Chicken Broccoli Alfredo Stuffed Shells

Chicken Broccoli Alfredo Stuffed Shells.

August | 2012 | Traveller Chris

August | 2012 | Traveller Chris.

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Basil Parmesan Chicken Salad | Mikeys In My Kitchen



Basil Parmesan Chicken Salad | Mikeys In My Kitchen.

Guilty Pleasure

THE PLEASURE PART:   So last night after the Hubs and I spent the whole day unpacking boxes and putting stuff a way from our move, we decided we would take a break and go to dinner.  There are so many places in our area now that offer great food, but we decided to go to Red Robin…now if you’ve never been to a Red Robin you are really missing out, they have awesome food and generally awesome service.  We started out with an appetizer, the best onion rings I’ve ever had and deep fried mushrooms….I was almost full after eating just that, but we didn’t stop there, Hubs ordered a huge hamburger and steak fries and I ordered a salad.  It was called Avo-Cobb-O Salad, it was huge. Now this salad comes with deviled eggs, black olives, cheese, avocado (of course), bacon, tomatoes and the ever dreaded crumpled blue cheese….I HATE BLUE CHEESE…there are just no words that I can possible convey here that would make BLUE CHEESE a favorite of mine, it’s in the same category as raisins (that’s a whole other post), so I asked our very sweet waitress if she could tell them PLEASE leave off the blue cheese and she said “Oh sure, that’s not a problem”,  she wrote it down on her pad ….”NO BLUE CHEESE”.

We waited for quite a while after out appetizer to get our food, but finally it came…I go to pour my dressing on my salad and 1/6th of my salad is covered in BLUE CHEESE….Oh No!!!  As I was neatly and carefully removing every little crumb of that icky stuff our sweet waitress comes over and asks if everything is ok and notices I am removing this POO CHEESE from my salad and immediately said she would have them make another one, I assured her that wasn’t necessary as I was really hungry after waiting a while for the salad. I told her that I would just scrape it off and eat it as is.

THE GUILTY PART:  I’m enjoying what’s remaining of my salad and the Manager comes over with our ticket…NO CHARGE!  He had comped the whole meal. I was just shocked that they would do that.  As I’m still enjoying my salad I thought to myself, this is not right, we had no cash on us and could only pay with a credit card which meant there was no way our sweet waitress was getting her tip.  After all, it wasn’t HER fault, she shouldn’t be punished, she did her job.  I called her over to the table and told her that I did not want to accept this comped meal and she kept saying…”No, no it’s OK really”,  and I explained to her that it wasn’t OK because since we had no cash on us she wouldn’t get a tip now, she was totally fine with that.

Well “TRISTA” that’s NOT OK with me, the next time the Hubs and I are in there, which will be sooner than later, you are going to get double tipped. You were so sweet and kind about the whole ordeal.  And I found it quite comforting to know that you felt the same way about POO  Next time we come in we will definitely sit in your area…Thank you for everything and I hope you have a great Thanksgiving, I’m thankful for people like you..

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