Tuesday, June 10, 2008

We Hopped to IHOP

Well actually we drove to IHOP.

Can you believe this is the first time the kids have ever eaten at a restaurant for breakfast?? Usually when we travel we bring granola bars or muffins etc. to eat for breakfast b/c it just seems like a time waster (not to mention $ waster), to eat at a restaurant.

We are not on the road today (except when we were out walking during the early hours) - but I decided since dad is out of town (and probably enjoying luxurious breakfasts) and our schedule is off track anyway, that we'd do something totally different. So we went to IHOP.

The kids had French toast w/bacon and hot chocolate. I had some kind of skilled meal...seasoned potatoes, cheese, mushrooms, onion, and green pepper topped with 2 fried eggs...also came with 2 pancakes and 1/2 a biscuit. Plus I had de-caf coffee.

It was a lengthy, relaxing breakfast - something I'm not used to, so that was a treat. The girl really enjoyed it all. The boy less so. He thought there was too much syrup on his French Toast blah, blah, blah.

For the three of us, with a tip (which the girl was so eager to give since she said her food was soooo good) - it came to about $20. A lot more than I normally pay for breakfast. But in this case, we were paying for the "experience", the "memories". Can you make an IHOP breakfast into a memory? It was special for the kids because it was something we never do...and probably won't do again for a long time.

I thought the food was great (didn't eat it all)...the coffee wasn't hot enough. I would have added a bit more zippiness to the potatoes.


Anonymous said...

Your breakfast sounded delicious ! It's good to treat oneself occasionally and a very special treat for the kids ! Time together is so important !