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October 1, 2014
by Gerry
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See Ya September

See ya later September, it was a slice. October is here and just a short 12 sleeps from my birthday and another 30 sleeps from Halloween. This is a great month because you also get the Smoky Lake Pumpkin Fest this weekend and it’s my son’s birthday, baseball playoffs, the NHL starts up again, NFL and College Football in full swing, yep it’s a great month. I’m also working on another new cannoli creation, but I won’t divulge much more than that, so stay tuned. Okay, I would like to stay and chat more, but your productivity is down. Get off the internet and get back to work. We can chat more when you come in for lunch. See you at noon.

TODAY’S UberFact: Bananas contain a natural chemical that can make a person happy – The same chemical found in Prozac.

Isaac Farrah Watch: I think panic has now set in as the Saints have dropped three close games in a row. Last night the Camrose Kodiaks bested them 3-2. Isaac is still out.  Isaac’s Stats:  4 GP 2G 1A. 3 Pts +2

THE PASTAS: includes Garden Salad w/House Balsamic Vinaigrette or Caesar Salad & Garlic Toast

Gemelli Bolognese  $10.50

Fettuccine Alfredo $10.50

Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce $10.50

Spaghetti w/Tomato Sauce $10.00

TODAY’S SOUPS: Includes Garlic Toast Small $4.70 Large $6.15

Nonna Rosa Chicken

THE SIDES:

Saintly Good Meatballs $1.40

Sensational Spicy Sausages $1.60

TODAY’S DOLCE:

Tiramisu $3.00

Cannoli  Skor or Almond $2.50

September 30, 2014
by Gerry
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Tuesday

Ya, it’s Tuesday.

TODAY’S UberFact: Stephen King drank so heavily in order to write the book “Cujo” that he doesn’t remember doing so.

Isaac Farrah Watch: Panic may have started to set in as the Saints have dropped two close games in a row and Isaac is still out for what could be another 2 weeks. I may offer to step in, but I think there are rules in place to keep a 41 year old beer league defenceman out of the AJHL. Plus it would probably pose a few health concerns for myself as well.  Isaac’s Stats:  4 GP 2G 1A. 3 Pts +2

THE PASTAS: includes Garden Salad w/House Balsamic Vinaigrette or Caesar Salad & Garlic Toast

Baked Ziti  $10.50

Chicken & Peppers Fusilli w/Olive Oil & Garlic $10.50

Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce $10.50

Spaghetti w/Tomato Sauce $10.00

TODAY’S SOUPS: Includes Garlic Toast Small $4.70 Large $6.15

Nonna Rosa Chicken

THE SIDES:

Saintly Good Meatballs $1.40

Sensational Spicy Sausages $1.60

TODAY’S DOLCE:

Tiramisu $3.00

Cannoli  Skor or Almond $2.50

September 29, 2014
by Gerry
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That Was Fun

Oh man, what a weekend. First off, my hat’s off to the great folks at the Edmonton German Cultural Centre. Those guys throw a fantastic Octoberfest bash. Makes me almost okay with them winning the world cup this year.  I would have to say that it’s tied with St.Patricks Day as my second favorite drinking day of the year. First place has to go to the other 363 days of the year. I mean really, if you haven’t zigazaga zigazaga  oy oy oyed, than you haven’t lived. Ein Prosit my German friends!…Needless to say, Saturday was a day of the rest for this guy and I did it in glorious fashion. I woke up around 9am, had some eggs and sausage. Watched some football. Took a nap around 1. Woke up and watched more football. Took another nap around 3:30. Woke up and watched more football and then went and played hockey at 9:30. Not a bad day really. It’s not quite living the dream, but it’s up there….Full disclosure, because being a libra, I’m all about balance. Peace has been made with TD Canada Trust.  I sat down with the branch manager in St.Albert. It was a spirited discussion. Oh sure she tried to take a strip off of me because of how frustrated I had become with them and my rant about it on social media. I stood firm, acknowledged that my emotions certainly were not in control on that particular day and whatnot. Needless to say I got their attention. At the end of the day, we came up with a resolution and my voice was heard. So here’s hoping to no further turmoil. Everyone has a voice, don’t be afraid to use it. Ok, lunch needs to be made. See you at noon.

TODAY’S UberFact: The right hand is mentioned positively 100 times in the Bible, while the left hand is mentioned only 25 times, all negatively.

