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I’ll be honest – we don’t eat out a lot. So when we do, we want our meal to be special. And fabulous. And a time when we can just get together and relax and have a great time. And last night we had the chance to do just that at Olive Garden. Now, I have to say, Olive Garden is at the top of our list when we are going out to eat together as a family. Why you ask? Because they have items that each of us love. Plus their salad and bread sticks…..uh-mazing!
So, last night, we decided to have what we call family date night – when we all go out as a family and enjoy being together. And of course we headed to Olive Garden! Both of the boys were so excited and to be honest I was too! Because I couldn’t wait to let J-Man try the “Buy One, Take One” menu.
You see, we call him our little garbage disposal. He can just eat and eat and eat and never get full! And since, in my mind, one of the benefits of eating out is that you have leftovers for lunch the next day, I was so excited about finding away to make his food stretch further. So, off we headed to Olive Garden to enjoy some of our favorite treats!
Now, when you go to Olive Garden, you have to start out with their bread sticks – they are just so yummy (or I think they are – I didn’t get very much since the boys went so crazy over there). Both J-Man and MillerBug could make a whole meal out of the bread sticks alone!
But what I personally love is the salad! Oh, yes – it is a salad that any salad lover would adore! With a delicious dressing, tons of veggies and a special Italian flare, it truly is delicious!
Once we were done with the salad, we were ready for our main course. Now, J-Man had ordered off the “Buy One, Take One” menu and he was so excited to see his favorite on there – spaghetti. But what I truly love about Olive Garden is that they have something that everyone is sure to love. I ordered off the lighter menu and got Lasagna Primavera with Grilled Chicken (it was FAB for those of you who count your calories) and the hubs went for something a little meatier, Braised Beef and Tortelloni. Even MillerBug was able to get a pizza and grapes that he loved!
It truly made the meal magical that we were each able to find the perfect items for our tastes on the Olive Garden menu! And when the meal was over, of course we had to finish it off with something a little sweet!
At the end of the meal, we all looked at each other and smiled because it had been the perfect meal for each of us, with the flavors we loved and the tastes we wanted. And by making everything so perfectly portioned, we all left feeling happy and satisfied!
But it gets even better. Because as part of J-Man’s “Buy One, Take One” menu choice, he was able to take another serving of Spaghetti with Four Cheese Meat Sauce home with him so that he could have it for lunch the next day!
As a mom, this was awesome for me! I loved that he enjoyed his meal so much but even more I loved knowing that I wasn’t going to have to cook for him the next day! And since his take one meal came with heating instructions, it was simple to heat it up and feed it to him when he was ready for it!
And let me tell you a little something. Today at lunch time, when I heated up his spaghetti, he gave me the biggest grin and told me that I’m the best mom. And it was all because I discovered the “Buy One, Take One” menu at Olive Garden!
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I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Olive Garden. I received a gift card to facilitate my review promotional item as a thank-you for participating.