There wasn't enough mint in the spinach for me to be able to identify it right away. I had to taste it in order to know that the unusual scent was mint. Any more mint would have been too much, but they put in just enough so that we wanted to taste more of the salad. It was a perfect addition to my dinner.
I agree that too much mint is just Too much. I love all the mints, in moderation. I like to grow them where they will spread into the lawn so when the lawn is mowed the scent is there with the scent of the grass. I also like to combine lavender and mint in soaps and scented water for room fresheners. I can't think of the right word right now. That's it Pot Pourri.
Anyway, the sun is shining and I need to get out in it. Talk with you later
A nice sunny day but on the cool side. No Easter eggs here either. DH and I had an early dinner at the soup and salad restaurant. They weren't super busy but a steady stream of customers. It is a pretty big place. I know we had a better meal than #1DS and DIL had.
Our DIL is a wonderful cook. DS wanted to take her out to brunch so she wouldn't have to cook for the day. He made a reservation at a local Inn attached to a hotel in a resort community. At the time of the reservation they require a credit card for your meal. $30.00 per person. They get there and there are only two other couples in the Inn. They are seated in a side room by themselves. He said it went down hill from there. The food was terrible and when the 'chef' tried to carve the prime rib it was so tough he had trouble cutting it. He said once the waitress came and refilled their drinks and they never saw her again, and while taking away dirty dishes dropped a shrimp on the table that stayed there until they left. DIL said the waitress asked them if their meal was all right and they told her it was the worse meal they have ever eaten. The cherry cobbler had canned cherries on it and I can't remember some other dessert DS said wasn't much better. I guess too many people have walked out and not paid their bill is why they require a credit card in advance. DS doesn't take things lightly and I told him to write a letter to the CEO of the place and I'd write a letter to the local newspaper. In their anniversary card that is later this week I told him they better celebrate at Mc D's.
DH is waiting on DS carpenter friend to give him some advice on our side fence. The neighbor on one side bought a house with lattice on top of the wood fence and it is covered with morning glories. It has to come down for us to put up a new fence and he is holding off. The darn posts are rotting and need to be replaced. We aren't even asking him to pay his share.
Grandma Judy, your dinner sounded lovely. A hint of mint would be nice but not too much. When I took the low fat cooking class years ago the teacher used fresh mint in salads. Just a hint. I never did care for mint jelly.
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