Mother Plucker’s Guide To Dining Out

Mother Plucker’s Guide To Dining Out

Living 8 miles from Canton and 30 miles from Sioux Falls prevents me from eating out as much as I would like to. I love eating at home but the convenience of being able to grab something quick would be nice.

I asked Chris “can I make my blog funny?” He wasn’t sold on the idea. But here’s the deal…. if I’m going out to eat, this is how I order. It’s not even a joke. Most of my meals are at home so I’m going to eat something I like if I go out.

How do I order? Simple…

1️⃣ Order Water – Every time. You know you will want it eventually. Or one of your kids will decide they’ve had enough of whatever they ordered and will want some.

2️⃣ Scan the menu…. do they have fried pickle chips or sweet potato fries?
↪️ Yes – proceed to find an item that goes with fried pickle chips or sweet potato fries
↪️ No – check out the salads

3️⃣ Do any of the salads come with quesadillas?
↪️ Yes? Order that. No? See below.
↪️ Do they have a buffalo chicken salad? Yes? Order that and get ranch AND blue cheese dressing to go with it.

4️⃣ Avoid pasta – I rarely eat pasta. In fact, I think I can honestly say I don’t eat it. It makes me feel like I have a hangover. If your kids like Noodles & Company, try the Zoodles there. They are AMAZING!

5️⃣ Avoid alcohol unless it’s the weekend – This is an easy one for me because nothing makes me feel worse than alcohol.

6️⃣ Dessert? It better be good because I’m ready to go. Ask my husband…. I have very little patience for eating out. I don’t like to wait for a table and I really don’t like to wait for a check. So if I’m going to get dessert, it has to be worth the wait. Maybe a brownie, ice cream sundae or something? YUMMMMM 🍨

If you can get away with cheating a little when you eat out, go for it! If you are one of those that can’t, then follow your diet. You already know what you can eat and what you can’t eat. Order something within your guidelines!

Happy Eating!

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