Saturday, April 16, 2011


Ever since I got my appetite back, sometime in February, I have looked forward to going out to eat.  I'm not content to cook up something like I used to, although I love anything Judy does.  I guess it's a matter of whether I had to cook it or not!

Anyway, this has been one of those weeks, and it ain't over yet, that I've gotten to eat out 4 times!  Strangely though, every time I weigh at the doctor's office I still come in at 217 fully dressed.  That's 30 pounds less than this time last year!  I'm sure if this appetite keeps up that it will change, but thus far I've maintained that weight for about 4 or 5 months.

Judy and made a run to Knoxville Wednesday, after her dental appointment, and ate at my favorite place; P. F. Chang's!  I love that place and their KUNG PAO SHRIMP OR SCALLOPS (I get both) which has peanuts, chili peppers and scallions.  Judy tried their new SESAME CHICKEN lunch bowl which is stir-fried with broccoli, red peppers, onions and ginger in a sesame sauce.
Of course I always have to have a draft of KIRIN ICHIBAN!  

After filling our bellies, she wanted to stop by Markman's Jewelry, supposed just to look, but naturally she ended up trading up on her wedding bands!  I should have known better!

Thursday evening, I went downtown to the kick off rally for Chris Mason's second run at the Harriman mayor's job, and ate free BBQ.  It was really good, and I need to find out who catered that affair, 'cause I want some more soon!

Friday evening we were invited to meet Jerry and Gene Eblen at RedBone's in Kingston for supper.  They are good company for dinner and kept us laughing.  I had eaten almost half of my half of the GULF SHRIMP AND GRITS we ordered before I thought of taking a photo.  Besides, the tables are relatively close in there, so I didn't want to blind someone next to us and cause them to miss their mouth and put out an eye!  However, trust me, the dish was good...along with the fried green tomatoes on the side!

I'll have to say, the margaritas were a touch shy on the hard stuff!

Then there was tonight, Saturday, and we met the other Dragons and Knights at Carrabba's.

Everyone was in rare form, but Neena and Ron seemed anxious to leave on their western trip in their camper.  However, they sat still long enough to enjoy their meal.

I had a hankering for their brick-oven pizza, and ordered one with pepperoni, onions, and olives.  Man was it tasty! 

I've found that beer really fills me up quickly, so I ordered my next favorite - scotch/rocks!  It was good, but man the markup is almost as painful as gas these days!

Then there's tomorrow...wonder what I can sink my teeth into before Monday!?


FHB said...

I Left the hospital briefly while Denise was under the knife and had some Chinese food at one of the better local places. The General and shrimp fried rice. Then I took momma and my cousin Sue to Dynasty last night. The cooks were in rare form, with (again) the generals chicken, shrimp fried rice, fried chicken wings and an egg roll. Mmmm, mmm. Otherwise, I'm just snackin' around the house while I see to Denise. Looks like everyone is in good shape. Hope Ron and Nina have fun on their trip.

BRUNO said...

Your FIRST PARAGRAPH says it all: If YOU gotta cook it, you've already ate it once BEFORE you eat it---you're already full!

Geez, I stopped at a Sonic on the way home last Thursday, and I thought THAT was a "big-deal", heh-heh! I'm a regular-fiend for a Sonic-burger, hain't nuthin' for me to go there two, three-times a year!☺

But even they are "hurting", since they went all P.C. on me, an' started being required to hire MALE car-hops, in an equal % to the FEMALES.

Believe me, a MALE on skates---even if he's a little "light in the loafers"!---just ain't got "the moves" that a sweet-lil' GAL does, when she rolls-out with that meat on hot-buns...!☺

Mushy said...

I love me a #1 Sonic with cheese!

One of the best meals I've had lately though, was fried chicken at Cracker Barrel!

*Goddess* said...

Paul, Paul, Paul. I would think you'd know by now that NO WOMAN goes into the jewelry store "just to look". She's either wanting to buy something or wanting YOU to buy something for her.

The Jewelry Fanatic

Mushy said...

I knew something like that would's a jewelry store!