Happy Tuesday everyone, it was a great weekend in my world, hope you all had a great one too. My husband wanted to take a day road trip to one of his favorite restaurants, Lambert’s Cafe in Sikeston, MO. It’s a two hour drive south of St Louis. It was a beautiful day for a drive, and we were prepared, girls had a movie and their electronic devices, and I had my iPad and my Essence magazine. He did all the driving too, which I was more than happy to let him have the wheel. I do about 90% of the driving in the family so it was time for me to ride, relax and catch up on some reading. We arrived about 2:00 and the place was packed. There were people from Missouri, Tennessee, Indiana and even Kentucky. My husband went to get us a number, they were serving number 106 and our number was 154. They told him it was about a 45 minute wait. It went by quickly, I started taking pictures and preparing in my head what to write about this place. Funny, the first thing my husband said is you need to blog about this, I’m two steps ahead of you dear. In a bloggers mind, everything is a possible post!
Lambert’s is a family owned restaurant with a lot of history, memorabilia and a nice gift shop. My husband was too excited about the stove, I think my aunt had one similar, it was white. The staff wears jeans, white shirts and red suspenders. They throw their dinner rolls to customers, the best hot homemade rolls. Just raise your hand and be ready to catch. We all caught our rolls, one was overthrown and the whole restaurant lets out a “awwww” when you miss your roll! The food was good, everyone enjoyed their meal. I had the meatloaf, I wasn’t that impressed with it. I make a pretty good meatloaf, so you gotta make it better than mine. The shrimp dinner was delicious, that’s what my oldest daughter had, my husband had a chicken gizzards dinner and the youngest had a very big cheeseburger. The servers walk around and serve you unlimited side dishes in addition to your meal, black eye peas, fried potatoes, cucumber & onion salad to name a few and the endless mouth-watering dinner rolls. This is NOT the restaurant to go to if you are trying to lose weight. Even the salad is served in a big bread bowl, huge and you will leave with a to go container.
The prices were moderate, the average about $12-13 per meal. More for steak and the shrimp was $15, but she got plenty. We left with a dozen dinner rolls, a very sweet cinnamon roll and to go containers. We stopped at the outlet mall and did a little shopping. I stayed awake on the way back, ok I dozed off at the end. I think we all went to bed by 8:00 Friday night.
The rest of the weekend was shopping, working and church. My husband became the grill master yesterday and I was his humble assistant. He get so into grilling, pretty intense. I stay out of the way and try to keep the kitchen clean. I can’t stand things to be all over the place in my kitchen, drives me crazy. It’s my job to season the meat, fix the side dishes and clean the kitchen. Here’s the hubby doing his thang.
He cooked enough food to eat off all week, but that will only last for two days. They will consume most of it and it’ll be time to cook in a few days. Time for salads, fruit, eating light and plenty of fruit. Can’t wait to buy our first watermelon. How was your weekend?