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Saturday, March 31, 2012

My Thoughts - Buffet Style

The idea of a buffet is definitely quantity, not quality.  There are plenty of places in the valley to get great seafood, an excellent stake, delicious pizza.  But if what you're in the mood for is a little and (shrimp AND mashed potatoes AND cornbread AND ice cream AND jello AND cottage cheese with pineapple), the buffet is the perfect place to go.  Here's my a la carte jumble of thoughts from our recent buffet trip:

  • We paid for two child meals and two adults.  I'm pretty sure Kirk and I ate enough to make the kids prices worth it.  Alex ate enough to justify one adult meal.  Adam ate enough to justify the entire tab.
  • When Dylan eats free, I guess there's no reason why he shouldn't have three servings of ice cream.
  • The trip can be considered a success if you take your kids home looking like you dipped them in the chocolate fountain.
  • There are a lot of old people at the buffet.  Thankfully, they seemed to think my chocolate-dipped children were adorable.
  • There are also a lot of seriously overweight people at the buffet.  It kind of made me wonder which came first, the chicken or the egg.
  • To a first-grader who recently completed a science unit on coral reefs, the signage at Golden Corral is easily mistaken as Golden Coral.
  • The dinner rolls are amazing.  But you kind of have to stalk the bakery to get one, because they go really fast.
  • The idea of seemingly self-cleaning plates really appeals to me.  Just leave your dirty ones on the table, and they magically disappear while you're off dirtying another one.  It's possibly the kids didn't notice the phenomenon.
After eating plenty of dessert, the kids were in various states of contentment.

Alex, having eaten more than his stomach could comfortably hold, opted to lie down at the base of the table for awhile.

Dylan, figuring there was little space left on his face for more chocolate, sat contentedly at the table.

And Adam went back for more spaghetti.


Julie said...

One of my kids favorite places is Chuck-a-Rama. To them the idea of a buffet means you get all the food you want and you don't have to pay for it. (Apparently paying at the start doesn't count in their minds.)

Kris said...

Buffets are awesome. Love the chocolate covered faces!