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Last Lunch in Savannah

Excellent Techie News!

I am so excited that I can finally post things from my iPhone- even pictures!  I have been able to send short text message-like posts from my phone for a while, but I could never get pictures to work.  I just finished downloading the Blogger App for the iPhone, and now I can post full length stuff with pics on the go!

I'm not sure that necessarily equals more posts on the blog, but it is definitely a step in the right direction!

Remote Test Post

Test post

Blue Turtle Bistro- A Review

Tonight I decided the women in the Witherington family needed to get out of the house for a while.  We have been working hard the last few days, playing hostess to visiting friends and family in the aftermath of my Daddy's death.  I wanted to go somewhere nice, but comfortable.  And I wanted insanely good food.  Boy, did I ever get what I asked for.

After much thought, I took my Momma and my niece-in-law, Sarah, to Blue Turtle Bistro.  Jim, a friend of mine, is the manager, and I haven't been able to stop in during my last few visits home.  Plus- I was a little afraid of going and not liking it- considering my friendship with Jim.  I was such a silly goose for letting that keep me away!

We came in for an early dinner- in fact, we were the first ones there for dinner service that night.  We were seated immediately (after a quick hug from Jim) and we ordered dinner drinks.  I had a Reisling from the Washington state area, I don't remember the label, but it was very good.  It…

Wine Braised Swiss Chard Mac and Cheese

Yeah, still taking pictures of dinner with my iPhone.  Sorry.

So tonight's dinner was inspired by a trip to Natural Grocers.  They had some Swiss Chard in the produce section and it was beautiful.  I could not keep a bunch of it from jumping into my cart.

I bought the stuff to make mac & cheese last week, intending to make it for a dinner party.  I ended up doing Brunswick stew instead, so I still had the smoked gouda and sharp cheddar in the ice box.

It was really chilly here today, so I was in the mood for something oozy and cheesy for dinner.  I decided to braise the chard and add it to the mix.

I didn't use a recipe for this, but I'm sure that doesn't surprise you.  I can tell you what I did, but I don't have any measurements.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Firstly, I put on the water for the macaroni.  When it boiled, I added about half a box of elbow macaroni.  I let it cook about 8 minutes, then took it out and rinsed it with cold water.  It set to th…