Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Food, lots of food

It's been a long time since my last post and I've made a couple of trips to Dallas and visited the Oklahoma State Fair. I'm always amazed at all the different foods they have at the fair and how they can add even more calories to already fattening foods! I have to say the only thing I had was roasted corn at the fair, but some of these things looked really good!If you are really lazy, you can get your pizza on a stick!

Yum is what I have to say about funnel cakes!

So I went to Dallas with my sisters early in September and stayed at my cousin's house. She was a great hostess and made reservations for us at a cute tea room in Richardson, The Chocolate Angel. I didn't get pictures there, but they had an awesome grilled pimento cheese sandwich and served it with jelly - it was delicious! Then on Sunday we went to a restaurant called Rise, it is a souffle place and it was delicious! Here's some pics:

This is the caramel pecan or something like that! Heavenly!

This is the truffle mushroom that Jill & I split, it was wonderful.

And this is the cheese tray that you can choose several different kids of cheese to try from. It was an eating experience and so fun. I highly recommend Rise.

Then Bailey and I went down to Allen for a day and a half in late September for some retail therapy, an Allen football game and some great food. We ate at Buca di Beppo and had this -
Possibly the best pasta dish ever - It was called Pesto Basilica or something like that.
And this salad with Granny Smith apples, gorgonzola cheese, spiced walnuts and dried cranberries. Need I say more? Anybody want to go to Dallas for a food weekend??


  1. Rise sounds really different. I may have to try that sometime! Where do you shop in Allen?

  2. The Allen Premium Outlet is great! It's got Ann Taylor, Liz Claiborne, Eddie Bauer, J. Crew, Gap, Ralph Lauren, Guess and tons more. The Frisco stores are also not too far away so we went to IKEA too.