Since I haven't quite yet gotten into the swing of this cooking thing twice a day, I spend a lot of time running to the grocery for missing items or forgetting things like vegetables once the main course is ready for the table. Also, my pantry and freezer are packed and arranged for meals for one person, not two, so my stash is diminishing faster than planned. Let's face it, I simply wasn't prepared for more people in the house. Oh well......
|My Grandmother Dessie.|
Always in an apron and no
wonder - breakfast, lunch and
dinner for a farm family took up
most of her day.
FRIDAY NIGHT ESCAPE
Thanks to in invitation from my friend Nancy, I left Dad a dinner of a pot pie piping hot from the oven on Friday, put my work clothes back on and headed up to Cuyahoga Falls for a wonderful dinner at Samira on the river. Samira has been on the Old Biddy list of places to visit for quite a while but this was my first time here.
It's a lovely building that formerly held LaFever's. Exposed bricks and open beams lend a nice bit of nostalgia to the former mill site. White linens and sufficiently unobtrusive wait staff make this a very pleasant place to wile away an hour or two with a glass of wine and dinner and friends.
Nancy ordered the Rock Fish special and it must have been very good because, contrary to her usual custom, she actually had the remainder of her meal boxed up to take home. My chop was large enough to be cut up and made into a nice fried rice for dinner for Dad and I last evening and the dog enjoyed the bone. One chop....four meals...well done Samira!
WHAT ELSE TO DO ON A COLD WINTER EVENING?
If you live in Cuyhaoga Falls and can skate, or even if you're just visiting the Front Street mall and like to watch people skate, you need to head out to see the rink on the Broad Blvd end of the mall. Even with no snow on the ground yet this winter and temperatures still hovering in the mid- to upper-thirties, the skating rink is open and people are enjoying the brisk air.