And now…more food! In the last post, I told you about the start of the weekend when our two sons were home for a visit. We had enjoyed donuts from a new local donut shop and lunch and ice cream from Lane’s Southern Orchards. Now I want to tell you about our dinner.
Here’s a look at the table.
Red dishes, black and white gingham napkins, and red geraniums. Just my normal everyday things, but I did add a small chalk sign that read, “There’s no place like home.” And I added one more small kraft paper house for the welcome home dinner.
We started our dinner with an appetizer of apple slices with Heath Brickle dip (recipe here.) The dessert is also in this photograph. I set them both out on the small table in the family room.
For our entree, we set up cut up steak, chicken, bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, and tomatoes, and added 5 different sauces for a make-your-own-shish-kebob-bar.
Here’s a batch ready for the grill.
And here they are, all finished. We served them with a Caesar salad, rice pilaf, bread, and a dessert of strawberry shortcake made from fresh strawberries, whipped cream, and cream cheese pound cake.
After dinner we went to visit with other relatives.
On Sunday morning, we drove to Atlanta for brunch at Local 3 – our sons’ favorite restaurant. (Our oldest thinks their brunch is the best plate of food in Atlanta!) The restaurant is named for the three local chefs who came together to open it.
Here are a couple of their dining areas.
The wonderful thing about Sunday dining at Local 3 is their all you can eat brunch buffet. The food is amazing.
And what’s even better is the location of this buffet…it’s in the kitchen! You actually go through one of the largest restaurant kitchens in Atlanta to fill your plate.
(Sorry these are fuzzy..I was in line and filling my plate with all the yummy food.)
I loved this at the end of the kitchen.
Here’s my first plate: tomato soup, scrambled eggs, custard french toast with berries, bacon, L3 potatoes, egg salad crostini, and my favorite…the beet salad. Oh my goodness was it delicious! (I had several servings of it.)
Our younger son works for an Emory University professor, and he invited him to join us for brunch. We had quite a delightful meal together.
Local 3 is located in a beautiful development in downtown Atlanta called the Piazza at Paces. There is European styled architecture among the four large buildings and wonderful gardens.
After brunch, our Emory working son headed his way in Atlanta, and we took our Seattle son to the airport. It was soooo good to see our boys for the weekend.
We will be empty nesters for only a short while longer. Our daughter finishes up her internship with Disney in a week and will be headed home for a break until August. We are excited to see her!
Thank you for letting me share our weekend with you. I will have more pretty houses for you to see in the next post. So please come back for a visit again.
Until next time…