Dinner with Grammy

Friday, January 22, 2010

Morning! Happy Friday! This is my first time posting from my iPhone so bear with me!

Last night my Grammy and I went out to dinner together. My aunt and mom were supposed to come with us as well but my aunt forgot she had to go to my cousin's art show and spaghetti dinner. Then my mom was very nervous I wasn't going to eat at the restaurant so she was scared for me but she wanted to come. I told her I was obviuosly going to eat. I mean what did she think I was going to skip dinner and just sit there and watch everyone else eat?! I mean come on mom! So I told her she didn't have to come with me and I would go by myself! I promised her I would eat and it was probably a good thing she ended up not coming because all of my previuos experiences going out to restaurants with my mom do NOT go well! So I thought it was a good it was just my Grammy and I because this was my first time in awhile eating out at a restaurant.

Last night we ended up going to a very popular Irish restaurant, O'Connors. I have never been there before but my Grammy has been there several times before. My moms side of the family is very Irish and my dads side is very Italian. So of course my Grammy has been to O'Connors many times considering she is 100% Irish!

On a Thursday night the restaurant was packed. When I got there I thought there would be at least an hour or so wait but as soon as we walked in they sat us down immediately! My Grammy says no matter when you come, lunch or dinner, weeknight or weekend it is always crowded!

The atmosphere and the ambiance was great! The hotesses and waitresses are all so nice and talked with an Irish accent. I felt like I was actually in a pub in Ireland!



The menu had a wide selection of food, mostly of Irish inspired meals!

My Grammy is so considerate and always thinking of me since I am her oldest grandchild of fourteen ;) She suggested earlier this week that I go online to look at the menu to get an idea of what they had. So that is what I did! I love it when restaurants have their menus online so before I go I can see what they serve. It eases my anxiety before going out so I know ahead of time what is on the menu. It it also helpful because I can make sure there is something on the menu that will fit well into my meal plan!

I knew exactly what I wanted when I looked at the menu online...seafood! The first time I ever tried seafood was actually when I was inpatient at Walden last year and ever since I love it! I wasn't sure if I wanted the baked scrod or salmon but I ended up ordering the Baked Boston Scrod. My Grammy and I actually ordered the same exact dinner! Haha.

The meal started out with a soup or salad but we both chose the starter salads. I got mine with Italian dressing on the side and she got ranch.

The Boston baked scrod came with a vegetable medley and rice pilaf on the side. The scrod was delicious. It was nice white and flaky. Perfect! Scrod is definitely my favorite seafood thus far but I do want to try other fish as well.

The meal was great and it was a great dinner date with my Grammy. I love her!

Since my aunt and mom didn't come with us tonight my Grammy suggested we come again next week to use up the rest of the gift cards we have! She really likes O'Connors and I was all down for coming again next week!



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22 comments:

givinganythingbutup.wordpress.com said...

yum! looks good! You should have gotten dessert :) Im sure they had some bomb chocolate cake! lol
Glad you got to spend time with your Granny!

moretolifethanlettuce said...

i've never heard of scrod! so sweet that you guys got to enjoy dinner together, i agree- probs best that it was just the 2 of you given your history with eating out with your mama. it's always nice to have one on one time with your gma! proud of you for eating restaurant food, i know it's not always easy!

Jenna said...

You will love scrod! Super yummy and healthy! Also similiar to haddock!

peaceluvmunchies said...

for moretolifethanlettuce -- scrod can actually be either cod or haddock ...it's kind of a blanket term for a young, white fish.

jenna, looove this meal - and I agree with you looking at menus online is awesome!! sounds like a fabulous time with grammy!! :)

Jenna said...

And yess Molly the waitress did ask if we wanted dessert and I am pretty sure they did have some yummy delicious desserts but of course I passed:/
I think going out to eat was just a first great step and I did have a boost later on as well-
Jenna

Rachel said...

Dinner with Grammy sounded wonderful Jenna! Great first step indeedy :) Good job!!!

Megan said...

Good work on eating out!! Next time I bet you'll have an easier time when your mom is there, knowing that you've done it successfuly once.

Mari said...

I am jealous...I miss my grandma...

I am glad that you were able to go out and eat and enjoy yourself =)

loveofbreakfast said...

i call my grandma "grammy" too! there aren't too many grammy's out there :)

Gabriela said...

I love seafood, too! Have you tried shrimp or scallops? They're my favorite...so full of protein and flavor!

Jenna said...

Yea Gabriela!! I also love shrimp but I haven't tried scallops yet-

Meg said...

I LOVE SEAFOOOOD ahh especially crabs, and salmon. Okay, so I love it all. I'm so happy you had a great dinner with your Grammy :) I miss mine so much, and you are so blessed to still have yours in your life...I bet she's amazing. Text me soon girlie! Love yaa!

Sherry G said...

I love my Gammy as well=) And scallops are where it's at!

ktbwood said...

aww so glad you had a great dinner with your grammy! that is so sweet! :)

findinghappinessandhealth said...

glad u had a good dinner and enjoyed eating out

sprinkledwithcinnamon said...

Looks great! Glad you had a good time with G-ma :)

Lo said...

awe i miss my grammy. she is irish too. and my besties. love her!

i put EVERY, single, veggie on my sammies....except cucumber. HATE IT. I also add pepperjack cheese and chipotle sauce OR Oriental Sauce if its a plain veggie sandwich. If I get turkey or roasted chicken I use simple mustard and vinegar because it adds spice.

xoxo
lolo

oatsandchocolate said...

hey! thanks for your sweet comment! im so glad you had fun with your grandmomma. that meal looked so yummy & its so much better to enjoy with a family member (:
have a great saturday!
xoxo
soph

sideofsneakers.com said...

Aw what a sweet date! And looks like a great meal too :)

Jenna said...

Haha thanks lo! I have never gotten a veggie flatbread from subway but I will have to try it!!
Jenna

Nutritious is Delicious said...

I have never even heard of scrod! But I love seafood! Gladd you had a good time!

biz319 said...

What a nice night out with your Grammy - I called my grandma Grammy too - unfortunately, she passed away when I was 19.

Cherish the time you have with her! :D

I don't like fish all that much - is scrod very fishy??

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