Most people that know me know I tend to enjoy recipes, a little too much. I have a fairly large file of recipes on my computer that are copycat recipes from various restaurants. Why? I am not entirely sure, since I don't like many of these restaurants. I got to thinking about this the other day and cleaned up this file deleting those I knew I would NEVER use.
As I have mentioned before, we had a plethora of restaurants to choose from in Guam. Here...not so much. After spending days on end cooped up in a snowy home, you tend to get stir crazy. A few weekends ago, I had about reached my point. I had not left the house for five days, it was payday and I knew I NEEDED out. Where? It did not matter. So, we decided to bundle up the kids and head to Applebee's. I have not stepped foot in an Applebee's in almost three years. Sadly, most of the menu has not changed. I did not know what I wanted, I was just glad to be out. Finally, I settled on the Tequila Lime Chicken, now I believe it's called Fajita Chicken, or something like that. I don't know why but it tasted fantastic. The rice left a little to be desired, I honestly think it was Lipton's, you know those weird mixes you buy at the grocery store for 99 cents. I commented to the Hub that I probably could do this way better at home.
And so I did. And it was better, and I knew what was going in it. I can assure you, you will not see us at Applebee's again, unless I have had a severe case of cabin fever.