Monday, December 26, 2016

MoMo''s and Post Christmas Shopping 12/26/16

Peggy asked me if I wanted to go DAY AFTER CHRISTMAS Shopping with her and I agreed.  We set out from my house around ten thirty a.m. and headed out "the transit"towards Eastern Hill Mall.  We went to BonTon and J.C. Penneys at the mall.  We found some nice "day bags" in  BonTon which were marked fifty percent off and we were able to use an additional coupon for another ten dollars off.  I purchased a brown one and Peggy chose a black one.  We plan to use the bags when we go sightseeing in Israel in February.

I noticed MoMo's Mongolian Grill (where Shogun used to be)

across from the mall and suggested that we check it out as a possibility for lunch.  I was concerned that it would be expensive but when we found out that it was only $10.50 for all you can eat, we decided to try it.  It was a good decision.

The variety of meats, starches and vegetables (and even a couple of fruits) and sauces was huge!

After loading a bowl up, you take it to the check with the huge wok and he grills it up.  
Peg and I each had three servings.  It was fun to design our own plates and try out the different sauces and spices.  

After lunch we headed down to JoAnnes, Hobby Lobby and also went to WalMart.  On the way back to Lockport we stopped at WalGreens.  

It was a fun but kind of tiring day.  

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Christmas 2016 at my house

Once again, I had Christmas Dinner at my house.  My guests were Peggy, David, Scott, Katherine Becky, Karra and Carrie.  Dinner was planned for 3:30 p.m.

I spent the morning cleaning and cooking.  The menu was
HAM (that David cooked and brought)
pineapple sauce for the ham (that Peggy made and brought)
baked beans
winter squash casserole
rolls and butter
macaroni and cheese (new crockpot recipe)
raisin sauce for the ham

desert was Cherry Crumb pie (that Katherine brought)
and Strawberry Rhubarb pie that Becky brought.
plus I offered dark chocolate Christmas bark and Chex Mix

Everything was delicious.  Becky brought scented candles in small cast iron
frying pans for all the ladies.  I lit mine (vanilla) after everyone had left.

After Becky, Catherine and Karra left, Peggy and David and Carrie and I exchanged gifts.

In the evening, I called my grandkids and talked with them.  Christa called me and we talked for a while.

It was a great day!

Saturday, December 17, 2016


A couple of weeks ago, I saw an ad in Lockport's paper for a buffet lunch at SAVOR the restaurant run by students of the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute.  I told Peggy about it and she wanted to go so I made reservations for twelve thirty today.

We arrived right on time and were given a good table.  Our server was "David" and he was very good.   Every item I tried on the buffet (except for the brussels sprout) was delicious. This was my salad plate(the first course).
 The prime rib melted in my mouth.
 The huge scallops were outstanding and the roasted carrots were TO DIE FOR.

The desert table was absolutely EXCITING!!!!
There was a GINGERBREAD house contest on  display in the lobby, here are pictures of a couple:  

Friday, December 9, 2016

Afternoon with Karra

Karra mentioned that she would like to do something special for Christmas with me.  She suggested going to see SCROOGE, but that did not interest me.

We set today as the day to go out to lunch and to Mennes.  However, we could not find Mennes so we quickly changed our plans.  We had lunch at Sawyers Creek Hotel.  I assume it used to be a hotel.
and we were both happy with the service, setting and the food.  

Then we went to Pellicano's Italian Market.
 Both Karra and I purchased several items.

Then we stopped at WillCare and talked with Diana for a while and picked up our appreciation gifts, which are very nice insulated coffee mugs.  

We took a different way home.  It was a nice afternoon.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

A CHRISTMAS CAROL at the Alleyway Theatre in Buffalo, NY

Marie invited Pam and I to accompany her to see her brother, Roger, in a production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL at the Alleyway Theatre in Buffalo.  We both agreed but Pam cancelled out.  Marie had invited two other friends of hers, Jeannie and Rhonda.

Rhonda and I met up at Marie's House and we picked Jeannie up at Tim Hortons.  Jeannie had bought hot chocolates for all of us and it was delicious and just hit the spot!

We got to the theatre
a bit early so we decided  to go to the Caaret fo a hot drink.  
The four of us also shared a piece of lemon marscapone cake which was amazing!   Here is a picture of

Jeannie, Marie and Rhonda at the Cabaret.  Then we walked across the street to the theatre.  When we arrived, the Alleyway Carolers were singing in the lobby.
The play was wonderful!    I could not take pictures during the performance, but took a few right at the end when the performers came out.
After the performance, the actors wenet out to the lobby to meet members of the audience.  Here is a picture of Marie with her brother, Roger. 
I purchased a CD of carols by the Alleyway Carolers.  And then we headed back to Lockport. It was a great evening!

My complete set of pictures can be seen here:

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

CONNECT Seniors Christmas Luncheon at Faith Tab: Sunday December 4, 2016

Once again Peggy organized a Christmas luncheon for the seniors.
Thirty people attended!  We had a very nice lunch of sandwiches, salad, pizza and chips
After lunch Marie led us in singing Christmas carols.  
She did a great job.

After the carols, we had desert.  Marie's pumpkin bread with cream cheese frosting was a big hit, while I brought most of my chocolate crinkle cookies home.  

We had a gift exchange which involved having the opportunity to steal someone elses gift and make a trade.  It was fun  
It was a great afternoon, filled with a lot of laughter.  

VICTORIAN TEA at Lockport United Church of Christ 12/3/16

Darlene and I reserved a table fo 15 and we had almost that number lined up, but there were a lot cancellations and we ended up with Darlene, me, Peggy, Elaine, Bonnie, Bonnie's sister Kathy and my cousin Becky.  So only seven altogether!  The tea buffet was wonderful! I ate too much.

The event was from noon until four p.m.  Peggy and I left in the middle to check out the vendor fair at Anna Merritt School.  We returned in time for the drawing for the baskets.

Becky won several baskets
and Peggy won two,
but as usual I did not win anything!

CHRISTMAS IN THE CITY at the Bond House 12/1/16

I met up with Peggy at the BOND HOUSE for CHRISTMAS IN THE CITY.  This years 
theme was old time store windows. 
While browsing in one of the rooms, I heard someone mention my name.  It was 
Mike Miller.  We had never met but he saw my signature in the sign in book and 
wanted to meet me because we both had written for the Lockport Star before it 
went defunct several months ago.  I introduced Peggy to him and we three chatted 
a bit.  He mentioned that some of his books are on AMAZON. 

I particularly enjoyed the live entertainment in the dining room.

id a self tour of the three floors and had refreshments, and I took a lot of 
pictures. Here are a few:  
Our greeters.
My complete set of pics is here: