Wednesday, April 28, 2010

I WANT IT ALL...


For those of you who might think that Miss Janice slaves away at the stove all the time...think again! I am the Queen of take-out and delivery y'all! So, I love this cute 'Take-Out Menu Organizer,' by C. R. Gibson. I purchased mine at It's In the Kitchen, in Weston, Florida. They do not have a large inventory of items available on their website, but if you would like to purchase one of these useful books, call them at 954.389.7220. Otherwise, these are available online at Distinctive-Decor .

Great for storing all those menus I collect, and it's tres cute...

There are separate compartments for different food specialities and labels are provided to mark each section...

A notepad is provided to jot down your order and the total price due. How many times have I asked husband what he wants to order and he starts shouting out stuff like I'm some short-order cook??? Now I just say, "Write it down!"

There is even a 'Tip Calculator' provided! Hmmmmmm, how much to tip for delivery service or when picking up a take-out order?

~For delivery service, I tip 20%; however, 15% is acceptable. If there is inclement weather, or you are ordering delivery service during a major televised sporting event, I would definitely tip 20%. Just remember that your tips are important to the delivery person...they are usually driving their own vehicle, paying for gas & upkeep, et cetera.

~If you are picking up food at a restaurant, a $1-$2 tip is acceptable or up to 10% of the bill. {If the restaurant accepts tips, then you should tip when you pick up a take-out order.}

Tips are for "service" provided, but I always try to be nice and generous with the person who has my food in his/her hands!

About a month ago, I was invited to a housewarming party and decided one of these cute binders might be something the couple would like. Wrapped in cello, with a yellow ribbon...I think it's a great gift!

Of course, I had to attach one of my 'Miss Janice' correspondence cards...

I always try to think of something useful and unique when giving gifts! I love it--surely they did...Miss Monica said they did in her thoughtful and timely thank-you note to me:)

Hope y'all aren't slaving away too much in your kitchen. Get it delivered!!!!

Thank you for visiting with me today!

21 comments:

Lexilooo said...

What a cute idea for a new home gift!

the pink prep said...

i LOVE delivery! well, I actually PREFER to be waited on! love the towel, but i love all your towels with sayings...especially "we don't care how you do it up north!" fun, fun!
just last night muffy said, can we have dinner delivered?...and we did!

Cathy said...

Love the tea towel...me too;)!

I love your menu keeper too! What a great idea and what a wonderful hostess gift! I am going to copy...if you don't mind:)!

Thanks for the info on where to buy!

Love this!

Enjoy!
Cathy

Suburban Princess said...

This is such a nice idea! We dont have enough restaurants here to warrant such a thing but I do have them all on speed dial!

Suzanne said...

Hmmm...confession time. I need to get that cute organizer for my MANY take-out menus. I don't even pretend anymore, if you know what I mean!
I just had so much fun browsing all of the photos on your blog. I'm going to check out some of the books and like the pink prep, love the "up north" towel:-)
Thanks you so much for stopping by my blog the other day. I'm healing nicely:-)
XOXOXOX

The Countess said...

I think that is a wonderful housewarming gift.
So much neater than the kitchen junk drawer.

The 5 Bickies said...

What a great gift! It doesn't suprise me that you would have just the right gift for your friends and cutely wrapped too.

Just the other day I was thinking ahead to being an empty nester (which isn't even around the corner) and decided we would eat out more. I hope they still have the binder in 10 years!

Joanne Kennedy said...

I have one too but not as cute as yours! I think that would be a great gift to welcome someone into the neighboorhood and put the local delivery menus in there for them.

You have such cute ideas.

Hugs,
Joanne

Southern Living: Preppy Style said...

What a perfect idea for a new home gift! I'm keeping that one in the back of mind.

By the way, I was at our Macy's today. Have you noticed the adorable rooster chinaware they have right now? Hmmmm....???

Candy said...

What a great idea, I love take-out! May treat myself to some tonight... Chinese and Thai are my favorites!

Tammy B said...

What a cute idea. I don't need it because I have Panera Bread's menu memorized, and it's on the way home, so I can just drop in. Ha!Ha! I think it makes a wonderful housewarming gift. I may have to check it.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a cute and different housewarming gift! So organized.

Bea said...

Love the menu keeper, Miss Janice! A great gift for sure... Oh, and I noticed your beautiful calligraphy... Love when people care about that!! Have a nice day :)

Short Southern Momma said...

I love that! I loose take out menus all the time. Hope your having a great week! xoxo

Chloe said...

such great tipping advice! thank you!

midnight macaroons said...

What a fantastic gift. I love that little dish towel. How cute! Thank you for posting the website and telephone number. I think a menu organizer would come in real handy at our house.

Thank you for the lovely compliment on my new chair. I just posted a picture of my bed and high chair.

linda said...

I love the tea towel and organizer. Both would be perfect for my house too as I'm not much of a cook these days either. With no kids at home anymore, I say why bother. I'm happy with something simple from take out!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

What a great idea, Miss Janice! I love take out myself...and I do appreciate your tips on tips! My daughter worked as a server while in college, so I am always generous! Have a wonderful weekend...hugs...Debbie

KDC Events said...

Love that idea! I think I am going to scrapbook one formyself and a wedding gift! Yay =)

Sit A Spell said...

Love this! I had to pop over to get your blog addy, because Southern Living just asked on FB who your favorite southern blogger is and I'm putting you on there!

Oh, I went to the Windsor Rose for lunch and tea yesterday...delightful.

Kittie Howard said...

Miss Janice, I totally adore your approach to life. Casualness with an elegant flair...perfect. And that Up North tea towel makes me smile. My hub's from New Hampshire. He's a Southern convert, as much as one can be, but in-laws are a delicate problem. Sigh. I try to keep the Meow out of my drawl, if you get my drift. Love your posts.