Thursday, January 29, 2015

THURSDATE


This was a great "Thursdate"  We had several errands to run in Monrovia and decided to just turn it into a "Date".  

This may be the best salad I've ever had.  Spinach with boiled egg, mushrooms, tomatoes and warm bacon balsamic dressing.  Topped with a perfectly cooked piece of salmon.   It was so big, I will have the rest of it for dinner.


My dearest chose to have half a turkey club and salad.  Both lunches came with a muffin, which we brought home for dessert later.


Yes, this delightful lunch was at MiMi's.


Then a stop at Trader Joe's for some of the things I especially like from there.  They have "small" pork roasts, and the ones at Costco are just too BIG for us.  Also they have Doggie Treats that Molly likes.  Since it was a "date" my dearest had me pick out some flowers.


I decided on red roses since I have so much red and white in the house now for February and Valentines Day.


I couldn't decide if I wanted the bouquet in front of the mirror with the Love Sign or.....


on the table as the centerpiece.  What do you think?


The reason we had all this time to run around and have lunch in Monrovia was Molly was at the groomer with Gabriel.  We drop her off at 10 AM and pick her up at 1 PM.  Couldn't have worked out better.

A wonderful THURSDATE!!

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39 comments:

  1. you have a wonderful husband, so thoughtful! Does Molly like to be groomed?

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    1. I do have a wonderful husband, and yes, Molly likes to be groomed and Gabriel is a real sweetheart that loves animals, and they know it.

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  2. That salad looks seriously delicious! There is a MiMi's in Fort Worth.....I just might take Mother there next week. Not tomorrow, though. My sister told me to stay home and get well. These allergies are awful. So far I haven't left the den all day......
    Love your Thursdate! You look so pretty and trim! You make me want to get a perm! I love your hair! Is it naturally curly?

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    1. I saw from face book and your blog that you are suffering from allergies. Hate those. Since we moved from the valley up North...I've been doing so good.
      Linda...my hair is straight as a board. I have very thick hair, and since I've never put anything on it, it takes a perm really good. I get one about twice a year. (on the big rollers for soft curls)

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  3. Wanda, I love that you and your husband have a date. Your lunch was wonderful and healthy. I adore Mimi's. It is so cute there. I love your red roses too. I would just move them around to enjoy them more. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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    1. Our friends in Rocklin, CA do this and we thought it was such a good idea, we try to do it as often as possible. Just nice to be together and chat with out TV or computers.

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  4. What a wonderful date and the flowers look perfect in both places. Your salad sounds wonderful! Have a wonderful weekend. xo Diana

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    1. I think I'll just move them around and enjoy them as long as I can as Susie suggested.
      Will by to see you real soon as I haven't been over to your blog for a while.

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  5. Salmon...one of my favorite meals! Yum! Looks delicious!
    Molly sure looks pretty..all fresh!

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    1. It was so good. Molly feels so soft and clean. She's a happy camper.

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  6. Hi Wanda...
    That is how I make my spinach salad...so good!
    You 2 are so cute...out for a date...I love it!
    My boyfriend and I will be out and about tomorrow, after I get my hair cut...ugh...in the morning...
    Gonna drive to the lake...have lunch...thrift shop...
    This will be the last visit, as we leave for Florida next Thursday!!! YAY!!
    Were you following my blog last February?
    I post from there...share delightful beach photos...will be happy to have you along this year...
    I love your white vase....lovely!
    I like the flowers in front of the mirror...
    Enjoy your evening...
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. I don't think I had met you back in February. I think it was through Martha or Betsy that I met you. Can't remember...but so glad I did.
      I have all of Don's mom's milk glass. That is one of my favorite vases.
      Hugs and love back to you.

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    2. You will like my Florida posts....♥️

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  7. Set them on the table at mealtime and in front of mirror after the meals. Glad you had such a nice day.

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    1. Good idea Patty. They are easy to move.. It was a good day.

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  8. Sounds and looks like you had a delightful lunch. The flowers in the mirror double the beauty of them.

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    1. They do look nice in the mirror don't they. It was the best lunch ever.

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  9. Dear Wanda, What a great day for you and yours. It is wonderful that you both enjoyed your lunch and that Molly had a beauty day. I think the red roses are so pretty and would use them as a centerpiece.
    Have a beautiful weekend. xo Catherine

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    1. Hi Catherine ~ It was such a nice lunch. All the taste came together. The salmon was cooked to perfection. tender on the inside and some crust where it was grilled. Like you would do it, I'm sure.
      Sending hugs ~

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  10. What a fun date! I sure wish we had a Trader Jo's. I'd never heard of it until I started blogging.

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    1. Hi Bonnie ~ We are fortunate that everywhere we have lived in the past 30 years has had a TJ close by. I love it.

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  11. Love, love, love salmon. Yum. And the half-club looks so good too. Beautiful roses. I like them in both places, but in front of the mirror you get TWO bouquets!

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    1. It was cooked to perfection. I just finished the leftovers for dinner, it was still wonderful.

      I like the double view of roses...twice as nice. :)

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  12. What a nice date. Trader Joes has nice flowers, and surprisingly sometimes even Whole Foods has great prices. I love grilled salmon on a salad. Have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. It was a lot of fun. After 53 years of marriage..we still like to date. HaHa. I like Whole Foods too, and Spouts is another good place to good good stuff.

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  13. You guys are so sweet. 53 years of marriage is certainly something to celebrate each and every day. Sounds like a wonderful outing and Molly got a little pampering, too -- I hope she likes grooming day. :) I like the roses in front of the LOVE sign. best wishes, Tammy

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    1. It was one of our best dates. Molly does like the groomer and she feels like silk when we pick her up.

      I don't usually buy red roses, yellow is my fav. but they look so nice with the valentine decor I really love them.

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  14. Sounds like an absolutely perfect Thursdate! Evan and I have hoping to have a date Saturday. ;) Beautiful red roses... perfect for your Valentine's décor! blessings ~ tanna

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    1. I hope you and Evan have a lovely Saturdate.

      Love fresh flowers, These add so much to the dinning room.

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  15. The salad looks good, but I'd have to go for the turkey club. I bet Molly like her spa day too.

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    1. You would have liked the club. Don sure enjoyed it. Molly does like being groomed, and we really like Gabriel. Sometimes hard to find a good groomer when you move. We had our previous one for years. Molly will be 11 in July.

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  16. Looks like a wonderful place to eat, and what a nice day! Love the roses by the mirror!
    Deb

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    1. We like MiMi's. I think the vote is roses by the mirror. I'll probably move them around just for fun.

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  17. Hey there pretty lady :) Mmm.... your meal looks absolutely delicious! And look at Molly - what a cutie pie :)

    Your blog looks beautiful, my friend. Happy weekend to you. Hugs!

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    1. Thank you Stephanie ~it was the best salad and salmon ever. I would order it again.
      We love or Molly girl.
      I liked the softness of the pink on my blog instead of all the red and whites in my house.
      Have a great weekend dear.

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  18. Not much a salmon fan, but I love a good turkey club, Red roses, how nice.

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    1. Neither is my dearest, Janet...so I get it when we are out. I do Tilapia and cod at home.

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  19. Your meal sounds so good - i haven't been to a Mimi's in quite awhile. I love the wedge salad on their small appetite menu..It's delicious!!

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