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!