Thursday, April 2, 2009

Foodie Friday

Hello Dear Ones and welcome again to Foodie Friday hosted by our Diva of Everything Gollum at Designs by Gollum. Please go over to visit her and you'll see lots more lovelies playing with their food! It's the most fun and you'll snag a few recipes to boot!

Now you know I've just returned from a blogging break to see our Darling Daughter and son-in-law who live in the Seattle, Washington area. Well, a trip to Washington isn't complete unless you go to the Space Needle Restaurant. I know, it's all about the food! ;)

Are you afraid of heights, Dear One? Then you'd better not risk it! lol

Oh, my goodness! My little group is very hungry and they are just about to get out of hand!

Oh, so much better! Everyone is so calm and smiling now because we're about to order delicious food. Now I must tell you, you know the feeling, I didn't chop, rinse, flour, sauce or even turn on an oven - what a happy feeling! This restaurant rotates 360' about every 45 minutes or so. You can see the beautiful views behind us. Oh, the atmosphere!
We started off with great little hard rolls and this most delicious hazelnut oil for dipping! Wish I had some now. I forgot to take a picture of my little roll - I ate it just a bit too fast! :)
We all ordered this tasty salad - it's pretty too, isn't it? Herbal greens, apples, Oregon creamery blue cheese and huckleberry vinaigrette.
Next on to the entrees' - I had a petite Kobe Top Sirloin drizzeled with a wine sauce, a mixture of potatoes and crispy asparagus.
Mr. Precious, always thinking of his pasta for running, had a lovely mixed seafood pasta.
Son-in-law's Crusted Tuna sitting in a strawberry sauce and mashed potatoes with a little kick to them! :)
Darling Daughter's Cedar Wrapperd Salmon with potato cakes.

Needless to say, the dinner was excellent and we enjoyed the gorgeous views and time with our children.

Now on to the desserts!
Dear Daughter and hubs shared a creme brulee.
They licked the bowl and even finger licked the crumbs! :)
Now I had a divine cheesecake with mixed berries on the side. I love my cheesecake and did not, I say, DID NOT WANT TO SHARE WITH MR. PRECIOUS! But being the wonderful one that I am, I did! But I didn't let him have very much! ;)
See? Just look at this plop of delectable tastiness - do you blame me?
I really did want to pick the plate up and just lick off the rest of the sauce, but you know what a lady I am and would never do that in public. :)

Well, Foodie Friday is all about the food - homemade or not - that's what Dear Gollum says. So I hope you enjoyed feasting your most gorgeous little peepers on our dinner.

Just a tiny plug for the camera on my iphone - it's great! I took all the pictures with my phone because my battery died on my camera! Pretty good shots, huh?

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

Sitting On Top Of The World

I'm sitting on top of the world,
Just rolling along, just rolling along.
I'm quitting the blues of the world,
Just singing a song, just singing a song.

Glory, hallelujah, I just phoned the parson,
"Hey, Par, get ready to call!"
Just like humpty dumpty,
I'm ready to fall.

I'm sitting on top of the world,
Just rolling along, just rolling along.
I'm quitting the blues of the world,
Just singing a song, just singing a song
~sung by Dean Martin


  1. Thanks for the visit to the top of the space needle. The food does look yummy. I do like my cheesecake, too. Sally

  2. That food looks like art! So pretty, and what a fun place to eat. I can't believe your phone took pictures that great! This just looks like such a great time. laurie

  3. The view is great. What a wonderful place to dine. The food looks great.

  4. Your food has my mouth watering! I love revolving restaurants. There's one where I'm from too.

  5. Oh now that is some good eating!! Ya know I've never been to the top of the space needle and I lived in Seattle for 20 years!!!
    Happy Foodie Friday Shelia.
    Your link at Gollums didn't work for me. You might want to check and make sure there's nothing wrong with it...

  6. Yippeeeeeeeeeee! You're back! And with such yummy food to show us!!!!!!! Oh my, that cheese cake looks SO good.
    Do you feel funny taking pics of your food in a nice restaurant? I think Jimmy would kill me if I whipped out my Power Shot!

