Friday, September 12, 2014

Love at first bite...

Morning, all and Happy Friday!  WeeeeeeeeeeeeJ  

I'm SUPER GIDDY this morning given that we went from cloudy & humid yesterday to SUNNY AND BREEZY THIS morning.  Happy, happy, joy, joy.J
And did anyone else see this list circulating the web this week???  I was CRACKING UP since I've done nearly ALL of them...and LOVE itJ  (ps-and who even knew "Friendsgiving" was a 'thing' with OTHER groups???  We've been bringing Friendsgiving realness since pre-blog 2008!J)  

ANYWAY...back to my post for you today, I just HAD to share a lunch I had with my Mom on Wednesday afternoon as we made our way down to Haddonfield, NJ to "The British Chip Shop."  Seeing as how we had SOMUCHFUN there at Harry Potter Trivia Night, I was anxious to go back and sample a few more menu delights.

We started with the bean dip, thinking Katie would INHALE THIS.  She didn't.

But WE did...salty deliciousness topped with cheese...ummmmm, OK???

And for lunch, we did our favorite 'half-sies' and split both of our entrees so neither of us had TOO much decadence.  In the 'lighter corner,' an INCREDIBLE Beet salad...  
This salad was PERFECTION, with the fresh beets, creamy and tangy goat cheese, crunchy walnuts and the perfect compliment from the lemon vinaigrette.  It was definitely a salad you would have been HAPPY to have as an entree (cause, let's be real, some just do NOT fit that bill)

And my Mom got her FIRST EVER taste of Indian food from my order of Chicken Tikka Masala..
I know that seems like a random selection at a BRITISH CHIP shop, but apparently Indian cuisine is very prevalent in England, so I was OK with skipping the fish & chips for the dayJ

Tender chicken in the rich & creamy masala sauce with just a KICK of spice at the end, all served over a bed of sticky Jasmine rice.  Not to mention, the dish was HUGE and lasted enough for my Mom & I + dinner of leftovers for Scott.  Not too shabby.  And it made my Mom a TOTAL fan.  It was love at first biteJ

And there was just NO WAY I was leaving without the STICKY TOFFEE PUDDING!!!!!
This brown sugar/date cake is one of my favs that I don't attempt to make for myself all too often, so I thought I'd let the experts do their thangJ  Soft and caramel-laced cake drizzled with toffee sauce and served warm with a scoop of ice cream.  I I even need to say anything else???

OK...but we DID have one other dessert that we picked up in Haddonfield, but I feel as though I must return and take enough photos to document the experience as this place deserves it's own properly-documented shout out since they had....some of the BEST CUPCAKES EVERRRRRRRRRRR!  
And I don't say this lightly as I am a FIRM BELIEVER that all cupcakes are NOT created equalJ  How's that for a tease??  And I tease because I know we are going back in the VERY near future and can't wait to give a full reviewJ

ANYWAY...back to FALL, shall we???  My Mom spied some FALLEN LEAVES and I was SOOOOO excited...

And the pretty weather is supposed to keep on keepin on right through the weekendJ  Hope you guys have plans for a great oneJ

Enjoy it!

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