My Mom Loves Coupons!

by sara on February 15, 2011

My mom’s birthday is on Valentine’s Day.  It makes sense because she has the biggest heart and she always has chocolate for me.  Since Jason had reservations for us for V-day, we told my mom we wanted to take her out this past weekend to celebrate.  She was really excited because SHE HAD A COUPON!!  I explained to her that it was our treat and that a coupon wasn’t necessary but once my mom has a coupon in her hot little hand, that’s like a golden ticket to the Willy Wonka Factory.  So, out of all the restaurants in Dallas, she had a coupon for…

I can’t turn my nose up at it because even though it is a chain restaurant, I have been there once before and I do think I liked it.  The only thing I remembered about it was that I could get a sweet potato as a side dish.  I don’t even remember what I had as an entree.  Sweet potatoes are my crack though so I was game.

We sit down and my mom pulls out the “coupon” which I then realize is not even a coupon but simply an ad for the Texas Land & Cattle two for $25 deal.  Cool we won’t need scissors!  Our waiter brought out a loaf of bread while we argued about how the hell we were going to do the 2 for $25 deal when we had 4 people.  My family isn’t very good at math.

Part of the deal means you get to pick from a list of appetizers.  Since we both decided to do the deal (use the “coupon”), we ordered the steak queso and the spinach artichoke dip.  Because we’re on a diet.  They were both tasty.

I ordered a wedge for my main entree to the other kids got to start off with a house salad.  Looks yummy!  I wouldn’t know 🙁

But in yo face suckas!  Check out mine!  With steak FTW!  Reconfirmed fact: I’ont like steak.

Jayqwon went with the chicken fried steak served with mashed potatoes.  Holy dead cow that was a big piece of meat.  Quick imagine a cow grazing peacefully in the field!  Now imagine eating a steak!  You’re welcome.

My dad wears Crocs.  Oh and he got the mesquite grilled chicken with a sweet potato and steamed broccoli.

My moms also got the chicken with a side of nasty mushrooms.  I’m sure they tasted fine but I hate mushrooms so ooooooh they nasty.

Along with my steak wedge I got a sweet potato with cinnamon butter.  This is what I remember!  So yummy.  I wish sweet potatoes grew on trees.  Wait, do they?  No, they come from cows.  Huh?  I failed science.

After coupon dinner, we went to my parent’s house so my moms could open birthday presents!  Jason got her a mandolin slicer and a lemon squeezer!  We accidentally circled the price in Sharpie instead of crossing it out.  Zoops.  $50 for a mandolin slicer??!?!  You didn’t.  Oh, yes, mom, we did!  (note: no we didn’t)

She’s very proud of her yellow squeezer as anyone should be.

And last but certainly not least, I got her a FERKIN ICE CREAM MAKER!!!  She casually mentioned wanting peace ice cream the other day and being totally chapped that Blue Bell only offers it in the summer and saying she would just make it herself.  Well, now she can!  Get busy mom b/c I’m HUNGRY!

Oh and yes, we used a Christmas bag and used wrapping paper to wrap her gifts.  She liked it!  Happy Birthday MOM!!!

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Janice February 17, 2011 at 8:17 pm

I lol’d forreals when I read about the “coupon”. That’s hilarious. Happy bday to yo mama! She is adorable! Doesn’t everyone need a $50 mandolin?

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sara February 23, 2011 at 12:21 pm

oh if you only knew about all the coupon stories. instead of the mandolin i really should have bought her a coupon organizer.

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