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Have you ever been a part of a traditional progressive dinner? I have done a few, many years ago. Basically with a progressive dinner you get a group of friends together and each household makes a different course of the meal. You travel to each home in order, enjoy that course and then head to the next home. The progressive dinners I attended included 4 courses appetizer, soup/salad, main course, and dessert. I had heard of people doing a progressive dinner restaurant style, visiting a different restaurant for each course, but had never tried it until recently.
We were tasked with visiting 4 different restaurants for appetizers, main course, dessert, and after dinner drinks. Since we don’t drink alcohol, we got creative for the after dinner drinks. We discussed where to go for each course based on some of our favorite foods. Normally when we go out to eat we don’t get anything except maybe a soda, salad, and main course. We only get appetizers or dessert if we have a coupon or it is a special occasion, so this qualifies as a special occasion! When looking for a perfect restaurant for a special occasion, you can have a peek at this Jimmy John Shark post for more info!
Our first stop was to the UTC Mall and the Cheesecake Factory. We love their Buffalo Chicken Blasts appetizer and it is definitely shareable. The two of us can’t finish the 8 large blasts so we took 2 of them home for lunch the next day. We roamed the mall a bit to let our appetizer settle before we headed to Texas Roadhouse for their 6 oz sirloin with 2 sides. I got mine with corn and loaded mashed potatoes while Ron got corn and green beans. We knew the smaller, early bird entree would be a good choice added to the rest of the food we would be consuming that night.
Since our travels between main course and dessert took us right past our house, we decided to stop at home and walk the dog and let our dinner settle before dessert. Once Mushu was walked we headed into town to Miller’s Dutch Kitch’n our local Amish restaurant that serves the best pies in town! I got the Peanut Butter Pie while Ron enjoyed the Dutch Apple. Once we finished dessert we wandered the little store at the front of the restaurant looking for interesting Christmas gifts. On the way home we stopped by Dunkin’ Donuts for some hot chocolate to enjoy at home while we watched a Christmas movie on TV.
We had a lot of fun, and ate a lot of food! I think this would be a fun way to spend an evening with some friends but you would have to have a fair way of deciding what restaurants to visit based on price point and cuisine. If you use your AARP Credit Card from Chase to pay for your progressive dinner, or any time you dine out, Chase will donate $0.10 to AARP Foundation’s Drive To End Hunger – up to a total of $1 million in 2017. With your AARP Credit Card from Chase you also get unlimited cash back rewards including 3% cash back rewards on purchases made at restaurants and gas stations and 1% on all other purchases. To learn more about AARP Foundation’s Drive to End Hunger just click the link.
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