Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Confusion at Moe's

So, guys, today Nick and I went to Moe's. I am such a creature of habit! I usually get the John Coctastan quesadilla, but today I changed up my order. My food was yummy as usual, but I got so confused and frustrated that I will probably stick to the JC combo from now on! The poor clerk did nothing wrong, but we just weren't communicating. I guess that's what happens when I get a day off from school! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Calling all VCA Journalism Students

Okay guys, this is the deal. If you want the bonus points, you have to make a reasonable comment about one of my many posts....and you have to use your real name or who will get the credit??? IDK?????

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Wet Noodle Lashes for ME!

I'm embarassed to say that I promised blog entries this summer.....where did the summer go? Now, I am furiously trying to update my blog for my Journalism students! This is a blog. People who have more free time than high school teachers, write often....get the picture!!! Read some of my old entries, that will give you a glimpse of blogging......

Monday, June 22, 2009

Seagulls in Fayetteville

Yes, it's summertime and my official vacation at the beach isn't until July 17th. Was I hallucinating this morning when I saw a seagull on my street?

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Quiznos a no go!

I am sorry that my first real post this summer is going to be a gripe, but to quote my husband, "I'm not coming in here anymore with you because you always get mad!" I hate to admit it but he's right. I was first introduced to Quiznos on Skibo Road. The owner/manager there is really nice, and I fell in love with the "toasty goodness" they served. A couple of years ago, a new Quiznos opened on Walter Reed Rd, much closer to our house. I have never liked that location. I feel the customer service is so inferior to other Quiznos I have visited. Today was a perfect example of how not to treat your customers. First of all, I find their menu board to be incredibly hard to read. The hodge podge arrangement of announcements on the glass does not a menu make. I had tried the Torpedo previously, and I liked it okay, but really just wanted a plain old tuna sandwich. It took about five minutes to finally find a tuna melt listed under "classics". This was not on the menu board by the way, but on a menu taped to the glass where you place your order. The young woman taking my order did not ask me how I wanted my sandwich, but I figured that I would be asked later down the "line", after the toasting. No further contact was made until the clerk at the register began putting my sandwich in a plastic bag....the order wasn't to go. The middle person (who I believe to be the manager) takes my sandwich, cuts off the wrapping, and puts it in a basket. I asked the clerk if tomatoes came on tuna. He anwered no, but I could have a side order if I wanted it. I declined, but grabbed a menu/brochure on the way to my seat. There it was listed: tuna melt, tuna salad, cheddar, lettuce, tomato, mayo. I opened up my sandwich, not only was there no mayo, but my lettuce was covered in what looked like Italian dressing, which for the record, I despise. I took my sandwich back up to the clerk, poor guy, and asked if I could have my sandwich fixed to match the description on the menu. (I asked nicely, too) He brought my sandwich back to me in a couple of minutes with tuna salad, cheddar, lettuce, tomato, and some kind of dressing. I took my sandwich back to the clerk and said, "I don't know what this stuff is, but it's not on the menu for a tuna melt." He tells me it is red wine vinaigrette and asks the sandwich maker why she put that on my sandwich. Instead of being concerned that I am standing there with the second incorrectly made sandwich, she begins to argue with the clerk, poor guy, about the recipe for the tuna melt. In a very gracious move, I tell the clerk that I will eat the sandwich as it is. Two things make me really ill about this 1) regardless of how you think a tuna melt should be made, when a customer sends a sandwich back and asks for lettuce, tomato, and mayo, for goodness sake, just put on the lettuce, tomato, and mayo! and 2) the guy that I know is the manager (because I have had to complain to him before) said nothing. He stood there just looking around at his clerk, poor guy, floundering around trying to make me happy, and the sandwich maker beligerently arguing over the recipe for a tuna melt. Here's a tip buddy, TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR EMPLOYEES!

Regardless, it doesn't matter to me because honestly, the next time I want Quiznos, I will not be going to the Walter Reed Rd location. End of story.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

SSS Lunch

I am so delighted to report that in just one short week out of school, I have been on a camping trip and been to lunch with 2 out of 3 of my Sensible Shoes Sisters. I am brushing up on my blogging skills and hope to be entertaining y'all soon! Until then...woo hoo it's summer!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Just a few more days....SUMMERTIME!!!

