Wednesday, February 18, 2015

French...and cake!

We took some new Quebec friends and introduced them to John G's and some of their famous Cinnamon-nut French toast and ethnic omelettes. It was all a winner, times five!

This couple is renting our other lot here at the park, so it was a good opportunity to get acquainted and for them to practice speaking...and reading...English. Crusted was a new word for them (potatoes, crusted with cheese).

I told them about our introduction to Quebec junk food (poutine--French fries, topped with a light-brown gravy-like sauce and cheese curds...just in case y'all haven't had any) back in '84 when we took the kids up to that region. It was a memorable trip for all of us

Today started out with rain and thunder. KC does NOT like thunder, so he hunkered down under the ottoman, poor thang. He and I are both happy that the sun is now shining. I'm ready to go out for a bike ride around the park and work off a few calories.

Lent begins today, so calorie burning is a goal of mine. That, and fasting from chocolate. Life without chocolate? Yes. I can! I will resist temptation. Won't I?

Susan and MM managed NOT to burn down the restaurant last night with their birthday candles!  That carrot cake was delish, and all the happy birthday wishes were well received.

Life is good, y'all!

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Sandee said...

Jean(ie) is giving up chocolate too. I told her I could give up chocolate without a problem. Now ice cream is another story.

I'm glad you've got some friends to hang with and someday I may get to go to John Gs. Maybe.

Have a fabulous day honey. Big hugs to you and tons of scritches to the babies. ♥♥♥

Jean(ie) said...

Lord help our two guys... My brown Prozac will be absent. That means I can't touch the milk bars hidden in my drawer.. Lol!

Haley D. said...

It's a good thing you got in the birthday celebration before Lent! I am giving up sweet and fries. I thought about adding wine to the list but figured either I wouldn't make it or somebody close to me wouldn't! LOL

Barb said...

LOL @ Haley. Can I give up scooping litter boxes for Lent? Or forever?

No. well, crud.

Hope MM and Susan had a lovely b'day and enjoyed their cake!

It's freezing here. Me no likey.

big hugs xoxo

LAC said...

Happy birthday, MM! Carrot cake is tops on my list! Great choice. I am very jealous of your weather! We haven't been able to spend much time outside for very long at all. This too shall pass though! And we shall treasure our summer much more after this winter.

Joy said...

Not giving up chocolate for Lent here! I guess it wouldn't count if I gave up John G's, would it? Oh, well.
Pam has told me about poutine. Not my thing, but she says it is delicious. (If it is spelled wrong, blame auto correct. I have fixed it twice.)