Sunday, September 7, 2008

Saturday with the big sis: Egg Harbor Cafe

On Saturday, Jenny and I hit up downtown Naperville for some shopping. We started off the day with brunch at Egg Harbor Cafe.

In true form to my current obsession with poached eggs, I ordered the Fried Green Tomato Benedict. I took one look at the description and didn't bother to read the rest of the menu. Poached eggs over fried stuff? With bacon? Oh yes.

On a side note, I've realized that the poached egg pictures are kind of getting out of control. As in, "Wow, this girl really likes poached eggs. WTF?" I'm aware of this. It's becoming a problem that I have no intention of fixing. Hey, I warned you. And now...the eggs:

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Jenny got the Egg-ceptional Combo, a plate that included a mini skillet (which she ordered with mushrooms and eggs over easy), banana french toast, and fresh fruit. A perfect combination of sweet and savory.

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I'm not crazy about sweets for breakfast, but that french toast was frickin' good. Especially after a big bite of skillet. I might have to order the Egg-ceptional Combo next time.

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Jenny took pictures of her own food with her own camera because she, too, appreciates a good dose of food porn when it comes her way. Although I believe she's more of a yarn porn addict when it really comes down to it. Serious knitter, that girl. We're kind of dorky when it comes to this kind of stuff. And here's the proof:

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Jenny taking a picture of me taking a picture of my food. Notice the woman in the background staring at us like we're crazy and weird. She has no idea.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Labor Day eating, Michigan-style

Labor Day weekend at the MacKenzies' lake house in Michigan. Boating, swimming, drinking, bonfire-ing, and EATING.

We headed up Friday night and stopped for dinner and beers at Three Floyd's Brewery in Indiana.

Good beer, good food. We sampled a bunch; I'm not a huge beer drinker, but I like a good wheat beer, and their Gumball Head summer brew was very refreshing.

Murdo and I split a juicy burger:

Three Floyd's burger

Laurie ordered the grilled chicken sandwich, which was served on some awesome tomato-pesto-style bread.

Three Floyd's chicken sandwich

And now on to the weekend feasting...

Saturday dinner was all the favorite summer-lovin' treats: hot dogs, brats, burgers, corn on the cob, veggies, chips, dip, pasta salad...

Summer food

I wanted a burger and a hot dog but knew I couldn't finish both, so I split them. I went back for the other half of the burger shortly after scarfing down my plate.

On Sunday morning I was so hungry I forgot to take a picture of my breakfast, so I caught a picture of Murdo's before he dug in. Mine was basically the same, plus one fried egg and minus the extremely buttery toast.

Murdo's Sunday breakfast

Mmm...nothing like a big hearty breakfast before a day of boating and swimming. Sunday dinner we had shrimp, beef, cauliflower casserole, corn on the cob, salad, veggies...

Shrimp!

Sunday night dinner in Michigan

I'd say we bid the summer a proper farewell, but it will be missed. Goodbye potato salads, hot dogs on the grill, sweet corn on the cob, cold summer brews...hello homemade soups, stews, and bubbling casseroles...

Thanks to the MacKenzies and Bazans for another fun-filled, drink-filled, food-filled weekend on the lake.