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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Sundays in My Neck of the Woods


The Weathervane is a small restaurant chain with a dozen or so eateries in Maine, New Hampshire,  and Massachusetts.  We chose the Waterville, Maine, restaurant to celebrate my brother's 75th birthday.  

One of the reasons we chose it was because of it's handicapped accessibility; since I'm the youngest of the crowd that  is my family, there are a few in the group who have some physical limitations.  We needed a place that had no stairs and a dining room large enough to accommodate wheelchairs.


The Waterville restaurant has two large dining rooms and had plenty of space to meet our needs.  Plus, they were willing to let us bring our own birthday cake, and provide plates and a serving knife for our after-dinner festivities.


The birthday boy, Richard, and his daughter Janice.


Left to right, my brother Bob, my sister-in-law Rita, my sister-in-law Noella, and her husband, my brother Larry.


My sister Jen, my sister-in-law Jackie, and you can just barely see the top of his head and his folded arms....my brother Art who was seated next to our niece, Janice.  Don't ask me how I managed to miss getting Mr. Eva in the photo; he was seated across from me, next to my sister Jen.

We all chatted and had a great time, as well as having an excellent meal!


Mr. Eva had Baked Haddock with shrimp stuffing, with sides of mashed potatoes and cole slaw.  He said it was all excellent!


I really loved my Broiled Haddock and sides of rice pilaf and coleslaw!  The fish was fresh and tasty, and the rice pilaf was extra good.  Even the cole slaw was yummy!


I didn't photograph everyone's entrees, but Larry was sitting next to me, so I couldn't resist snapping a shot of his Broiled Chicken Sandwich and fries.  

A couple of people in the group had Grilled Salmon which they also said was tasty!  All in all, it was great food, great company, and good time.  I know, I didn't include a picture of the cake!  It pretty much was gobbled up before I thought of taking a photo!  It was a huge hit with everyone!  


This is a copy... Mr. Eva liked it so much, he wanted me to make one for us at home!  As you can see, it was a 3-layer yellow cake with a mixture of crushed pineapples, vanilla pudding, cool whip, and shredded coconut between layers and on top, garnished with a few blueberries and black berries.  

EVA

24 comments:

Sue said...

Looks like you found just the right venue. We ate at some delicious spots when we visited Maine, many of which reminded me of this place.

That cake has many of my favorite things in it. I think I'd like a piece...

;)

River said...

All of those meals look so yummy, especially the shrimp stuffed haddock. Happy Birthday to your brother.

Brian Miller said...

ooo is that raspberries or blackberries ont eh cake...fruit gets me evertime....think i will take the crab stuffed...well does it matter what it is stuffed in...ha...looks like you had some great company along this time as well...

sheila said...

Wow those are some HEARTY portions! I always love your posts, although they do always make me hungry, lol.

Vodka Logic said...

The cake looks yummy.. and baked haddock is one of my favorites. Looks like a lot of fun

ShonEjai said...

Looks like a fun day. The food looks delicious, especially that cake!

Facing50.Blog said...

I always get hungry after reading these posts and now I really want that broiled chicken sandwich-I shall have to go to the kitchen now and make something ;)

David Allen Waters said...

wow, that all looks amazing! I'm so craving seafood right now ;)

Your family all look wonderful, what a fun time :)

Kristina P. said...

Those are some huge portions!

Jen said...

I , among others, had the grilled salmon...it was perfect!! We had a fun time. The cake Eva made was d-e-l-i-c-i-o-u-s !!

Pat said...

I'll take Mr. Eva's meal, please! Yum! My mouth watered when I read it! The cake looks good, too. Almost sounds like that cake, "Better than sex", although is anything REALLY better than sex? Wait. Ask me in a few years I guess.

Steadfast Ahoy! said...

The Mainers really know their comfort foods. That cake is a case in point. Yum
Rosemary

Kristy said...

Happy Sunday! Cheers to you, dear lady!

ceodraiocht said...

Oh Eva - you are making me so hungry! Looks like your brother had a great celebration (and a very tasty cake).

ceodraiocht said...

Oh Eva - you are making me so hungry! Looks like your brother had a great celebration (and a very tasty cake).

Tara R. said...

Happy birthday to Richard! The food, as always, look delicious. The cake especially!

tsonodablog said...

I am sooooooooo making that cake! Please email me the recipe and I truly will love you forever.

Not that it's important to you that I love you forever.

But still.....

Eva Gallant said...

terri: I sent you the recipe.

ceodraiocht: It was fun and everything was good.

Jen: You're just saying that so you can get me to bake the next cake!

Carol: Sorry about activating those hunger pangs!

sheila: Like I said above, sorry about that!

Laurie Kolp said...

Yummy... I'm hungry now. Happy Birthday to your brother. I'd love that cake recipe.

JackieA said...

Ooohhh! It was the cake that got me! It looked so good...would the creator of that beast of a beauty care to share the recipe? I will be so grateful!!

Deb said...

Cake. It's the sustenance of life. It's got all the food groups in it and it tastes a hell of a lot better than "legumes", whatever the hell those are.

Looks like you all had a great time! Happy Birthday Richard!

Unknown Mami said...

Feel free to make me one of those cakes. Yum!

The Frisky Virgin said...

I ate at a Weathervane once...and I ordered chicken. Yeah, Mom was just a tad embarrassed--I was the only one not to order fish. Still, it's either chicken or gag with me. :/ My aversion to seafood is really rather sad, but that's the way it goes.

Eva Gallant said...

Frisky: Sorry you don't like seafood. You're missing some great food!