Friday, February 4, 2011

Workin’ From The ‘Rents

by Meghann on February 4, 2011

Office of choice today? My parents’ kitchen table.

[Picture kitchen table here. I would post a photo, but my Mom might disown me for showing a photo of the big mess she I made of the table. :/ ]

I liked working from the kitchen. My parents’ have a big house, so when no one is home the kitchen is peacefully quiet. Plus, the TV is in the other room (not the case at my apartment and a big reason why I find it hard to work at my apartment) and Maddie has Scooby to play with instead of constantly nagging on me. ๐Ÿ™‚

When lunch time rolled around I did what I always do when I come to my parents house. I opened the fridge, stared for two minutes, and declared there was nothing to eat. My parents’ fridge is huge, intimidating, and filled with random condiments, left overs, and other foreign things I’m not used to. I don’t know why, but my parents’ fridge always wigs me out. I guess I’m used to my much smaller fridge only full of foods I eat?

Well, my little brother came home for lunch and didn’t blink an eye at the contents of the fridge. He grabbed items I had missed in my original assessment and made a beautiful bean wrap. I always knew I liked that kid.

Obviously I had to copy him.

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Ben’s Wrap contained Red Pepper Hummus, Shredded Cheese, Red Beans, Peppers, Onions, and Lettuce. All tied together in a spinach wrap.

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The pickle on the side was all my idea. It’s an organic pickle my Dad picked up at Whole Foods this past weekend. Me likey.

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So, there was something to eat in my parents’ fridge. Who knew? ๐Ÿ˜‰

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I sat at my parents kitchen table from the time my little brother left to go back to work until he returned home from work 4 hours later. I swear there is not enough time in the day.

My tummy did grumble at one point, so I made a snack of Instant Oatmeal (totally exploded in the microwave) with cereal and Nutella.

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Mmmm…..

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I had the pleasure of raiding my parents’ closet for ski gear when my Dad got home.

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This is what we call our sports closet. I have to warn you – it smells!

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We have tennis rackets, skis, ski boots, ski gear, roller blades, and snorkels.

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Maybe we should also call this our vacation closet? ๐Ÿ˜‰

I hope I remembered everything! I’ve heard a rumor it’s going to be extra cold in the mountains next week. Brrrrr….

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My Dad invited me to be his date tonight for his weekly Friday night dinner with friends. My Mom was on called and I had no where to go. Free food is free food. ๐Ÿ™‚

We ate at a dive bar that has been around since the 70s (a rarity in Titusville).

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It’s a hidden gem that I believe only the people who were regulars back in the 70s actually know about it. Out of the 30+ patrons in the restaurant, I’m pretty sure I was the youngest and even if I was 10 years older, I probably would have still be the youngest. ๐Ÿ˜‰

The menu mostly consisted of burgers and your typical greasy food options. I wasn’t expecting much for my meal, but was pleasantly surprised when a delicious Mahi plate was placed in front of me.

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The blacked fish was fresh and perfectly cooked.

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The vegetables were steamed, colorful, and contained no butter or oil.

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And the potato was dry (the way I like it, I’m an odd one) and 1/2 was the perfect portion size.

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All in all a great meal But, the service? Ehhh….. The service scores low. For a small place they sure take their time bringing the check over.

After dinner I headed back to Orlando to pick my friend up whose staying with me for the weekend from the airport (and tried an Awake Tea with one pump of Caramel from Starbucks. Wasn’t a fan.)

Dessert was a serving of Edys Take the Cake Ice Cream.

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That was a long one! Sorry about that. The late breakfast through my timing off on here. ๐Ÿ™‚

I hope everyone has a great weekend!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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