Rosas Mexican Restaurant

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2111 East Palm Valley Boulevard Round Rock, TX.

Hello Folks,

One of my favorite past times other than thrift store shopping is trying out new eateries. Since I past by this one often finally last month stopped in for lunch. I am on a strict carbohydrates counting diet so this was definitely a treat. Plus for the record I start each cafe meal by tasting each item.

I give their beans and rice a try and enjoyed them. Then I took a bite of the enchilada and was not impressed. No, I am not a food critic by trade but a native Texan so I know great Mexican food.

Rosa’s homemade tortillas were okay. Taco Cabana makes some of the best tortillas I have ever eaten. I must give their interior decorating a A-plus due to the colorful paintings, hanging birds, reasonable prices, and colorful chairs. The cafe was clean and the staff were friendly and accommodating.

Overall out of *** 5 stars being High Praise this ole gal will pass on another visit.

I grade Rosa’s a ***3 Stars rating  meaning Okay. To be fair this rating is strictly on the flavor of their food. It is right up there with Taco Bell but higher prices yet Rosa’s does serve alcohol if your so inclined.

Please let me a comment it is nice hearing from my readers.

Happy Eating!!






Review: Flu Immunization



I recently went to Walgreens and got my flu shot.

While most families are finishing up their summer vacations, and shopping for back to school, why not get your flu shots.
It was a hot muggy midday while at my local Walgreens, it occurred to me to inquire about the flu vaccine.
To my surprise I was told it is here and I could beat the rush by getting my shot now.
In amazement at the pharmacist warm response I handed over my insurance card .
At Walgreens my insurance covered the cost of my injection at 100%.
If I had waited and made a doctors appointment there would of been a copay charge.
To sum up my experience, why not check out the fine folks at Walgreens for all of your needed vaccinations this year.
After a short wait, my injection was administered  by a certified pharmacist.
I left the store happy  that I have one less item on my Fall to do list.
Honestly it is such a great feeling as a Nana to know that I am protecting not only myself but my grandbabies.





Review of Home Slice Pizza

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Home Slice Pizza
Address:1415 S Congress Ave,
Austin, TX 78704

Prices: Varies depending on your selection
Very reasonable!!

Open today · 11:00 am – 11:00 pm

Monday 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am – 12:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am – 12:00 am
Sunday 12:00 – 11:00 pm
   Now about their food, we love their mushroom pepperoni pie.
All of their pizzas are NY City style and they serve complete pies or by the slice.
With their late hours you can stop by and grab a pizza to take home.
   My grandson Johnny is only 14 months old and loves when his Mommy April takes us for lunch at Home Slice.
I had never eaten thin sliced New York Style pizza until I tried this pizza, now nothing compares.
Have a safe time shopping on SOCO then stop by try one of their many beer brews offered with you pie.
I prefer sweet tea, and the staff kept my glass full with a smile.
You can eat in, dine on the covered patio, or go next door and get your pizza to go!!
I am one happy Nana since my daughter introduced me to Home Slice.
Credit: Hours and menu information was taken from
Photographs were taken during our last visit the end of May 2014.


Review: Nestle Milk Chocolate Covered Raisinets


Nestle Raisinets are sun-ripened, plump juicy California raisins tucked in rich creamy Nestle Classic Milk Chocolate.
They have 30% less fat than the leading chocolate brands, and a half-serving of fruit in every ¼ cup serving.
I like to snack on Raisinets when I need just a little chocolate after dinner.
Look for this delicious treat at your grocery, drug or convenience store, as well as your movie theater.

Disclaimer:I am not associated with Nestle in any way. This review is written with my own views and opinions.

Review: Bolthouse Farms Carrots


Do you know anyone that writes reviews about vegetables?
Now you do, after trying these particular brand of Bolthouse Farms carrots.
Bolthouse Farms carrots meets my high standards for vegetables.
First they harvested at the peak of freshness, taste, color, and crispness.

Most people purchase a bag of carrots, prepare them and never give this vegetable another thought. I am one of those cooks until I noticed that Bolthouse Farms carrots were different. They had a slightly sweet taste and when prepared with my roast after hours of cooking, held together nicely.
Boldhouse Farms has been growing and selling carrots since 1915.

Located in Bakersfield California and I am proud to boast they are U.S.A. grown.
When the carrots are ready, they are harvested cleaned, packaged, and rushed to a store near you.
Bolthouse Farms knows what they are doing with this tried and true method of distribution.
 Visit them online anytime at
Disclaimer: I have not been compensated in any form for doing this review. This review and opinions are my own.

Recipe & Review: Pot Roast Ala Slow Cooker


I wanted to give you a review of what we made for dinner last night.
2 lb. pot roast,
Medium package of baby carrots
Campbell’s Slow Cooker sauces Tavern Style Pot Roast.
Just placed everything in the slow cooker on low for 7 hours.
The results were a tasty tender pot roast which was seasoned with the perfect combination of spices in Campbell’s sauce.
My husband, Dave agreed that we enjoyed the baby carrots seasoned with the sauce as much as the meat.
As a side dish we opened a can of green beans.

Disclaimer: I am not associated with any of the companies mentioned in this article. All opinions are my own.

Closed: Review & Giveaway Ultra Sleeves for iPads


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