Sunday, February 5, 2012

One For The Money...

Last night we ventured out to the movies with our friends.  Gman and I rarely go to the movies, but being in the mood for a light hearted romp, we decided on the movie "One For The Money" based on the Stephanie Plum series written by Janet Evanovich.

I have read all of the Stephanie Plum novels and was looking forward to the movie--with reservations.  You know how sometimes they make a movie from a book and really mess it up?

Well, this show is really pretty much in keeping with the spirit of the books.  They added scenes from many of the books in the series (Like when Grandma Mazur shoots the turkey at the dinner table--not in book one, but oh so funny!) and Ranger talks in complete sentences and has actual conversations in this movie.

While sitting by the restrooms waiting for the others after the movie, I heard others talking about the Stephanie Plum novels and started chatting.  We had a great time comparing the movie and books and all agreed that though it included many scenes from other books, it kept the spirit and was fun.  The books are a SCREAM and so funny!  Even the guys in the chatting hall group were reading the books!  LOL

All in all, I have to say that it is really pretty funny and a fun, light evening.

After the movie we headed for Bandana's BBQ.  It's been a while since warm BBQ weather, so it was time to enjoy some smoky meat with choice of sauces and sides!  Yum!

We had a fun time while eating and then the manager came over to the table to chat for a bit.  Nice guy and good sense of humor (you need that with us!  LOL)

Our waitress, Tara, was a doll and we found out that she is getting ready to go into the armed forces which endeared her to all of us.  A brave choice.

As we were sitting there chatting, Tara asked if we would like a dessert.  Uh, no, plenty to eat actually.

This started a conversation in which Gman and I extolled the virtues of the homemade cobblers with ice cream that we like to eat at Marlene's out in Marthasville, MO.

Then we all looked at each other and decided that some cobbler or pie with coffee would be a lovely way to end the evening and who has better pie and desserts than Bob Evan's!

We Piled into the van and headed across the bridge to Bob's.  I was in the mood for the Cherry bread that they only have in February.  It is different because it is made with maraschino cherries.  Oh Yum and double YUM YUM!  The other's got pie (coconut cream and lemon cream) and cake (the biggest piece of chocolate cake with ice cream, chocolate syrup and whipped cream you have ever seen!  Yikes!) and we became acquainted with our waitress, Katrina.  She was a real hurricane!  (okay--Gman and I both thought of that at the same time!  Is that SICK or what????)

Katrina is quite a gal and a real treat to talk with.  Great waitress as well!

So, full of BBQ and sugar, we finished what turned out to be our progressive dinner, headed back to drop our friends off at their house and then head back home.

It wasn't until I got home that I saw that two pieces of that cherry bread had 558 calories and 24 g of fat!  Oh MY!!!!  I was glad I only ate one slice and brought one home!  But, YUM...  :-)



  1. I've read those books too. I'm sure I would like the movie. Your evening sounds great. Lots of yummy food. I'd have to pass on the cherry bread - not much of a fan of cherry stuff, but that coconut sounds really good!

  2. labbie1,
    Sounds like a delightful evening out! About that cherry bread...all I can say is...YuM!
    Thanks for stopping by with your sweet comment and visit...I just posted the reveal!

  3. Thanks for the review. I'm a big Stephanie Plum fan, and was looking forward to seeing the movie, but the local paper didn't like it so much.

    Sounds like a great eating night, too!

  4. That was quite a night on the town! I haven't been to a movie in a while. I think the next one on our agenda is The Journey 2, a not-quite sequel to Journey to the Center of the Earth. My son wants to see it, so I'm game. It won't be long until he doesn't want to be seen with me in public.

  5. Sounds like you had a really good time.

  6. Hi Rae--Coconut it is then! :)
    Hi Pat--Thanks for popping in. The cherry bread is definitely worth it! :)
    Kathy G--Our paper didn't like it either--probably the same paper given where we both live--but all of us (two men, two women) enjoyed it, so a light romp is fun for a change! Those books are the BEST aren't they?
    Hillbilly Mom--We saw the posters for Journey 2 and we were saying that it looked like one to try as well next time. I hear you on the seen in public comment! LOL
    Kristina--we did.

    Thanks for dropping in everyone! :)

  7. Sounds like a great time! My husband and I are planning to go see that movie. We have read all the books, except the newest on. We have it, but not have had time to read it yet!

  8. I have read all the books. I was wondering about the movie. I am planning to see it this weekend.

  9. Pat and Michelle--Aren't those books an absolute scream? So funny!