I Bowled, I Ate, I Aged

Sunday, January 17, 2010
Another birthday has come and finally gone....I think. There might be one more work lunch to attend but it's iffy as to whether it will happen or not. The family treated me to an afternoon of bowling. It's been more than 20 years since I was a provincial champion bowler and about 10 years since I've played a real game so I was a bit rusty. Despite falling behind in the first few frames (thanks to the mad bowling skills of my niece and nephew), I rebounded with a strike/spare combo to take the first game. Big Brother, who tied his both his kids in the first game, came back with a combo of his own in the second game to win it. A good time was had by all although Nephew was a bit tired and therefore cranky. As you can see, bowling attire has not improved over the years. Fashion forward these are not. However, I suppose if we were in the States, they'd be considered quite patriotic. Dang. I miss the purple suede bowling shoes I used to have... Bronx Bowling (12940 - 127 Street - no website) is not bad. They offer both regular and neon bowling, as well as a few bumper lanes for the kids (i.e. no gutter balls!) It was very quiet; at one point we were the only folks on the lanes. However, bowling has become quite expensive since last I bowled a few frames....5 of us played 2 games and it cost $50! Yikes. Ah well, good times.

Afterwards we met up with the Sister in Law for dinner at Cosmos. While I've eaten at a few of Edmonton's other Greek restaurants, I had never had the pleasure of dining in Cosmos. We decided to get the "super combination platter" for four which included keftedes (meatballs), spanakopita (spinach and cheese in phyllo), calamari (squid), dolmathes (stuffed grape leaves), lamb & chicken souvlaki (meat on a stick), lamb souvla (roasted lamb), mousaka (think Greek lasagna), and greek salad. We added a plate of pitas with hummus and baba ganoush. The meatballs were a bit spicier than I like but the chicken souvlaki was excellent (the best I've had) and the roasted greek potatoes were delicious (they accompanied the lamb). Although there were four of us and two kids who can eat their weight in food, we had three containers of leftovers at the end of it all. Mmmmm, leftover souvlaki and potatoes. Could there be a better breakfast?

10 comments:

mister anchovy said...

Souvlaki and potatoes for breakfast sounds awesome!

Wandering Coyote said...

Mmmmmm...calamari!

nwtrunner said...

Sounds way better than my last birthday Karen - glad you enjoyed, and get to enjoy some more later! Leftovers are the bestestest!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I am not much of a potato fan but Greek potatoes are awesome!

Milla said...

Your crazy breakfasts... did you have a can of cole with the left overs? ;)

S.M. Elliott said...

Happy b-day! I'd miss those bowling shoes too; they sound like the awesomest ever.

Captain Karen said...

Milla: Surprisingly no! I'm trying to cut back and don't like to keep it in the house anymore.

Gardenia said...

Boy, do you know how to celebrate a birthday!!!!! I spent mine all alone hubby did take me to movie in the evenin - psychobabel insists that I say "It was a quiet one." :) I LOVE Greek food - must have been wonderful.

tweetey30 said...

I love bowling.. And yes it is very expensive even here.. Happy belated b-day.. Hope you enjoyed it. I have never eaten greek food.. Or not that I know of anyway..

sp said...

A bowling champ! I had no idea. How very cool. Happy belated birthday champ. Glad you had a good time.

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