Saturday, July 29, 2006

Saturday In The Park
Big day. Got up at 5:20. Yes. a.m. We carried the boys to the car and drove to Tulsa for Colin's second ever triathlon. We arrived about 7:20 and it was already hot, Hot, HOT. Colin did well. 150 meter swim, 2 mile bike and 1 mile run all in about 40 minutes (we won't have the exact time until next week). Our friend who is a captain in the Tulsa fire department came over to watch.

After the race, we headed over to the fire station and the boys got to crawl around on the engines and learn all about them. The engines had to leave twice while we were there, so we saw a little action. Very cool.

Next we headed over to Kate's on 41st for a most fantabulous lunch of asparagus crepes, creamy potatoes, grilled cheese on homemade bread, the best ever German chocolate cake and sugar cookies. After we had our lunch, we loaded up our cooler so we could stock our freezer at home. We got lasagna, Mexican casserole, quiche, pear bread, Pantry bread, iced brownies, Hello Dollies and lemon bars! We're going to be eating well for a spell here. If you live anywhere near Tulsa, you really ought to stop in. You can eat there AND/OR you can buy things to eat at home. The casseroles, cakes and pies are delicious comfort foods your entire family will absolutely love. And, you must take home at least one loaf of Pantry bread. The bread was Katy's mother's recipe and for many, many years Mimi made the bread every day and took it to the store for Katy to sell. Now Katy makes it and it is fluffy, sweet and delicious.

After lunch, we went swimming for a few hours to cool down. (It was 106 today!). Soon after we got in the car to drive home all my boys fell asleep...and they are asleep still.

A fine, fine day.

Anyway, all this fine dining has me in the mood for a food meme, so here it is:

How do you like your eggs? Boiled, almost hard in the middle, but not quite.
How do you take your coffee/tea: English Breakfast tea with milk and sugar.
Favorite breakfast foods: French toast and/or boiled eggs with toast.
Peanut butter: smooth or crunchy? Smooth.
What kind of dressing on your salad? The Blueberry Vinaigrette at Big Cedar Lodge in Missouri. Heavenly.
Coke or Pepsi? Coke with lots of little ice cubes.
You're feeling lazy. What do you make? Crackers and cheese, sliced apple.
You're feeling really lazy. What kind of pizza do you order? Sausage & Mushroom or Barbeque Chicken
You feel like cooking. What do you make? Peanut Butter Cookies. What else?
Do any foods bring back good memories? Well, those crepes I had today reminded me of the days when I worked for Katy 27 years ago. . . Wow. I'm surprised I can remember that far back!!
Do any foods bring back bad memories? Well, there was the time I ate a pound of white chocolate. That was a really bad idea.
Do any foods remind you of someone? Chicken soup smells like Uncle Ed's college apartment.
Is there a food you refuse to eat? None that are indigenous to North America...but it isn't a good idea for me to eat Zucchini unless it is baked in a bread.
What was your favorite food as a child? Mashed potatoes.
Is there a food that you hated as a child but now love?'d have to ask my mom about that. I don't think I've changed much in that department.
Is there a food that you loved as a child but now hate? Spaghettios with Franks.
Favorite fruit & vegetable: Blackberries & Spinach
Favorite junk food: Ruffles
Favorite between meal snack: Buttery crackers.
Do you have any weird food habits: No. My weirdness lies elsewhere.
You're on a diet. What food(s) do you fill up on? Beans. Scary, huh?
You're off your diet. Now what would you like? New York Cheesecake!
How spicy do you order Indian/Thai? Just short of medium.
Can I get you a drink? No thanks...well, maybe a Coke.
Red wine or white? Red. Dry.
We only have beer: Uh, no.
Favorite dessert? Chocolate sheet cake or New York Cheesecake.
The perfect nightcap? Just a cup of ice water.


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