We decided to try the "MC Center World Buffet" for lunch today. I was pleasantly surprised to find out it was a Chinese Buffet, as I have been craving me some Sesame Chicken...YUM!
So we walk up to the counter and get ready to pay. My husband casually tries to convince my children they are all 2 years younger than their actual ages, telling them it would save mommy and daddy money. (Joking of course, but their faces and reactions were priceless) Oldest daughter was all for it, thinking it was a sure fire way to get desert. Middle son, he could care less, just get him his food! Youngest son was absolutely against it. There was no way anybody was going to try and convince my proud new 4 year old that he was once again 2. WRONG!
So we sit down, well everyone BUT me of course, and get all set in our chairs. I grab the oldest two and 3 plates and start loading up. The fried rice looks funky, I skip right past that. Sesame Chicken for everyone!!! White rice, Sweet and Sour sauce, egg rolls, mac and cheese, mashed potatoes, anybody seeing something wrong with this picture? Weren't we at a "Chinese" Buffet?
So we load up our plates and eat, and load up our plates and eat, and ... and... I . just . can't . eat . another . bite ... WHO WANTS DESERT!!!! My husband goes and gets our youngest little trooper, the first to finish his seconds, an ice cream cone. They both come back with some soft serve swirls. I stare at the softened vanilla and chocolate swirled together, something was not right. This was not your ordinary DQ soft serve ice cream, with your pinkishy/brown chocolate swirled beside your creamy white vanilla. No, this chocolate was not right. It was not pinkishy/brown at all, it was brick red! I hesitantly retrieved two more cones for the other children and let them chomp away, refusing to take part in the nastiness.
So, 10 plates of fried food, 4 creepy colored ice cream cones and 5 glasses of pop later...the waitress comes up to us and offers us each TWO fortune cookies, because after so much fat and grease and glutton, who needs just ONE!
I think I have MSG Poisoning........