Saturday, February 07, 2015

Outback Valentine's Special -- yummy

I hate how busy restaurants get on Valentine's Day, so I was excited that one of my favorite places, Outback, is having a special menu ALL week long!

Available from Feb. 9 - Feb. 15, Outback's special menu is perfect for any sized appetite or budget, and helps guests avoid the busy crowds by allowing them to celebrate any day of the week. Outback's Valentine's Meal for Two includes:

 ·       A Bloomin’ Onion and Classic Cheesecake dessert to share, paired with two 6 oz. Outback Special Sirloins, two freshly made sides and two signature side salads, starting at just $32*
·       Or upgrade your meal with two 8 oz. Outback Special Sirloins or two 6 oz. Victoria Filets
·       Make your Valentine's meal even better by adding a lobster tail for half the price!

Plus, Outback makes planning your Valentine's celebration even easier with the new Click Thru Seating, allowing you to view the real time wait time of any Outback location and put your name on the wait list for now or later that day. Simply visit to get seated faster today.

Friday, February 06, 2015

Happy Hour: The ‘Get Flossy’ Luxe Lemonade

The ‘Get Flossy’ Luxe Lemonade
·         1 oz. Smirnoff Citrus Flavored Vodka
·         .5 oz. Ginger flavored liqueur
·         4 oz. Lemonade
In an ice-filled shaker, combine all the ingredients. Shake vigorously. Strain into an ice-filled collins glass. Garnish with a lemon wheels.

Happy Hour: ‘Totally Fresh’ Sangria

‘Totally Fresh’ Sangria
·         2 cups Smirnoff Ice Screwdriver
·         2 cups Pinot grigio
·         Fruit slices (optional)
Add all ingredients into a pitcher and serve. Serves 3-4.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Harry's in St. Augustine

My family of four headed to St. Augustine for a little outing today. We wanted to eat somewhere that had good seafood and Harry's did not disappoint! It is a "New Orleans style" seafood/Creole restaurant.


My hubby ordered the Shrimp and Scallop Orleans which is served over a sweet grit cake, along with a side of red beans and rice. 

I opted for the crabcakes with the side of smashed potatoes.

And my son ordered the kids fried fish with french fries and a kids salad. 

For dessert, we shared a huge piece of Keylime pie.  Yum!

We opted for beer with our lunch, but there's an extensive menu of wine and cocktails!

Overall, the food was delicious! Seasoned perfectly, friendly service, and reasonable prices.  There is indoor and outdoor seating, but since the temperatures were cooler, we opted to sit inside. A nice combinations of blues and soul music playing in the background as well. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting the St. Augustine area!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Amazing candy apples at Walt Disney World

Today, I was walking around Downtown Disney and happen to walk into Goofy's Candy Co. I was amazed at the selection of candy apples!

Monday, January 05, 2015

Ice cream shop at the France pavilion at Epcot

I knew the bakery in France had changed locations, but I did not realize that an ice cream parlor had opened, 

L'Artisan des Glaces. (More: 

A friend introduced me to a new dessert there last week. It is a brioche stuffed with ice cream and sauce.

You pick your ice cream flavor,  then you choose either chocolate or raspberry sauce, and an ice cream sandwich is created in a brioche roll!

It's an awesome blend of warm and cold together… But more importantly is my two favorite things: bread and ice cream!

Trattoria al Forno at Disney's Boardwalk

On Saturday, the family and I had a chance to try out the newest restaurant at Walt Disney World, Trattoria al Forno.  I grabbed a picture of the outside, but didn't get any interior pictures.  (The interior of the restaurant has not changed that much since Spoodles, in my opinion.

The food was yummy.  Fresh, hot bread is served to everyone and olive oil is on all tables for dipping.
Caprese appetizer:
Fennel Sausage, Salame Piccante and House-pickled Peppers
We also tried the Chicken Breast alla Parmigiana - with tagliatelle $21.99 and the Pork Chop alla Milanese - topped with shaved fennel-arugula salad $23.99!  Both were plentiful and yummy!

Friday, December 05, 2014

Holidays on Ice at Rosen Centre

Rosen Centre, located in Orlando, is featuring an ice skating show this holiday season.
Holiday carolers in the lobby. (festive!)

Free cocoa for guests. 

Preshow picture of the rink. Open skating is also available in the afternoons. 

At the start of the show, the Rosen Center hotel is lit up in various colors. Here's a picture of it lit up in red. 

Cute show!  Very energetic. Festive costumes.  Lasts about 35 minutes.

The producer of the show pull up my kids from the audience to help out in one part!

They were honored!

Post-show pics!

Tickets are $25 per person shows are offered on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings through New Year's Eve. Learn more at  

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Dining menu at American Girl Doll store and bistro in Orlando

This is the regular dining menu. Please note there is a separate Tea time menu

Tea Time at the American Girl Doll store in Orlando

My mother and I brought the kids to teatime today at the new American Girl Doll store and bistro in Orlando.

I took a  picture of the party room for those who may be interested.

My daughter has been to the Atlanta store once, but this was our first time at the Orlando store. She loves the little chair for her doll. 

The napkin rings or actually take home ponytails.

Here is the tea menu. Tea today was $13.50 per person. This included your choice of tea, hot cocoa or soda. 

My son loves ice cold sweet tea and  decided to try hot tea today.  He didn't really like it, but thumbs up for giving it a try.

Isabel received her own miniature cup and saucer (for my daughter to take home!)

A craft is given to each guest during teatime. Today, we received a mini Josephine paper doll kit. 

Also on the table is a box of conversation topics/questions for everyone to discuss.

And then the food arrived!