Saturday, April 21, 2012

Restaurant Rant

          We took Baye to Chuck E. Cheese today for her birthday celebration.  She turns 3 tomorrow.  We went today so my dad could enjoy the festivities before he left for Orlando for a business trip.  The poor child was miserable.  We have learned that you should never take a kid that is scared of costumed characters to Chuck E. Cheese!  She clung to Mr. Amazing, my sister and me the whole time.  
Pizza for everybody!

Baye clinging to Mr. Amazing

Doesn't Baye look like she's having a great party?

Kay and Mo had fun though.  We ordered a few pizzas for the kids, Mr. Amazing and my parents (Gramma and Sirr).  I got the salad bar.  I ended up not being able to eat the salad bar so I gave it to my sister.

**Begin Rant**
          I have been to 2 different restaurants that have salad bars and have had the same problem with both of them.  They have no fat free normal salad dressings.  Chuck E. Cheese only has fat free Catalina.  How many people actually use/like fat free Catalina???  Not this girl!!  How hard is it to order fat free ranch?  I'm not going to lie, if you're on a low-fat diet, you're okay.  Lite ranch is a lower fat content then regular.
          When I was planning a trip to Ruby Tuesday I noticed on the website they said they have no fat free dressing at all.  None, Nada, Zip, ZERO!  The only thing closest to fat free dressing that they have is balsamic vinegar.  How hard is it to get rid of the lite ranch and replace it with fat free?  Stupid restaurants!
**End Rant**

          I miss eating out.  I really do.  I loved the fact that I didn't have to cook every once and a while and I could have someone else do the dishes.  If I'm really careful I can goto American Buffets like Golden Corral.  But, there is one type of restaurant that I can goto with no problem.  That one place is a mongolian barbeque.  They always have fat free food.  A lot of chinese restaurants have Mongolian barbeques in them.     They are great.  If you've never heard of a Mongolian barbecue it is "meat and vegetables {that} are cooked in large, round, solid iron griddles at temperatures of up to 300°C (572°F)"
You choose which vegetables, meats and sauces you want and they grill it in front of you.  I love it.  I ask for no oil on the grill and they pour just water/broth on the grill to keep the vegetables from sticking.  I adore it.  There are some chain Mongolian grills that are really good.    I've included links at the bottom of the page.  

Have you ever been to a Mongolian Barbecue?  What do you think about it?


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