7/23/09

Family Day/Restaurant Review: The Veranda, Starkville, MS

The Veranda - Starkville, MS

We had another alteration to our meal plan for the week. M.C. had an appointment in Starkville this morning. Since Larry was off, so we decided to make a family day of the trip.

Larry treated us to lunch at The Veranda. They serve a nice, little blue plate lunch for $8.00, which includes a meat and three veggies, drink and taxes! We all had the fried chicken, with a wide variety of sides including: mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, creamed corn, fried okra, fried green tomatoes and turnip greens. You also have a choice of biscuits or cornbread. If you are in Starkville at lunch time, consider giving The Veranda a try! They also have a wide menu at night, too. We've eaten supper there a few times over the years and have always been pleased with our food!
Here a link to their website, which includes menus for lunch, blue plate special and dinner:

http://www.verandastarkville.com/

We did some errands and then stopped by Cold Stone Creamery for a bite of dessert. I almost always have coupons for Cold Stone. Clip these and put them in your vehicle. When you're near a Cold Stone location, you'll have your coupons with you!

Needless to say, we didn't really want, and surely didn't need, any supper tonight, although I'm pretty sure we'll manage to have a bite of the left-over cherry cobbler from last night, before the night is over!

Meal planning is a wonderful organization and budgeting tool, but we must remember to be flexible, too. The biggest challenge is when opportunities present themselves at the last minute. I want to do an in-depth post on this subject in the very near future. I have found a couple of ideas that work well for me. Maybe some of them will work for your family, too!

Many Blessings and Happy Cookin' ~ Connie

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