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Old 03-26-2009, 04:26 PM   #16
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Sounds like a great trip, what a good deal with the hotel. Those pictures are gorgeous
Look forward to reading more
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Old 03-27-2009, 12:46 PM   #17
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Me so hungry!!!!

Okay, so I'm getting really excited about our trip now. I keep checking out the menus on allears.net and scoping out the new food pictures on the Disneyland dining thread and man do I get sooo hungry. DH pretty much thinks I'm nuts for trying to plan what I would like to eat in 40 days at 6:30 for dinner... But oh well, I'll still try to plan. I'm not really sure how I am supposed to guess when I'll be hungry, or if I'll be in the park, or resting in the room around lunch time. Or if I'll want to sit and enjoy a nice relaxing table service restaurant, or a quick bite between rides. Oh man...I am a planner and that is apparent...but to plan each meal - that must be some kind of special gift! I feel so clueless as to what food will sound good and how much I'll want to spend. I know one thing so I will share the ONE meal plan we actually have and must do while in DLR on this trip.

Thursday
Breakfast - at home
Lunch - eating on the go, either from home or fast food
Dinner - McDonalds or Taco Bell - or something quick

Friday
Breakfast - room
Lunch - ?
Dinner - ESPN Zone to celebrate DH's birthday (surrounded by sports, sports, and food)

Saturday
Breakfast - room
Lunch - ?
Dinner - ?

Sunday
Breakfast - room
Lunch - on the road
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Old 03-27-2009, 02:15 PM   #18
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I am one of those people that has a hard time making the PS for dining so far in advance. Like you I cannot say what I will want or when I will want it. There are so many choices of where and what you may want. I make the plans loosely and then go from there.
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Old 03-27-2009, 08:50 PM   #19
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I am one of those people that has a hard time making the PS for dining so far in advance. Like you I cannot say what I will want or when I will want it. There are so many choices of where and what you may want. I make the plans loosely and then go from there.
Good plan to make loose plans...that way I can be flexible with my ever-changing mind.
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Old 03-27-2009, 09:16 PM   #20
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Coming in a bit late, but still here for all the good planning stuff!!!!! Loving the pics!!! I'm a visual reader....so the more pics, the better!! So hubby deals with the ??? Brewers???? can't remember what I read now.....anywho... what state are you in....I saw that you were driving so I got confused...doesn't take much for me to do that

The plans so far so good & look forward to reading more!!!
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Old 03-29-2009, 05:36 PM   #21
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Everything looks great so far! I could never plan where or when exactly I would go out to eat; I always just wing it Looking forward to seeing the rest!
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Old 03-29-2009, 07:42 PM   #22
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For a quick lunch at DLR I would like to suggest White Water Snacks at GC just outside of DCA. I've seen posts about it a lot lately and finally we checked it out. We've now eaten there 3 or 4 times. Personally, I like the french dip and the chili dog (chili on the side, please).

It's the GC food court and they have some great choices, reasonably priced, and just a few steps from DCA (go thru guest gate fron DCA to GC. When we've been there is hasn't been crowded. Plus keep your eye out for one of the DLR cats.

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Old 03-30-2009, 07:11 PM   #23
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I know my fiance would really like ESPN too... but I will let him discover it on his own. We can always grab a beer and nachos or something, but I think there are other places I'd rather go for a meal. But it's not his birthday, so that's a bit different.
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You know we ate at ESPN in 2005 and it was an enjoyable meal. I didn't feel like sports were over powering in there.
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You know we ate at ESPN in 2005 and it was an enjoyable meal. I didn't feel like sports were over powering in there.
Guess you didn't go into the men's bathroom........they have tv screens above each urinal & one in each stall door!!! Of course I got this info from my boys....I didn't personally go in to see it myself!!!

But, yes the food was delicious!!!
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For a quick lunch at DLR I would like to suggest White Water Snacks at GC just outside of DCA. I've seen posts about it a lot lately and finally we checked it out. We've now eaten there 3 or 4 times. Personally, I like the french dip and the chili dog (chili on the side, please).

It's the GC food court and they have some great choices, reasonably priced, and just a few steps from DCA (go thru guest gate fron DCA to GC. When we've been there is hasn't been crowded. Plus keep your eye out for one of the DLR cats.

