Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Mimi's Cafe

It's been cold and rainy and I'm trying to lose a few pounds. So naturally, I've become obsessed with comfort food...oh yes creamy, stick to your ribs, deep fried goodness in my case. One of my favorite places to indulge is Mimi's Cafe, which sadly, does not have any locations in my home state. Well when you see the carb fest I tend to order there, you might think it's not such a bad thing in my case, at least for my waistline!

No, it's not local anymore but was when I lived in California and New Mexico, and I lived by one long enough to become addicted. The last time I was at one, was in Florida, when we went to the Social Media Moms Conference, last February. I am so obsessed, I looked online to see if a location would coincide with our trip route, and yes, I know that is totally nuts! One of the best things about Mimi's is that they greet you with a bread basket filled with the delicious carrot raisin nut loaf that you can smear with whipped spread, it has a hint of honey in it. There's other rolls in there too, but really when you could be eating carrot raisin bread does that matter?

You can also get it as a muffin and all their muffins are really good, even the bran, which in my opinion says a lot. Many of meals come with a choice of muffin, and I usually take mine home and fill up on bread. Can you tell I love me some carrot raisin loaf?
My former coworker Erica is the one who introduced me to their Spinach Artichoke dip, one of the absolute very best I've ever indulged in. I think it's the little bits of sundried tomatoes that really put this one over the top.
Once I've finished eating that ooey gooey four cheese infused fun, I like to follow it with Chicken Cordon Bleu: Golden chicken breasts layered with grilled ham, Swiss cheese and Dijon cream sauce. Served with mashed potatoes and fresh vegetables.

I think the best way to describe it is to refer to the wisdom of the Yo Gabba Gabba Gang, "There's a party in my tummy, so yummy, so yummy!" Normally I am not a fan of mustard sauces but that Dijon cream sauce I could eat with a spoon! It's all I can do to keep from licking the plate!
Just so you know, Mimi's Cafe does have lots of healthy choices and it's possible to eat a well balanced meal there. I just tend to order things I never make at home and go a little overboard. But hey, I was at Disney World, I was walking those caleries off! My mom got quiche, and it came with salad, a side of fruit, and a muffin.

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4 Friends Said:

Kelli said...

I LOVE Mimi's. That menu just screams goodness.

Nicole said...

I noticed one about an hour from where I live...I have been wanting to try it out! Your pics are making my mouth water! YUMM!!! I will have to try Mimi's out sometime!

Flying Giggles and Lollipops said...

I love Mimi's too. And because I live so close to one, I do not go there often enough. It is always the restaurants that are not around the corner that we end up wanting most.

♥ Noelle ♥ said...

that place looks yummy!

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