Mary Joan and I did not let a little thing like the weather keep us from our appointed rounds today.
We had plans. Springlike plans. Plans to fill our eyes with bunnies and flowers and all things green and sprouting or blooming.
For the record, I did not buy a bunny with lily of the valley coming out of his ear. But I kind of wanted to.
Then it was back in the car, down the ramp, onto the highway (by mistake), off the highway, up and down the one way streets of the downtown area of KC. Refusing to use a phone for directions because "we need to be able to figure this stuff out on our own - like in the old days!"
And of course, find it we did. Brown and Loe. The designated lunch spot.
After a bit of deliberation I settled on the Roasted Butternut Squash sandwich with feta, peppadew jam, and arugula on whole grain toasted bread - with a side of cream of mushroom soup. OH! but it was good. The perfect lunch for a rainy spring day. Warm soup, bright arugula, sweet and smoky butternut squash - I think that sums it up. Joan would completely disagree and tell you to get the buttermilk chicken sandwich that was dressed with smoked gouda, apple fennel slaw, sweet pickles and ancho tomato jam - and some darn good crispy, salty, fries on the side. I only know the fries were good because Joan insisted I try them.
The restaurant is in an old bank building from the 1920's with cool architectural details. Worth a trip for sure.
When we each got back to your respective homes we did some serious "home-making" and sent each other photos of our work.
We gave ourselves high marks for ingenuity, using items we already owned with just a few new purchases to freshen things up.
I spotted these pillows and have added "make free motion circle quilted pillows" to the to-do list. There are simply not enough hours in the day for all the things I need to try my hand at.