Sunday, April 13, 2008

Day 3 - Sunday April 13th

Happy Birthday Dad!!

- 2 hashbrowns
- caesar salad
- Penne Rustico

- sweet potato fries (yes... again!)

Today is my dad's birthday and one of my parents favorites restaurants is Canyon Creek Chophouse. First thing that ran through my mind as I made the reservations for lunch was, "What a bad week to do a Veggie Challenge!". I would say about 95% of the menu in this restaurant is either beef, pork, chicken, or seafood. The only veggie item they had on the menu was a veggie burger. I thought, "Ok.. that's what I'll have. Even though I only like Lick's Nature burgers.. I'll try a different veggie burger.". Yeah well... my mind changed when I got the restaurant. I just couldn't take a chance on ordering something that I might not have liked. So... I ordered the only pasta dish they had called Penne Rustico except I had them take out the chicken :o(. The pasta had spinach, peppers, mushrooms, and feta cheese in a garlic tomato sauce. It wasn't bad actually. To start though, I did order a caesar salad. Chomp chomp chomp. 1/3 of the way done, I realized that there were bits of bacon on the salad! I was completely dumb founded. I didn't even realize it. I started to pick all of them hoping that I might not have eaten too many of them already. :o( I was quite upset. I was doing so good but I'll have to put it past me now and move ahead.

Next time I go to Canyon Creek Chophouse. I'd love to try the slow roasted pork chops with lingonberrry sauce. It looked so good!


...treeh said...

My friend is a vegetarian and the only meat she's ever eaten - by accident, of course - is bacon...I told her that's the best meat to accidentally eat. Haha!

ma-m said...

Props to your friend! It's very difficult being a vegetarian in my opinion.

Shez said...

I don't know how I would manage Canyon Creek on a veggie challenge. Did you not plan ahead?!?! First Dim, now Canyon? CAHMON! Nonetheless, congratulations on this difficult feat!