Monday, July 8, 2013

The 4th, The Weekend, Etc......

I see it's been several days since my last post. How did that happen? Oh yeh, I've been busy eating. Seriously, this is getting ridiculous.

On the 4th I went to a birthday party. My friend Allison's little boy turned 7. It was a bowling party. I've never been to such a nice bowling alley. It's new & fancy! Well, as fancy as a bowling alley can be. His cake was soooo good. I had a very small piece. I was so proud of myself. I even stopped at Starbuck's on my way & got green tea so I wouldn't be tempted with Dr Pepper.

After the party I stopped by the outlet mall & picked up a couple of things at Loft & Under Armour. I've said this before but I really think I have an addiction with workout clothes now. This is such a shocking development that I still can't believe it myself. I refrained from buying a ton of stuff & stuck with 2 tanks from the clearance racks. $11 & $13. I couldn't pass that up right?

Once I got home it was time to go the neighbors. We spent the afternoon floating in their pool. We've had a ton of rain & the humidity has been lower than normal so it's made the water in the pools almost cold. It's been great. We floated, sipped on Vodka punch & snacked on guacamole, salsa & my cheese, bacon, sour cream & cream cheese dip. Later that evening the guys grilled kabobs. There were shrimp & veggies & steak & veggies. So good & somewhat healthy.

Friday was just a regular work day & we had dinner at Sammy's. Their fried fish & sweet potato fries are really good. There went the healthy eating.

Saturday morning Dean & I went to see The Heat. It was so funny! I'd totally forgotten that Joe McIntyre from New Kids On The Block was in it. I think Dean thought I was crazy when I first spotted him. HA! After the movie we went to a new place in town that was serving brunch. Frankie Marcello's serves Italian, Creole & Seafood. My favorites! I had the Eggs Sardou which is two English muffins topped with spinach, poached eggs, crumbled bacon and two fried oysters smothered in creamy hollandaise sauce & it was served with grits & breakfast potatoes.
It was amazing!!!!! The menu says "topped with spinach" which sounds kind of boring. It should say "topped with spinach & artichoke dip" because that's basically what it was & it was DELICIOUS!!! I don't know how to describe the breakfast potatoes. They were really good. I brought leftovers home.
Once we got home I took a nap & then we went to Mass. We have a new Priest & bless his heart, his English isn't good. I guess it's not so much his English, it's his accent. Although he did say snack & then corrected himself & said snake but he really meant snack.  Let's pray that it gets better, otherwise there are going to be a whole lot of confused Catholics running around Baton Rouge.
After Mass I was off to meet the girls for Allison's birthday dinner. Her birthday was in June but we had trouble all getting together before now. We went to Bar Louie's which is a new to Baton Rouge restaurant. I think it may be a chain.
This is the Diva Martini. It's Pineapple Vodka with Pomegranate syrup & pineapple juice. It was really good.
I love a wedge salad & this one didn't disappoint. We decided to all get "small plates" & share because we were all having a hard time deciding what we wanted.
I think it's safe to say my most favorite food in the whole wide world is french fries. I could eat them every day & never get tired of them. These were called Loaded Fries. They were all kinds of bacon & cheesy goodness! I didn't realize the pic was so blurry.  Sorry.
Wendy got the meatballs & it came with all of that bread. YUM!
You can always count on Vicki to go Mexican, which of course made me happy!  Allison went with the pretzel sticks & I didn't get a picture of them. We had so much food on our table it was ridiculous. The pretzels were like the big soft pretzels from the mall but these were sticks & they were better. They were served with queso, honey mustard & an awesome honey butter dip. It was like dessert! And because all of that wasn't enough we ended the night at Menchie's.
Y'all know how I love Yogurtland. Well, Menchie's was a bit of a disappointment. It was good but they don't have as many flavors. I went with Cake Batter & Vanilla topped with mini M&M's & cheesecake bites. Menchie's is better than Yogurtland in one area - they have waffle bowls. I love love love a waffle bowl!
Vickie, Allison, me & Wendy. Not the best pic. I don't know why everything is so blurry. Maybe the Menchie's worker had been drinking.

I'm going to try to talk less about food in the next post.



  1. You are always making me hungry. haha!! And I am laughing so hard about your new priest!!!! ;)

  2. I think I gained 10 pounds just reading this! I am such a frozen yogurt addict these days. There is a Menchies near my daughter's home and when we are in Florida I make them go every night. I quickly found a place in every town in Michigan on vacation and at home, I love the Yoplait Frozen Greek yogurt. This is new for me, but when you pretty much give up cakes and cookies, it is amazing how wonderful that yogurt is. I like a little bit of that hot peanut butter topping on mine!

  3. Okay, seriously, I enjoy food vicariously through you! You always describe the most amazing dishes, and I can almost taste and smell them! Thankfully, you are the one eating them, my short, squatty body just couldn't take it...but oh what fun it would be to! Good luck with the Priest -- too funny!

  4. Everything sounds so delicious and what a social life you have! It's always hard to eat the right things unless you are making them yourself. I think we have a Bar Louie here. We eat out so rarely that I usually order something decadent to celebrate not having to cook it! :)


  5. Oh goodness...all that food looks delicious!I think I may have drooled a little on my keyboard!