Tuesday, 14 August 2007

Bloomin' Onion Revealed

I was supposed to go to dinner and a movie last Tuesday. But it didn't quite work out that way. We saw Bourne Ultimatum...or rather I saw it. The camera work was quite jittery....meaning it looked as if the camera man was running down the street, after the car chase, while filming. He was able to watch about 40 minutes of the film before he had to leave. At least he didn't get sick like the time we rented The Blair witch Project. Needless to say, we didn't go out to dinner.

Fast forward to last Saturday night. I took him to see a non jittery movie (I wanted to see Harry Potter again). And then on to the Outback. While this restaurant would leave you to believe they are and Australian themed establishment....they don't fool me for a moment. Other than the didgeridoos all over the place, the photos of Aus on the walls, the creative food names and the posters of prints from the National Gallery....there is nothing Aussie about them....Oh wait, perhaps in the world of restaurants that is enough.

I had a Bloomin' Onion. It is a large onion creatively cut into a flower shape, battered, deep fried and served with horseradish sauce. If onions are technically a vegetable, then I suppose it was a healthy choice.....

Yes I took pictures of my food. I guess that DH is used to my crazy blog addiction now as he turned the plate around to give me the best shot. After 18 years with me, he has come to just accept my oddities.

Now for the best part of the meal....dessert....I don't care if it's not Australian....it's so good. I present to you all.....The Chocolate Thunder from Down Under!!!!!!

Sitting in a pool of chocolate sauce is a brownie topped with a scoop of ice cream and then a scoop of whipped cream. Silly waitress asked if we wanted two spoons with this. I married a man who doesn't like chocolate...yes it's true...he is part alien.....but it also means I don't have to share.

Back to the needles for me today, I'm designing a shadow scarf for a class that I'm going to teach this fall.

Until next time

Yours in Yarn,

The Fibreholic


solsticedreamer said...

Hey...I love the look of that onion...I could quite eat that now!
Still waiting to see the Harry Potter here...I wonder, can you knit without looking and did you take yours to the movie?!
I cant, but am practicing so I can knit...ohhh...a good 80% of the time!

Anita said...

Love those bloomin onions. Bummer on the movie, I really wanted to see Bourne Supremacy but, I didn't do well at Blair Witch either. HP - can't wait to see again. I want to knit Prof. Trewlaney's bag so bad.

Georgie said...

ROFL - obvioulsy a didgeridoo and an Uluru poster and Australian restaurant makes...cause I aint never seen anything like that bloomin onion before! The dessert, however, is another thing entirely and I'd be happy to claim that as our own. I do sort of recall that brownies are a *little* more N. American than Aussie though!

Poor DH (both on the movie-sickness and chocolate aversion frons!), but I am very sympathetic. I get horrendously seasick, and movies with waves have the same effect - even in the previews of the Perfect Storm I was a goner!

Jejune said...

LOL, no, none of that sounds Australian, apart from the decor! Brownies are American, aren't they? No sign of meat pies, pavlova, lamingtons, or kangaroo steaks?

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