Monday, July 29, 2013

Maryland Meals

Not only has Wegmans opened a new supermarket near my son’s Maryland home, but also that general mall-like area has completed numerous stores and restaurant. As on all trips to visit him, we ate healthy at home then ate out a lot.

Charming cheeses at Wegmans...

Eating at home

Tortillas, chopped chicken breast, cabbage slaw with mayo...

Green leafy lettuce, salmon burger, asparagus, shredded mango chutney...

Salmon burger, cooked cabbage slaw, green leafy lettuce, mixed fruit...

Naan, Portabella Mushroom Bruschetta, shredded mozzarella...

Eating out

In addition to enjoying several meals in Wegmans Cafe, we tried out Elevation Burger (hamburgers and fries at their finest)...

Right next door to Elevation Burger is Red Robin. We also ate at a Red Robin on our trip back to NYS, about the halfway point, where my daughter and her boys meet to drive me the rest of the way. Think bottomless when you eat at Red Robin--bottomless fries, bottomless beverages. Wow! My choices on these two stops were Keep it Simple and All American Patty Melt.

Just a few doors down from EB and RR is Nando’s Peri-Peri (no more drives to Annapolis just for Peri-Peri).
A chicken wrap and garlic mashed potatoes. Oh, so yummy, but way too much and I couldn’t eat it all. Consider this--I usually only eat mashed potatoes at Thanksgiving and Christmas, so this was a treat!

We took a long drive west on Maryland’s Historic National Road and ended up in Frederick MD where we stopped for lunch at The Orchard. I had a Portabella Mushroom Melt which consisted of portabella on naan with tomatoes, red onions, Jack cheese, thousand island dressing, sprouts...

Look what we spotted on the streets of Frederick as we walked to The Orchard. The One-of-a-kind sign in the window certainly fits this Ferrari.


  1. Sounds like you are having a wonderful vacation and lots of culinary discoveries to enjoy.
    Love the cheese with the slogan: wrinkles are beautiful :)

    1. It certainly was a great vacation, Daniela, and I do enjoy our culinary adventures every time I visit him. I love Wegmans cheeses and that sign was irresistible!

  2. In my book, its not a real vacation if it doesn't include copious amounts of good food. I'd say you're having one heckuva vacation, Kathleen. Good for you!

    1. Why is it, CJ, that every time I visit, even with all the eating out, I lose weight!

  3. It is a happy eating holiday. That Portabella Mushroom Melt looks so delicious. Wishing you a super weekend. Take care, BAM

    1. I love Portobellas, BAM! Usually grill them (in my little George Foreman), then brush with Braggs, and eat on a hamburger bun with ketchup, cheese, lettuce and tomato. Weekend off to a good start. Daughter and her family came for dinner and I fixed a pasta dish I found on Facebook (see my FB profile a few weeks ago). She's vegetarian so I subbed Boca Veggie Crumbles for the ground beef and it was so-o good. Add homemade baking powder biscuits with sage leaves from my garden, and sugar snap peas.... yum, what a meal! Wishing you a good weekend, too.


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