Sometimes you gotta’ live a little. On Buford Highway you can live a lot (for a little). As I’ve mentioned before this area is has everything. You can find restaurants, groceries and foot massage parlors (yes I said it) from locales around the world.
Danny and Peter had just returned to Atlanta after a major client meeting in the afternoon. I was excited when they asked me to pick them up at Peter’s hotel so that I could join in their celebration of work well done. I was even more excited when I got this text message from Danny.
Yep, that’s right it says he was sitting next to Vince Vaughn and soon I was too. On the instruction of the manager we did no more than gaze from the neighboring table. I so wanted to strike up the “Hey Vince you’re from Chicago, I’m from Chicago..let’s be friends ” convo but alas. Maybe next time
We carried on to Buford Highway to one of Peter’s favorite spots when he lived in Atlanta—Treat Your Feet massage parlor. For a whopping 30 dollars we all were able to kick back, relax, talk and drink tea (oh and get a 60 minute foot and leg massage). Peter said that when he lived in China, he and his friends would get daily foot massages after a game of basketball. The facility was clean, the staff was very friendly and with that price tag, I think I may be back once I am on my feet for 12 hour shifts again.
It was definitely an out of the ordinary, but very welcome way, to spend a Wednesday evening.
This afternoon I will be heading over to Stephanie’s for a luncheon. As she mentioned in yesterday’s post, I am in charge of the dessert. I try to keep my grocery store trips at a minimum so that I can stay within our weekly budget (it’s amazing how those delicious little extras find their way into your cart) and was determined to make a treat with ingredients I had on hand.
I usually use the internet or search my cookbooks to find new recipes to try but today I was feeling something classic…something very classic…
My grandma Betty’s apple cake. I haven’t had this in years and have never made it before so I guess it is new to me. The recipe is even written in her own handwriting from 50+ years ago.
My aunt gave me a collection of original handwritten recipes from my grandparents as a wedding shower gift….love!
Unfortunately, this recipe won’t be shared but I’ll be sure to include some reviews after lunch today.
What is your favorite way to kick back and relax?
Does your family have “secret” recipes?