Friday, September 18, 2015

Pretty drinks, clean plate club and dragonfly

- Friend Leisa and I went to Cafe Sunflower in Buckhead (Atlanta) to toast her birthday (which was September 12).  These are the most beautiful drinks, I think - mine is on the left: Cucumber Fizz (cucumber juice, organic Ginger beer and sake).  Leisa's was a mixture of something or other with beet juice and a shot of sake.  Favorite question of the evening - to the waiter:  "Is that drink very beety?" 

- This was a special of the evening - eggplant with a crushed walnut crust on an aioli sauce.  So good!  We both got that and joined the clean plate club.  :)  Did anyone else hear that growing up?

from Google images

- This fun little toy is "Miss Tanaka" - a dragonfly who flies into the air if you press her suction cup to a smooth service.  As the suction releases, she flies straight up.  We tried it at the dinner table last night and it worked!  :)  I spotted this while card shopping and knew my friend would like it and she did.  

It's Friday!  So glad for the weekend to be here.  Hope yours is stellar!


Lisa said...

I was never a fan of the clean plate club.

Fireblossom said...

Tonight's the night! Thanks again!

Lynn said...

Lisa -

I think that's why I feel the need to clean my plate to this day. I won't if I don't like the food though - I'm such a rebel. :)

FB -

I'm so excited for you! I can't wait to hear about it.

Elephant's Child said...

Cleaning the plate was mandatory. Only illness was accepted as an excuse. I still do it - even when I don't want (or need) the last few bites.
That celebratory dish sounds great - as does the dragon fly.

desk49 said...

Give me a beer
and a stake rare
toss in some spuds
and gravy to spare

top with green beans
some cornbread all hot
later we'll have pie
with ice cream on top

Granny Annie said...

The clean plate club was a guilt trip by parents. I have missed your blog and I'm happy to see you in full swing

Granny Annie said...

The clean plate club was a guilt trip by parents. I have missed your blog and I'm happy to see you in full swing

LL Cool Joe said...

I've never heard of the clean plate club. :D A funny expression though.

I think I'd pass on the drinks, they look way too healthy for me! Have a lovely weekend Lynn. I'm on my way out to a Bucks Fizz and Bagels get together now. :D

Riot Kitty said...

I want that toy! So cute.

Lee said...

Those drinks look like good lunch drinks. :)

I want a dragonfly!!!!!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Lynn - love the idea of those drinks - not sure about the Sake though .. but that's just because I don't drink it - so it's an unknown.

The aubergine looks so good - now that I'd love to try ... Leisa must have been a very happy birthday girl - sounds like you had loads of fun.

Ms Tanaka - looks to be a good prezzie ... I've noted!! Cheers Hilary