February 24, 2010

Back to IKEA

ABF & I have made many a trip to IKEA over the past few months, and we hit up the cafe one Saturday for an early dinner.

ABF & I were on the exact same page that day. You can't go and NOT get the meatballs--it's their thing! They are always tender and delicious. But we wanted to try something else for the second dish, and in my mind , it was NOT the cold shrimp salad. Instead we got the chicken fingers, which is something I haven't ordered for myself in ages, but it was exactly what I wanted at the moment. And these were great! Not greasy, not heavy, just juicy white meat with a savory breading. WIN.

We also split the 'Greek salad,' which comes with Italian dressing, so I guess it's more of a 'Mediterranean salad.' Either way, it was crunchy, fresh, and satisfying. This was a good pick, and a nice balance to our heavier entrées.

I've never been a super huge fan of the desserts there, but the offer that day piqued my interest: princess cake (I'm not a policeman, I'm a princess!-name that movie). Someone near us said "It looks like half of a tennis ball!" I remained undeterred and picked up one for us, along with a surprisingly delicious cup of hot coffee for 99 cents (free refills at IKEA!!)

The princess cake is basically a soft sponge cake with a thin layer of raspberry jam and fluffy cream, coated in a thin, almondy layer of marzipan. ABF isn't the biggest fan of raspberries, but even he liked this dish. I loved it, of course! It was light, not too sweet, and delicious. It cost a whopping 1.99, and since we split it, it was as affordable as it was yummy.

I resisted the urge to bring home a package of these--better that I have to travel to taste one. Better for my waistline, that is. ;),p.

1 comment:

Emig Family said...

Kindergarten Cop! Another gem.. "Boys have a penis and girls have a vagina." And, "Our mom says our dad is a real love machine." Yeah, I've seen it a few times.

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