread before Bashful ate it all.

 Then dinner was finally served.  OMP – look at that meal!  I would not be telling the truth if I didn’t tell you that I was a little bit jealous over that meal.  Look at it – grilled to perfection.  Mom hardly ever eats steak but her iron has been down and it was recommended that she eat one or two a month.  Let me tell you, she said this steak tasted and looked so like perfection she didn’t want to mess up the picture.  Of course, Bashful helped her eat it.  And it was delicious!  Looks at the marbling and grill marks – have you seen anything so beautiful?

 Afterwards, can you believe everyone still had room for dessert?  And really who wouldn’t with this dessert.  The staff brought Bashful his own little sundae and mom/dad had peanut butter cheesecake – licking my piggy lips now.

A special thank you to Longhorns and our wonderful server Lauren who also got to meet Bashful!  THANKS!

 

 

 
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Posted by on 11/09/2015 in Bacon, Bashful Field Trip, Pet Rocks

 

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