Tuesday, February 20, 2018

T Stands For Lunch and Errands

On Friday, we had to go shopping to buy food and other items The Eldest needed. She decided she would take me to lunch at Perkins Restaurant which was near Wal-mart.



We each started with iced tea with lemon, and looked over the menu trying to decide what to have. The restaurant is also a bakery and the pies are delicious. Fortunately, the restaurant had a pick 3 or 4 option. Pick a soup or salad, a lunch or dinner, and a slice of pie. Perfect.



It was cold in Pennsylvania so a bowl of soup was a welcome option. We both had the Chicken and Wild Rice soup.



We both chose Napa Chicken Salad Sandwich in a just big enough finger roll.



Then the best part. Pie. On the first trip to Pennsylvania, I had the Coconut Cream pie. So many pie options. I decided to go classic with Apple Pie. The Eldest had a Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Pie.



After lunch, we went to the nearby Walmart so the Eldest could get a microwave, card table and chairs, other needed household items and



food.



A friend had told me of a friend of hers that when she decided or the kids decided it was time to fly the nest, she gave them a toaster oven as a Christmas gift. I made The Eldest buy her own toaster oven because that's the kind of mother I am. 😸



Back at her apartment, she prepared a delicious dinner of pork chops, Rice-A Roni, salad, and a blend of broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots. Himself pretty much only eats green beans, carrots, and wax beans which the Eldest says look like sick green beans, so we both found the veggie mix a delightful change of pace from Himself's usual. I had my leftover Coke from the pizza dinner, and The Eldest had some water in the cute, blue mug from her Corelle Cottage Country set.

After dinner, we watched another episode of Doctor Who. Stay tuned next week, same time, same blog for the final episode of my Pennsylvania saga.

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39 comments:

  1. Everyone is talking about food today, hard! Now I have visions of pie.... I hope your daughter has now settled down in her new place. Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

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    1. She seems to be settling in nicely. We had dinner together via telephone last night. :-D

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  2. It's a rare occasion I will treat myself to a piece of pie and at Perkins-yes! Yummy meals. And your daughter seems to be settling in quite nicely too. Happy T day!

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    1. Yes, she's doing fine and loving the new job

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  3. The food all looks so delicious I am hungry now this morning haha
    I think it is ok that Eldest bought her own toaster oven as you have done so much for her already-helping her to get settled in-hugs
    Happy T Day Kathy

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    1. That was my thought, too, about making her buy her own toaster oven.

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  4. A toaster oven AND a microwave. She will be able to cook just about anything she wants, now.

    I think I told you about our Perkins. It went downhill after it moved to a new location and was taken over by new management. Even their pies weren't as good. At least you got a nice lunch at the one in PA.

    Thanks for sharing your tea and your coke, as well as your trip to Perkins and Walmart for food with us for T this Tuesday. BTW, those chocolate donuts are making me hungry!

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    1. She likes to cook so is having fun preparing her meals. Too bad about the Perkins in your area. And those donuts are from Krispy Krap.

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  5. What a fun window into your day! I have yet to eat at a Perkins but they are EVERYWHERE around here! - www.domesticgeekgirl.com

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  6. food looks delicious for a cold day glad your daughter has settled in well

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  7. Perkins looks like such a great place to eat and that yummy pie caught my eye - you can't beat a classic American apple pie ... unless it's yummy blueberry pie that I have when I visit Maine ...lol 😉. I'll have to give Perkins a try sometime on my travels. Wow, that's a lot of shopping, did all that food fit into the car too ...lol 😉. Wishing you a Happy T Day! J 😊

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    1. Perkins has blueberry pie. With visits to Pennsylvania, I might be able to eat my way through the pie menu :-D

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    2. Her car is like the TARDIS, bigger on the inside, and I'm a good packer.

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  8. I LOVE Perkins. Unfortunately, they are hard to find in the South.

