It's date night for us tonight. I'm taking Lori out to dinner and a stand-up comedian...not an A-level date, but time out of the house without any children. As much as I enjoy getting to go out with my wife these days, I do kind of miss the excitement of the early dates in our relationship when you wondered how the evening was going to end. There was a certain thrill to wondering whether you were going to end up with a handshake or...ummm...a kiss on the cheek (because that's as far as it should go on a date kids). Nowadays I know exactly how it's going to end. We're both hoping to have a good time, but what we're really praying for is that the night ends early enough that we can get home and get enough sleep to get through the next day. That's a successful date for us these days.
We are trying out a new restaurant tonight, and that's got me thinking about some food experiences from the past. By now, I'm sure you know what happens when I think...I have questions.
Have you ever ordered something you don't know how to eat?
Would you ask if you didn't know how to eat something? Or just guess?
What do you drink with fancy meals if you don't like wine?
Do you know of a wine that would appeal to a non-wine drinker? Preferably one that tastes like Diet Coke.
Have you ever mixed up ingredients or toppings on your food?
Why would you have horseradish at a breakfast buffet?
Is there such a thing as healthy fast food?
Is there something you can order at fast food places that isn't insanely bad for you?
Have you ever ordered off the kid's menu?
Has the meal you really wanted ever only been available on the kid's menu?