    Justiney :o )

  7. Wow! That was some good looking fare! I could have eaten some of everyone's dinner and polished off 2 creme brulees, (it's my favorite dessert.) So glad that you had a good trip and are back safe and sound! Nancy

  8. hi shelia,glad you stopped by today,thank you for the nice comment.
    that food looks delicious and the view AMAZING!.so nice go out for dinner eh!.
    have a great evening and i'll be back to visit soon...come by again...

  9. You are a hoot, Shelia! I'm so glad you are having such fun with your daughter...

    I'm hungry again after seeing your FF foods. Yum! Mine will be up on Texas midnight.

    I have something for you in my blog. Hope you can come by and see it. ;-)

  10. Shelia! I'm so glad you're back!!! And that food, glorious food! Looks absolutely, positively DIVINE! I feel that I've just had a gourmet meal with you. YUM!

    I'm doing a happy dance because you're back with us! :-)

    Happy Foodie Friday...


    Sheila :-)

  11. Hubs and I shared a dessert at Outback last friday (the manager gave it to us compliments of the house!) and I ate most of it! I loved it: chocolate temptation or some such name. But my spoon is faster than his spoon!!! Hah.......

  12. Oh Shelia - You were only about three hours from me when you were in Seattle. I love it there - I wasborn near there. And I've always wanted to go to the top of the Space Needle! My sweetheart doesn't want to go up so I guess I'll have to go alone or find a friend to go with me! Thanks for sharing the fabulous view and the wonderful food! ~Adrienne~

  13. Your post really made me hungry! All the dishes look fantastic..and the desserts!!!! ( I think I would have picked up the plate and licked it !!)

  14. Wow! Good food, good atmosphere, good company! What more can you ask for? Looks like a fun time! (I would have been tempted to lick the plate too, tee hee!)

  15. You had a fabulous time, Shelia! The food looks amazing and what a wonderful place to dine!!

    I'm enjoying your trip!

  16. I enjoyed this foodie feast and peek at Seattle. I'm glad you're back blogging!

  17. Welcome back to blogging. That food looks pretty good. We went there but we had breakfast and it wasn't nearly that yummy looking. I only remember Miss Silly's chocolate chip pancake because the put the chips on top of the pancake instead of in it and she was not a happy camper about that.
    p.s. iPhones rock!

  18. It looks like you had a great time in my neck of the woods! I love Pike Place Market, I used to buy my coffee in little brown bags that had little wire closures and a funny mermaid stamped on the front!

  19. Hi Sheilia...

    Just wanted to stop by to say thank you for coming by and taking a peek at my Dollar Store tablescape...and thank you for the sweet comments!

    Well my friend, it looks like you've been having the time of your life! So very happy for you!!! Seeing all of your family photos sure made me homesick for my three daughters...they all live in Texas and I'm in Colorado! I just don't get to see them as often as I would like! I could just see "happy, happy, joy, joy" written all over your faces! Thank you so much for taking us up the space needle with you...I haven't been there since I was 10 yrs. old...hehe! The food looked divine...mmmm!!!

    Warmest wishes,

  20. Miss Shelia...what a small world blogland can be! My son and daughter in-law live in Seattle too.
    For us it's just around 3 hours by train. The Space Needle is too high for this ol' gal to venture. Although the food may just be all the coaxing I'd need. I did enjoy the walk around the whole center and grounds. Did you see the magnificent water fountain? I couldn't believe how big it was.

    Have you ever been to Salty's for the Sunday brunch? AMAZING BEYOND WORDS!!!

    My apologies...The post I had on my blog was an old Foodie post. I didn't think anyone would be visiting until tomorrow. So I thought I could wait to post the new one before I went to bed. All that to say I hope you can come by sometime to see the new one. Sorry for the mix up.

    Sweet wishes,

  21. Johnny and I went to the Space Needle Restaurant, and I sat in the exact same seat that you sat in! We stayed for quite awhile and enjoyed out high flying tour.

