Yesterday, I had to head back to Cracker Barrel to return the book on CD that I rented for my (2nd) road trip to Kansas City. (By the way, I really liked this book. I think I'll try to find it at the library so I can look over some parts of it.)
Since I had to make the trip anyway, I decided to do it at breakfast time and have an nice, Southern meal.
Cracker Barrel is located between Omaha and Lincoln, so it worked perfectly for Kate to meet me after work.
(My sleepy breakfast companion.)
She woke herself up with a shot of syrup.
Just kidding...kind of.
I knew I wanted cheesy grits, cinnamon apples, and biscuits. May as well toss in a couple of poached eggs, right?
For some reason, everything I ordered came out in separate dishes. And each bowl was on top of a saucer. I was also brought an empty plate in case I wanted to combine things. In the end, a total of 14 dishes were brought to me over the course of the meal...ridiculous! I would be pissed if I worked as a dishwasher in that place.
Other than that, our food was pretty good and the waitstaff was very friendly (although a bit too perky that early, if you ask me.) However, I have to give mad props to our waitress for knowing that the hashbrown casserole was made with a chicken base and therefore NOT vegetarian! (Do people still say 'mad props'??)
After breakfast I went on a crazy fabric shopping spree. My grandmother would have been proud.
I'm working on a little patio furniture project with some of it...
...but the rest of it you can't hear about until Wednesday.
Saturday night tailgate was held at my parents' house. They made a taco bar with all the fixins. This kind of meal is so great for large groups because everyone can have exactly what they want. (I'll have to keep that in mind for wedding planning!)
I ducked out of my parents' house a little early to make sure I got to the game on time. And, boy, I'm so glad I did! Kate scored a touchdown within the first few minutes!!!
Of course I was excited for her, but I was also excited to finally get to shout, "TOUCHDOWN, KATIE BROWN!!!" at the top of my lungs. And plaster it all over Facebook.
There is no game next week, which means there is lots of time to practice new plays and work out some of their kinks. I'm ready for some excitement come May!