Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Southern all the way

This past Friday night, I had the pleasure of having dinner with none other than the vivacious and what's-not-to-love-about-her Christy Jordan, Miss Southern Plate herself, along with her sweet mother Janice, and their gracious friend Shannon Kozee who is the Social Media Director at Big Idea (Veggie Tales, gotta love that). We met at Loveless Cafe and it was a delightful evening.


Do you see Carol Fay's picture on the wall to the right? She was known (and still is) as "The Biscuit Lady" here in Nashville. For years, she made anywhere from 4,000 - 7,000 biscuits a day! Can you imagine? Miss Carol Fay passed away in 2010, but her memorable touches still linger all over the Loveless Cafe.

Christy and her mom, Janice, ordered the Oatmeal Raisin Pie (I think that was the name) for dessert, and it was delicious! Shannon ordered (or I think we might have ordered for her, LOL), the Coconut Pie. But alas, we failed to capture a picture of that delightful and delicious creation. 

I ordered the Banana Pudding. A standard favorite that Loveless does so well!

And this is adorable Shannon with a copy of A Lasting Impression. We were goofing around in the parking lot, even though it was freezing!

I love meeting new friends, and I gotta say… Hanging with these women was fun and "just the ticket" after a full day of writing. The writing is going very well, btw. Had a 2,000 word day yesterday, which is great for me. And I'm hoping for––and am well on my way to––the same today.

Btw, if you're a recipe lover, be sure and check out Loveless Cafe's recipes posted on their site.  Christy's new cookbook is a winner for the recipes alone, but the family stories she intersperses make it a real treasure.

And finally…

Have you heard of Preston Leatherman, the guy who dances around malls? Well, he's just released a new "Dancing with an iPod in Public--Valentine's Edition" that he filmed guess where... Right here in Nashville at the Cool Springs Galleria. So we're keeping this post Southern all the way.


Now, be honest...did you "chair dance," even a little, while watching this? (I did.)

Blessings on your day, 
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