Just Peachy Update

Hey Peaches!

This winter has been pretty uneventful by the way of news. I mean, some exciting things have happened. For instance, in September, we hired Chef Amy Beyer who trained at Le Cordon Bleu in Seattle Washington. Chef Amy has been a great asset to the cafe and blended into the team wonderfully. Her leadership skills and ease in the kitchen are much appreciated. It leaves me time to work ON my business, not just IN my business. (Not to mention a few days off to hike when I want!)

In December, we participated in the Mistletoe Marketplace again. If you aren’t familiar, you should definitely plan to attend next year. There are vendors, rides, local restaurants, and (most important) SANTA!!

January was a quiet one. And just like at home, when its quiet, we clean! Nothing like some kitchen spring cleaning in January to pass the time. We did some really fun caterings too, one of which was a wine tasting sponsored by the Major Hospital Foundation. They had individual Charcuterie boards at each place setting. It was a really neat event and organized very well by their department. Hats off to Ms LaTisha Idlewine for her hard work on all she does!

February brought on our annual Valentine’s Dinner. This year we had more guests than ever and a great time was had by all! We served 3 courses consisting of Salad, a combination plate of Chicken with a Mushroom sauce, Beef Tenderloin, Mashed Potato Puree, and Roasted vegetables, then a Silk Chocolate Mousse for dessert. Thanks to all who attended and who helped make the night a success!

If you have been following us for a while, you know that I had plans to build on an addition where our patio is. Unfortunately, do to the cost of EVERYTHING these days, that isn’t going to happen. I do want to retire at some point in my life. What is going to happen, though, is we will be pulling up the uneven pavers and pouring a nice concrete patio. I know they look neat but they cause the tables to sit uneven and my servers’ legs to kill them at the end of the day. So for the safety of everyone’s iced teas, we’ll be replacing the bricks. We’ve contracted a local gentleman, Travis Atwood of Atwood Concrete Construction, to take care of this for us. Hopefully, construction will start in April and we’ll be all set to serve on the patio for Mother’s Day!

In April, Shelbyville will be hosting thousands of spectators who wish to be in the areas of the Total Eclipse. We’ll have special hours over that weekend to accommodate everyone. So for all of you who wish we were open later on the weekends, here is your chance! We’ll have dinner specials, Eclipse themed mocktails, and viewing glasses (while supplies last).

Last but not least, MOTHER’S DAY is coming up! We will be open on Mother’s Day Sunday from 8-2pm. We cannot wait to celebrate with you and your families!

But WAIT! There’s MORE! Check out the Special Event Section of my page to hear some great music my dad and his band (from the ’70s) put out in 1975.

The American Way

This has been a pretty boring blog, sorry. More informational than anything. No hidden gems of wisdom, no funny antidotes. I guess if I can leave you with anything, it would be this…. If you own/run your own place, surround yourself with people who are working to make life easier on everyone. Really, that is how life should be in general, right? If I’m working my hardest and you’re working your hardest, in the end, we all succeed.

Stay Peachy, Friends!


Easy Chocolate Mousse

  • 1 package chocolate instant pudding
  • 2 cups heavy whipping crea
  • 1/3 cup whole milk
  • 8oz Cool whip
  • Mix first 3 ingredients until smooth. Fold in Cool Whip until combined. Chill till ready to serve.