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Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

When You Can't Go to V's -- Bring V's to You!

In 1963, not far from our house, an Italian restaurant opened.
A small place -- a few tables
In a strip mall

We went, we fell in love

Spaghetti and meatballs,
we felt so cosmopolitan
And there was always a complimentary piece of rum cake for dessert

We watched V's grow into the store front next to them
And then another
And finally, they built their own free standing restaurant

Still on 40 Highway

And when we go to the city we often eat once again at V's
And often when I have lunch with my brother, David, we eat at V's
And they still give a piece of complimentary rum cake!

And then one day I was at our local Wal Mart
looking in the freezer section
(A section that I don't go to often unless I want ice cream or fruit or vegetables or puff pastry)

And there were containers of V's food
The V's!
The Sauce
The meatballs
The ravioli

Whenever I don't get to Kansas City often enough,
I can bring V's home

I prefer the spaghetti and meatballs
That is, after all, what we always ordered in the early days
And I still love V's spaghetti and meatballs

Only thing you need to provide is the spaghetti
And the Parmesan cheese
(Starting with a salad and a basket of bread to accompany the spaghetti and meatballs, of course!)

For us, the container of sauce and the package of meatballs is enough for two meals.
And when it's V's  spaghetti and meatballs
Who minds if you have it twice in one week

Tonight we were lucky . . . 

I had two pieces of rum cake in the freezer

Tonight was a complete V's experience!


Bernideen said...

Well that worked out great!!!!

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

I wish our Wal Mart carried it. It looks delicious. I'll be on the lookout for it now. Thanks for sharing this.

Connie said...

I haven't thought of V's in years! Yes, their sauce and meatballs were really something to look forward to. I'll have to check this out the next time I'm back in the states...or maybe even go to Independence for the real thing!

Pat said...

Who would have thought V's in your frozen food department???
Lucky for you and husband, Jim, dear friend!!!
I'll look for it here at our Neighborhood Market (Wal~Mart)!!!