Saturday, April 7, 2012

A BIRTHDAY OUTING

Today being my birthday, DH took me for a wonderful buffet dinner at the Crossroads restaurant in Elmira Ontario. It was a beautiful day for a drive, so we headed out around 2 p.m and had a nice view of the countryside seeing the Amish working up their fields with their horse drawn equipment getting ready for planting this years crops. There were stands of fresh maple syrup for sale along the roads, and fresh eggs and loaves of bread and home baked pies. We arrived at the Crossroads around 3:30 just when the dinner buffet started. We feasted on delicious salads, then we headed up to fill our plates with the main course. There was turkey, ham, fish, beef, pastas, dozens of vegetables and homemade breads and biscuits. One could never sample all they had, there were so many choices. For desert there were dozens of pies, cobblers, squares and puddings. The mississippi mud pie is my favorite, so I made sure I saved room for a piece. Needless to say, we were both stuffed when we left. The Crossroads is becoming one of our favorite places to visit for special occasions. I also had a busy week lunching with a few friends to celebrate. I even had one of my neighbors sing "Happy Birthday" on my answering machine LOL. When I got back from walking the dogs to the bush I heard it. It made me laugh. She sings much better than I do and she is in her 80's!
Carving the roast beef
The Buffet

Yummy deserts

Amish working the fields up for planting

12 comments :

  1. Happy Birthday Janet!! Sounds like a wonderful day out. I celebrated my birthday on Wednesday. We had a quiet dinner at home.

    Have a wonderful evening~Becky

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  2. Happy Birthday Janet! Sounds like a perfect way to spend a special day. Sending Easter greetings, Julie.

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  3. Happy Birthday my friend! Nothing better than finding a favorite restaurant. Hope you and yours have a Happy Easter! Dawn

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  4. Happy Birthday! Sounds like fun times. Blessings for a Happy Easter ~Sara

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  5. Happy Birthday Janet!! And a Happy Easter to you also!

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  6. Happy, Happy, Birthday Janet!!! If I had known, I'd have had some cake in your honor!! ;o) Sounds like a blissfully beautiful way to spend your day - being with who you love, and doing what you love, best. Dinner sounds wonderful. Just got done coloring some eggs (where's that dang rabbit when you need him?) and getting my fixings and dressing for my salad together for tomorrow. And Easter basket to fix, and I'm done....I think. Wishing you every blessing - for your birthday and Easter....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

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  7. Happy Birthday Janet...sounds like amazing food for sure:-)

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  8. I really want to eat at that Crossroads restaurant, it sounds like a delicious place! Every time you talk about it, I get hungry hehe. Looks like you had a lovely day for celebrating, Happy Birthday! Have a wonderful Easter~

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  9. Happy belated Birthday Janet. I agree the Crossroads is a great place to eat, plus it has an added benefit of having a quilt shop attached to it.

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  10. Happy belated Birthday! Sounds like you had a good one!

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  11. Happy Belated Birthday. Sounds like you enjoyed your day. Anytime I don't have to cook, it's good!

    Have a Happy Easter.

    D

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  12. Happy Belated Birthday, Janet! It sounds like you had a wonderful day. hugs from Helen

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