Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Back to normal?

I guess that my tales of our trip to Ocean Shores got waylaid by the Jelly Bean's "boo boo"

It is hard sometimes, when traveling with The Shepherd, to get to stop anyplace besides plant nurseries (he does, though, finally understand, when I say "it's time to find a rest stop" that I'm not kidding). Our hotel was nice enough to provide us with a little "coupon book". Nothing fancy - I think that maybe someone from the Chamber of Commerce put it together on their computer and ran it off. BUT, the cool thing was, it listed all the little stores and restaurants in town - giving me a handy "to do" list -

We had a terrific lunch at a little pub called Galway Bay Irish Pub. Taking advantage of the Irish menu, I had a dish called FORFAR BRIDIE - Actually, as it says on their menu, it is a Scottish dish that was invented by a Forfar baker in the 1850’s. Chopped steak, flavored just right with sautéed onions, carrots, potatoes, garlic & herbs, then baked in a puff pastry & then covered with our famous whiskey cream sauce. It was REALLY GOOD! It was served with colcanon - Potatoes mashed up with leeks and cabbage - actually the best mashed potatoes I've ever had, I think.

Then off on our travels we went to a little store called The Flying Cats Gift Shoppe and I saw this pretty little lady. She looked so much like my friend Miss Peach that I knew I had to get one for Peachey's mamma Karla. Oh, my gosh, you can't see it very well, but she is wearing a little leopard skin coat and hat, and her fur is soft, just like I imagine Miss Peach's short fur is. I sent it off to them as soon as I got home and they loved her as much as I did. Karla and Miss Peach have named her Coco. Isn't that just a perfect name for her?

Wait until you see what Karla and Miss Peach sent me in return.


Kathy said...

I can't wait! What was it? What was it?!!!!

Wrensong Farm said...

YUM! That meal sounded delicious! I'm going to have to make an effort to get to the Galway! OK we're on pins and needles....what did you get in return!!???