On Sunday, my Mom , daughter and I went on a little trip to IKEA in Ft. Lauderdale. It is a huge store, and extremely tiring to go through! Here you see the entry as we drove in, and after parking, the front of the store as we approached. You will see how the cactus part of this ties in as we go along!
You start out going up an escalator to the second floor. Right at the top was the Swedish restaurant. We all had the Swedish Meatballs with mashed potatoes, except Mom who chose fresh vegies (she is a very healthy eater)! We thought it tasted OK, but a bit bland, and really did not seem to special to me. I would have thought there would be more of a nutmeg taste, or something to make it have a Swedish taste. Anyway...moving on...we had two deserts and split each one 3 ways so we could all try both.
Along with this Kristian Regale, a ligonberry/apple sparkling juice!
The apple cake was actually mostly fresh apples surrounded on the top, bottom and sides with a sort of cake crust. It almost seemed semi healthy with all those apples inside! The chocolate number was good too, but a bit more desserty! All in all, a pleasant experience!
I was on the lookout for any succulent looking furniture/art work/etc., and I found these kinda cool looking chairs! I really like the green leaf one, and the black and white!
Isn't this an adorable little childrens book, but sadly it was written in Swedish, but absolutely lovely art work!
And check this out...they actually sold LIVE succulent plants in there! I couldn't believe my eyes! LOL.
How do you like the cactus 3- pack, and this long spined baby in there! WOW!
I was hoping against all odds that I would find, per chance...a small pachypodium! Ha ha ha!!! No such chance!
When we were exiting the building they had a nice Swedish Market with all kinds of foodstuffs. That was kinda neat. You will see below what my sweet Mom bought me for a surprise! She knows I dearly love Swedish pancakes...(YOU can find them at IHOP). Delicious...complete with the lingonberry preserves!
We left IKEA, and travelled down the road to the Sawgrass Mills Outlet Mall, and outside the Rainforest Cafe there, I found several of these giant and colorful mushrooms helping to hold the place up! LOL.
OK...Mom bought me a bar of Swedish dark chocolate, and some ligonberry preserves! Now I can't wait to make some swedish pancakes ( I actually have a recipe)...and I may have to do it first thing tomorrow, to celebrate Cactus Monday morning!
HAPPY CACTUS MONDAY!!!