I thought the weekend would never get here!
First off, thank you so much for your sad-song recommendations. I don’t think I’ve had the chance to appropriately thank you yet, but you guys gave me some great music ideas! You guys have great taste! I am happy to report I’m out of my funky mood where I want to listen to those songs. Yay!
Hubby and I headed out for a yummy brunch at Terrace Cafe with a groupon we’ve been saving up.
I love how open and airy it is in here.
And the neat plateware is fun.
I opted for a creamy latte.
And hubby started with Brunswick stew.
I ordered the crab cakes benedict.
And hubby ordered the Belgian waffle with pecans.
But we shared both. They were both really tasty and I was glad to have both my savory and sweet tooth satisfied.
And then we got our shop on. I picked up a couple lady-essentials at Victoria’s Secret. They actually forgot to charge me for one item. Does that ever happen to you? It seems to happen to me all. the. time. But, I couldn’t just leave with the “free” item. So, I went back in, pointed out that they forgot to charge me, and paid for my item like I was supposed to. It would have felt like I was stealing the item otherwise.
After our shopping spree, it was time for donuts! We got donut holes this time.
And I also picked up my first fall veggies – kale! Kale times two that is!
I got two types of kale:
- curly leafed
I figured it would be fun to have both types. The lady at the garden store said these were edible but most people bought them for decoration. What?! I didn’t know people could or would even want to buy them for decoration. I just thought they were delicious. lol
And I’m going to have beets take 2. Last time I planted beet seeds, they sprouted up but then slowly disappeared. I’m hoping to have better luck this time.
The peppers seem to be growing late for me. There are 3 right in this one small area! What’s up with that? No peppers all summer and now you want to grow? I’ll take em, though. 🙂
My updated garden. I still have that slightly-chewed-up-swiss-chard, along with the kale, peppers, and the tomato plants. I couldn’t think of anything tall to plant back there and there are a handful of cherry tomatoes left to harvest, so I’ll keep them a bit longer.
The fall salad I wanted to make the other day will have to wait. I’m going out for a friend’s 40th birthday and there are some fun times ahead, indeed. Check my twitter for updates. 😉 You’ll never guess what we end up doing. Heck, even I don’t really know what we’ll really end up doing!
What are your favorite fall vegetables?
11 thoughts on “Kale Times Two”
I used to live in Kittery ME, right next to Portsmouth NH, and there’s a beautiful fall centerpiece downtown with so much kale, and I always want to pick it and eat it 😀
I love groupons! They’re the best… great for trying new things. 🙂 I’ve seen kale and even cabbage used in landscaping… interesting, I’d rather eat it too 🙂
and i just saw kale again here as decorating: http://thriftydecorchick.blogspot.com/2010/10/our-tiny-fall-porch.html
Ahh, fall vegetables… my favorite would have to be all the squash varieties!
I have never had crab benedict but it looks amazing!
That restaurant looks awesome! What a cool atmosphere and the food looks insanely delicious! It sounds like you and hubby had a wonderful day. And good for you for being honest. I do the same thing because when it comes down to it, my real conscious is always stronger than my guilty conscious. Have a great night!!
I just wrote apples and then realized they weren’t a fall vegetable. durr 🙂
I love pumpkin (obvious one)!
I would say squash, but technically those are all fruits so I’ll go with sweet taters. Currently waiting to harvest the ones my hub is growing in our backyard.
My orange peppers did that too! The most gorgeous perfect one I had all season came last week.
I love that restaurant. I just went there with a friend to celebrate out birthdays. I had the black bean vegetable soup and it was fantastic. Where are those donuts from? (I live in Charlotte too)
Hi Suzette! Just emailed you! 😉