MP had some serious ants in her pants earlier this month. When this happens, the family can bet on a road trip. Any change of scenery will do. We decided on a visit to The New Moon Restaurant (aka DP’s new favorite breakfast place) followed by a trip to the Saco River Market.
The New Moon is in a cute yellow building with a high-pitched roof that looks straight out of a fairy tale. In March, the space was still decorated for the holidays, complete with garland hanging from the ceiling, snowman decorations, and white lights. But no matter. The breakfast menu looked promising. MP decided on eggs with feta, spinach, and a side of tomato hollandaise. CP#1 smartly chose crepes with fresh strawberries. And DP ordered chicken waffles with gravy. CP#2 kept to his standard: chocolate chip pancakes and sausage.
Our food and coffee arrived quickly, which is always a good thing with hungry kids in tow. MP’s egg dish was filling and the creamy hollandaise added nice flavor. The meal also came with a healthy side of roasted potatoes and thick slices of Rye bread.
CP #1’s crepes were light and delicious. When we return, MP is going to order these for herself.
Out of curiosity, MP sampled DP’s chicken waffles, which were a nice balance of savory and sweet. And CP#2’s pancakes were so good, MP snuck in a few bites more. The reason she was able to do this without CP#2 protesting? It seemed he was distracted by the lollipop box near our table.
After breakfast, we drove down the road to the Saco River Market. Located on Saco Island, the mill space that houses the market is impressive on its own. MP lingered a little while the family walked ahead.
When she made it into the market, MP discovered so many little treasures. There were adorable felted rattles from Midnight Meadow Farm, beautiful crocheted knits made by Jenny Prickett, and fun vintage items from Freda’s Table. For food, we left with a shepherd’s pie Stromboli from Terra Cotta Pasta and Creeping Thyme Farm goat cheese. DP brought home some Funky Bow red beer in a miniature growler. And the kids? They spent a good half hour choosing one of Sue Davis’ decorative light switch covers for their rooms. We were having so much fun shopping, chatting with vendors, and listening to music, MP only snapped a few photos.
And before we forget, we have a winner from last Friday’s giveaway. Congrats goes to lucky #7 – Erin Haynes! Erin wins a copy of Slice & Bake Cookies by Elinor Klivans. Hurray!