Sunday, June 2, 2013

A Saturday Off!

Hello Friends.
If you have been visiting me for awhile you know that I have been working a lot of Saturdays lately on top of my Monday to Friday job. So I can't tell you how nice it is to have had a Saturday off.
I went to Zumba, then grocery shopping, ran home to get a shower and then headed out to have lunch with Myra.
It has been about 2 months or more since we have gotten together to catch up. We headed over to a new restaurant, bakery/coffee shop that has opened up in town.

Very cute. And charming inside too.

Take a closer look at the chandelier...

I think those are milk bottles. Myra and I placed our order and headed out to a table outside.

I ordered a smoked salmon salad. It had asparagus, greens, a few olives and pickles tomatoes. This is something that I would never have thought that I would be eating in Asheboro. I am so glad that they are here. Myra had a pimento cheese sandwich which she said was really yummy.
I also came home with a loaf of asiago red pepper bread.

I had some toasted for breakfast and it was yummy. It is so nice to have bread and a restaurant like this in Asheboro. It is called The Table.

Here is one of the gorgeous flower boxes on the outside of the building.
I had a wonderful visit with Myra. She brought me 2 more ornaments that she did the finishing on for me. I will save pics for a midweek post so check back :)

This is a picture if some new apartments in Asheboro. Up until a couple of years ago this was a panel factory. Somedays the smell of shellac would be so strong when you drove by. Now they are these lovely looking apartments. They are right next to the restaurant where we had lunch.
After I got home I did my weekend cooking. I seem to spend a couple hours each weekend doing this to get ready for the week. I made a quiche, hard boiled some eggs for salads and cooked some sweet potatoes. I also tried a new recipe that I got out of a Good Housekeeping magazine.

This is ...
1- 12 oz jar of roasted peppers drained
1/2 teaspoon cumin
You just purée everything in the food processor or blender.
Yum! Serve it with pita chips and fresh veggies.

I cut up some of this flatbread that we get at the Nazareth Bread Company in Greensboro. This recipe is a keeper. Yum.
I have beef stew with barley in the crockpot and will probably put a loaf of banana bread in the oven later.
Hopefully I will make some more progress on my BBD piece too.

But right now we are off to get in a quick hike.
Have a great Sunday!

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Margaret said...

I'm glad you had a Saturday off. Sounds like a nice day! Your BBD piece is so pretty -- hope you get some stitching in on it. Enjoy your hike!

Myra said...

LOL We were posting at the same time. That bread and dip looks yummy. Enjoy your hike!

Meari said...

The lunch looks delish!

Glad you enjoyed your Saturday off.

cucki said...

Glad you had a fun time..
Sweet sampler..
Hugs x

~Narita said...

Its wonderful to get a day off to spend with a friend, especially doing something fun together. :)

Enjoy that hike today!

Shirlee said...

Such a wonderful day you & Myra had together at such a great restaurant! Lovely BBD piece! I bet those apartments are pretty cool inside : )

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Am so glad you enjoyed a day off and lunch with a friend was icing on the cake.

Your sampler is beautiful--keep stitching!

Fiona said...

Sounds like you enjoyed your Saturday off.

butterfly said...

Looks like a nice lunch, so glad you had a great day.

Catherine said...

I love reading about your adventures with Myra! Wow ~ that chandelier is awesome!!

Vera said...

Hi Chris! Like I said on Myra's blog, I need to find a way to get back to NC and meet up with you two (and bring Leslie) at The Table -- the food looks wonderful. Glad you finally had a Saturday off.

Ellen said...

So glad you have a nice Saturday off to enjoy lunch with Myra!

Love your progress on the BBD piece!


Barb said...

Sounds like an absolutely delightful week-end! You sure deserved one!

Lynn said...

Sounds like it was a lovely day with Myra. We have a similar restaurant in our area also called The Table. It's a vegetarian spot that my son likes to frequent.
Thanks for the tip on the roasted red pepper and cumin dip. I'll have to give that one a try!
Your BBD looks great! I love their designs so much and really should start another. It's been too long since I've stitched one.

Penny said...

What a great day! I think I gained a few pounds just reading this post! :) Pretty stitching!

Karoline said...

Sounds like you & Myra had a lovely time, your food looks yummy.

Your BBD is coming on nicely

Sally said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful Saturday off. Your BBD looks lovely.

Vickie said...

My oh my! You are a busy girl. So glad you are finding time for fun too.

Dani - tkdchick said...

A wonderful way to spend a well deserved Saturday off!

Loraine said...

What a perfect day! Your salad looks really good too.

Kaisievic said...

So glad that you had a Saturday off and such a nice lunch with Myra.

Mugwump Woolies said...

Glad to hear you enjoyed your day. Your BBD piece is coming along nicely.
Have a great week,

Anna van Schurman said...

Love that chandelier! I'm happy to have a little farm-to-table restaurant in my pokey little town. Then again, it's only nine miles to the city, so I can get anything I'm looking for. I still like that we have a chichi place five minutes away! I hope you continue to enjoy your new place.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Looks like a great day with friends and new experiences. Love the BBD!

Julie said...

BBD looks wonderful and such a spectacular and unusual chandelier where you enjoyed your very lovely looking lunch.