Sunday, March 20, 2011

Drizzly Day, Donuts and Sardines-A Letter to My Son

Dear Stefan:

Dad and I headed north on Halsted Ave. this morning.  As you can see it was a drizzly and gray first day of spring.  Guess where we were headed.  Nightwood!!!!!   


Not much traffic and lots of on-street parking with no "out-sourced" parking meters in sight.



In your honor, we shared the bacon butterscotch donut.  It was just as good as the one we shared with you last summer.  For the briefest moment, I thought about trying to bring you one.  I decided not to even try.  Sorry!


Dad had an omelet filled with Illinois venison.  I had....


...wood grilled Galician sardines in spot prawn and white truffle broth with a perfectly poached egg.  They were delicious!  No, the heads didn't bother me.  Yes, those are the famous Nightwood "tots" in the background.

Now we are hoping to watch Purdue beat Virginia Commonwealth University.  Dad thought I might give my loyalty to VCU.  Not a chance.

I'm looking forward to seeing you and Elyssa in a few days.

Love,
Mom

24 comments:

  1. Wherever you were, that is one outstanding menu!!!! And you could only pick one!!!! Very nice.

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  2. I was drooling over the donut so when I saw that, My mind went off your post and in dreamland... I have not had a donut of any kind for years. Now I want one...wondering if your son after seeing this post feels the same... And you didnt get him one....

    Have fun watching the game.

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  3. I'm going to have to stop visiting your blog if you keep this up! I'm trying to lose some weight, but that donut was like a siren -- luring me onward!

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  4. Such a fun post. My mom and I exchanged hundreds of letters over the years. She died of cancer almost 6 years ago . . . of course, I still miss her and her letters.

    Fondly,
    Glenda

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  5. I love this way to use your blog...have a great Sunday afternoon...hugs, Flavia

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  6. Well, at first I thoght Nightwood was a city and that was your grocery list! As I was reading it, I thought it was a pretty ambitious and organized list. Then I thought WAIT a minute, something's not right! Ha ha!! I then saw the plates and realized it's a restaraunt!! I must say those fish heads would bother me, but what a menu!! You don't find food like that often!

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  7. I would try the donut, but I dont think I could do the fidh heads! :)
    I don' t like fish, even without their heads!
    Have a good week!
    Interesting about your apple plug. I just gone mine for Cmas, still learning!

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  8. Hah, that donut makes me want to reach inside the computer and pull it over the interenet! Ahhh, looks scrumptious!
    I will be taking in the game; my Tar Heels won and darn, Michigan almost beat DUKE; I hate Duke and now I am watching Ohio State ! such a busy day!

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  9. Bacon and butterscotch? Oh my! What a way to brighten up a drizzly day! :)

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  10. Catching up on your posts. What a gray Chicago morning! But the menu looks yummy and I love the way you and your hubby do this breakfast thing. It sounds like you are headed to visit your son! And so glad you won't be frustrated with the computer problems again, hopefully!

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  11. Ha! You taunt your poor kiddo. My mom is exactly the same. Sends me yummy photos from all the restaurants in Dallas I never get to go to anymore :)

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  12. It's not drizzly today, but will be tomorrow, so the weather man says. That doughnut looks wonderful! I had an apple filled one this morning.... first one in a long time. Tasted wonderful with my coffee. Fish with heads....now that would bother me!

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  13. Those are some serious looking sardines, Bonnie. lol. As for the donut, you had me at bacon butterscotch...

    Ben
    http://kissthecook-ben.blogspot.com/

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  14. Love the post! I hope you won your game. My husband is presently watching Texas lose. I am happy outside! Bonnie

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  15. That doughnut is to die for!!!

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  16. Bonnie, everything on that menu looks tempting! And, your photos are beautiful. Looks really, really good. Glad you are getting to see your son soon!! Blessings ~ Tanna

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  17. Ok, I know that I asked for photos, but now I'm regretting it. So delicious-looking!

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  18. Wait a minute...where is MY bite?

    Love this, but next time...

    All spring joys,

    Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

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  19. Aww, that's sweet to write letter's to your son! I agree with the other posters, that butterscotch and bacon donut looks incredible. Do they ship?

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  20. Doggone it.... Everyone in front of me ate that donut and I didn't even get a bite... You'll have to mail me one ---or jump in your jet and fly one down to see me!!!!!!!

    I do not ever want sardines... My Dad used to eat those things... GADS!!!! BUT--everything else on the menu looked good.

    Sorry your team didn't win. Mine lost BAD on Thursday.... Oh Well!!!
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  21. gee, your son must look forward to your letters! I never thought to send one that included a fish head to our daughter when she was away at school. too funny!

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  22. Such a sweet post filled with good things. I'm sure your son was drooling at all those delicious goodies, just as we are!

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  23. Very creative post! I'd take those sardines over the donut anyday!!

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