Monday, April 28, 2008

Day (Overnight) Trips...

I like to go places. I am not one for sitting around (of course I like to spend $$ too). This past weekend we attended A Day Out With Thomas at Greenfield Village in Dearborn, MI. It may only be an hour from our home, but I felt it deemed worthy an overnight hotel stay, & coinsiding dinner out.

I have a long standing rule that when we eat out of town we cannot eat somewhere we can eat at home. Based upon our hotel's directory we chose Kiernan's Steak House in downtown Dearborn (which has been greatly revitalized; you should check it out!). I tried the Veal Kiernan with rice pilaf. I have to be honest, it was NOT the best damn meal ever. It was edible, but for the price, it was only "fair." Rachel thought the rice was "the best!"

Unfortunately, I do not have any photos as I felt completely uncomfortable eating here with my children (& we were the youngest patrons in the joint). James & I have eaten upscale before, but without the kids. The girls of course LOVED the atmosphere & secluded booth. The toddler, not so much. He has more of a flair for Denny's & Chili's; places where he can be LOUDER!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Introducing "Fer Food"...

It has recently been brought to my attention that my obsession & consequential "love" of food merit skewing the original purpose of this blog.

So, from now on I will be bringing you "Fer Food - In Search of the Best Damn Meal Ever." With the occasional witty insight into my home life.

But, for now, I will leave you with a thought.

There are no pictures for this meal, but I'm sure you can imagine it.

We decided to reward Natalie for making the cheer squad by letting her pick a restaurant for a celebratory dinner. My lovely 12 year old chose IHOP. Not my kind of place for dinner. I DO NOT eat pancakes. Word of advice, never order a Philly Steak sandwich at a place called INTERNATIONAL HOUSE OF PANCAKES...

Monday, April 21, 2008

Another Fun Food Date...

Did you miss me? Did you think I fell off the face of the earth?

Well, I didn't it, & here's what I've been up to. We had another lovely date night. Since I'm on this japanese kick, we tried out this newer place.

I started with the lemon drop martini...

and chased that with a Stoli Orange Gimlet (which wasn't as good).

Dinner was very satisfying. I tried the sesame salmon...

Oh, & I tried the eel! Ironically, it tasted just like chicken.
AND...I cannot forget to mention the barely 20 year old waitress was giving James the eye. Now, he thinks many woman are checking him out, but this time, it was for real. I even noticed, & confirmed his suspicions which blew him away. We had a good laugh about it. Or, perhaps it was the drinks...

Tuesday, April 8, 2008


I don't know which is funnier. His uniform, or the fact that this is what he does on his lunch hour.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Grown Up Dinner Outing...

We have a neighbor who is having her mouth wired shut for some dental reasons. She chose to attend a new restaurant in town for her "last supper," & invited us along. It was a new type of cuisine for us, & VERY tasty. Plus, we got a show!

We tried sushi:

James had the filet:
(it was like buttah...)

I had the red snapper:

Then, there was the show...
I'm so glad we went. It was a lot of fun!

Friday, April 4, 2008

McNiel Look-alike Meter

O.K. Now I know this thing is wack. Rachel looks totally like James, not like me!

MyHeritage: Look-alike Meter - Dynasty - Blank family tree

Celebrity Morph by MyHeritage

Morgan's Mom has created a monster...
At least it's the pretty, before she was crazy Brit Brit.

MyHeritage: Family trees - Genealogy - Celebrities

No Fair!!!

I've actually always known Eddie looks more like James. I guess this proves it. But, I tell folks Eddie is WAY cuter...