Round Five

My original plan in attacking ten restaurants in three weeks (I wanted to be done before we left for Christmas) was to eat out every Monday, Wednesday and Friday while Bean was in school, but I was a bit under the weather on Friday the 10th, so I skipped it and instead waited until the following Monday (December 13) to resume the eating.  We went to Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse, which has been a long-time favorite of mine and my good friend, and birthday twin, Kim, joined us.

Unfortunately, although I brought my camera with us to the restaurant, I neglected to bring the SD card for it, so I have no pictures of our food, but let me assure you, it was divine.  Yummy, yummy bovine goodness!  We both started with the Turtle Soup, which was every bit as delicious as the other restaurants’ soups and followed it up with the broiled twin filets.  I decided not to get the asparagus that came with the entrée because I didn’t know how it would affect C, but they happily substituted sautéed mushrooms for me, which were incredible.  No run of the mill button mushrooms here, it was predominantly oyster mushrooms and baby portobellos!  Again, my meat was cooked to perfect temperature and super tender; I think I could have cut it with my fork if I’d wanted to.

Dessert here is not one to be passed up, so we didn’t!  We opted to get the Coconut Cake and the Praline (pronounced prah-leen, not pray-leen) Chocolate Mousse with the plan of switching off at the halfway point.  Such a good decision!  I started with the cake, which I love and get almost every time I go there, then finished up with the chocolate mousse.  I was so stuffed by the end of the meal.  I have no idea how Kim kept up with me since she was eight months pregnant at the time with the baby squishing her stomach, but she did!

C was really tired at this restaurant too but had a lot of trouble settling down.  Fortunately, we were in a booth so I felt comfortable breastfeeding him for a little while to calm him down.  I followed that with some bouncing in the lobby and he was out like a light for the rest of the meal.  Our server was awesome, though, and even when C was at his fussiest (or was having a bit of a nosh), he never made me feel uncomfortable or unwelcome.

Half way to our goal!

My only picture from the meal, taken on my iPhone.

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