$70????????? I was livid by the time I got home. How can people spend so much money on restaurant food? Burn thru $70 in 1.5 hours. Of course my people are worth that and more, and I had gift coupons, but I got to thinking what else one could buy for $70 that would last a lot longer -- like a new pair of Gortex tennies, 6 weeks of agility lessons for my dogs, a half tank of gas in my RV, enough groceries to feed me and John for a week. But there it was, a Thursday, and Chili's was jam packed, with a full waiting room and quite a few families with children. How especially do young families afford to spend so much money eating out? Me, I prefer home cooking and a big fat savings account.
And I was disappointed in the food. They no longer bring chips and salsa to the table. Portions were small. Broccoli was frozen. Chicken fingers had a weird batter and the corn on the cob was mushy. My mango/tilapia had one cube of mango on a thin filet about the size of a coaster. John's chicken fajita meat looked boiled, not grilled and his bell peppers were overcooked. Audrey's salad had no green leaves. It was all iceberg lettuce. The service was mediocre. We had to go looking for the waiter several times.
|L to R: Lucky Lucy as a puppy, Maxie, |
Pepper propped up over Maxie's back (he does that),
Willow with her "pom pom" tail.
Upwards and onward!