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Monday, January 30, 2012

Monday Mug Shot

Uncle John’s Pancake House
Toledo, Ohio

This week’s mug shot is not a nostalgic trip down memory lane, at least not yet, someday it will be. This is my newest mug!

Yesterday David and I went out to breakfast, which we do on occasion, even when we’re at home. He had a couple of coupons for a free breakfast, with the purchase of a drink, at Uncle John’s pancake House, so we decided to give it a try. It was a little farther a drive than we usually go for breakfast, but not really any farther than we do when we are j the mood for IHOP and with coupons for 2 free breakfasts, the price was nice!

It was fantastic! The restaurant was pretty full, but we were still seated quickly (although there was a wait by the time we left) Our waitress was at our table pretty soon after seating, but not at all too quick, we didn't feel rushed to sit down. I was impressed with the coffee service. There is a color code to differentiate between regular and decaf so the staff with coffee for refills, which seem to be everywhere and constant, can know without asking which to refill. And your coffee cup only goes empty if you insist.

I had a Greek omelet with pancakes as the side instead of toast or hash browns. Two things were at play there for me. First, how can you go to a pancake house for the first time and not at least try the pancakes? Second, and this is the important part, I couldn’t decide between an omelet and pancakes when we left home and seeing the menu didn’t make it any easier! The Greek omelet, which I had made with Egg Beaters was super fluffy with asparagus and feta and I t was SO good. I’m going to try that at home, but I’m not sure what the secret is to making it that fluffy! I was planning on having one pancake and taking the other two home, but David was hankering for a little more and… well, we didn’t take any pancakes home. The pancakes are light, fluffy and everything a pancake house pancake should be. YUM!

After finishing breakfast, David went to pay the coffee bill and get change for a tip. When he came back to the table he had a bag. I asked what was in the bag and he told me he wasn’t telling. I asked, a little surprised, if it was a half-birthday present. I never expect gifts for birthdays and especially not half birthdays, but he told me I could think of it as that. When we were leaving, we passed a display case full of coffee mugs. I didn’t even mention wanting one because I kinda figured out what was in the bag!

A great sign of love is to acknowledge someone’s passions, no matter how trivial the trinket seems. It was a wonderful morning.

5 comments:

Marti said...

A great hubby to compliment a good breakfast, you are one lucky girl.

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

It does sound like it was a wonderful morning...with a mug shot too!

Edna B said...

I agree, you are a very lucky girl, but then David is also very lucky to have you. It takes two to have this wonderful type of relationship. Your breakfast sounds wonderful! Have a great day, hugs, Edna B.

p.s. I meant to tell you yesterday, that when Dad can,t come help out, the paper usually has lots of "rent a hubby" ads who are very good at putting things together.

Jennifer said...

I love your mug shots, it's such a creative idea. I don't collect mugs, but I do collect shot glasses, maybe one day when they're all on a shelf on display, I'll do something similar! I can pretty much remember the story behind every single one of them, and I have over 100!

Flora said...

Sounds like a wonderful time! I love breakfasts out!!