Dinner is Served, M’Lady

DOWNTON ABBEY – SEASON 3 It is finally here!  Season 3 of Downton Abbey has arrived.     The evening began with a cheese plate featuring cheeses from the British Isles: Colston Bassett Stilton from Neal’s Yard Dairy Cotswold Cheddar with Porter Seaside Cheddar Wensleydale with Cranberries Sparkenhoe Red Leicester Although all of these cheeses…

Whip In – Whip In Good!!!

The Whip In.  A highly eclectic establishment located on I35 just south of Riverside Drive.  We shall share here musings on the food, wine and entertainment that we enjoyed on our first visit to the Whip In. Debra:  My dear friend Gavin has been trying to get me to come hear his band play for…

Cooking at Home for the Holidays

January 2013 One of the best parts of having an extended holiday break is getting to spend time in the kitchen.  Although I did try a few new recipes, this year I prepared a lot of the boys’ favorites.  The colder weather provided the opportunity for us to enjoy some recipes we have not made…

HOLIDAY GATHERINGS

DEC. 2012 We have participated in some delightful holiday gatherings over the past couple of weeks.  In an earlier blog entry, we shared details about our wine/beer/cheese pairing event.  Here are a couple of glimpses of other opportunities that we have enjoyed with friends. ECHOES OF JOY–Two parents from my school invited me to attend…

Antonelli’s Showdown

December 16, 2012 Deb: Those of your who follow our blog know that we are big fans of Antonelli’s Cheese Shop. After you read this entry, you will want to drive straight to the store without stopping (except don’t go on Monday – we found out the hard way…they are closed). So, here we go……

Word of Mouth

The HILL PTA generously treats the staff each year to a lovely Thanksgiving luncheon.  This year’s feast was one of the best yet, catered by WORD OF MOUTH (http://www.wordofmouthcatering.com/index.php ), along with delicious desserts provided by parents to finish off the meal. Here are a few pictures of this year’s menu: Baby Greens Salad– with toasted…

House Wine – Good Wine

In search of an early Happy Hour meeting with a colleague found us at House Wine on a Friday afternoon at 4:00pm.  Marc and I have visited this quaint wine bar a couple of times in the past, both times impressed with the wine by the glass offerings.  Yesterday was no different.  I asked for…

A Monumental Meal

– Bookending a wonderful concert of choral music from the Renaissance Period performed by the SU Chorale. When in Georgetown, eat at the Monument Café.  Don’t give it a second thought…or do give it a second thought… We ate there twice this past Saturday night – Dinner before a choir concert at Southwestern University; Dessert…

A to ZUZU

Where will you find us on Wednesday for dinner? At ZUZU on North Mopac. This spot is a no-brainer for our family – everyone likes the food AND they always have ESPN on the TV (not so exciting now that baseball season is over).  We often run into folks we know and of course, our Hill…

What’s For Supper?

Here is a peek at a few of our most recent culinary adventures.  Yes… it’s a list…with links!! 1. Coconut Chicken Salad – from the website Skinnytaste.com This was an easy and satisfying meal, and a good way to get in some of our Farmhouse Delivery produce.  We especially enjoyed the honey mustard dressing.  I…