Originally Posted by CWS4322
That's what I do. If the ingredients are listed, I combine them my way. I joined a friend for breakfast at Perkins the other day. Instead of an omelette with spinach and avocado, I had a double portion of steamed spinach, two poached eggs, and the avocado. I often order a salad, cup of chili, and a poached egg. Please put salad in bowl. Salsa on the side and make a breakfast salad. No toast or bread. We don't have a lot of choices in the Northwoods.
Originally Posted by Just Cooking
Interesting... I have been combining off the starter menu for a long time... I don't eat a lot at one sitting so I do it that way.. I get what I like, for certain, and I find that its often, a bit less expensive...
In my youth, I took my younger sister out to dinner at one of those FAANCY-pants french style restaurants in Honolulu and y'know we both ate the way that we liked (foodies ahead of our time
) ... so she orders a house salad, escargot and some other appy plate, I can't recall off the top of my head (granted, this was, oh my gosh, some 30-35 years ago)--- anyways, all from the side or appetizer portion of the menu.
You'd think that someone had committed some major crime!
"MISS! No no no! You must order an entree!!" (please insert my best faux french accent)
So I said, "Listen, I'm paying the tab. We've already started with a bottle of wine. Do these three items total to the same or MORE than an average entree price?"
"Well, no Madame
(my sister was Miss and I was Madame --- hrphmmm
that would equal more than one average entree..."
We got we wanted!