We are in the final hours of school for students and alas, the final days of school for the teachers. I am sad that some of my students will not be returning to our school, but I must admit, this year has been eventful and sometimes trying! Thank God were we able to finish the race set before us! Nick and I hope that the next two months will be ones of much needed rest and relaxation in our new deluxe indoor/outdoor mobile vacation home! We took our maiden voyage this weekend to Myrtle Beach with no unexpected events! When do we roll again? As soon as possible! Here's to a great summer and the promise of many more posts to come!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Summer Awaits

Thanks to our new Mobile Vacation Home, I will have lots of fun soon as school is out!

Spring Break!

So many things to say, so little time.....did anyone ever say that teaching is hard work? Oh yes! Sorry to say that it consumes my days. Stay tuned for lots of posts later on.....

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Daring Bakers Challenge February

Daring Bakers February Challenge
Chocolate Valentino cake by Chef Wan; a Vanilla Ice Cream recipe from Dharm and a Vanilla Ice Cream recipe from Wendy
What can I say about a flourless chocolate cake? Bring me a fork and a huge glass of water, and soon it will be gone! This was luscious and so satisfying for a chocoholic like me. Thanks to Wendy at wmpesblog (Arizona) and Dharm at Dad - Baker and Chef (Malaysia) for offering this recipe as the challenge. My photos will be posted later.

Absence makes the heart grow fonder....

I was chastised this week for abandoning my blogging. I am sorry if I have let you down. I have been overwhelmed with lesson plans and grading papers. I promise to do better. New posts coming soon!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Moe's IS here!

It is official. I have eaten at Moe's twice since Wednesday. I had the Joey Bag of Donuts burrito and the John Coctostan quesadilla...all good, good, good.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Dollar Store Deals?

Okay, I love the Dollar Tree at Eutaw. It rocks! I went in there yesterday for batteries and the pink stuff sweetener and you'll never guess what I saw! A pregnancy test! Now, I don't mean to get into your business, but if being pregnant or not being pregnant was really important to me.....I don't think I would buy the test at the Dollar Tree! Just saying...........

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


I have a reliable source that has given next Thurday as the first open to customers day at MOES! YEHAW!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Winter Wonderland

Snow Day Pics


Fabulous Hot Chocolate Recipe #12444
Don't look at the calories just make it and enjoy it!
by Bergy
15 min | 5 min prep

12 cups

Chocolate Sauce
1 (15 ounce) can condensed milk
1 (4 ounce) German sweet chocolate, broken into pieces
1 cup whipping cream, whipped
6 cups milk, heated
In a saucepan, mix condensed milk and chocolate pieces.
Stir constantly over low heat until chocolate melts.
Cool to room Temperature.
Fold in the whipped cream.
Use now, or store covered in the fridge for up to one week.
To make the hot chocolate spoon a 1/4 cup of chocolate mix into a mug, add 1/2 cup of hot milk, stir and enjoy.

© 2009 Recipezaar. All Rights Reserved.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Grilled Duck with Cherry Sauce

Our New Year's Day grilled duck turned out great. I seasoned the duck with fresh garlic, fresh sage, salt and pepper. Nick grilled it with indirect heat, and decided when it was completely done after 1 1/2 hours that he really needs a smoker :-). I made a sauce with cherries, sage, balsalmic vinegar, soy sauce, and honey. Delicious. My side dishes were roasted red potatoes with sauteed baby bella mushrooms and fried baby spinach. Enjoy these pictures of our celebration meal.

Friday, January 2, 2009


What can I say about dunch? Dunch cannot be explained, it must be experienced.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Welcome 2009

Can I just take a minute to tell you about a new discovery? Edamame hummus from Trader Joe's. Now, I love hummus, but this stuff is so flavorful, it makes me want to lick it straight from the container! YUMMMMM. My duck has been postponed until tomorrow; I have been invited over to Diane's for "dunch".......details to follow.