Thursday, October 16, 2008

Change Your Subscriptions...

I don't want to lose you as my reader so...

Make sure you change your subscription information to my new blog at Wordpress. Starting tomorrow if you try to come to this blog, you will be redirected. But, if you want to have automatic notifications of my new posts, then make sure you change your RSS feeds.

Looking forward to this new adventure with you!!


Wednesday, October 15, 2008

My Blog is Moving...

I haven't been posting much lately, but there's a reason more than "I'm too busy". I'm working on moving this blog over to Wordpress. I've been very impressed with it so far...

Would you come over and take a look and let me know what you think? It's still a work in progress, but I value my readers' opinions and ideas.

Click here to check out Pennies on a Platter on Wordpress!

Thursday, October 9, 2008


Wow.. life got busy. Thank goodness for my catalog of quick recipes, because that's all I've been able to make lately. You haven't seen any new recipes up in a while because I haven't made anything new. I guess it's okay to reuse recipes...that's what this blog is for, right?

But, I do not want to leave my readers without anything to read, so here's another restaurant experience to post. This restaurant is very unique, just for the fact that it is in an old jailhouse in Franklin, TN. You can even see the hook on the ceiling where they used to hang people. Should I find that amusing? Or is that morbid? No, it's amusing.

There are other locations in the Nashville area... but this one seems to be the favorite.

The photos are from my camera please excuse the quality. And, I just want to point out that the middle girl in the photo below had a secret that day. She's 11 weeks pregnant and no one knew! Don't's public now... and we're all excited. But, it all makes sense why she ate more than the rest of us! Just kidding, Kara... ummm... yeah.... anyway...
Monell's is best described as heavy home-cookin' southern comfort food. It's not gourmet by any means, but if you want to experience a southern dinner, this is your place! We had 14 in our group, all seated at one huge rectangular table. Sweet tea, lemonade, biscuits and corn bread were already waiting for us on the table. They have their daily menus, but everyone eats the same thing. It's like Thanksgiving, minus the fancy dinnerware. The plates and serving platters did not even match, which I loved!

There's a TON of food and they'll keep bringing it out. We went for lunch and it was only $12 or $13. Sorry, can't remember the exact penny amount, but you get the!

Our meal consisted of Green Bean Casserole, Baked Potato Salad, Beets, Corn Bread, Biscuits, Tea, Lemonade, Salad, Country Fried Chicken, Fried Catfish, Cole Slaw, and my best friend, Vicki's, favorite....
Corn Bread Pudding!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Gigi's Cupcakes

If you live in Nashville, or ever visit, you must stop at Gigi's Cupcakes for a nice treat. Since we visit Nashville often, I've looked up cupcake places in the area and found this one months ago. But, we never had the chance to actually check it out the last few times we were in TN.

Finally... I got my chance! My company sent me to Nashville (Gaylord Opryland hotel, thank you!) for a Quality and Training Seminar. What luck! What? Me? I get to attend an awesome conference at a gorgeous hotel AND see my friends AND eat Nashville food?? All on the company's dollar? Get out!

So, I spent Tuesday through Friday at the hotel attending the seminar. Then I booked my flight to come home Sunday so I could spend the weekend with my college friends. Of course, the weekend food is not expensible. :) And, Saturday, one of my friends and I hit up Gigi's.

Now, I only got one cupcake and it was extremely hard to choose from all the flavors. My friend, however, bought four cupcakes so that she and her husband could have a variety of tastes to sample. Smart girl!
This is my cupcake... Midnight Magic Chocolate Chip. It was basically chocolate with chocolate chunks and chocolate frosting. Oh my!

And this is one of my friend's...I forgot to take a picture of her others...but you can see a few of the different kinds of cupcakes in the second photo above. This one is the Red Velvet with a creamy surprise in the center... she loved it.Let me know if you go... and tell me what kind you finally decided to buy!