Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Scenes from the Weekend

No big motorcycle ride, no grandbaby cuddles, no quilting. But a just a few events that made a pleasant weekend.

Friday night, after picking up the repaired motorcycle from the local dealership, we joined some friends for a night at Derby Dinner Playhouse. After stuffing ourselves with the wonderful buffet supper and these totally fat free desserts (!) we enjoyed the play. It was "Smoke on the Mountain" a cute musical about the homecoming of a gospel singing family. The old time hymns brought back lots of memories. Remember "We Are Climbing Jacob's Ladder" and "Do Lord"?
Saturday morning, before the heat and humidity set in, neighbor B and I checked out a local art fair, Art in the Park . It is not a very big fair with only about 100 or so juried artisans. But there were some wonderful artists with sculpture, metal art, woodworking, jewelry and lots more - but no quilts! Believe it or not, we both came home empty handed, though we spent quite a while in one jewelry booth, before we decided we didn't really need anything.
Sunday morning, we got the Harley out to test drive the repairs. After a great breakfast at the Word of Mouth Cafe (Neil and Patti's Fireside Grill for any local folks) we headed up to Huber's Farm Market to buy some healthy fruits and vegetables. Look at these beautiful, locally grown peaches! We bought a whole basket and have been enjoying them all week. I see a pie in the near future!We also bought some pretty green beans but these blackberries stole the show. They were huge! See how just one filled an entire spoonful!
They were sacrificed to a blackberry cobbler. The recipe came from the July issue of Southern Living magazine and it was delicious (especially with frozen vanilla yogurt) but next time I think I'll try a recipe I found at Pioneer Woman (one of my new favorite blogs/websites).
So, I guess our weekend sort of revolved around food. I didn't even get photos of my potato salad and the baby back ribs from Preferred Meats (almost as good as Cheddar's) or the homemade pizza on Sunday night. But they were all good! I'm telling you, Weight Watchers has a chair with my name on it. But first I need to make that peach pie!


Thimbleanna said...

Oooh yum! Now I'm hungry. That cobbler looks fabulous!

Cheryl said...

Now you've done it --- 6:30 am and I think I need some yummy treat!! Great photos and your weekend sounded so wonderful grandma!!

Witoka said...

Those peaches just look wonderful. What a fun day.

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

I love that blackberry cobbler recipe in SL. It's so easy--and soooo good.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Oh, those peaches...!!

joeks said...

You always find the neatest places to visit, shop and/or eat at!
Love the photo of you and Joseph on your 8-19-08 post.