I broke out of my boring food rut last night…sort of. My friend Lisa and I took our kids to Olive Garden last night for dinner.
I owned the all-you-can-eat salad.
I ate 4 big bowls full. I love their salad for whatever reason. I always think I should just eat the salad for dinner but always end up ordering something else and usually regret it later.
Case in point: my Linguine alla Marinara (with whole wheat pasta):
It was just ok. I always expect it to taste better but it lets me down a bit each time. I guess I just don’t learn. Another thing that I find strange about Olive Garden’s pasta: they cut the noodles so short! You cannot twirl them which makes them hard to eat. I actually asked the server about it and she didn’t know and said she wondered about the same thing. Maybe I need to go directly to the company and inquire what’s up with their short ass noodles.
This morning I wanted cereal. Dulce de Leche Cheerios with almond milk plus a side of strawberries:
I took my son to tennis lessons and came home for lunch.
Ham & cheese sandwich, jalapeno Pop Chips and grapes.
I took my son to boy scouts and spent the rest of the afternoon doing nothing. Well, there may have been some online shopping. :) All that “nothingness” worked up an appetite for a snack.
Wheat Thins and a Babybel light cheese.
I need to pick my son up soon and make dinner. And that’s that for a Saturday night.
Do you frequent Olive Garden? What’s your favorite thing to order?