Happy Sunday evening ya’ll! So first things first…how ‘bout a little kitchen update for ya?
Slowly but surely, we’re starting to make progress!! :-D
The walls and ceiling are UP and in the process of being taped, sanded, and ready to get painted. Hopefully I’ll be able to start “gettin’ my paint on” by this Wednesday. :)
Jay and I had to head out this afternoon to do a few errands, so we decided that since the fridge was empty, it would be a good night to use one of our new gift cards from Christmas. So we hit up an oldy but a goody…Ruby Tuesday’s!
Truth be told, Jay and I usually try to avoid chain restaurants. As teenagers, we practically lived at Friday’s & Applebees, but have since changed tastes. Now our first choice is finding good, authentic, local restaurants in our area. However, Ruby’s is still always going to be one of our favorites.
My body was craving veggies, and you can’t beat that salad bar! :-P
Romaine, carrots, tomatoes, beets, sundried tomatoes, peas (LOVE!), zucchini, the best croutons ever, & a drizzle of light balsamic vinaigrette.
When we arrived back from the salad bar, we were pleased to find some of these little guys waiting for us…
Garlic Cheddar Biscuits…yes, please! :-P
For my entree, I ordered one of their “Fit & Trim” menu items, Chicken Fresco.
A fresh, all-natural grilled chicken breast topped with vine-ripened tomatoes, lemon-butter sauce, and a splash of balsamic vinaigrette. Served with white cheddar mashed potatoes and fresh, steamed broccoli.
My pre-dinner salad bar trip did a pretty good job of filing me up, so I decided to save half of my chicken…perhaps lunch for tomorrow? ;)
And thanks to a coupon out of Jay’s Men’s Health magazine, plus our gift card from Christmas, we got our entire dinner for practically pennies! Niiiiice. :)
Well, it’s just about time to call it a night, folks. I hope you all had a fantastic holiday weekend and were able to spend it with all those you love the most.
Question for the Evening:
Do you have a favorite “chain” restaurant?