Jason, the wine guy at "the Cellars," rung up my 6 bottles of wine on Friday afternoon. The "progressive sale" took 29% off the price of my wine for which I paid $55.20. It's simple... the precent off is the same as the date. The sale started on January 21st with 21% off and ended January 30th with 30% off. Sorry I didn't post this earlier!
Here are the bottles that went into my wine bag:
1. De Loach - Chardonnay from California
2. Columbia Crest - Chardonnay from Washington
3. Meridian - Chardonnay from Napa, California
4. Juan Benegas - Malbec from Argentina
5. Tilia - Merlot from Argentina
6. Lan Rioja - Crianza from Spain
Their previous sale - click here!
Saturday, January 30, 2010
I stopped at the "Donut Star" doughnut shop on my way into work on Friday morning. The owner was already bagging up treats for the people ahead of me in line at 7:50 AM. She opens her store at 5 AM and is usually sold out by noon. By the looks of the doughnut racks, I was the 107th customer for the day. Allison and I enjoyed office treats and coffee back in the office.
"Donut Star" - 2901 East Cliff Road
"Donut Star" - 2901 East Cliff Road
Friday, January 29, 2010
Opening our bedroom window, I snapped a photo of our backyard playset. The neighbors' fence added to the shadow play! Our kids and their friends spend a lot of time on it when the snow is gone! Our raspberry patch is hidden under the mound of snow in the upper right corner of the photo along the fence.
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Do you need a personal or corporate gift basket to send for a new baby, Valentine's Day, wedding, engagement, new job or other occasion? If so, call or visit Mary O'Rourke or logon to her website for a wonderful gift! Tel: 651-994-8392
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Monday, January 25, 2010
On a rainy, icy Saturday evening, 99 Swedes, Swedish Americans and other guests gathered for a black-tie, scrumptious dinner at the American Swedish Institute on Park Avenue in Minneapolis. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres were served upstairs in the Grand Hall of the Swan Turnblad mansion, a grand home built in the early 1900s by a Swedish immigrant who built his fortune with a Swedish-American newspaper.
Guests processed in a "Grand March" downstairs into the candlelit dining room elegantly decorated right down to the yellow napkins hand folded by Ewa from Sweden and Mr. EAGAN daily photo blogger.
The menu was extraordinary:
Double Consomme Brunoise (Franska soppa)
"Welcome drink" of Aquavit
Baked Filet of Cod 'a la Greque with Tomato, Olives, Pimento & Bordure served in a Scallop Shell (Inbakad grekisk torsk med tomat, oliver, och kryddor)
2008 Ferrari-Carono Fume' Blanc
Poached Corned Chicken Breast with Peas & Leek Spring Roll & Horseradish Drizzle
(Pocherad kycklingsbrost med artor och purjolok varrulle med pepparrotsas)
2008 Kendall-Jackson Vininer's Reserve Chardonnay
Cosmopolitan Granite served in Martini Glass (Cosmopolitan Sorbet serverad i drinksglas)
Roasted Rib Eye Florentine (Biffstek med spenatblandning)
2005 Waterstone Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
Pom Gaufrette, Asparagus & Cauliflower in Sauce Italienne (Pommefrites, sparris och blomkal i italiensksas)
2003 Churchill Port
Gateau Rubinstein with Profiteroles & Coffee (Rubinsteintarta och smordegskaka och kaffe)
The dancing to live dance music was a fun extra we all enjoyed.
Leif and wife Anne savored an unforgettable night!
Link to prior Svenska Sallskapet dinner!
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Drew Gorton, owner of my office neighbor "Gorton Studios," was out walking his black labrador retrievers, Millie and Ruby, past the Oak Cliff Place building. Drew's company designs websites. Need help with your website for a fee?
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Anne and I drove to downtown St. Paul, 17 minutes north of Eagan, to view the TITANIC exhibit at the Minnesota Science Museum on Friday afternoon. My boarding pass was issued to Mr. Edgar Samuel Andrew, age 18, from Buenos Aires, Argentina who traveled alone in 2nd class.
Friday, January 22, 2010
Almost 500 guests attended the 7th annual "Burnsville Uncorked" wine tasting fundraiser on Thursday evening hosted by the Burnsville Rotary Club and Burnsville Breakfast Rotary Club. Rotary Assistant Governor Bob Stowell served fancy beef treats off a silver tray to guests. A jazz band played lively music while wine lovers sampled wines, ate fancy food and visited on both levels of the one year old Burnsville Performing Arts Center. Eagan and Burnsville are friendly neighboring suburbs.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson was standing at Eagan's Regal 16 movie theater advertising his upcoming movie, "Tooth Fairy." The story follows a minor league hockey player who is turned into a "Tooth Fairy." Other cast members include: Julie Andrews, Billy Crystal, and Ashley Judd. The film premiers on January 22 in Eagan and other locations. Dental floss & toothpaste not included.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Monday, January 18, 2010
Over 50 business owners and leaders met for an 8:30 coffee break at Home Federal bank in Eagan on Thursday, January 14. The event was sponsored by the Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce. Networking and introductions made up the agenda.
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Friday, January 15, 2010
Last May, our friends, Steven & Allison, invited us over for dinner with our friend, G.K. Murty, from Bangalore, India. Why do you think I chose this photo as my "best photo of 2009" for the January mid-month CDP blog theme day?
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Our middle daughter celebrated her 7th birthday with school classmates and her two sisters at the Eagan Art House. An art teacher showed them all how to make a painted masterpiece and also a crayon colored abstract. Eating cupcakes from Byerly's bakery was a fun and yummy conclusion to the party. And notice the two fancy, plastic snowflakes rings atop each cupcake!
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Will, 16, and Lauren, 14, were practicing their ballet duet with their teacher, Stacy, who formerly danced with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. Lauren has been dancing since age 3 and Will started dancing 6 years ago. They dance at Spotlight Productions, one of Eagan's more popular dance studios.
Monday, January 11, 2010
Miss Eagan, Brooke Kilgarriff, was crowned Miss Minnesota on June 20, 2009. On Saturday afternoon, many people gathered for a sendoff party for Brooke who will represent Minnesota in the Miss America pageant in Las Vegas to compete against 52 other contestants.
Miss America is one of the largest educational scholarship opportunities for women in the US. Contestants compete based on their beauty, poise, and style but also their talent and their social "platform."
Brooke's talent is singing and her platform is "Music - the building block of education." The Miss America national platform financially supports the Children's Miracle Network. Brooke has volunteered weekly all year at Gillette Hospital in St. Paul which is one of 170 hospitals nationwide which directly benefits from the Children's Miracle Network. Miss Minnesota has raised over $12,200 for that charity.
Cheer Miss Minnesota on to win the Miss America crown live on TV channel TLC on Saturday, January 30 at 7 PM central standard time! Our family wishes our beautiful and talented neighbor all the best in her quest!
250th posting for Eagan Daily Photo blog
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Eagan residents gathered at the Eagan Community Center on Saturday evening, January 9 to celebrate the beginning of Eagan's 150th birthday year. Mayor Mike Maguire gave the opening celebratory speech. Scott Swenson, 150th birthday committee chairperson, also welcomed guests and spoke. Loud horns sounded, people ate cake, a quartet sang and everyone seemed to enjoy the opening event.
Saturday, January 9, 2010
Friday, January 8, 2010
Thursday, January 7, 2010
These two Eagan high school students and best friends, Cortney and Katie, were the November and December "students of the month" recently recognized at our Eagan Rotary lunch meeting. They both excel academically and volunteer in the broader community. Their proud parents joined them for the lunch.