Isaac Farrah Watch: Panic may have started to set in as the Saints have dropped two close games in a row and Isaac is still out for what could be another 2 weeks. I may offer to step in, but I think there are rules in place to keep a 41 year old beer league defenceman out of the AJHL. Plus it would probably pose a few health concerns for myself as well.  Isaac’s Stats:  4 GP 2G 1A. 3 Pts +2

THE PASTAS: includes Garden Salad w/House Balsamic Vinaigrette or Caesar Salad & Garlic Toast

Spicy Sausage Penne  $10.50

Mushroom Cream Fettuccine $1.50

Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce $10.50

Spaghetti w/Tomato Sauce $10.00

TODAY’S SOUPS: Includes Garlic Toast Small $4.70 Large $6.15

Nonna Rosa Chicken

THE SIDES:

Saintly Good Meatballs $1.40

Sensational Spicy Sausages $1.60

TODAY’S DOLCE:

Tiramisu $3.00

September 26, 2014
by Gerry
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Someone has a very generous heart.

So I got a great bit of news yesterday from Leslie Ritchie over at the Ronald McDonald House. It was actually pretty fantastic news. You see, last Monday they finally got to hold their annual charity golf tournament and auction. Well, I have really become a big fan of the house and all the incredible work they do for all those families staying there while their kids are at the Stollery. I donated an auction prize in the form of a private catered at home Italian dinner feast experience. I’m talking appetizers, pasta course, meat course, and of course when all is said and done, you know there is going to be some tiramisu in there as well. Danny Hooper, who does an absolutely amazing job as the emcee and auctioneer worked his magic and the final bid hit $2,000. Wow. I am so excited to be able to put on this dinner for whomever opened their generous hearts. A big thanks to Leslie and everyone over at Ronald McDonald House for allowing me to participate in such a great cause. I feel good. I hope you do to. Go out and enjoy your Friday and your weekend. We have a fantastic Chicken & Prosciutto MacNCheese Alfredo on the menu today. What more do you need than that?

TODAY’S UberFact: Kids who watch 3 or more hours of TV every day are more likely to lie, cheat and become bullies by the second-grade. I always knew that Dora was up to no good.

Isaac Farrah Watch: The Saints are still without Isaac for about another week as he gets his shoulder injury treated, but he is back today. Stop in, say hi, tell him what you think he should do to recover quicker or how you think he should be positioned on the ice. The Saints have the AJHL Showcase going on this weekend. They lost in OT last night to Drumheller. They play the Camrose Kodiaks tomorrow night at 7 at the TLC. Isaac’s Stats:  4 GP 2G 1A. 3 Pts +2

THE PASTAS: includes Garden Salad w/House Balsamic Vinaigrette or Caesar Salad & Garlic Toast

Chicken and Prosciutto MacNCheese  Alfredo  $10.50

Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce $10.50

Spaghetti w/Tomato Sauce $10.00

TODAY’S SOUPS: Includes Garlic Toast Small $4.70 Large $6.15

 

THE SIDES:

Saintly Good Meatballs $1.40

Sensational Spicy Sausages $1.60

TODAY’S DOLCE:

Tiramisu $3.00

September 25, 2014
by Gerry
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There’s A Special Place

I see all the Halloween stores are pretty much up and running and the shelves are stocked with all those delicious treats. I was eyeballing a box or two the other day and I know me. I will have half that box emptied into my stomach before I got out of the parking lot. There is also a considerable amount of shame that would come with that. Doesn’t make you a bad person, it’s not like you would go to hell for eating that much chocolate at once. Although I do believe there is a special place in heaven for certain people. These people do some pretty bad things, but I wouldn’t say they should be in hell for it either. Maybe in heaven, there’s a room and it’s cordoned off from everyone else. There’s a couple of windows, but they’re kind of small, they fog up a lot, and there’s a fly in the room that never sits still long enough for you to smack it dead. There’s a sink and the water alternates from hot to cold a lot while washing your hands or you’re taking a shower. There’s the softest nicest quiltiest toilet paper, and there’s always only about 8 squares left.  The people that end up there? Well they would be the ones who leave shopping carts in the parking spaces. They’re people who watch Jersey Shore, any show that has to do with Amish trying to become modernized,  Toddlers and Tiaras or Honeybooboo. There’s also the  people who leave their dog crap on my boulevard, people that never give courtesy waves in traffic, people that call it “expresso”  and make tiramisu with Philadelphia cream cheese instead of mascarpone  and of course Calgary Flames fans. Oh and anyone that always talks about wanting to come here to eat, but you know….never quite make it.  See you at noon. Bring chocolate.

