Finally Friday- January 3rd

by Michele Pesula Kuegler | January 3rd, 2020 | Finally Friday
Sometimes simple is the best

It’s Friday. It’s Friday. After the off-schedule nature of Christmas and New Year’s, it is kind of hard to remember exactly what day of the week it is. I know I’m not alone in feeling that way. I think most of know it’s not a holiday and it’s not the weekend, but honestly it could be Tuesday just as well as Friday.

So, what sort of fun was had over the last few weeks when the days all blended together? Shockingly, my husband and I stayed in New Hampshire. For Three. Weeks. Straight. We did have lots of lovely company as three of our four children joined us for some or all of this timeframe. There was plenty of homecooking, but we also had a number of enjoyable meals on the town.

One such meal was a delicious dinner at the Boston Seaport location of Wagamama. We headed here with two of our kids after picking our son up at Logan. It was a delicious way to wait for the Friday evening traffic to subside. Within our party we enjoyed lovely cocktails, a couple sake flights, and some wine. There was food also. Interestingly we all chose from different sections of the menu. My personal choice was the Chicken Yaki Soba. It was quite yummy with its assortment of veggies and noodles.

Shortly after Christmas we headed to the movies with another configuration of two kids to see Star Wars. We followed the movie with dinner at New England’s Taphouse Grille. For three of us there were unlimited options, a buffalo chicken flatbread for my stepson, a burger for my husband, and a Reuben for me. My daughter is vegan, but although her choices were limited, we had the perfect waiter, who offered suggestions that made her quite happy. No pictures were taken, but the food was good!

The final meal of note is shown in the first picture: bagels. Yesterday morning it was time to take my son to Logan for his flight back home. Before starting the drive my son, daughter, and I went to Big Easy Bagels in Manchester. Although it was just a meal of bagels, it was much more than that. I’ve been taking the kids there for close to twenty years. Formerly it was a special treat breakfast before grocery shopping with me in their preschool days. Now it’s a place to go and feel at home. So, while it may have been the simplest meal we ate out during the holidays, it may have been the most delicious.

Here’s to many more yummy meals away from home in 2020!

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