Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Who wants a $100 gift card to Panera???????

One of my favorite restaurants that I have frequented OFTEN for the last 15 or more years is Panera. It went WAY up a notch for me over the last year or two when ours relocated and added a Drive-Thru!!! Hallelujah!!! 

If there is anything a mother of small children loves - it's a drive-thru! It's nice to have a place I can go with the kids in the car without getting out and have healthy alternatives to fast food. 

And my girls LOVE the Mac and Cheese. I don't blame them.  It's so creamy and not at all like the yellow stuff out of a box.  
So Panera gave me an opportunity to visit and try an old favorite and a new (hopeful) favorite and I jumped on it.  We even got a little crazy and dined in! 

I actually enjoy Panera the most in the mornings because I love their bagels. Asiago Cheese is my very favorite. When I worked, I would often run in and grab one before I headed to the office. Even now I get one when I'm out in the mornings and want a special treat.

But I also love so many other things. I usually always do the "You Pick Two" option because I hate deciding between all the choices - this way I can get a couple of things. I usually get soup because there are so many soups I love. The Bistro French Onion is my favorite.

I nearly always get the Bacon Turkey Bravo which is my very favorite sandwich.

Tonight I tried something new on the menu, the Mediterranean Shrimp Couscous Salad, but there are a lot of new offerings you can also try like the Fuji Apple Chicken Salad, Mac &Cheese, Broccoli Cheddar Soup, and Cinnamon Crunch Bagel.

It was such a delicious dinner. 

All three Stamps girls loved visiting Panera for dinner.  
And it's possible that they had baked goods for 99 cents.
And it's possible that we had to get a few to try after dinner.
And it's possible that we loved it! 
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