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Sunday, July 24, 2011

The Kids, Quinton's Bar & Deli, and a Winner

I cannot say it enough.  I have been blessed lately.  I get to work a part-time job I really enjoy and spend 4 day weekends at home with these cute kiddos.

4 months old tomorrow - can you believe it?

The Little Man - "helping" dad make his morning shake in the blender...
With the help of a babysitter (our neighbor high school girl), I was able to leave the house for a few hours last night and meet up with my good friend Pam for dinner, a drink, and much needed catching up.  I have heard that Quinton's in Iowa City and Coralville is a must stop, and since she had never been there either, Quinton's it was!

I arrived a few minutes early, probably due to my excitement of getting out of the house without kids, so I caved on their happy hour specials and got a "big girl" draw.  Fat Tire to be exact.  Delicious.

I quickly learned why Quinton's is such a popular place.  Their sandwich/burger/soup menu is gigantic.  Honestly, I could have picked any one sandwich and I knew I would have liked it.  They all truly looked that good.

I opted for the "McQuinton".  It did not disappoint.

McQuinton - Turkey, Cheddar, Bacon, Lettuce, Parmesan Peppercorn Dressing on a Croissant
After saying our good-byes, I dragged my overally stuffed butt to the car and headed home.  If I've said it once I'll gladly say it again - make a point to get together with old friends.  It may be a hassle to coordinate dates that work, finding a place to meet up, etc., but you will leave feeling refreshed.

At least I do.

Look what I baked up this morning?  Yummy, blueberry muffins.  I ran around the kitchen like a mad woman trying to get them out of the oven before the little man woke up.  Needless to say, I shouldn't have rushed, he didn't wake up till 9 a.m.!

This is a record for him.  Like clockwork he is usually chirping around 7 a.m.  He's my early bird.  I have no idea what sparked this, but I'm not complaining.

And finally, the winner of my tea towel giveaway!  Jessie, from Graze with "Us", is the winner.  Jessie and her husband are expecting their first baby girl in September and she is in the nesting mood.  Great time to clean out those old dish towels and replace them with your prize Jessie!

Jessie, shoot me an email with your mailing address and I'll get your prize shipped out!

Would you like to comment?

  1. Four months already!!! Wow!!! I wish we could stop time for a while and just savour moments for hours.

  2. Wow, that 4 months went by so fast Ally!

    Hooray for a big girl beer - fat tire is one of my favorites - I wish it wasn't so many WW points!

    I am abstaining alcohol this week - hope it kicks start a weight loss this week!

  3. I LOOOOVE Quinton's. There's one in Des Moines now but I haven't been yet. The one in downtown Iowa City is my favorite. Love the atmosphere there.