The early bird gets the worm freshest salad bar fixins’!
Ben and I are apparently 70 years old, because tonight we sat down to dinner at precisely 5:00pm. Hy-vee all you can eat salad bar style!
I didn’t show you around last time, so let me give you a little tour. :) You’ve got zee very nice drink and condiment station.
An airy, bright seating area.
And the finest, vinyl covered seating. ;) Just kidding! Hy-vee’s dining area is actually quite nice and homey. And when you eat as early as we do, you get the whoooole place to yourself.
For me, tonight, all you can eat = a giant salad and fruit plate.
And a ladle of Hy-vee’s killer soup – Chicken and Sausage Gumbo. I couldn’t resist! This was smoky, chewy and SO flavorful. Best gumbo (besides my Dad’s) I’ve had in years!
I just love finding good soups.
My salad was as delish as it was diverse. In the mix:
- Mixed greens
- Turkey (as if I didn’t get enough last week)
- Cherry tomatoes
- Sunflower seeds
All dipped in Balsamic Vinaigrette, thank you very much!
You know I jam packed my plate with fruit & berries, too. Holla!
Raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, pineapple and cantaloupe. My Dad has sung a song about cantaloupe and honeydew melon for as long as I remember and I sing it to myself every single time I eat it. “I know we can’t elope, but ohhhh honey dooo…” I don’t know what it means, but it’s just one of those things… :)
Now, it’s a fact that I am not a “fruit for dessert” kind of gal. I just don’t find an apple for dessert as satisfying as say, a piece of apple pie. However, per my revelation from this morning, tonight I made do with fruit as my dinner’s grand finale. You know what? It was enough. I was 100% satisfied after eating this dinner.
Ben even got in the salad action this time!
Tonight = getting ready for a very special start to a very special month! Make sure to tune in tomorrow morning!
What time do you usually eat dinner?