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    1. Southern Perkins is Cracker Barrel =^,.^=

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  9. I enjoyed reading about your and Eldest's Pensylvania adventure. A microwave and an oven. She'll be able to take on anything in the kitchen now.
    Your car was super full with all the things your bought.
    The food at that restaurant looks yummy. Especially the pies. In England it would be served with warm custard, or ice cream according to the seasom. And if you are my hubby, he'll want custard AND ice cream!
    Happy T-Day,
    Lisca

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    1. I was surprised the pie wasn't served with whipped cream or ice cream. Maybe it was extra and you had to ask.

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  10. An exciting adventure to have a place of one's own :) We have a Perkins close to us and enjoy the food there. That pie! The pork chop dinner sounds delicious, and you can't go wrong with Doctor Who :) Happy T Tuesday

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    1. Treated to lunch and pie, dinner cooked for me, and Doctor Who was a perfect day

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  11. Glad to hear The Eldest is settling in and enjoying her new job and digs! :)

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    1. She is enjoying the new job. She's being trained in each department of the lab. She finished her rotation in Chemistry and is now doing 2 weeks in Urine and Coagulation.

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  12. I want pie now! LOL! Looks like everything went really well! So happy for your Eldest! I'm sure you will buy her something different for Christmas! LOL!

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    1. For her birthday and Christmas, we kicked in the dough for half a washing machine. :-D

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  13. It looks a great restaurant to have your meal in and the food you chose looked delicious..
    Sounds like all is going well and your eldest is getting her home filled with all the necessary gadgets etc.
    When my boys each left home many years ago now, I bought them an ironing board and an iron, we laugh about it still.
    Happy T day wishes Yvonne xx

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    1. The only time I use and iron now is to iron paper
      :-D

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  14. Looks like a yummy meal! Soup and pie sound very comforting right now. Loved hearing more about the PA saga. I did notice that your 'necessities' included Krispy Kreme. Love those! And I love how you made your Eldest buy her own toaster oven. It all comes with moving out and being responsible. You go Mom!
    Looking forward to the next episode.
    Happy Tea Day,
    Kate

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    1. There isn't a Krispy Kreme where I live in Massachusetts. I've heard people rave about them so when we saw them we had to have them. Have to say we gave the Krispy Kremes a resounding two thumbs down.

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  15. That looks like a great place for lunch. I would go back because it looks delicious. :) And did I see those Krispy Kreme donuts you wrote about in the cart at Walmart? Now that the superbowl is over I can call them Boston Creams. :) Hee-hee. Hope it was a happy T day. Hugs-Erika

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    1. The donuts in the cart don't deserve to be called Boston Cream. They should be called Krappy Kremes. :-D

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  16. All this food talk is making me hungry! I am fasting for blood tests tomorrow. Your Adventure of Eldest moving out brings back memories! Our eldest moved only a block away the first time. I think we even walked some stuff over. He moved in with a friend and I had to laugh when he complained the friend wouldn’t even wipe crumbs off cabinet after mailing a sandwich! Like when did eldest start worrying about crumbs on the cabinet? BTW, I like both kinds pies you and eldest had! Umm, good! Happy T-Day!

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    1. Crumbs on counter :-D I guess they do pay attention.

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  17. I spent alot of my growing up years in PA... So many things i miss! Have you ever had Entermanns Coffee Cake?? Oh my goodness to die for.. or Shoo Fly Pie?? I think i would have had to have that apple pie as a la mode.. lol Ah memories of my daughter leaving home at 18.. Now she is in her 30's and pregnant with her first child.. a daughter.. Happy Tday!! Hugs! deb

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  18. Food, food, glorious food .. everything sounds delicious. My hubby doesn't like vegetables at all and will only tolerate corn and peas. I crave variety. What is it with guys and vegetables?

    I think driving from MA to far western PA to help your daughter get set up beats a toaster oven from Christmas any day!

    Happy T-day! Hugs, Eileen

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  19. Your meals look delicious! Great that you went shopping together! Pleased you could have a change of vegetables - we eat most veg, although I don't enjoy kale and hubby is not a fan of green beans!
    Belated Happy T Day - things became busier than I expected yesterday! Chrisx

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