Wednesday Lunch Out

On Tuesday, we had found out that Gail’s brother was coming from Wildwood to see her Mom and offered to stay with her while we went out to lunch.  We took him up on the offer and we were off to Pat’s Pizza Family Restaurant.

It was great because it’s actually within walking distance and we could get back to Gail’s house quickly if there was a need.

Ralph and Gail!  They always have a good time together!

Margot and Alice!

We had a great time!  I was there too, but forgot to take a photo or have someone else take one!

Ralph couldn’t finish his cream of broccoli soup, so I had just a little…

It was tasty, but I have NO idea how it was made.  It was probably very high in points, so I’m glad I didn’t have a whole bowl.  It could probably benefit from my reduction powers! 😉

My lunch was one of the new additions to their menu called a “Wally Salad.”  I hadn’t tried it before.


Lettuce, Grapes, Cranberries, Apples, Avocados, Wallnuts, Mandarines, Croutons and Gongonzolla Cheese.  (The “typo” is from their on-line menu, not, mine!)
I had it with the balsamic vinaigrette which is very good there.  I used the old Weight Watchers of just dipping my fork into the dressing and then picking up the salad.  It’s such a good way to get the flavor of the dressing without using so much of it.  It’s really helpful when you have no idea what the nutritional info is on a dressing.   It came with 2 small pieces of garlic bread.  The salad was delicious! 🙂  Also very filling!
Later that night after coming back from Gail’s I just had 2 veggie burgers on toast.  Nothing exciting…
I tried something new later for a snack.  I had recently bought a box of Weight Watchers smoothie mix in French Vanilla.  I needed to test it out.  Since I still had the last of my pineapple purchase cut up in the fridge, needing finishing, I decided to add some of it.  I also used the Silk Pure Almond Milk.  I even dug out the old Magic Bullet!!
You can mix the drink with water or milk.  I think I would have liked it better that way.  I think the almond milk gave it an odd taste.  The addition of the pineapple was yummy though.  It reminded me of the summer after I graduated from high school.   I worked at a frozen custard stand.  We made all kinds of custom  custards from the basic vanilla.  We even made sherbet from it…mmmm…lime…  One of the things I always used to make for myself was a pineapple milkshake.  It was outstanding, if I do say so myself! 😉  That’s what I was looking for with this. 
I’ll try it again, just not with the almond milk.
Here’s the finished product…
Served up in one of Gram’s antique iris glasses.  Another find in the cabinets!  They are definitely staying with me.  Somewhere I have vases that match these. 
I guess now is when I have to confess that I gained 15 pounds while working at the custard stand that summer.  Well, I had to test out my experiments, didn’t I?? 😉
Not sure what Thursday holds for me.  Tomorrow is Ralph’s birthday and I need to do something about a gift.  I have NO clue…I’ll have to come up with something.
I’m off…Happy Thursday!! 🙂

6 responses to “Wednesday Lunch Out

  1. I have the vases that match the glass. We used them when you got married! They are yours anytime you want them!!!

  2. Tell Ralph happy birthday and give him hugs from all of us.

  3. oh my gosh. is it “ice cream kids” time yet????? i can’t wait.

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