Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Some of Last Week in Food and Drink

Mars surprised me with a half rack of pumpkin ale. It has just a hint of pumpkin and is sooooo good.
These are so fly and deserving of the "Most Refreshing Cocktail in Seattle of 2005" award.
Duke's Chowder House Cucumber Mojtos: Cucumber infused vodka with fresh mint, splash of soda, sweet and sour, sugared rim.

One of us bucked the table's trend and ordered an Orange Mojito: Captain Morgan spied rum with fresh oranges, mint, sweet and sour, splash of soda.
We shared an order of chicken quesadillas and Dangerously "Killer" Prawns.

The chicken quesadillas were filled with blackened chicken breast with Tillamook extra sharp cheddar with zesty cucumber pico de gallo and guacamole.

The "killer" prawns lived up to the hype; sauteed wild Gulf prawns in a garlic white wine butter sauce with roasted red peppers served atop sourdough garlic bread.

The three of us who ordered the Cucumber Mojito also ordered Duke's award winning chowder in a bread bowl.

The other person was being good and ordered a grilled chicken club. What is a week in my world without some Mexican food? Lunch size chicken fajitas and one cheese enchilada.
The best thing Red Lobster offers in my opinion, Cheddar Bay biscuits. Lunch size portion of Chef's Signature Lobster and Shrimp Pasta, which is Maine lobster and tender shrimp tossed with fresh asparagus and tomatoes in a creamy white wine and lobster butter sauce over linguine.
Missing is Wednesday's dinner, which was a lunch sized portion of lasagna from Olive Garden, and Friday's lunch buffet at The Rock, which was salad, a bit of pasta, and a slice or two of pizza.

Now you see why I have a love affair with the treadmill in the wee hours of the morning?
When you eat like this, exercise is mandatory!
Peace and Love Peeps.



that pumpkin beer looks delicious!

I had some type of baked pumpkin from a Thai place over the weekend--OMG!! delicioous...but your meals have put me over the edge, and I am now very hungry :)


fiwa said...

It's always good to buck the trend. ;)

Damn... now I'm so freaking hungry!

kimmyk said...

holy smokes!
that's alot of grub...but it looks delish!!!

i love soup in a bread bowl. like whoever thought of that?? genius!

das said...

Often released as a fall seasonal, Pumpkin Ales are quite varied. Some brewers opt to add hand-cut pumpkins and drop them in the mash, while others use puree or pumpkin flavoring. These beers also tend to be spiced with pumpkin pie spices, like: ground ginger, nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon, and all spice. Pumpkin Ales are typically mild, with little to no bitterness, a malty backbone, with some spice often taking the lead. Many will contain a starchy, slightly thick-ish, mouthfeel too.


Live.Love.Eat said...

Oh goodness Mo. I am starving now. The seafood pasta. And oh, I cannot go a week without Mexican myself. And I'm loving the Pumpkin Ale this time of year. I will be taking some with me in a cooler bag when we go trick or treatin in our cute town.

Ace C said...

I have to turn my head.

CrystalChick said...

Dang girl, I want to have breakfast, lunch, and dinner with you next week!!!

Cheryl said...

Not fair. Lean Cuisine here with a White House Cherry Klondike bar for dessert.