Day 26 – Fettuccine with Spicy Three Meat and Shrimp Fritta

by hagz

The best time to hit the Olive Garden is either right when they open at 11 AM , or around 2:15 PM, after the lunch rush but not so far after that you end up getting the leftover “fritta” toppings. Today I went right when they opened, and it was interesting watching the restaurant slowly rouse itself for the day.


I barely ate dinner last night, so I was starving by the time I got to the OG today. Hunger really is the best spice, because today was the tastiest meal I’ve had at the OG during the entire pasta pass promotion thus far.


I always get the dressing on the side. You can’t really tell from the picture, but there’s about a cup of salad dressing in that bowl. If that’s how much dressing is usually on a salad, then my [insert internal organ sensitive to sodium] is in serious trouble.


I may very well have gotten the first two breadsticks out of the oven today. Delicious, and slightly crispy.


Fall version.


Winter version. I always go with the winter version.


The proper way to eat breadsticks.


Unacceptable. Cant leave that much spicy three meat sauce behind.


Call in a lone wolf as a reinforcement.


Much better.

Current weight: 171.2 (miss a meal and I start disappearing)

Breadsticks consumed (today/total): 3/41

Current cost per pasta bowl: $7.46

Conversation with my wife:

Me: Oh my god, Qdoba’s doing something HUGE.

Wife: What?

Me: They’re not charging for any extras anymore! Vegetables, queso, even guac!”

Wife: Seriously? When you said they were doing something “huge”, I thought you were going to tell me they were starting a campaign to end world hunger or something.

Me: But free guac!

Wife: That’s not huge. That’s dumb.