Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Weekend Recap

Last week was so unbelievably cold, and just draining overall.  I'm still not convinced I've thawed out yet.  On Friday morning I tried to feel a little more tropical, with a banana, pineapple, and coconut water smoothie.

It didn't help.

On Friday evening we drove to Saskatoon, ate a very quick dinner, and were in bed by about 8:30 p.m.  On Saturday morning we had breakfast in the hotel before heading to spend the day with my mom.

We had a long day of visiting, attending my mom's care meeting, grabbing her groceries, and visiting some more.  We didn't eat again until dinner, when we decided to try Bon Temps, which was close to our hotel. 

The restaurant is gorgeous, and the service was great, but unfortunately we didn't enjoy our food.  It's a southern/ Cajun style restaurant, however the po boys were not even close to what we've come to know as po boys.  They were extremely dry, which is never good for a sandwich, and the bread was super hard.

Christopher had the shrimp po boy, and I had the peacemaker, which was supposed to be topped with roast beef debris.  Roast beef debris is typically dripping with gravy, and po boys are usually on soft bread, with a lot of mayo or sauce.  The bread is not usually toasted or hard.

The roast beef was so dry, as was the entire sandwich. 

I'm guessing the owner/ chef of this restaurant has never actually had a proper New Orleans po boy, but I could be wrong.  The restaurant has good reviews, so perhaps other things on the menu are better - don't know if we'll try it again though.

After dinner we were back in our hotel for another early-to-bed night.  We were up bright and early on Sunday, and we went to Grainfields for breakfast.

We got another breakfast on our way out, so that we could take it to my mom.  She especially loved the buttermilk pancakes.

After having a nice morning/ afternoon visit with my mom, we headed out on the highway home.  Once back in town we stopped at Christopher's parents' house, as they had invited us over for dinner.

Snacks to start:

The meal was so, so good, and super filling.  I think I still might be full.

We had prime rib, Yorkshire pudding, roasted potatoes, Brussels sprouts, carrots, parsnips, and cauliflower.

This was such a perfect Sunday meal, and to top it off, we had carrot cake for dessert.

How was your weekend?  What did you do?

I feel like we've been going, and going, and going.  We're looking forward to doing a whole lot of nothing for the rest of the month.

1 comment:

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Yum, that meal at Christopher's parents looked so good! That's a bummer that the cajun restaurant wasn't good. Those po'boys sounded awful!

Last weekend was so low key which was so nice. We barely left the house. We ordered delivery from a restaurant by our house that makes arepas. They were sooooo good. I inhaled my food! It was really nice to have a quiet weekend after a hectic month. This week is quiet, too, but then I head to New Jersey again on Sunday afternoon for a 4 day business trip. I can't wait for a break in travel!!