Can't wait to read more.
Yes! Another good review of White Water Snacks! I can't wait to eat there and hopefully the hubs is impressed too.

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I know my fiance would really like ESPN too... but I will let him discover it on his own. We can always grab a beer and nachos or something, but I think there are other places I'd rather go for a meal. But it's not his birthday, so that's a bit different.
Well I let DH pick the place he wanted to go and he picked that - also we missed it the last couple times we've been in the vicinity of one on a trip. Not my favorite restaurant cuz I miss the Disney feel when I walk inside it. I'd be picking the Blue Bayou if it was my bday. But ESPN does have a fun and laid back atmosphere and a great place to catch a break though- hopefully DH will like it!!

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You know we ate at ESPN in 2005 and it was an enjoyable meal. I didn't feel like sports were over powering in there.
From what I remember, the sports weren't too bad - I'm used to sports bars and grills and the like, so I would definitely agree here! Its not like your on set of sports center (thank goodness, I get that enough already!)

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Guess you didn't go into the men's bathroom........they have tv screens above each urinal & one in each stall door!!! Of course I got this info from my boys....I didn't personally go in to see it myself!!!

But, yes the food was delicious!!!
YES! There are tv's in the woman's bathroom and on my last family vacation I took pictures of them in there - yup - beginning of the obsessions at Disney started on that trip. You know you've gone overboard when you take pictures in the bathroom.
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Guess you didn't go into the men's bathroom........they have tv screens above each urinal & one in each stall door!!! Of course I got this info from my boys....I didn't personally go in to see it myself!!!

But, yes the food was delicious!!!
how great do they sound.

Glad theres many others who love reading menus to decide where to eat months in advance, my DBF thinks im nuts
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YES! There are tv's in the woman's bathroom and on my last family vacation I took pictures of them in there - yup - beginning of the obsessions at Disney started on that trip. You know you've gone overboard when you take pictures in the bathroom.
Well at least they're fair! There's a local chain restaurant here where the mensroom has tvs... but does the women's? Nope!
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I made a monte cristo!

FOOD PORN WARNING (and grease warning too!!!)

So I was sitting here on my day off and enjoying resting, watching tv and then got pretty hungry. I googled "Monte Cristo" and to my surprise I had literally hundreds of recipes to choose from...and thus my version of cheese Monte Cristo arrived...

First, I took some flour, baking powder, and salt and sifted it together and then mixed it with one egg and water. Then I took two pieces of bread, spread one side with dijon mustard and sprinkled the other side with a handful of shredded monterey jack and cheddar cheese (I would have added ham if I had it!). I then carefully dipped the bread in the thick batter and then placed in a frying pan which was preheated and coated with canola oil. Waited until it was crispy and light brown on each side and then turned it down and waited for a bit for the cheese to melt...mmm...check it out!



Then I got some strawberry preserves, added a little water to thin it out to make it great for dipping. And finally I sprinkled some powdered sugar on top. YUMMMMM! Its already gone... And I already want more!

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FOOD PORN WARNING (and grease warning too!!!)

So I was sitting here on my day off and enjoying resting, watching tv and then got pretty hungry. I googled "Monte Cristo" and to my surprise I had literally hundreds of recipes to choose from...and thus my version of cheese Monte Cristo arrived...

First, I took some flour, baking powder, and salt and sifted it together and then mixed it with one egg and water. Then I took two pieces of bread, spread one side with dijon mustard and sprinkled the other side with a handful of shredded monterey jack and cheddar cheese (I would have added ham if I had it!). I then carefully dipped the bread in the thick batter and then placed in a frying pan which was preheated and coated with canola oil. Waited until it was crispy and light brown on each side and then turned it down and waited for a bit for the cheese to melt...mmm...check it out!



Then I got some strawberry preserves, added a little water to thin it out to make it great for dipping. And finally I sprinkled some powdered sugar on top. YUMMMMM! Its already gone... And I already want more!

Looks great!!! We found a recipe for the Monte Cristo & the Gumbo & made both....delicious!!!! Just forgot to take pics.......
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