Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Alphabe-Thursday

Sometimes, a blog post just falls in your lap




Having lunch in Red Bank, New Jersey at Basil T's Brewery and Italian Grille








A bounty of big Jersey tomatoes




I started with a roasted beet salad, both red and golden beets, sliced paper thin, with green beans, jicama and buttery goat cheese




No butter for our bread,  but first pressed extra virgin olive oil




Homemade pappardelle pasta with a delicious bolognese sauce




We had dessert at home




Alec Baldwin, Ben & Jerry's inspiration for their new flavor, based on a Saturday Night Live skit back in 1998.  (He inspires me, too, but that is a whole other post)  ;-)




Vanilla ice cream with rum balls and malt balls swirled in


Definitely enough "B" words to qualify for Week 2 of Round 4 of Alphabe-Thursday at Jenny Matlock.


xo


Thanks again, Lil!  

43 comments:

  1. Both-Birdies and Bee Brilliant!
    xo Cathy

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  2. What a b-unch of b-eautiful b-ounty!

    Thanks B-arbara for your prayers during my time away!

    B-lessings, Debbie

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  3. Beautimus Italian Food! My fav, along with any flavor of Vanilla Ice Cream :) Now I'm hungry...

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  4. I want to eat here and have that dessert, Barbara! I think you will win the "B" prize with this post! YUM!!

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  5. A yummy "B" post! You will have everyone drooling reading this. Including me!

    ~Linnea

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  6. Balderdash! This just breaks the bank with beautiful B bites! Yum. The pasta and ice cream have me going! What a fab lunch.

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  7. I'm coming over if you have that lovely dessert! Nice B post! hugs, Linda

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  8. I would love that beat salad..and the pasta and the ice cream looks yummy! ;D

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  9. Dearest Barbara,
    Fabulous "B" words list with lots of yummy foods♬♬♬
    I loved the first phrase "a blog post just falls in your lap" the best.

    Hoping that happy Fri. or weekend is coming for you,
    Love from east to my Dear friend, xoxo Orchid*

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  10. Hello Barbara:
    Beautiful! What delicious food and so prettily presented. Yes, this is just the kind of place that we should love to eat at.Beetroot....so underrated in our view and absolutely wonderful!

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  11. 'B'oy does that look like a great place for lunch! Love the pretty mums and pumpkins at the door:@)

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  12. I'd really enjoy everything but the beets. What a meal!

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  13. You have my mouth watering! I had the Ben and Jerry's new flavor while I was in New York a few weeks ago. It was served with pumpkin pie - holy cow, was it ever good!
    Hugs,
    Lisa
    P.S. that SNL skit still cracks me up!

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  14. Really enjoyed this post; your photos brought everything lifetime. I love beets and that salad has to be so cute; great presentation to impress anyone.
    Merci.
    Rita

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  15. Great B post,that pasta dish looked wonderful.
    Alex Baldwin (!) the first show I saw him in was Knotts Landing in the early '80's he played Joshua, Valene's brother!

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  16. *B*rilliant post & *b*eautiful pics!

    And thanks too for stopping *b*y!

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  17. Wow! You really did the B's up right! Fun stuff, Barbara! My hubby would flip if he knew there was an ice cream with malt balls in it -- his favorite. I may have to surprise him! :)

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  18. i could get behind all of it but Alec Baldwin. Sorry.
    I'd share that bolognese though!

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  19. Barbara, Bellissimo & Bravo ! What a great post! I was just talking to a friend the other day and saying how terrible Florida tomatoes are. Nothing Beats a Jersey tomato. That Beet salad looks scrumptious too!

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  20. Oh and how could I forget my hometown boy Alex! I got a kick out of "desert at home". It still has me smiling:D He should only see this post! lol

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  21. Seems like you are getting out and enjoying the nice weather !
    Love,
    Lorraine

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  22. Great photos! The beet salad looks so yummy!

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  23. Am here via Alphabe. Can see you really enjoyed it here:)

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  24. Barbara beautiful and nice pictures!!! Love this post! gloria

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  25. That beet salad looks to die for. And I do remember that Saturday Night Live skit...

    ;)

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  26. What a wonderful meal! Every course looks amazing!

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  27. You are so creative! I love your post, so glad it full into yur lap. The beet dish looks delish. Hugs, Ginger

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  28. That was one yummy kind of lunch....
    Drooling on my keyboard.

    Dee

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  29. What a hilarious name for a flavor of ice cream. Ice cream is my biggest weakness, but I just don't know if I could bring myself to eat it with a name like that! lol Kind of like gummy worms - I could never eat those either! Looks like that was a great meal that you had.

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  30. BAM!

    That's the sound of this post falling right into your lap! I thought it was all pretty great, but when I got to that pappardelle pasta, I wanted to camp out right there. Oh...yum...

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  31. Yumm! Hi there. very nice to meet you. I love the yummy lunch and description is making my mouth water....where's my napkin? I am your newest follower. I hope you can hop in and say hello.
    Years ago, I had a Sun Conure, named "Sunny". My husband and I had 2 African Greys for years. They are so much fun. Enjoy the week-end. Linda

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  32. Bery fun! I loved it! You get an A...I mean a B plus! ♥

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  33. fun - I have wanted to try some schweddy balls....wait, that didn't sound right.... :) you know what I mean!

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  34. Hi Barbara,

    This is such a cute post! :) Alec Baldwin, huh? That looks like a yummylicious meal, especially the pasta and bread with olive oil.

    Thanks for your sweet comments on my tablescape earlier this week. Sorry I'm just now getting back to you. I have been so tired all week. I forget how the time change always knocks me for a loop. Have a great weekend!

    Denise at Forest Manor

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  35. Bummed that we don't have such a yummy looking restaurant like Basil's nearby!

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  36. I hadn't hear of the B&J flavor! That's hilarious!

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  37. Oh my goodness - there should be a law about posts like this one! What a lot of delicious looking dishes.

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  38. Can I just say that I'm now hungry. We laughed so hard when we heard that B&J had release their Schweddy Balls ice cream, but I heard it actually wasn't very good. What was your take on it? Try it? or not?

    I missed the posting deadline for Alphabe-Thursday this week...feel free to stop by, tho... :)

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  39. Berry creative my friend! :-) I would love to dine in that restaurant.

    xo
    Pat

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  40. Thank you for visiting CrazyBird and ME. Believe it or not you are the first pet bird mom that I have seen or heard from. I thought there would be zillions of us out there!~And thank you for your joining my blog family. I enjoyed reading your birdie bios and look forward to enjoying your blog posts too.

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  41. Barbara, Your ice cream sounds fantastic! Alec looks pretty good too! The beet salad also looks good. This was a fun post, Barbara. I want to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving and am looking forward to seeing/hearing about your holiday.
    Hugs, Beth

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  42. What an intriquing post!

    I'm really fascinated by that beet salad and how thinly sliced those beets are. I need to dig out my mandolin and give that a try.

    It's funny how we pay attention a little differently when we're doing this meme. I feel like I'm a little more aware of my world when I have a letter stuck in the back of my head.

    I hope that made sense!

    Thanks for linking up.

    This was a beaut of a "B" post!

    A+

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