Summer is a hard time for moms who are friends. We’re busy hanging out with our kids and managing their summer schedules. Crazy life.
But like Applebee’s, I believe that Life is Better Shared. And since I haven’t had a Girls’ Night Out in quite some time, last week before we left for vacation I sent a text message to a number of friends, hoping they could get together — on short notice — at Applebee’s.
I feared they would already have plans; texting on a Tuesday for a Friday isn’t really a lot of notice for busy moms. The text messages started flying back: “Yes!” “Oh my god, I need a night out!” “See you then!” I’m sure it helped that I said I was paying!
We had a lovely time together. We had some lovely cocktails — I remember the Bahama Mama, the lemonade name and the Strawberry Mojito as the ones I tasted since we passed them around for tastes. I would drink any of those three again… right now. So good!
We also went hog-wild with appetizers. My favorite three were the Spinach Artichoke Dip, the Queso Blanco and — the table’s absolute favorite — Chicken Wonton Tacos. Honestly, the next time I make it to Applebee’s, I think I might order that as a meal. They were so delicious that we had to pass around the last one, taking bites, because we couldn’t agree on whoever got the last one. Amazing.
Oh, and uh, we may have indulged in some Hot Fudge Shooters for dessert. Shooters don’t have alcohol. Just lots and lots of amazing ice cream. And did I say hot fudge?
Food aside, we had such a great time at Applebee’s. We talked — a lot. We caught up on everything that’s gone on in our lives since we saw each other last.
There were fun topics: summer plans, vacation, how old and new relationships are going. There were heavy topics; adoption, divorce, back injuries. We’re not all gloom and doom. We laughed a lot. I love my friends and a chance together with good food and drinks. It was a blast. I loved that it wasn’t too loud in the restaurant so we could hear each other — though our noisy laughter might have made it hard for others to hear each other. Apologies to those around us!
Two of my good friends!
So now I want to know: When’s the last time you had a girls’ night out?Answer the question via comments to be entered for a chance to win a $150 Applebee’s gift card.