Saturday, August 2, 2008

Dining Out on Weekends (my 100th Post)

I am easy to please as far as eating out goes. I do not care for fancy, high-priced restaurants and Gerard, my husband, doesn't either. I think the most expensive restaurant we ever went to is The Olive Garden. Since we don't cook, on the weekends we usually go out to eat somewhere just for some variety. Here is the list of our favorite places to eat:

Golden Corral: This we both enjoy because of the wide variety of choices AND there's no waiting! Generally, we wait until we are hungry to go for lunch so once we arrive, we are ready for our food! I usually eat four to five plates of food and Gerard usually does two.

Hometown Buffet: This is another buffet place that is even closer to our home than Golden Corral where we can really chow down. Although I don't think it has as much variety as the Golden Corral and not as many desserts to from which to choose, it is more convenient and we are always full afterwards.

The Cracker Barrel: The first time we ever went to Cracker Barrel I think was on Sweetest Day. Thus, it has become a tradition of ours to go there on Sweetest Day each year. This is a real restaurant, but the decor is early American. There are wooden rocking chairs for sale, a small "general store" attached with all sorts of things from years ago such as old-time games, old-fashioned candy, some home decor stuff as well as more modern things such as Ohio State Buckeye apparel. On our first visit Gerard purchased a very pretty sweatshirt for me with a fall scene on it that has pockets! The food is delicious and the service is fast! They even have a checker board set up where we played checkers once and little hi-Q games at the tables you can play while you wait to be served.

CiCi's: Since I am a pizza lover, we order pizza every Sunday from a small neighborhood pizza place called Casamel's. We like it better than the major chains because it's not not as spicy. We limit ourselves to just two pieces each and then I take two to work for lunch on Monday and Tuesday.Sometimes though, we'll even treat ourselves to CiCi's on a Saturday. Again, this is a buffet but with only salad (which we usually skip), pizza and pasta, breadsticks and brownies and cookies. They have a row of pizzas out with different toppings--even spinach and macaroni! Gerard always counts how many slices I eat--usually around 6-8. He generally eats two but likes the breadsticks and cookies.

If we don't want to take much time for lunch and just want something quick, then we hit these fast-food places: Arby's, Subway, Wendy's, McDonalds. I love breakfast food any time of the day!

Yum, Yum!


Daisy said...

Congratulations on your 100th post. I have never heard of macaroni on pizza! It sounds a little bit delicious.

Karen and Gerard said...

I also like tuna fish on my pizza. My mom used to put that on when she made it for us at home and it really is good. So far, I haven't found any pizza place that offers that topping.

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