Myra’s Kitchen and The Temple Theater

I had such a good time tonight!!! It was a really nice day — sunny, warm, quiet! I did a lot of playing with the girls and doing as little as I could possibly get away with. I started out the day with a big bowl of oatmeal that hit the spot so well, it set the stage for the entire day!

About 4:30 or so, I decided it was time to go get something to eat and considered going to see the new show at the Temple Theater. I was trying to decide where to go for dinner. I considered several of the places I usually like to go and some that I haven’t been to in some time. Then, I noticed Bill Horner’s blog post about the Dining In and Out guide in today’s Sanford Herald. Since I typically read the Herald on line, I sometimes miss the inserts……so I was happy for his reminder to go look for it!!! To help me decide on dinner, I looked through the guide. I noticed the page for Myra’s Kitchen! I had heard about it from co-workers and have been meaning to try it out, but just haven’t, yet. I decided to take the hint and go!!!! I am sooooooooooooooooo glad I did!!!!


Myra’s Kitchen – Attention anyone in or within driving distance of Sanford: if you haven’t given Myra’s Kitchen (located at 1401 Colon Rd) a try, you need to!!! The small restaurant is lovely in blue and white country decor, the music playing to set the mood is country music, and the tag line “Home Cooking at its Best” is an understatement! Buddy and Myra Kitchens (the owners) told me they recently began serving dinner on Saturday evenings. I had one of the many delicious sounding specials – Chicken and Dumplings, corn nuggets, and mashed potatoes. It was served in a HUGE bowl and was the best chicken and dumplings I’ve ever had! A couple at a near by table had other things that looked incredible, as well — and large servings!!! I was pretty full when I finished dinner, but wanted to see what their desserts were like. I was told of several great sounding desserts – including butter pecan pound cake and cobblers! I was then told that there was a blueberry crunch in the oven, but it wasn’t quite ready, yet! I chose to wait for that — I LOVE BLUEBERRIES!!! It was sooooooo worth the wait!!!! Amazing!!!! In summary — Myra’s Kitchen is quaint, friendly, serves up delicious food with something for just about anyone’s taste, and large servings at a reasonable price!!! What else could you ask for?????


Then – I decided to go see if there were any open seats at the Temple Theater for Super Sounds of the 70s! I was really happy to hear that I could get in!

The Temple Theater – Super Sounds of the 70’s – I was early and the box office wasn’t open, yet. So, I sat out on the bench outside the theater – the one that is painted so appropriately whimsical with the Comedy and Tragedy masks and harlequin design – and “people watched”. It was nice, but soon turned chilly, so I went and sat in the car and called my Mom to kill some time. This show is so good — it is fun, energetic, and entertaining. Whether you are a 70’s Flower Child or not, the music, dancing, and costumes promise to get you bee bopping to the beats. The actors sang and danced and did a fantastic job at performing many of the decade’s great hits – like the beautiful “Precious and Few” by Climax, John Lennon’s amazing “Imagine”, “Aquarius” from the musical “Hair”. One of my favorites was the excellently done rendition of Helen Reddy’s “I Am Woman” – the theme song for the Women’s Movement. AND – all those anti-Disco meanies who told us that Disco was DEAD obviously LIED to us – it is NOT dead – it is alive and well at the Temple Theater. The proof is in the entire theater’s reaction to Disco anthems like “Disco Inferno”, “Boogie Fever”, “Y.M.C.A.”. and Donna Summer’s incredible “Last Dance”. What fun this was — Hurry and get your tickets! The run ends on February 17th – you don’t want to miss this one!


I’m now enjoying the AKC Eukanuba National Dog Championship on Animal Planet — the girls have noticed the parade of dogs on the screen, too — they are watching and taking bets between them on what dogs will win!

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