TODAY’S UberFact: “Negaholics” are people who become addicted to self-doubt and negativity. They find the bad in most things and are hardly ever satisfied. I despise those people. 

Isaac Farrah Watch: The Saints are still without Isaac for about another two weeks as he gets his shoulder injury treated, but he is back at the cafe for some light duty. Stop in, say hi, tell him what you think he should do to recover quicker or how you think he should be positioned on the ice. Players love that extra unsolicited coaching.  Stats:  4 GP 2G 1A. 3 Pts +2

THE PASTAS: includes Garden Salad w/House Balsamic Vinaigrette or Caesar Salad & Garlic Toast

Baked Pasticcio $10.50

Fusilli Alfredo  $10.50

Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce $10.50

Spaghetti w/Tomato Sauce $10.00

TODAY’S SOUPS: Includes Garlic Toast Small $4.70 Large $6.15

Nonna Rosa Chicken Soup

THE SIDES:

Saintly Good Meatballs $1.40

Sensational Spicy Sausages $1.60

TODAY’S DOLCE:

Tiramisu $3.00

September 24, 2014
by Gerry
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Happy Hump Day!

Hap Hap Happy Hump Day everyone! Wednesday is here, a beautiful start to fall. Soak it all in. Enjoy it. Look at all the pretty leaves changing colours and all the Halloween candy stocking the shelves. It’s a beautiful thing really.  I’m fighting the good fight, but I know any day now, I’m buying that big box of mini chocolate bars. Which one???? So many choices. I’ll think about it later, now I haver lunch to make. See you at noon

TODAY’S UberFact: The “amygdala” is the part of the human brain that controls fear. If you were to remove it, you wouldn’t be able to feel afraid.

Isaac Farrah Watch: The Saints are still without Isaac for about another week as he gets his shoulder injury treated, but he is back today. Stop in, say hi, tell him what you think he should do to recover quicker or how you think he should be positioned on the ice.  Stats:  4 GP 2G 1A. 3 Pts +2

THE PASTAS: includes Garden Salad w/House Balsamic Vinaigrette or Caesar Salad & Garlic Toast

Beef Ravioli $10.50

Fettuccine Alfredo  $10.50

Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce $10.50

Spaghetti w/Tomato Sauce $10.00

TODAY’S SOUPS: Includes Garlic Toast Small $4.70 Large $6.15

Nonna Rosa Chicken Soup

THE SIDES:

Saintly Good Meatballs $1.40

Sensational Spicy Sausages $1.60

TODAY’S DOLCE:

Tiramisu $3.00

September 23, 2014
by Gerry
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Tuesday

TODAY’S UberFact: According to a study of over 1,000 Canadian adults, 43% of them would choose bacon over sex.  

Isaac Farrah Watch: The Saints are still without Isaac for about another week as he gets his shoulder injury treated.  The Saints are rolling after 2 wins on the weekend beating Whitecourt 4-0 and Drayton Valley 6-1.  Isaac is still out. Stats:  4 GP 2G 1A. 3 Pts +2

THE PASTAS: includes Garden Salad w/House Balsamic Vinaigrette or Caesar Salad & Garlic Toast

Beef Fusilli $10.50

Chicken & Mushroom Cream Penne   $10.50

Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce $10.50

Spaghetti w/Tomato Sauce $10.00

TODAY’S SOUPS: Includes Garlic Toast Small $4.70 Large $6.15

Nonna Rosa Chicken Soup

THE SIDES:

Saintly Good Meatballs $1.40

Sensational Spicy Sausages $1.60

TODAY’S DOLCE:

Tiramisu $3.00

September 22, 2014
by Gerry
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End Of Summer

Well it’s the last day of summer and the first night of fall tonight at 8:29. How exactly they come to the time is something I’ll probably look up later on. I am enjoying the great weather we have right now, I love our Indian Summers….I was able to make it out to the Edmonton Oil Kings season opener on Saturday night and it was a great turnout to see them raise their WHL and Memorial Cup Banners. The Kings looked good in a win over the Kootenay Ice….Still plenty of time to help your kid’s school get hot lunch service from us this year. Just forward our information or have them call us directly and we’ll put it altogether….Okay, time to start taking on this beautiful day. See you at noon.

