Family Friendly Dining
$9.99 Fresh Pairings
I’ve been cooking for the family for well over 35 years. Although my husband is talented in many areas, preparing food is not one of them.
Now that my daughter is married, we alternate Sunday dinners at her home or mine. Usually on Friday nights, the family likes to get together and dine out.
I recently had the opportunity to try Chili’s new line of freshly prepared recipe items.
Since I’m on a mission to lose at least 10, 15, 25 pounds so I can fit in my new dress for an upcoming wedding in Boston this summer, I tried their new Asian Salad.
The Asian Salad is prepared with Napa cabbage, crispy wontons, edamame, green onions, cilantro, sesame seeds, Asian vinaigrette and a creamy peanut drizzle, along with your choice of grilled chicken, salmon or steak. I chose the chicken in my salad, and found the salad very tasty. I especially enjoyed the peanut drizzle, which gave it a subtle, yet unique taste.
The portion was generous, and I took what was leftover home in a container for the next day’s lunch.
Chili’s has a call-ahead policy which worked out great, as we brought the grandkids along, ages 2 and 3. Since we try to dine out before the dinner rush crowd comes in, we were seated right away. Chili’s provides a family atmosphere, and the kids were given crayons to draw with. Everyone’s favorite are the nachos and sauce, which were promptly brought to the table along with our beverages. Our server was attentive, and everything we ordered arrived as requested.
Enter for the Chili’s “Shout Out to Eat Out” Contest, where contestants will be able to upload a 10-30 second video telling why they don’t want to cook tonight. A daily winner will be randomly selected and entered to win a gift card to Chili’s everyday.