Our annual Mardi Gras dinner out was awesome.
We each had a cocktail before dinner. Buck had a bloody Mary that he asked to be "hot." Oh, it was spicy. I dipped the celery stick in the glass and bit a piece of the celery. Omigosh! It lit my fire. Buck loved it.
I had something I'd never had before and hadn't heard of...a raspberry marguerita. It was great and seemed bottomless. It almost lasted through the whole meal. The waitress kept asking me if I was happy with it. I guess she assumed so because it was taking me so long to drink it.
We had an appetizer of portobello "fries," which was fabulous. We had had them before and they were just as good as we'd remembered from last year. They were served with a remoulade sauce. Really, really good.
The salad was delicious, too. It was mixed greens of all kinds, including dandelion greens all tossed with grape tomatoes, cucumber slices, the restaurant's special homemade croutons. Both of us had bleu cheese dressing.
Our main course was, always, all-you-can-east snow crab legs. Needless to say, Buck and I were caught in a blizzard of shellfish. They were sweet, tender and exited their shells with ease. We only sampled the baked potato that came with our meals and enjoyed a pitcher of Killians Irish Red with our crabs.
Hello...no room for dessert. Big surprise.
The music was okay, but not the band we always expect and enjoy. They were playing somewhere else. Still, we had a wonderful evening and left with tons and tons of colored beads and memories of a fabulous time. Alas, we'll have to wait another year to do this. But, it's always definitely worth the wait.
"As a girl I had zero interest in the stove." - Julia Child
This is real inspiration. Look what Julia became!