Welcome my friends to another edition of Travels in the South. Today I want to share something with you that my mom recently found. She was so intrigued by this that she had to buy a bag for her and dad to try. They are cashews which are already yummy. But these cashews are roasted with blueberries, cranberries and quinoa (which mom has always wanted to try). Mom and dad had one word to explain the taste. Are you ready for that one word? Here is goes – YUMMY! Mom found these at the local Cracker Barrel restaurant. If you have a Cracker Barrel in your area, pick yourself up a bag. They are so very tasty!
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Today’s Shopping Around the World is being hosted by our cousins Teddy and Angel Sammy from TWOspoiledcats. This month Teddy and Angel Sammy are hosting main meals that do not have meat. Now this is a tough one. Anyone that knows my daddy, knows that he is definitely a meateater. So mom got creative. She told daddy he had to come up with a meatless dinner. HA! It’s not so funny or easy when the job falls on the daddy. Good one mom! So without further ado, this is what daddy came up with for Shopping Around the World.
Dad here. I told the mom I had this one. I can do a meatless dinner. Sure I can. I have that much talent. Okay, maybe it’s not how the mommy does things on Shopping Around the World but I’m a man… give me a break this time okay. So over the weekend since we had a difficult time, I told the wifey I had dinner. That’s when we went to a restaurant called Mellow Mushroom. See, I know you are suppose to cook and post recipes but I do have a visual impairment so I get a learning curve, right? Thanks friends.
We started out by ordering a lil salad to share. It had romaine and iceberg lettuce, shredded carrots, red cabbage, onions, cucumbers, green peppers, mushrooms, Kalamata olives, Roma tomatoes and mozzarella. See that’s a great start. And I added candied pecans for crunch. Yummo! The salad cost $4.49 and there was plenty for me and the missus to share. Sorry for the picture. I forgot to snap it before I dug in.
Now came the hard part. Getting a meal without meat. This was the most difficult choice in my life in some time. I mean heck, first up my wife usually makes my food choices and she knows I like my meat. This body was made for meat! Second up, I don’t do much cooking so I kind of had to cheat and go out since I was challenged with this Shopping Around the World. I thought hard about what to order as a meatless entree. I think I nailed it.
May I introduce you to a large wheat dough Mellow Mushroom pie with an olive oil and garlic base (extra garlic please), fresh mozzarella cheese and black olives – no meats. Doesn’t that look awesome. I also sprinkled it with red pepper flakes. The pizza cost $16.96. And here’s the kicker. Me and the wife like to call this kind of meal, a meal that keeps on giving. There is enough pizza to last a couple of more nights – Deal of the Day, right?
So for a total of $25.00 (including a tip), we have a meatless dinner that lasts three nights for two peeps. So that’s what, $4.17 a person? Not bad for a dude huh? So I hope I pulled off Shopping Around the World this month.
Thanks again to cousins Teddy and Angel Sammy for hosting this month. Sending you much love from the Hotel Thompson ❤
Hello sweet friends. How was your Valentine’s Day yesterday? In honor of the sweetest day of the year, mom/dad shared a little love yesterday as well. They went out to dinner and afterwards enjoyed this delicious concoction. And hey, splitting a dessert means half of the calories, right? But who’s counting calories on Valentine’s Day – snorts.
This lovely creation is called a Margarita Cheesecake which is seasonal special at a local steakhouse called Logan’s Roadhouse. Now, it’s like other cheesecakes made with cream cheese but it has Logan’s signature margarita blend on the graham cracker crust. And don’t forget about the sliced strawberries all over the place. Mom said it was – what was the phrase she used – delightful to the fullest!
So, if you are near a Logan’s Roadhouse, make sure you check it out for this wonderful dessert. You won’t be disappointed.
Welcome my friends to another edition of Travels in the South. As you know, my mom/dad are foodies. And one of dad’s favorite foods is pizza. And don’t think that the south doesn’t make good pizza. Dad believes that the South is right up there with some of the best places when it comes to good pie. And when mom/dad go out for a good pizza, they always get more than enough so that they can have leftovers for the next couple of days. Mom likes to think of these meals as “Meals that keep on giving.” Plus it means she doesn’t have to cook, smart huh?
So mom/dad went this past weekend to one of their favorite pizza places. Once there, mom saw that they had cajun french fries. Now, that’s way up her ally – the mommy LOVES french fries. Not just any fries – they have to be extra crispy. You know – no wimpy limpy fries on mom’s plate – snorts with piggy laughter. They have to have standablility when it comes to dunking them in ketchup. Mom is weird like that and trust me – over time it has ran over to daddy. So they started with these delicious fries that had just a bit of kick but not overpowering kick. Mom called them awesome and said that she could have eaten the entire basket. But she didn’t. She was a good girl and split them with the daddy.
Then it came time to ordering the main event. Dad went for the pan crust meat lovers with cheddar crust and mom went for the hand tossed pepperoni lovers pretzel crust. Now even this oinker has to admit that these pies look awesome. Oh and mom/dad always get their pizza double cut and light sauce. What do you think about these masterpieces? Do you like pizza? What are your favorite toppings?
And remember what I said about meals that keep on giving? Both pizzas, french fries, two sodas and tip came to $20.34. Now, take that price and divided by three meals (cause they have dinner Monday and Tuesday night) and you come up with $6.78 per night = that’s only $3.39 per person for fabulous eats.