Saturday, August 2, 2008

The cake alone made the trip worthwhile

Last night dh called on his way home from work and asked what was for dinner. I said tacos or he and I could go out for dinner to P F Chang's. We've never been there, have heard great things about it, and have been wanting to try it. So dh and I had a date night without the kids!

First we ordered... Northern Style Spare Ribs-Tender, wok-braised ribs served with a five spice salt. These were delicious!

Then we got some...Won Ton Soup-Mushrooms, chicken, shrimp and pork wontons in a chicken broth-This too was also good. The shrimp was yummy and so were the won tons, but I thought the broth needed a little more chicken flavor and a little more green onions....then one of the waiters came along and asked if it was okay to take the rest away and dh said sure...I said, after it was gone, but there was still a lot in there. (it came in a big serving bowl, and served about 4) I said to dh, I was hoping to take that home. He said, "Say something." I said I didn't want to embarass myself...

We ordered Kung Pao Chicken-Quick-fired with peanuts, chili peppers and scallions
Wok Charred Beef-A flavorful dish with marinated mushrooms and roasted sweet peppers
Along with...
P.F. Chang's Fried Rice-Mixed with egg, soy sauce and sliced scallions. Choice of beef, pork, chicken or shrimp (We ordered the pork) It was very good!

Both were okay. The more I ate them, the more the grew on me. I thought both needed a little salt (which they didn't have on the table) and I would have liked both of them to be a little more spicy hot.

But then we ordered...The Great Wall of China Chocolate Cake-Six layers of rich chocolate cake frosted with semi-sweet chocolate chips served with raspberry sauce (and fresh strawberries, blueberries and rapsberries)

It was was hard not to want to eat the whole thing!!! BUT dh and I each ate a layer then shared a layer and then brought the rest home for the kids to each have a layer. The raspberry sauce made the cake absolutely delicious!!!

We had quite a bit of food left over...but when the server was going to pack up our food, I casually mentioned how I was disappointed that one of the other servers took away the rest of our Won Ton Soup...he asked if they asked us if we wanted it, and I said, "No, they said may we take this and took it away." He said, "I'll make sure you get some to take home." Yay!!!

The one thing I didn't care for was that it was noisy in there. It certainly wasn't a quiet atmosphere. Sometimes I just want to eat in peace and quiet.

Dh and I had a nice time. It was fun to have some time just to ourselves without the kids asking, "May we please get this?"

We came home and both fell asleep. I was so exhausted I fell asleep with makeup on and without brushing my teeth-ewwwwwwwwwwwwww.....Two things I NEVER do. LOL

It did help me feel a little better. I told dh I was really sad to hear about Stewart's wife and that I'd been sad all day. I asked him if he thought it could be because we didn't know if she was saved or not and it was my spirit mourning. He agreed it could be.

Blessings until next posting!