Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Some Weekend Fun

Gentle Readers and Dear Friends I wanted to thank you all so much for your super comments on the Hallowe'en Box I made for the HOE Exchange.  It was a fun piece to make!  I wanted to mention how much I have been enjoying coasting around the Blog-o-sphere an seeing all the great things being stitched up for the Fall and especially the Hallowe'en Season.  There are some super projects out there and so many that I want to get for the old stash heap!!!
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Over the weekend I made it to a few Thrift and consignment shops and found a few goodies......


The things I picked up, because as you know I don't have enough stuff and just couldn't live without more "stuff."  :)

From l to r  I found this really well made basket that I knew would work out for storing my pile of smaller charts, in fact they fill the basket to almost over flowing (no surprise there), but it does gather then into a single space.  I also picked up a three ring pencil case, since I keep the majority of my charts kind of sorted into three ring binders, I often have trouble keeping the Prairie Schooler "cards" in the front pocket.  This case does the job really well and I can just snap in into the front of the PS Binder.  I just couldn't resist a 60th Anniversary copy of "A Charlie Brown Christmas."  One of my all time favorite Christmas specials and this super copy in pristine condition, I just couldn't pass up.
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The City we live in has about a bazillion restaurants and eatin' places - but we tend to go back to the same places over and over again.  I made up my mind that I wanted to start to try other places.....  but where to start you might ask??  

On Public TV there is a show that comes on Saturday evenings called "Check, Please!"  It's a great show with host Leslie Sbrocco, where she sits down with three regular people and talks about 3 different restaurants or eateries here in the Bay area.  The 3 regular people change weekly.  What happens is that each person picks a different restaurant and then, on there own, they each visit the restaurant and then come on the show to talk about them.  

I really enjoy this show and this past Sunday we visited a place that had been reviewed.  It is a restaurant over in the Civic Center area called Brenda's.  I had seen it on the show a few weeks back and so we headed out to get there early as it is on the small side and quite popular, I found that out doing a bit more research on the Internet.  We got there at 7:45 am and found a line ready for when they open at 8. 


The restaurant is owned and run by Chef Brenda Buenviaje, a native of New Orleans.  
The food is southern inspired and really delicious!!!!

Rico got....


... eggs over medium, hash, wonderful bacon and biscuit......and I got...


..... a dish I love, eggs Benedict, their version starts with one of their great cream biscuits topped with maple cured ham, poached eggs (not leaking, I hate that) with Creole Hollandaise sauce, and a side of some terrific grits!!  This is a super eatery and now on our short list of places to eat breakfast at on the weekends, we just have to remember to get there early.... by 8:30 the place was filling up fast.
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That's the skinny for today sports fans.  Thanks again for stopping by, do stop again!

Take care,
edgar

16 comments:

Margaret said...

Lovely finds! Sounds like the basket and pencil case really fit your needs perfectly. That restaurant looks so good too -- I love finding yummy restaurants!

Denise said...

Giggle - 'the skinny for today' after seeing your breakfast.

Love your idea for the smalls and PS charts. Would you believe I've never seen Charlie Brown's Christmas? Or Miracle on 34th Street? Sheltered aren't I?

Tracey said...

Great finds! I love Charlie Brown Christmas too and so do my kids. In fact we have the soundtrack as well as the movie, but not the book! Great Christmas gift idea! I had never thought to put the PS cards or others in a pencil case. Very smart! :)

Beth said...

That's a good idea how to store your small PS cards, I just keep mine in a small ziploc bag, but I have my pile of the big patterns inside a large heavy duty sort of ziploc that I got from some quiltshop ages ago. Looks like you love PS as much as I do, I can't even fit anymore in the bag I have, I will eventually have to get a second bag. That eggs benadict looks delicious!

thegreytail said...

I was mad about what Rico got until I saw those eggs.. I simply LOVE eggs Benedict.. thank you for sharing.. :)

Jennifer said...

Well, I was going to leave a comment, but now I'm simply starving after seeing those photos..................

valerie said...

Mmmm, I've been meaning to get back to Brenda's. Glad you enjoyed it! I'm curious how dinner there is. :)

Laura said...

My husband adores eggs Benedict and grits. This would be a combo made in heaven to him! Glad you had a terrific weekend. :)

Laura said...

My husband adores eggs Benedict and grits. This would be a combo made in heaven to him! Glad you had a terrific weekend. :)

Denise said...

I'm glad that you & Rico are checking out new restaurants. You
should really take advantage of all those wonderful places!
I live where all we have are chain restaurants, fast food, etc.
Count your blessings and keep the reviews coming!
(I love your stitching, too, of course....).

Denise said...

I'm glad that you & Rico are checking out new restaurants. You
should really take advantage of all those wonderful places!
I live where all we have are chain restaurants, fast food, etc.
Count your blessings and keep the reviews coming!
(I love your stitching, too, of course....).

DebbieSFL said...

My favorite meal is breakfast and I love finding new places to try out--and especially if they serve breakfast all day long. Yummmm!

DebbieSFL said...

My favorite meal of the day is breakfast and I love finding new places to try--especially if they serve breakfast all day long!!

Christine said...

I've always wondered when I've heard reference on American tv shows or movies to such things as "biscuits and gravy". In England a biscuit is what you would call a cookie so you wouldn't eat it with a savoury dish (well maybe a digestive biscuit - I think you call that a Graham cracker - with cheese), but Rico's "biscuit" looks like what I would call a cheese scone, which seems to make a lot more sense. Is it savoury ?

Shirlee said...

Great finds! I have a soft spot for that Charlie Brown special as well : ) Brenda's looks like it was indeed a winner!

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Love the cute pencil case. Reminds me of my Shelby! I use baseball card holders for the small PS charts in my binder. I like the idea of the pencil case too!