The Melting Pot

Saturday April 30, 2011 comments   

Well I’m up all sky high off watching Doctor Who. lolol It’s getting late but I wanted to post a few snaps from Friday night at The Melting Pot. It’s basically a fully fondue restaurant. It’s like right by my house but in the 5+ years I’ve lived here I never went. :deco13: I only toyed with the idea and laughed it off as just a poor leftover relic of the 60’s. lolol AH BUT IT WAS PRETTY FUN!

The lighting is really low. :deco13: The place is basically a date night haven. So the pictures aren’t so great. :deco13: It’s a really nice setup though. Romantic lighting, cool layout & table set ups. A bit like a more spacious Cheesecake Factory.

This is one of the few places I actually still had room for dessert! Basically you choose a four course meal. A salad, cheese fondue, entree, then dessert. But neither of us are big cheese fans so we skipped that. :P

OK so this is what I got…

Spinach Mushroom Salad
Fresh spinach, baby Portobello mushrooms, red onion, chopped bacon and Roma tomatoes with a warm Burgundy Shallot Vinaigrette.

Pacific Rim Entree
Teriyaki-marinated sirloin, white shrimp, citrus-marinated pork tenderloin, breast of duck, breast of chicken and potstickers

Entrée Cooking Styles
For cooking your entrée

Bourguignonne (this is what you cook it in)
European-style fondue in cholesterol-free canola oil / 0g trans-fat oil

Cookies ‘n Cream Marshmallow Dream
Dark chocolate topped with marshmallow cream, flambéed, swirled together and garnished with crushed Oreo® cookies

Mike got the cajun entree which I liked a lot more…
The French Quarter
Filet mignon, breast of chicken and shrimp all seasoned with Cajun spices and served with Andouille sausage

The salad was SO FUCKIN GOOD! :deco11: That’s not usually something I often think and I LOVE salad. Mike said his was the best he had ever had too.

The entrees were good. Cooking it is a bit cumbersome. It takes a while to finish eating really. :hungry: We were there a long time but it was a nice time. :deco2: It’s great because we weren’t in any hurry and if you’re looking for a long dining experience this is perfect! There are different batters you can dip the meats and veggies into, etc. Sauces too.

However, we both agreed we aren’t used to eating such oily foods anymore. :;_;: It tasted fine but just… well it is all cooked in frying oil and that’s just not something I eat on a regular basis. :drops:

Cut to dessert. FAN-FUCKIN-TASTIC! :deco10: :deco10: :deco10:

These are the dippers you get…
Fresh strawberries, bananas, cheesecake, Rice Krispies Treats®, marshmallows, pound cake and brownies for you to dip into any of our decadent chocolate-fondue creations

Aside from the marshmallow dippers, these were so GOOD and decadent with the dark chocolate, marshmallow melt and cookie crumb fondue pot, hahaha. Apparently you can get endless dippers! :!?: Until you run out of fondue of course. There’s a small & large order though which is great. :up:

Probably will go back. :)
Wonder if it’s too doucey to just order salad and the “large” dessert????? :?: ::9: LOOOOOOOOOOL :deco3:


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Lots and Lots of Rain

Thursday April 28, 2011 comments   

I think a lot of people can relate to this sight right now. :rainy: That huge band of damaging storms that swept the US has finally passed us today. I kept having to rush upstairs and unplug my desktop PC. Working off my netbook for a while as the storms passed one by one. But the weekend should be really nice now. I’ve mostly kept inside this week except for work so I’m anxious to get out.

One thing I won’t be doing this weekend is buying any more clothes! I feel I have mostly everything I’ll need for the rest of spring and even summer.

When Mike got home today we went through our closets before dinner. We did an overhaul, BOTH OF US! I finally got him to donate the stuff he no longer ever wears. We came up with 6 bags of donation clothes! He had a shirt in there from 10 years ago This really was a shock he joined me with the overhaul, see!!

Three bags each! Plus I have a small box of “exceptionally lovely” clothes I’m sending to my sister. Then a few things I think I’ll sell here. The COLU/BUZZ SPUNKY overalls & W♥C leopard skirt & a W♥C-like cream colored skirt. I’ll try to work on getting those up soon. This is my final overhaul. I have nothing left except what I’m currently wearing and a few dead heat summer items from last year I’ll wear again this year.

I knew I’d have to do one final overhaul for summer clothes but I didn’t think I could do it so soon. But looking through everything I have now, and still like from last summer, I realized I had more than enough to dress properly throughout the hottest months already!

I’m not delusional in thinking I’ll never have to do another overhaul again. I mean… clothing gets old, needs replacing, etc. I have a cardigan I should toss because it’s looking worn but I just love it too much. You know, those things will always happen. But I swear I don’t want to do these triple bag worth overhauls every few months anymore. It’s too wasteful. I really want to stick to my quality over quantity mentality I’ve had through most of winter. I was good at sticking with it and it made me really happy. It made getting dresses easy as fuck too, LOL. Ah ok, so that’s that. Gonna take it to donation bins tomorrow! I’d like to only have to do this twice a year in the future and only fill 1 bag then.

I’ll end it with some eyecandy from a Korean bakery called Shilla. I’ve been there a bunch of times before & mentioned them here. Anyway they have amazing cake slices, cookies, etc. sweets and cafe food! I bought 3 cake slices on my birthday (few weeks ago) but forgot to post them The cheesecake was AMAZING. Tasted so much like my grandmother’s homemade NY Style cheesecake!


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