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Tony Bennett can still belt out a tune

When my husband offered me a choice between attending a Tony Bennett concert and hearing Chris Botti, I had to go with the old guy. I’d never seen him perform live and have listened to his music for so long plus I feared it might be my last opportunity to hear him!
And I have to tell you, Mr. Bennett did not disappoint. His voice, his charm, and his joy made the entire evening so lovely and perfect. I found that during his first number, I was actually crying from the surprise and pleasure of how strong his voice continues to be! (He’s 89 and holding!) You may ask how I came to be such a fan of Tony’s because I am not the generation that grew up with his voice coming from the radio. However, I married a very romantic guy who loves all genres of music and especially the big band era. In fact, “our song” is “The Way You Look Tonight,” and although I think Ole Blue Eyes sings it best, I still love to hear Tony’s rendition.


I think that romance is still important today—maybe especially today. And I also recognize how difficult it is to carve out time for romance with your honey. But it doesn’t have to be a Tony Bennett concert to inspire a sweet slow down in your life. Why not get a sitter for the kids on a Wednesday night, pop in a pot pie for their dinner and sneak out with your sweetie to the pizza joint for a quiet dinner? Or once the kids have gone to bed (or if the kids have already left the nest!) turn off the TV, turn on some music, and do a little shuffle in the kitchen or family room with your arms around each other. Just a thought. Just a suggestion. Spark a little romance.

Here’s the Menu for the week…nothing too fancy, just familiar and feel-good. Below is a an actual link to order and pay by cc. You will be able to choose your pickup date and time on this form too, but please follow the parameters as usual (order by 10am to pickup the next day and choose one of the below times). I’m trying to automate as much as I can to make your lives a little easier!

Have a great week—and don’t forget to order your Mother’s Day goodies for pickup Saturday at the Saint Michael’s Farmers Market!

Tuesday – NW Hwy & Preston, 2:30 pm, 3pm, 3:30 pm
Wednesday – NW Hwy & Preston, 2:30 pm, 3pm, 3:30 pm
Forest & Preston, 4:30 pm
Thursday – NW Hwy & Preston, 2:30 pm, 3pm, 3:30 pm
Forest & Preston, 4:30 pm

Order online and pay by card

You Can't Take it With You, So Try to Eat Well along the Way!!

Such a fun week in our house! We attended a really interesting wine tasting DallasFineWine this week, where we sampled Chardonnay clones and then the final beautiful resulting product once the clones were combined. It was a fascinating look into how stellar wines are created. It truly is an art that requires so much time, trial and error. We were very impressed. And any good week in our house involves good food.  I serve the same menu to our family's table that I offer to my customers so this week we enjoyed Lemon Chicken Piccata - always a favorite-  along with a Kale Caesar Salad with Kicky Croutons and I've decided that may be my new go-to Kale salad! It was delish with the creamy dressing and salty Parmigiano Reggiano, I just couldn't get enough. But the star of the week was the Cauliflower Chowder...I ate it EVERY day for lunch and finally had to stop myself and freeze back a portion to enjoy in a couple of weeks.  Low-carb, half-pureed and guilt-free, the best combination. Also in the star line-up of delicious meals, we caught up with friends on a rainy night Hibiscus on Henderson. The evening would have been perfect except for our table placement…I complain about this every time.  If we don’t request a table in the main dining room, we always, always, ALWAYS get put in the very back of the restaurant. So annoying. But I digress…our cheese and charcuterie platter was a divine starter and it really could have been my entire dinner. But then I would have missed the lovely special — A frisbee of Chicken Fried Soft Shell Crab. OMG delicious and worth every calorie. And I do have to mention that our server, Jeremy, was absolutely adorable.

But the grand finale of the week was the @JesuitTheater production of George Kauffman’s You Can’t Take it With You. If you’re familiar with the play, our son played the role of Grandpa and while I was not surprised by his grey, spray-painted hair, his costume was over the top ridiculous. The entire performance was one laugh after another and it was such an enjoyable way to spend the evening, made even better by seeing one of your own up on the stage. So my wish for you this week is three things 1) good food, 2) fun experiences and 3) lots of laughter. And here’s what I’m cooking this week: 2015 Menu for Apr 20