Monday, May 18, 2009
How To Eat Yourself Into A Stupor
For Mother's Day and my Dad's birthday, we took them out to eat at The Old Salt, where they have a Sunday Morning breakfast buffet. Mom and Dad have been telling us about this place for a while, but we just never got around to going. My first idea was to take them out to a show. I looked all around at the local community theaters and nothing was playing......except for "Urinetown" and I just could NOT bring my parents to see a play by that name. My second idea was to take them to Newburyport, MA. They have some really nice restaurants, so we figured dinner, a walk along the boardwalk and a visit to their big antique barn. But Mom had a leg injury and was supposed to stay off it, so walking was out. What else to do but go eat??? We got there about 9:45 and we were seated at a nice table in the Garden Room. After ordering our drinks we got up for the buffet. It wasn't just a breakfast buffet.....there was lunch and dinner food as well. I opted to fill my first plate with breakfast foods. I had a little fruit filled crepe, bacon, sausage, cinnamon roll and an Eggs Benedict. For my second course I got the roast beef and turkey carved straight from the roasts. The dessert course consisted of chocolate mousse and fruit dipped under their chocolate fountain. We were so full when we left we were all moaning and groaning getting into the car. Even Hubby, who can eat anything not nailed down, admitted he was full. Of course, he wanted to go back an hour later for a few things he might have missed! The reason for going was to spend time with Mom and Dad, which we did, and we had a wonderful time. Maybe we'll have to go back for Father's Day/my Mother's Birthday.