Saturday, November 19, 2011

Lunch at Spiral Diner

We spent last week in Oklahoma visiting Tony's family.  We had a great time. I love me some Oklahoma! I lived there for ten years, and I can honestly say that the best people in the world are from Oklahoma. I even married one of them!

As a bonus, on our drive up there, we stopped in Fort Worth to eat lunch at Spiral Diner.

Jackson and Olivia are all about dipping their food, so we decided to order a couple of appetizers for them to share. The Chip & Dip Party included salsa, guacamole, and cashew-based queso.

We also ordered them some hummus. It was a huge bowl of hummus! Even for a family of hummus fiends, we had to have most of it boxed up to take with us.

Olivia loves her chips and dips!

Jackson saw a picture of an ice cream cone on the menu, and started asking for ice cream. We were on vacation, so why not have ice cream at lunch?  He loved his strawberry "I-Scream," as they call it.

I had the Veggie Wrap, chock full of greens, carrot, cucumber, peas, olives and raisins, dressed with some amazing ranch dressing. I was happy to be able to get a big serving of veggies while on the road. The wrap came with a side of pesto pasta salad, which was delicious. I love pesto.

Tony had the Sketti & Meatballs. It looked so good, covered in marinara sauce, pesto, and pine nuts. But, he complained that the spaghetti was overcooked. Mushy pasta is never a good thing. He did like the soy meatballs a lot.

I want to say thank you to the bloggers who have presented me with a Liebster award. Liebster is apparently the German word for "dearest" or "beloved." So, Christine at Christine's Chatter, Bethany at Bananas for Smoothies, and Cheryl at A Midlife Vegan+ -- thank you so much, ladies, I am honored!


  1. Ooooh what fun, I'm right there with the kids dipping and eating with my hands. What fun! I'm a sister hummus fiend. My husband once said I should have a hummus b'day cake. Looks like a great road trip. Thanx for posting. Congrats on the Liebster!!!

  2. Your wrap looks soooo good! Everything looks great, but that especially. Too bad the pasta was overcooked, though.

  3. Aww how fun! The kids are such cuties! I'm a total dip fiend too, especially guac and hummus. Yum. Your veggie wrap looks great! Too bad the pasta was overcooked, it was such a pretty plate of food. Glad you had fun!

  4. Well, I never thought I'd have a reason to go to Fort Worth, but I stand corrected :).

  5. I love Spiral Diner. My parents live in the DFW area and I try to visit Spiral Diner whenever we visit them. They had an amazing summer salad this summer that I still daydream about.

  6. I've heard good things about the place. Your wrap definitely sounds awesome. Glad you enjoyed the trip!

  7. I love Spiral Diner!! I usually get the Jamaican Jerk sandwich, but last time we were in Dallas we made it for Sunday brunch, and so I got a Breakfast Quesadilla. AMAZING.

  8. Oh, we've had the Chip & Dip party a time or two! I haven't had the others. Glad you guys got to stop through there.