Today after an unsuccessful bid to buy a patio table (they don't carry them after summer here apparently) we decided to grab a little bite. We headed for Panera; my husband is a bread-hound and of course they have great bread and their sandwiches are very nice masha'Allah.
We both got sandwiches; I had the turkey artichoke which has asiago cheese, caramelized onions and an artichoke/spinach spread on it. All on grilled focaccia bread. The caramelized onions added a distinctive sweetness I coulda done without but it was still super-good. Hmmmmm.....
A had the frontega chicken which was super nice as well. It's calling my name from the take-out bag as we "speak". lol
We both got a side of soup (creamy chicken and wild rice and brocolli cheddar) and the girls (Z and Aaminah) had their absolutely yummmmmmmy mac 'n cheese. Almost wrong to call it mac 'n cheese, it's so far past what we throw together from a box.
Anyway it was very tasty (but $$$ in my opinion) and even A could only eat half his sandwich with his soup and the complimentary bread that comes with it. So we have a full sandwich between us to bring home. I'm a sandwich fiend, I love 'em, so really I'm looking forward to a late night snack insha'Allah. ;-)
After we had eaten I noticed a sign giving you any pastry in the dessert case for only $.99 with a meal/drink purchase. So I trot back up front and ask our cashier. He was super nice and let me pick three divine-looking pastries and he didn't even charge me the $2.97. Alhmamdulillah. We got the bear claw:
And we got the pain au chocolate (chocolate-stuffed pastry):
And I opted for the cherry cheese danish. It looks soooo yummy....
So alhamdulillah we had a good time, spent some quiter-than-normal dining moments and just enjoyed ourselves. I would prefer to just go with the two of us for a quick lunch one day instead of 2 kids accompanying us but alhamdulillah what can you do? lol
Ma salaama ya'll....