Jesse and I successfully made it back to Michigan after a tiring red-eye flight and four hour drive home from Detroit. His parents picked us up from the Detroit airport Thursday morning, just after 6:30 a.m. On our drive up, we stopped for breakfast at a well-known Michigan chain restaurant called, Big Boy.
I ordered two fried eggs, a side of steamed broccoli and fresh fruit. I tried to order green tea, but the waitress told me they only had “regular,” whatever that means, right? Funny because green tea is pretty standard or at least I thought so. In this case, regular meant Big Boy brand black tea. One other thing that made me laugh was when I asked for a side of vegetables with my eggs instead of toast and hash browns. One of the options the waitress gave me was corn, which technically isn’t really a vegetable — it’s a grain. I get that a lot of people consider it a vegetable though, and at one time I thought so too, but in all reality, it’s a grain. Plus, the combo of eggs and corn sounds less than desirable, or at least to me. I was hesitant to eat any of the meat there, so to be safe, I didn’t order any.
The highlight moment at the restaurant was when I saw the waitress delivering a hot fudge sundae to the booth across from us. Mind you, it was 8 in the morning! At any other time of day it wouldn’t be so unusual, but early in the morning? The woman had already eaten a plateful of breakfast and then moved onto the sundae, as she read her morning paper. Sugar addiction much? I couldn’t believe it, but really, it’s no laughing matter. Sugar addiction is far too common of a problem, among other things.
The “welcome home” moment continued as we got back into the car and Hall and Oates came on the radio. This type of music always reminds me of Michigan. Yep, welcome home.
Also, side note, but please pardon my lack of a Simple Supper Friday recipe today. Traveling and no access to internet screws up my schedule a little bit! Today is the first day I’ve been able to sit down and get online. Hopefully, I’ll have a recipe up next Friday.