This is why I don’t like chain restaurants.
Last night Dan came home from work and asked if I wanted to go out to eat for dinner at Cheddar’s. We both had never been there before, and every time I drive by it is packed with people waiting outside for a table. I thought it would be a definite win.
Unfortunately it was not. We sat at the bar, because, as usual, the place was packed. The bartender was in a horrible mood, but did pipe in a suggestion of ordering the Asian chicken and shrimp salad, so I took his advice.
This salad seriously looked and tasted like it had been plated and sitting in a vat of dressing for at least 2 hours. I ate 3 bites and then sat and watched Dan eat his less than stellar meal. Yuck.
The entire drive home I kept on asking Dan how is it that this restaurant is so popular. Maybe it was the cheap drinks – which I obviously could not partake in. Anyone out there a Cheddar’s fan and want to explain?
I really do hate to complain, and am typically not a picky eater, but this was just horrible. No worries – there was plenty of ice cream in the fridge when I got home.
The silver lining was that before dinner Dan and I stopped by the mall to walk around since we hadn’t been there in years. I forgot how the mall is a prime location for people watching on a Friday night. All walks of life, and so fun to observe.
My favorite was a teenage boy who was trying to get the attention of a girl who was walking between us and him. Instead of walking up to her and starting a conversation, he just started yelling “Pink shirt! Pink shirt!” Dan and I stood there in disbelief as she giggled and slowed down to meet him. Oh to be young again.
Working from home food
I love working from home – there is just something nice about being able to eat off of regular dishes.
Breakfast: boiled eggs and toast
Lunch: left over spaghetti
The dogs loved a day outside of the kennel – such bums.