So mom/dad’s first destination was for dinner at a place called Pappasito’s Cantina located in Marietta, Georgia. They had been here once before a very long time ago and absolutely loved it. They talk about it all of the time so I thought it would bring back some wonderful memories for them to reminisce over.
This is a picture of mom/dad once they got sat at one of the tables. The wait staff is wonderful and so very friendly. They offered to take this picture for mom/dad for their anniversary album. It looks like they are happy with my dining decision, you think?
One of mom’s favorite drinks at the moment is anything with mango. She told the waiter that she wanted something mango, frozen and delicious. He brought back this delightfully frozen concoction. Mommy said it was one of the bestest drinks that she has *ever* had. It had an ultimate mango taste to it – which is something you usually don’t find flavor wise when you order a mango drink. Sometimes you just can’t taste what you order, you know? But this was a Mango Margarita and was right up mom’s alley saying it was awesome. And it was garnished with chunks of strawberries and mango. How lovely huh? Even daddy drunk some and he even loved it too.
During this time while they were enjoying the drinks, they also enjoyed this appetizer with nacho chips. Score one for the piggy because I had a coupon for mom/dad for this free appetizer – a $11.00 value – snorts. They choose a is yellow cheese dip garnished with jalapeno’s, tomatoes, onions and ground beef.
Now both mom/dad totally flipped over these cheese dip. It was spicy but yet not so much that you couldn’t enjoy it. It did have heat though and both mom/dad said that it opened up their sinuses – snorts.
And daddy totally LOVED the nacho chips. They were thin with just enough salt with the heat of the cheese dip and delicious! He couldn’t stay out of the bag and from what mom said, I don’t blame him. I love a crispy hot chip myself!
Then angels started to sing and mom/dad knew their main course have floated to their table from the kitchen. Oh my piggy heaven above! Talk about hog heaven indeed. Let me break it down for you because my mouth was so watering when mommy showed me the pictures. I just wanted to lick the screen so bad!
They ordered filet mignon and Jumbo Shrimp fajitas. It came with rice, frijoles a la charra, pico de gallo and guacamole. Just look at all of that food! Now the shrimp that you see to the left, that is Pappasitos famous shrimp brochette. The shrimp it mesquite-grilled and then stuffed with cheese & fresh jalapenos and if that wasn’t enough – they wrap it with bacon. What bacon?! I can give mom/dad a bone on this one since it was a special occasion. The sauce is a avocado lime butter. Mom said it was heavenly! The dinner also came with fresh flour tortillas. Mom and dad ate to their delight. Daddy told me that there was more groaning going on at the table than what he has heard in such a long time… I’m not sure what that meant.
Can you believe that there was room for an anniversary dessert? There was. And I admit it that I was shocked because mom/dad said they couldn’t finish it all. Amateurs!
They order Cajetas which is coconut pecan crusted vanilla ice cream that was drizzled with chocolate sauce and served with sopapillas – those big puffy things. And do you see the Honey Bear in the picture to the right. He also came served with the dessert so they could pour honey over whatever they wanted to. I asked daddy if Mr. Honey Bear traveled with them to the second destination but he refrained from answering me saying something about me being to young to ask that kind of question. This dessert was as wonderful as the appetizer and meal. Mom said she hasn’t eaten this well in some time and whatever weight she has lost lately probably found it’s way back to her butt and hips – snorts.
So now I leave you with video 2 – enjoy my friends. P.S. Come back Wednesday for more information on the anniversary kidnapping – there is more that you don’t want to miss!