Family Friday Feast

August 8, 2009

This afternoon mom and I went out walking – and found ourselves in the Towson Town Center mall again! We didn’t spend any money, but but put on plenty of perfume samples :mrgreen:

We stumbled upon the Edenwald Friday Wine Tasting, which was more of a party than a tasting!

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Full size “tastes”!!

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I split one with mom

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And socialized with Gram + Pop’s friends

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We made our way downtown to the Johns Hopkins University campus where Pop is an alumni from the class of 1940

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We have been going to dinner at the Hopkins Club since we were little kids. We used to play under the tablecloths, drink Shirley Temples and loved the sorbet that comes between the salads and entrees.

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We gathered for cocktail hour first and I was happy to see some fun snacks! I just had a few of the pretzels

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And I got a delicious Manhattam. Mmmmmm bourbon!

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We took a family portrait for old time’s sake :)

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Larbs’ college roomie Lizzie and her boyfriend Will met us for dinner since Lizzie is studying at Hopkins.

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“Sisters, sisters”

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The dining room was beautiful and elegant

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Would you BELIEVE that they brought sticky buns to the table?!?!?!?

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I split one with Larbs and had a small roll

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My dinner came with a salad and I had one with apples and gorgonzola

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Then came the famous sherbert!!

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For dinner I ordered from the “Petite Appetite” list and got a stack of mushrooms and zucchini in a fig balsamic glaze.

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At first I was a little sad that my dish was so small, but I really wasn’t very hungry and the portion was perfect. And with tastes of mom’s crabcake and baked potato and Spud’s veggies, it was perfect.

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I also had a glass of Cab with dinner

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Larbs and I couldn’t decide on desserts so we ordered two. Big mistake! (Pun intended). We were stuffed and couldn’t stop from eating all of both of them, but we agreed it put us over the top!

Apple Pie a la mode

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And Chocolate Caramel Cake with ganache – my favorite food ever

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Tomorrow morning I’m going running and then we leave for North Carolina, first Hillsborough then Charlotte. It’s going to be a lonnnng day of driving. Hoping I can balance chugging water with rest stops!

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1 leslie August 8, 2009 at 9:04 am

complimentary sticky buns? fun!

btw, i love your dress! :) safe driving today!


2 [email protected] August 8, 2009 at 9:11 am

Looks like you enjoyed a wonderful time with your family. I would like some of the dessert right about now… 😉 Have a fun and safe trip to North Carolina!


3 Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) August 8, 2009 at 9:14 am

Mmmm, the chocolate cake with ganache looks amazing!


4 Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope August 8, 2009 at 9:36 am

Love the family picture! And what a wonderful dinner! Everything looks so elegant and delicious. :)


5 Daria (Summer of the CSAs) August 8, 2009 at 9:39 am

Man oh man that chocolate cake looks gooooood!

I have such a hard time staying hydrated while driving – my small bladder requires frequent stops, which is annoying!


6 MK August 8, 2009 at 9:47 am

I just had to comment. I’m a fan of the blog, and my apartment overlooks the Towson Town Center Mall! Such a small world. I love hearing about your adventures in this area because I only moved here about a week ago and I need suggestions on great places to eat. Enjoy your time up here!


7 kay (eating machine) August 8, 2009 at 9:56 am

oh my goodness that cake looks amazing-desserts you can’t stop eating are both wonderful and terrible!


8 Megan (The Runner's Kitchen) August 8, 2009 at 9:58 am

Love those photos of you and Larbs – it makes me miss my sister! I can never keep myself from finishing a dessert – no matter how full I am :-)


9 Biz319 August 8, 2009 at 10:02 am

OMG, that chocolate cake is to die for! Um, pretty sure that’s insulin worthy in my book!

Your grandpa is so cute!


10 Julie August 8, 2009 at 10:40 am

I love your dress! Very cute.


11 Elizabeth (The Dallas Celiac) August 8, 2009 at 11:04 am

I couldn’t have chosen between apple pie a la mode or chocolate cake. A little of both is always best!!!


12 Casey August 8, 2009 at 11:11 am

Sooo happy KERF is back up!!!!


13 Susan August 8, 2009 at 11:24 am

So many sticky/cinnamon buns!! 😛 Fab looking meal, the family ain’t so bad either 😉 Have a safe drive!


14 katey August 8, 2009 at 11:28 am

looks like you are having a wonderful time with your family! :)


15 Angela (Run, Study, Eat) August 8, 2009 at 11:32 am

Love the dress! Aww I want to go back to NC now!


16 Jenn Eats Nutritiously Now August 8, 2009 at 11:48 am

how fun!


17 Chloe (Naturally Frugal) August 8, 2009 at 12:09 pm

Ha ha, I love that you got sticky buns AND sherbert before the meal even started. What a great place.
Hanging out with grandparents is always fun, I love seeing what they do with their lives and the connections they make. Plus, they always have great stories.


18 Angela (Oh She Glows) August 8, 2009 at 12:22 pm

OMG more STICKY buns even stickier than the others! lmao!

Love the pictures. I love al the lady’s dresses!


19 Lindsay @ Bananaandchocolate August 8, 2009 at 12:35 pm

Those desserts look amazing. Especially the chocolate cake! I love the full size “wine tasting”.


20 MarathonVal August 8, 2009 at 1:09 pm

That chocolate ganache cake looks to-die-for!! It’s so dangerous for me to read blogs in the middle of the day…. it makes me want to bake nonstop!


21 Jennifer August 8, 2009 at 1:14 pm

Your sister’s dress is so cute! Where is it from?


22 Casey @ Double Scooped August 8, 2009 at 1:20 pm

Haha, don’t you hate when you know how full you’re going to be but you just can’t stop because it’s too delicious??

Looks yummy though :)


23 Christie @ Quit Your Diet August 8, 2009 at 1:34 pm

You are in sticky bun heaven!


24 Mary :: A Merry Life August 8, 2009 at 1:51 pm

I LOVE your sister’s dress. Where did she get it?


25 lynn (The Actors Diet) August 8, 2009 at 4:09 pm

what pretty dresses you all have!


26 Kath August 8, 2009 at 4:24 pm

thanks everyone!

Larbs’ dress was French Connection.


they live across the street too! Wish we could have gotten together.



27 Whitney August 8, 2009 at 7:03 pm

Your family is just gorgeous! I love all the pics, and soooo super glad the blog is back up! 😀


28 Madelin @ What is for breakfast? August 8, 2009 at 7:21 pm

Wow looks like you had some amazing eats yesterday!! Especially the sticky buns and the apple pie :)


29 Shane August 11, 2009 at 5:14 pm

This made me excited, because I actually went to Hopkins, yet have never eaten at the Hopkins Club :( Glad to see it was a good meal!


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