Because I know some of you worry, just letting you know that I am going to be taking a short break while we pack up and get ready to move. Tom is being relocated through his job, so we are packing up and heading to the Detroit area. If anyone is down there, hit me up and let me know your favorite places to hang out/buy cookbooks/get good eats. And as I get ready to leave my beautiful house (sob!), know that I may not be able to test out recipes for a bit, but I will be thinking of all of you! If you need to get your recipe fix, I will be running random recipes from my collection on the Facebook while I am gone. Enjoy!
Taking A Break While We Move!
by RetroRuth | May 16, 2018 | Uncategorized | 14 comments
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We are in St. Clair Shores – welcome to the area! Reach out to me if you need anything!
Wishing you ALL the best!
Don’t get too frazzled to label.
Color coded tape (by rooms) is not “too much.”
You really can’t pack with the kids around.
Don’t steal packing time from sleeping time.
That’s all I got.
Welcome to (almost) Canada, check us out we’re across the river.
Ruth, your biggest challenge is probably going to be finding a truck large enough to transport your cookbook collection … I know that you will find a wonderful Mid-Century home, complete with pastel bathroom tiles and Sputnik-inspired light fixtures. An adventure awaits you!
Best wishes for a successful move. It’s a very stressful time.
Don’t forget to pack a suitcase/overnight bag so for your first night in the house, you have your PJs, toothbrush, soap, towels, shampoo etc… much like a hotel stay. Also helps to pack a cooler or box of quick fix meals like PB&J or tuna…
Best wishes for a successful move.
God bless you! I hope you are getting lots of help!
I’m in east English village (east Detroit)! Welcome to the area!!
Hope you have an easy move, and the boxes unpack themselves.
Ann Arbor but former Woodbridge district resident.
I attended my husband’s 50th class reunion in St. Clair Shores last year, and I really liked Michigan. The people are exceptionally nice, and it seems very mid-century friendly. Especially if you are in to cars. If you get a chance, visit the Detroit Institute of Art. I was pleasantly surprised at the caliber of art, and the interesting exhibits. Good luck in your new home. Can’t wait to hear how it went.
I’m in the Ann Arbor area and it’s a great place to live! Can’t wait to hear how everything is going. 🙂 Blessings to you and your family!!!
Hope you got settled in.
“D” and the metro area is an epicenter of Mid-Century sensibility. Notable regional food traditions arose early in the last century and flourished during the industrial heydays. Worth mentioning are the “Coney Island” phenomenon that exists elsewhere but nowhere to the extent of Southeast Michigan. Try Lafayette it is truly a time warp. The local bellywash is Faygo “Red Pop”, I think it’s strawberry flavored.You will find Sanders “bumpy cake” a fine treat, devils food with ridges of buttercream frosting under a drape of chocolate icing. The origins of the Maurice Salad are obscure but it became an institution at the Hudson department stores tea rooms and is replicated at various area restaurants. The chopped chefs salad is made unique by its creamy lemon mustard dressing. Superman ice cream deserves wider popularity, but I have only seen it in Michigan. Two kinds of excellent corned beef are worth seeking out, Sy Ginsburg’s for a garlicky style perfect for slicing on sandwiches and in some local delis and Wigleys with pickling spices for corned beef and cabbage The area is so international I’m usually eating Desi or some variation of Mid Eastern in the area, We like La Marsa in Farmington Hills for the fresh pita bread, garlic dip and lentil soup. Hard to find Goan food is at the harder to find Indo Fusion restaurant in Novi. Ditto other commenters accolades for the DIA.
Ruth— Have not looked for some months. Hope the move went well.
It’s 100+ most of the summer in SoCal. Too hot to bake. Yeast rising in all the WRONG places!
Fall is coming. The head baker now 7 years old wants Stollen. Repost?
Still looking for “Kolache” with “hoop” cheese.
Did Tom leave you enough “Hoop” cheese bake with?
Granny J. (the old Check farm girl) made Cheese and Blue Berry Kolache in the 50s.