The Canadian’s Knife. Episode 3

Mr. Canada and I have taken the “middle-aged” plunge and started doing weekly date night. We tested it out for a couple of weeks, but it seemed like the pretty standard, go-out-to-eat (at the same 3 restaurants like always), talk-about-your-day-at-work boring, grown-up kind of date night. And while there isn’t anything wrong with the standard dinner-and-movie date night, that just isn’t us.

Enter: The Canadian’s Knife

We’ve decided it would be way more fun to use date night as a way to try all of the restaurants, breweries, and activities we have wanted to try in our area. I decided we should document.

On this episode of the Canadian’s Wife we ate at Gatsby’s Seafood and Steakhouse.

Mr. Canada and his “I’m a fancy mob boss” face.

Gatsby’s is a really fun roaring 20’s themed restaurant, complete with classic memorabilia all over the walls. Apparently they even do vegan specials on Wednesdays. Although we didn’t go on a Wednesday, we did see that they have a vegan menu you can order from on any day.

All-you-can-eat cod was the special of the day. Mr. Canada and I both had that. He chose regular fries and I chose sweet potato fries. Our meal also came with coleslaw as the appetizer. Honestly, I usually think coleslaw is weird, but this coleslaw was GREAT.

Plus, our waitress made a bomb dot com long island. Just sayin’.

Mr. Canada and I give this episode of The Canadian’s Knife three and a half maple syrups out of five

The Canadian’s Knife. Episode 2

Mr. Canada and I have finally taken the “middle-aged” plunge and started doing weekly date night. We tested it out for a couple of weeks leading up to the Christmas holidays. Seemed like the pretty standard, go-out-to-eat (at the same 3 restaurants like always), talk-about-your-day-at-work boring, grown-up kind of date night. And while there isn’t anything wrong with the standard dinner-and-movie date night, that just isn’t us.

Enter: The Canadian’s Knife

We’ve decided it would be way more fun to take the opportunity to use date night as a way to try all of the restaurants, breweries, and activities we have wanted to try. I decided we should document.

On this episode of the Canadian’s Wife we stopped in at Fuzzy’s for dinner.

Fuzzy’s is this small, hole-in-the-wall diner planted between a doctor’s office and… who knows what. It has furniture you’d expect to see at a diner along with an ice cream parlor built right in on the side. What’s better – there are SO MANY different ice cream choices. It’s a family owned business that dates back a while. The original owner had several business in the area. The little diner stuck through it all and lives on with some tasty, home-cooked meals.

In fact, Mr. Canada and I both had the chicken and dumpling soup. It was definitely not from a can. Neither was the very fluffy foldover bread our sandwiches came on. And of course, they had Johnny’s famous rice pudding – recipe straight from the original owner – so Mr. Canada ate a bowl of that for dessert. He basically went straight from 32 years old to 87 right before my eyes. He was so pleased with himself.

After dinner, we headed home had a good, old fashioned game night at the kitchen table.

This is not the first time either of us had been to Fuzzy’s, but it had been a long time. They certainly did not disappoint, either way. Mr. Canada and I give this episode of The Canadian’s Knife four maple syrups out of five.

The Canadian’s Knife. Episode 1

Now that Mr. Canada is bi-vocational, and I have various jobs, along with all of the other things we do on the side, we finally decided that we should break down and have a dedicated “date night.”

So we tested it out for a couple of weeks leading up to the Christmas holidays. Seemed like the pretty standard, go-out-to-eat (at the same 3 restaurants like always), talk-about-your-day-at-work boring, grown-up kind of date night.

While there isn’t anything wrong with the standard dinner-and-movie date night, that just isn’t us.

Enter: The Canadian’s Knife

We’ve decided it would be way more fun to take the opportunity to use date night as a way to try all of the restaurants, breweries, and activities we have wanted to try, but always forget. I decided we should document.

On this episode of The Canadian’s Knife we opted to use an Applebee’s gift card. It seemed fitting after the spending of Christmas (and standing up in a wedding the weekend before). Buuut, then we had a raving time walking around the nearest craft store – anything we saved with the gift card was spent in fabric…

It happened to be unlimited fries and cheap drinks night. Our super awesome waitress let us in on a cool trick – order veggies as the first round of sides and then fries will come out after that. Definitely the way to go. Mr. Canada had a whiskey burger along with buttery broccoli and a Blue Moon. On my plate was a Quesadilla burger with garlic green beans and a blue hawaiian.

Don’t worry – the ketchup is for the fries, not the green beans 😉

The broccoli didn’t even last long enough on Mr. Canada’s plate for a photo.

Post dinner, we went to walk off a couple of calories at the nearest craft store. Mr. Canada found this very dashing hat… basket. I, of course, found some fabric in the discount bins that I could not pass up.

Between good burgers, cheap drinks, unlimited fries with a bit of veggies snuck in, and pretty fabric, Mr. Canada and I give this episode of The Canadian’s Knife a 3.5 out of 5 maple syrups.

Dear Birthparent

Mr. Canada and I are currently in the process of adoption. It has certainly been long, and at times, tedious. But it will be so worth it in the end.

What many people don’t know about infant adoption is this: birth parents who go through an agency to make an adoption plan before the birth or at the hospital during the birth process, they actually get to choose the adoptive parents, if they want. All prospective adoptive parents going through this process make a book all about themselves for birth parents to look through when deciding. These photos are our book.