Thursday, June 24, 2010
As I mentioned, it was Hubs' birthday yesterday (and still currently his "birthday week") so I had planned to take him out to dinner here. The place had been recommended to us by a couple of people, with the main attraction of "cheap pizzas" ie $4 pizzas from 7-11pm Mon-Thurs. Hubs likes pizza, and we like being cheap, so I thought it would be a great place to go! I was expecting a dodgy little place with mix-matched couches and a casual vibe which would have been perfect, especially since I had my walking shoes on (we had walked the 1.5km from home) and was wearing jeans and a t-shirt. This is not the place that greeted us. Instead, it was this rather trendy, though still relaxed, bar and restaurant that wasn't really "us". We stood at the bar for about 5 minutes and looked around for a spare table, of which there were none. After not being served for a while, we had a quick discussion and decided it wasn't really what we were hoping for, so we left.
We started walking down the street looking for something else, and I asked Hubs what he felt like. Then I mentioned the B word. Burgers. His face lit up and he looked at me in his "I'm so cute I know I can get what I want if I look at you like this and talk to you all sweet-like" way and said:
"Honeeeeeeey. You know what I'd really love? If we went home and you cooked us some roo burgers."
I should have known.
You see, my Hubsband is a man of simple pleasures. As I'm sure I've mentioned, he is easy to please, but difficult to impress. This goes for most aspects of his life, but in particular, with food. Of course I was happy to oblige. So we swung by Coles and picked up some salad stuff, knowing I had the main makings of the burgers at home. And with a few mushrooms on the side, they really hit the spot. I've been making roo burgers for over 2 years now, and I think I've pretty much perfected them! Not that I like to brag or anything. We devoured the burgers and topped off a great meal with leftover cake and ice cream, while watching the last episode of The Hollowmen, and a ep of Daria.
Hubs' take on the evening? "Best birthday dinner EVER."
And who am I to argue?