TODAY’S UberFact: It would take about 76 8-hour work days for the average person to read through all the “Terms and Conditions” they agree to in a year.

Isaac Farrah Watch: The Saints are still without Isaac for about another week as he gets his shoulder injury treated.  The Saints are rolling after 2 wins on the weekend beating Whitecourt 4-0 and Drayton Valley 6-1.  Isaac is still out. Stats:  4 GP 2G 1A. 3 Pts +2

THE PASTAS: includes Garden Salad w/House Balsamic Vinaigrette or Caesar Salad & Garlic Toast

Ziti Bolognese $10.50

Mushroom Cream Linguine  $10.50

Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce $10.50

Spaghetti w/Tomato Sauce $10.00

TODAY’S SOUPS: Includes Garlic Toast Small $4.70 Large $6.15

Cream of Mushroom

THE SIDES:

Saintly Good Meatballs $1.25

Sensational Spicy Sausages $1.50

TODAY’S DOLCE:

Tiramisu $3.00

September 19, 2014
by Gerry
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A Few Friday Musings

Well, it’s been a pretty busy week and a pile of stuff going on.  First off, you may recall my issues with TD Canada Trust. Happy to say I got their attention, and we’re working on resolving some issues. It’s good to see you can get a reaction when you go public with it. I’ll let you know how it plays out….The Oilers are back and I have an even more vested interest in their performance this season. A few weeks back a few of us were having a discussion around the fire and one of the guys proudly proclaimed the Oilers would finish 5th in the West. Maybe it was the port talking, but I gladly took him up on a bet, than I posed the question; LA, San Jose, Anaheim, Chicago and St.Louis, of those 5 teams which would the Oilers be better than?  Crickets.  I’m not saying the Oilers won’t or can’t finish between 6th or 8th, but I just think the talent gap is too big to surpass the top 5 mentioned.  We shall see. I suspect a bottle of port will be coming my way come the spring…You know what’s better than the new Iphone6? Sleeping in your own bed. Seriously? What’s the deal? Let me know when you figure it out. Ok, lot’s to do, see you at noon.

TODAY’S UberFact: In China, you can be a professional flatulence smeller and make about $50,000.00 USD a year.

Isaac Farrah Watch: The Saints will be without Isaac for about two weeks as he gets his shoulder injury treated.  The Saints are back at it tonight in Whitecourt after beating Lloydminster 4-3 Wednesday night.  Isaac is still out. Stats:  4 GP 2G 1A. 3 Pts +2

THE PASTAS: includes Garden Salad w/House Balsamic Vinaigrette or Caesar Salad & Garlic Toast

Jumbo Cheese Raviolli $10.50

Mushroom Beef Tortellini  $10.50

Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce $10.50

Spaghetti w/Tomato Sauce $10.00

TODAY’S SOUPS: Includes Garlic Toast Small $4.70 Large $6.15

Cream of Mushroom

THE SIDES:

Saintly Good Meatballs $1.25

Sensational Spicy Sausages $1.50

TODAY’S DOLCE:

Tiramisu $3.00

September 18, 2014
by Gerry
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Thursday

Happy Thursday!

TODAY’S UberFact: People who drink several cups of coffee a day are the least likely to become diabetic.

Isaac Farrah Watch: The Saints will be without Isaac for about two weeks as he gets his shoulder injury treated.  The Saints are back at it tomorrow night in Whitecourt after beating Lloydminster 4-3 Wednesday night.  Isaac is still out.                                             Stats:  4 GP 2G 1A. 3 Pts +2

THE PASTAS: includes Garden Salad w/House Balsamic Vinaigrette or Caesar Salad & Garlic Toast

Baked Pasticcio $10.50

Penne Alfredo  $10.50

Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce $10.50

Spaghetti w/Tomato Sauce $10.00

TODAY’S SOUPS: Includes Garlic Toast Small $4.70 Large $6.15

Cream of Mushroom

THE SIDES:

Saintly Good Meatballs $1.25

Sensational Spicy Sausages $1.50

TODAY’S DOLCE:

Tiramisu $3.00