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Have to Make my Own

We spent the weekend as a family in Branson.  Saturday was my parents anniversary.  We had a good time together.  I took my camera and planned to get some good pictures.  I pulled out my camera as soon as we arrived at the Branson Landing, only to discover I had left the memory card in my computer at home.  SO, no pictures to document our fun time together.
I had eaten sorta light and healthy all last week in anticipation for my favorite meal ever at Cantina Laredo.  We get seated after a good little wait, I opened my menu only to discover that "the dinner"  I always order is GONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I WAS ANGRY!
Yep, the waiter tells me that it was taken off the menu, BUT, he said they could probably still make it for me.  They did and he got an extra tip from Steve.
Yet another menu item forever removed from a menu to the locked vault of bad sellers, unwamted items.
My first all time favorite meal was Shanghi Shrimp at Market Place Grill.  When I was pregnant with Emily, they took it off their menu.  I have spoken to the manager twice about this terrible decision.  Ha!   A couple of weeks ago I found a recipe in a magazine that looked and sounded a whole lot like the Market Place recipe.  I have made it twice and it is almost the same.  VERY GOOD! 

I BIG SHOUT OUT to my mother, Mary on her Birthday today!!!!!  I love you and you are a wonderful mother and friend!


Heather said…
We go to a little bakery in our small town that is run by German Baptists - they dress like the Amish - and they had these lemon poppyseed cookies that my son absolutely loved. They didn't sell well, though, so they stopped making them. When I asked the owner about it he offered me the recipe. Thought that was pretty nice - but I'm horrible at baking.
Anonymous said…
Laurie, That made me chuckle when you got mad that your fave item was removed from the menu! I understand how you feel. Cantina Laredo is my favorite restaurant too! I'm happy they were able to make it for you anyway. - Emily
Oh, no!! They took your favorite item off the menu AGAIN??? So sorry. That's like me and Citra, the best Coke product ever. I don't even drink soda and I loved that!! Not a great seller. Never drank it again. :(
Mary said…
Literally died laughing. If the restaurant isnt' closing, it discontinues your entree. You must feel like you have horrible taste in food. I understand your pain. It's like we have it in our heads what we're eating and then when they don't have it it ruins the entire day!
Tracy said…
Love your blog! Somehow I knew where that story of your favorite dish was going! How many times has that happened to you now?
Unknown said…
DO you think that you could post the recipe? I am pregnant and this is the first thing that has looked amazing in weeks!!
Carissa said…
I would love to have the recipe also!!! Especially recipes that you love so much that you make over and over!!!

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