  22. OH how good it is to have you back!! All that food looked wonderful so..since it is some ungodly hour of the morning..I wandered in and poured myself a glass of CHOCOLATE milk!! Yes, I certainly did!! helped but not much. LOL
    (there are people that make you feel SO good to have around..and YOU are one of them..)
    ~Love and smiles~

  23. You were "sitting on top of the world" weren't you? Loved your pictures, but am now faced with a dilemma. Wonder where I can get some creme brulee or cheesecake at this hour :)?

  24. ooooo, this all looks so fabulous, Sheila. The view must have been amazing. And, that little phone camera did an amazing job! The foods all look delicious and I know you all had a wonderful time.
    So glad!!
    xo bj

  25. Oh, yum! Excellent pics. I have a new iphone and will not hesitate to use it for pics now. Thanks so much for sharing. Creme brulee is a favorite to eat, and to make!

  26. It all looks so good and what a beautiful view!


  27. Good morning, Shelia.... what a lovely place to dine with that special someone! and not too far from my home.... just have to tell my hubby about it, and maybe we too can stop there sometime... ;)
    Is always good to see you sweet lady....



  28. Shelia, good grief, you are making me hungry. Ha.

    Everything looks so yummy!!!!


  29. All of the food looks so GOOD and the presentation is just delightful! I know y'all had a great time!

    We have been to one of those restaurants I believe in Houston....can't remember though. They are really neat cause you can see out everywhere.

    Have a great weekend Shelia.♥

  30. HIya Mummy,

    So glad that you got the pics up. What a lovely time we had. I wish I had some of that lovely cheesecake to go with my morning coffee. I miss you & so glad that you got to come & visit me. Grand doggie (Finnley) sends his love & a big sloppy kiss!


  31. It's so nice to have your funnyness back.We aure missed you.This was a lovely meal.Thank you for taking me along.I truly enjoyed the meal and the view was devine...Ann

  32. What a wonderful meal with wonderful company. You know I'm happy your back.
    So,who had miss Chloe while you were away? And how is she doing now that you are home? Bet she was sooo happy to see you.
    Hugs to her.

  33. That must have been so much fun and the food looked wonderful.

    Have A Fabulous Friday
    From Roberta Anne
    The Raggedy Girl.

  34. FAB view and food... I wouldlike to sample each dish... LOVE all choices!

  35. Welcome back home to blogland, Ms. Shelia! Your iphone takes incredible photos - incredible! I have stood at the base of the Space Needle and gazed upon it from other buildings .... but never had a chance to go up! Glad you so enjoyed yourselves!

  36. I'm telling you the truth! I'd have picked that plate right up and LICKED OFF everything...

    :) Thanks for sharing! Yum! Yum! I haven't had sugar for sooooo long that I'm drooling over the pics! Not kidding!


  37. Shelia, What a fun dinner! Everything looks so tasty. I wouldn't want to share my cheesecake or creme brulee either! I'd love to go to Seattle someday. Your iphone takes great shots. ~ Robyn

  38. The view from the Space Needle is fantastic. You can see for miles in every directions.

    Terrific pictures of your lovely dinner. Seattle is a great place to visit.

  39. Hi Shelia! Welcome back, I missed your happy posts so much while you were away. It looks like you had a lovely break visiting your daughter and son-in-law, what a beautiful city! I am terrified of heights, not sure I would like having dinner in the Space Needle, but the food looks wonderful. I just read your post from yesterday too and I LOVE your Easter tureen, it's the cutest thing! Have a nice weekend!

  40. The food looks incredible! Especially the pasta, I'm really hungry for some now!

  41. What a wonderful meal! You all look so happy! Glad you had a great trip, too!

  42. I love the Space Needle and your iphone does take great photos.

  43. Looks like you had a wonderful meal at the Space Needle! I'm so impressed at the quality of your photos using your iPhone!

  44. The pictures of your daughter with her daddy looks so sweet.
    And the food..yummy. Thanks for sharing. Boy am I hungry now!

  45. Oh my goodness, that food looks beyond delicious! I think I would have had the salmon too. That cheesecake is to die for!

    I am absolutely terrified of heights, but as long as there was no glass elevator to get to the top, I think I could handle that restaurant because there is a wall. If the windows went all the way to the floor, I couldn't get near the edge. Funny the things that people are scared of!



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