Saturday, October 25, 2008

Date Night

So, Graham and I had a "date night" last night. We took the ferry over to Seattle, did an endowment session, and went out to dinner at BJ's Restaurant and Brewery.

We don't go out to eat that often because Bremerton's selection is quite limited: Shari's, Burger King, Outback... You get the idea. The nearby town has more restaurants, but we just don't have the time or desire to dine out.

One reason is money.. We're really trying to pay off our debts: credit card, my ring, his car..

Another reason is taste. I don't know how many of you know this, but many chain restaurants have pre-made frozen food that the "cooks" just throw into a pan. Ever since my friend told me that, I just don't enjoy eating out that much because the food just tastes "warmed over". The restaurants where I've really noticed the frozen food include the following:

--Applebee's. I will literally never eat here again. NEVER.
--Olive Garden. This restaurant is less noticeable than the others.
--Cheesecake Factory. You can definitely tell the difference in texture between a fresh chopped onion and a chopped frozen onion in a pasta.
--BJ's Restaurant. Graham's chicken was one of those pre-cooked chicken breasts with "grill marks". It was really chewy too.

Anyways, I was really disappointed with the food. Chewy chicken. Yuck.

I'm wondering what you all are interested in hearing about on my blog. I don't see any of you on a regular basis, so what would you like me to blog about? Whitney said more funny stories about Graham (i.e. him eating pot roast off the floor).. So what about you?


The Nazi of Boobs said...

ummm.... I'd say more about patients at work, but that'd break the whole confidentiality HIPPA thing or whatever I haven't done yet.

The Nazi of Boobs said...

Hey maybe you should check this card out:
hahaha Hayley found it and thought of you.

And just blog about funny things you see around Bremerton. We're not talking the highest class of society or anything, so this should be entertaining.

Andrea said...

I've felt the same way about Applebee's for the last several years. You could easily buy a frozen skillet meal and get the same taste, but Olive Garden, I don't believe you. I'm going to have to go to an inside source for more information.

Sue said...

We really enjoy Olive Garden. And we eat salads at Applebees all the time. Other than that....not eating out so much.

Want to hear about your job and what's interesting.

Want to hear what you guys are doing.

Want to hear that you're missing all us wonderful Californians!

Katie said...

I just love reading anything. I'm really bummed about Applebee's! :(

Shannon said...

Hmm . . . we don't eat out much at all, especially in the last 6 months since we have also been paying off a little debt. We actually just finished paying off our credit card! Go us! So we are going to Cafe Rio to celebrate. That's right . . . we live the high life. :)

I want to hear more about your job, but having worked in healthcare I know that the good stories you can't share. Damn confidentiality. I also enjoy your musings on random topics. Honestly, I don't care I just like to read new stuff from everyone!

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