8/30/11

My Personal Top 10 "Bests"

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Today I'm listing my top 10 "bests".

  1.  Best pizza I've ever had is one I grew up on. It was Gino's in Barboursville, WV. I have searched everywhere I go for an equivalent pizza and there is not one to be found. I have to have my Gino's every time I go back home to visit.
2.  Best ice cream sundaes are at Shoney's. The ice cream is so good and cold. It is plain, old-fashioned regular vanilla ice cream. Not french vanilla, not vanilla bean, not any kind of new fangled vanilla, just plain old vanilla ice cream. You can get it with hot fudge or regular chocolate syrup. Smothered in whip cream. It's the best out there.
3.  Best fountain drinks come from Pilot Convenience Stores. The newer ones have two options on ice. I personally love the little pellet shaped ice. They keep your drinks colder longer and don't melt as fast. You also get your choice on drinks. One fountain has Pepsi products and one fountain has Coke products. The best of both worlds.
 4.  Best place to shop for fashionable clothing for reasonable prices is Kohl's. They always have such gorgeous clothes to pick from and there is always a sale going on. If you collect your Kohl's cash and watch for coupons and go during the right sale, you can get some good deals. Best deal I ever got was a brand name skirt and top outfit that was $79.99 half off, then 30% off that. Then everything on that rack was marked down $10.00 off lowest price and I had a $5.00 coupon on my total order. Bottom line....the outfit cost me $12.99 plus tax. (This isn't the outfit, this is just something on my wish list).
5.  Best place to shop around online for vintage or handcrafted items is Etsy. I could spend days just going through their shops. It's easy to lose track of time when you are on Etsy. I usually have to have a scheduled time to go on there or I forget to go back to what I was doing.
 
6.  Best place to take grandchildren is anywhere you want to. They are so happy to be Mamaw and Papaw that they don't really care where you go or what you do. As long as they get to be with you, they are happy.
  7. Best chocolate cake icing is from my Mamaw's recipe. I'm pretty sure it came from the Hershey's Cocoa can only she modified it. I tried one day to make it from the Hershey can recipe and it was way too rich. Here it is for those of you who want to try it. It's a hit everywhere I take it. It is 1 box Confectioners Sugar, 5 tbsp Hershey's cocoa, 1 stick margarine or butter softened, 1 tsp vanilla, and 4-6 tbsp of milk. Adjust milk to get the icing to the consistency you wish.
8. Best restaurant to get potato skins is Applebee's. I love their potato skins and could eat them every day. They leave just enough potato in them that it doesn't overwhelm everything else. The cheese cooks up very well and is not majorly stringy. I always get double bacon and they load them down. Now, I've made myself crave them. Road trip!!
9. Best yarn store I've ever been in is Knit-n-Purl at 4999 Carolina Forest Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC. They had such a wide variety of unique yarns. I don't even want to think about how much I spent on yarns that I still haven't decided what to do with. But the store is so beautiful and the people are so friendly that I just got lost in the moment and went yarn crazy...but I don't regret it.
10.  Best romantic dinner ever had with my hubby was in Panama City Beach, FL. We had been on a day trip to Shell Island and to watch the dolphins on Captain Anderson's ship. We went to Pineapple Willy's for supper and had ribs and chicken sitting out on the pier and watching the sun set into the ocean. Several years later we went there to eat and watch sun set again when my sister and her husband were with us and it was still just as awesome.

3 comments:

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Rachel said...

I love all that stuff too! Our vacation to Panama City was so great! I still wear my Pineapple Willy's t-shirt all the time and every time I think of that trip! Love you!

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