Everyday Mom's Meals: Bye Bye Borders

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Bye Bye Borders

If you live in a city where your local Border's Bookstore closed over the last few months, you can feel my pain. I was so sad when the announcement came that the one 7 minutes from our home was on the "to go" list. I know e-readers, and e-books are all the new rage, but there is just something special about walking into a bookstore, roaming the aisles, finding just what you're looking for and sitting down to dive in. I understand the convenience of electronic reading, but to me, having a physical book, w/ pages to turn is one of life's simple pleasures. I'm sad to see the neighborhood bookstore, whatever the name, becoming something of a novelty of days gone by. When we were dating, Adam and I  spent many Friday nights in Borders reading, listening to live music, and enjoying yummy treats from their coffee shop. My favorite? The Italian Cherry Cream Soda. They offered two types of home made sodas, French and Italian. I never had the French, and it was probably delicious too, but I only ever had the Italian....the words "cherry" and "cream" sucked me in :) Every week I looked forward to our date night so I could spend a little time w/ my honey, a good book and a yummy soda. Just one more reason I was disappointed to see the CLOSED banner on the side of the building. But now I can enjoy this classic right at home, w/ this very easy recipe. I'm super excited to be able to curl up on the couch, great novel in hand and sip away!

Italian Cherry Cream Soda

1/2 c. half and half
1/2 c. cherry syrup- I used Grenadine
10 oz. Club Soda

Stir all together. Serve over ice.

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Abby said...

Looks tasty! I'm sad Borders closed, too. I loved going there to look at cookbooks.

The Better Baker said...

Sounds and looks terrific! How awesome when we can DIY a favorite...how lovely you and your sweetie spent time reading...a delightful thing to do together!

Jenna @ Newlyweds said...

I was sad to hear of there closing too, I loved there book store but never had the soda, but it looks delicious, fun and fruity!

Jennifer @ Mother Thyme said...

I was so sad to see Borders closed too. We got a chance to go in there once during the sale but the other day I passed the store and it was shut down already. Even though I have an e-reader I don't use it as much as I thought I would. I still love curling up with a good book, and enjoying a book with this soda! Sounds great!

Teri@thefreshmancook said...

So simple and easy, yet it sounds so delicious and looks beautiful. I can't wait to try it. I linked to you from Recipe Sharing Monday. Thanks



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MM said...

I've never had an Italian soda, but it sure looks good!
Visiting from Family Time Tuesday

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

Thanks for linking this unique yummy cherry soda up at the Tea Party...I'm going to miss meandering around Borders here in MN too....darn economy

Miz Helen said...

I just love this soda, it looks so yummy! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great week!
Come Back Soon,
Miz Helen