Busy Weekend

Last night was a lot of fun. Trent & I went out to dinner with friends at 518 West in downtown Raleigh. We were there to celebrate a birthday. [hi, Kevin! LOL He didn't want us to embarrass him at the restaurant -- ie, birthday dessert, singing, etc. We behaved then, but I've got to have a tad bit of fun now. ;) ] It had been a couple of years since any of us had been there, but the food was still exceptional. Definitely one of my favorite Raleigh restaurants.

Today we've got plans in north Raleigh to help out with Operation Sharehouse. It's one of the programs run by Stop Hunger Now. Along with other volunteers, including members of our church, we'll be packaging meals for emergency relief efforts.

To fill our own bellies beforehand, I made French Toast for breakfast using the recipe in Deceptively Delicious. As I mentioned in my post on Wednesday, it includes pureed bananas. The recipe was far simpler than another I had previously tried and so delicious! I had planned to top the toast with fresh bananas, but unfortunately the only ones available at the grocery store yesterday were still green. I'll have to wait until next time to try that. For today, I topped them with a touch of powder sugar.

2ps blog challenge:
What helps you get some inspiration?
Most of my inspiration comes from dw2008 and the Calendar Girls. :) All of the amazing work posted at Two Peas constantly inspires me as well. My "book of scraps" (yeah, I'm still "old school" and not ready for that boring new title of "bookmarks") is filled with fabulous ideas from other Peas. And, I've been finding great inspiration in blogs.


  1. My father always told me the best thing you can give someone is your time. What a great thing you are doing!

  2. I linked to the Stop Hunger Now site to find out more. The stats are shocking! You know it's happening but to see those #s!

  3. Sounds like a fun night out! And what a wonderful plan to help out today - good for you! And I'm lovin' the idea of that breakfast too! Have a fantastic day!

  4. What a wonderful thing you're doing! Kuddos to you!

    We just had French Toast this morning for breakfast, too :)

    Enjoy your weekend!

  5. OK, have I ever told you how much I love french toast! I love, love, love french toast! Sounds like you had a great weekend! And tell your hubby I am coming over for breakfast...LOL

  6. Sounds like a great weekend and I might have to try the French toast:)

  7. What a wonderful way to spend your day. The french toast looks yummy too

  8. Awesome that you are doing the food thing. I agree with you about the BOS. I hate how they changed it to bookmarks.LOL.

  9. I might have to try that recipe.

    Sounds like you had a good weekend.


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