Saturday, March 19, 2011

Nan, The Bar Crawler

Today was another beautiful day in Southern California. The sun was shining and Nan finally warmed up! The ships spouses were getting together at the Blarney Stone Irish Pub, and I figured if I was going to some seedy pub, Nan was coming with me! I didn't think to take a picture to document our adventure, but adventure it was!

When you first entered the pub, you had to stop to let your eyes adjust to the darkness! In Virginia, bars had to make something like 60% of their income off food. This was A BAR! The only food in the place was bar nuts! You could go next door to Mr. Fish an Chips though and bring it into the bar. We did not. We were the first ones there though, and right as we were planning on giving up and heading out, another wife showed up!

There was a nice group of us, ten including Nan and myself. I had a drink, and she had the worst soda you'd ever sipped in your life!

We had gotten there early so we stopped over at the Coffee Bean so Nan could use the bathroom and I got us cookies and blueberry crumble coffee cake for breakfast tomorrow! YUM!

We left the pub and went to the place called Claim Jumper.

Now you see where all my good looks come from! You'd never guess how old she is!
We had spinach artichoke dip and we split a baked potato. Yes, split it. THEY ARE HUGE! The come stuffed with zucchini, carrots, red onion, squash and then melted cheese. You can get chicken added on it, but being a Friday, we went with just the veggies. A friend and I met there a few weeks ago, and she had hers with BBQ sauce and said it was really good, so we followed suit and did the same. DELICIOUS!

Let me tell you what though, by the time we left the restaurant it was freezing outside! I had to blast the heat in the car to warm us up!

We are tired though, and even though it is only 10 pm, I am headed to bed! I might snag a bite of my cookie first though :)

Cuddles and Kisses,
The Mrs.


Becky (So Very Blessed) said...

Mmm...I LOVE huge baked potatoes! BJ's Brewhouse has amazing stuffed baked potatoes, too, but all of the veggies in yours sound delicious!

By the way, when I make my "yogurt cakes," I use this little heart-shaped pan to make an individual serving. I grease the pan, mix about 1/3 cup of dry cake mix with plain yogurt (I change the amount every time, but I usually just add enough to make it about the same consistency as normal cake mix) and bake it for 15-20 minutes. I love it, because my husband is more of an ice cream guy, but I always prefer something sweet, warm, and cakey!

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