In Homewood for an appointment, I got the great task of deciding where we would go for lunch. Homewood is a metropolis for great restaurants. Really, it is hard to go wrong. One of my favorites is Out Takes. Out Takes specializes in unique, delicious and healthful foods. Out Takes offers dine in or take out service. Lunch is served Monday - Friday from 10:30 AM-3PM. Out Takes also offers corporate and personal catering. I went in with my lunch companions and found there was a wait to order. Though, the wait was short lived and the line moved quickly. This process gives you plenty of time to look at the food case and see the salad sides that are being served. It's a hard decision, for the choices are great. Soon enough (about five minutes later) our meals were delivered to your table. Anytime I get the opportunity to go to Out Takes I order the salad plate for $5.00. It comes with a choice of three sides from these delicious options: Mediterranean Salad, Old Fashioned potato salad, spaghettiniParmesan, potato vinaigrette, pasta pesto, roasted vegetables, lite penne pasta, fresh seasonal fruit, or ranch vegetables. I almost always get the spaghettiniParmesan, ranch vegetables, and the potato vinaigrette. Today was no different.
My lunch companions opted for the penne pasta, Mediterranean salad, ranch vegetables, fresh fruit and potato salad. All salad plates are served with pita crisp.
If salads aren't what you fancy then order up a sandwich. There are several choices to chose from One of the house favorites is the buffalo chicken sandwich. It is spicy chicken that is topped with melted provolone cheese, lettuce and tomato on a crusty swissromanoboule. Topped with blue cheese or ranch dressing, it sounds like something bold and flavorful. There is also the Turkey Focaccia sandwich, the southwestern vegetarian grill, the Cuban, a marinated chicken sandwich to name a few other choices. All sandwiches are served with chips and a pickle spear. Most sandwiches are $6.25. Don't forget about the chicken and tuna salads served as salads or sandwiches as well($4.95-$8.95). There are also a number of wraps and classic sandwiches (for the kids and picky eaters!). A recommendation......Be sure to purchase one of the cookies as you order your meal. You can order a dozen ($6.00) or each for .55cents. My favorite is the heath bar. It is so chewy and melt in your mouth good. Oh, I am craving one now! Oh, and just for the record.......some of the best sweet tea you will ever drink. Out Takes 5/5 stars for me! Out Takes "food to go" 2902 18th Street South Homewood, Alabama 205-871-9995 http://www.outtakesdeli.com/
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Leigh discusses home decor, thriftiness (its an art) road trips and life as a stay at home mom. Leigh is a full time mother, a part time photographer, writer and wanna-be roller derby queen/rock star. Her photography and written work is featured in several professional business and local publications. She owns her own photography business, Photographic Memories. Leigh resides in the south with her three children and husband "Big Daddy".
"Whatever you give a woman, she will make greater. If you give her sperm, she'll give you a baby. If you give her a house, she'll give you a home. If you give her groceries, she'll give you a meal. If you give her a smile, she'll give you her heart. She multiplies and enlarges what is given to her. So, if you give her any crap, be ready to receive a ton of s*&t."
Words of Wisdom
"Older and wiser voices can always help you find the right path, if you are only willing to listen."-Jimmy Buffett
Sea Joy When I go down by the sandy shore,I can think of nothing I want moreThan to live by the booming blue seaAs the seagulls flutter round about me. I can run around when the tide is outWith the wind and the sand and the sea all about,And the seagulls are swirling and diving for fish.Oh, to live by the sea is my only wish. - Jacqueline Bouvier
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream." --- Mark Twain
The cure for anything is salt water---sweat, tears, or the sea. ~Isak Dinesen
I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do everything through him who gives me strength.Philippians 4:12,13 NIV
Live a good life and in the end it's not the years in the life, it's the life in the years.~ Abe Lincoln
Let your boat of life be light Packed with only what you need --A homely home and simple pleasures,One or two friends, worth the name,Someone to love and someone to love you,A cat, a dog, and a pipe or two,Enough to eat and enough to wear,And a little more than enough to drink...For thirst is a dangerous thing. -- Jerome K Jeromefrom "Three Men in a Boat"
The love of God is like the ocean, you can see its beginnings but not its end.
"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." ~Eleanor Roosevelt
"We can make our plans,But the LORD determinesour steps" Proverbs 16:9
"Let us not forget what is best remembered or may we not remember what is best forgotten."
"Fish and overnight guest stink after three days." ~plaque at Fish Camp Restaurant, Orange Beach, Alabama
"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human being experience."
"A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future and accepts you today just the way you are." Proverbs 27:17
The happiest people don't have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything they have. The richest person is not the one who has the most, but the one who needs the least.
Live simply. Love generously. Care Deeply. Speak Kindly. Leave the Rest to God.
Worry is a robber of time and energy. Take comfort within that God's power is what we truly need. Heknows our needs before we can even ask for them.
If you worry, you didn't pray. If you prayed, don't worry. Faith is the ability to not panic.
Don't "find" a religion. "Find" your relationship with God. ~Bill Burgess
"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great ones make you feel that you, too, can become great."-Mark Twain