Monday, November 15, 2010

Sentimental Triple Order

Zachary and I have a few places, songs, phrases, traditions, and foods that are sentimental to us. Topper's Triple Order is one of those warm fuzzies. Back in our dating days in Waukesha and Whitewater, we ate a lot of Topper's Triple Orders. At the time Toppers was a small take out/delivery chain in southern WI and we patronized the one in Whitewater often. We would always get the Triple Order, which was basically cheesy bread sticks with garlic butter dipping sauce. That was usually followed with a Frosty's PBcup flurry. (like a Blizzard, but a custard and blended with PB sauce too. omg...) I am surprised we didn't weigh 400 pounds. After I was done with college and we got married and settled back in NE WI, we lost our Toppers connection.

Fast forward to about 3 weeks ago driving through downtown Appleton. We spotted a new Toppers open. So recently we stopped in for our special Triple Order to see if it still tasted the same after 6.5 years. It did :-)

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

One Kool Kat

Oh, Diogenes. You weird cat.
One interesting thing we are learning about Diogenes, is that he doesn't lie or sit like a normal cat a lot of the time. When lounging about, he prefers to be on his back, looking at you upside down. And apparently sits like this at times. Zachary and I had a good laugh when we found him chillaxing last night. Maybe he got into the Catnip...

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Lemon Cake

One of my favorite sweets to make is Lemon Cake. I stumbled across this recipe over a year ago when I was searching for a recipe to use for 6 lemons I had. I have made about 5 times now and its been a moist success each time. Don't let the amount of lemons scare you, the result is a sweet citrusy treat without being tart or bitter. Yum.