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Thursday, January 2, 2014

Five Guys to Five Guys


On New Year's Eve, I took my five guys (and one lovely girl)
to Five Guys Burgers and Fries.  Sounds like it was just meant for us,
doesn't it?  haha.   We all piled in the jeep and off we went...

....down the road to Beavercreek, Ohio...


... enjoying one last sunset of 2013.


It wasn't crowded at all, which was very nice...


and it was so fun for the big kids to join us!


We let Dad order and pay while we waited at our seats....


some more patiently than others. :)


Yummy food... and the boys are always entertaining....


They won't eat a burger, but Spencer ate two hot dogs (without the buns) and the other two ate fries.  A lot of fries.


Then we went over to the big kids' apartment to watch
The Polar Express.....


and eat warm apple crisp with vanilla ice cream.


And we were still back home in plenty of time to
watch the ball drop!

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  1. I love your New Year!
    I think of you when I go the Five Guys. Love the malt vinegar on the fries.
    :0)

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    1. We had fun! And it was great to get out of the house all together. We need to do this more often....I think it should be one of my resolutions! :)

      I should have tried the vinegar! But I'm a ketchup girl when it comes to fries!

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    2. Those Canadian relatives are rubbing off on me. Next thing you know I'll be trying poutine!
      :0)

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    3. I had to google poutine! Oh my.....I do love food, but that doesn't sound appetizing to me. We'll have to ask Linda, Pat, Suza and Laurie what they thing....Oh, and Andy, too! Maybe they all love it?

      Had to laugh, too, that Five Guys is right beside Jenny Craig. Hmmm.....

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    4. Believe it or not.....I have NEVER had Poutine!
      Never appealed to me...think it is the cheese curdy things...
      I am glad your 5 guys got to go to 5 guys!
      Only been once....too crowded for me!
      Looks like you had the whole place to yourselves...
      But...the burger was delish!
      Enjoy the rest of your evening...
      Cheers!
      Linda :o)

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    5. You'll have to try it again at an off time. I guess it wasn't the cool place to be on New Year's Eve. haha.

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  2. I love to eat there! We went last week. It's a once-a-year kind of place for us because totally gorge. :)

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    1. I think it had been 3 years since I was there. Yeah...totally gorge....I ate a three patty bacon cheeseburger. Yum. It was wonderful, greasy, and delish. haha. May carrot sticks just aren't doing it today!

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  3. Sweet post, happy new year to all of you.

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    1. thank you...it's been a good year so far! lol....

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  4. I think you should sue that diner for stealing your name! (smiling) And what a charming, casual picture of you and your son! Which one is that? Spencer? And I do agree with Martha about the malt vinegar. It's the only way to properly eat chips, or fries, as you call them there!

    V.

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  5. Dear Betsy, happy new year to you, my dear friend! The pictures of your trip with your five men (and one girl) to 'Five Men' look so relaxed and merry. You must have had a real jolly good time! So maybe you should start a list, where else to take your men in 2014...
    I had to google 'poutine', too. And I must admit that I totally agree with your verdict!
    Christel

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    1. gravy on mashed potatoes any day...every day! haha. now that is a combination I love!

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  6. mmm apple crisp....
    we love five guys....my boys love five guys...
    and hey we are going with gramma tomorrow...smiles.

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    1. Really? haha...we haven't had one of our serendipity twin moments in quite a while! ;)

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  7. Betsy you are such beautiful mum and your boys all look so much like you, I'm Canadian, Poutine is sold everywhere here of course, brown gravy then cheese curds melted on top, I have never ever liked the cheese curds, but the real authentic gravy is wonderful, too many fakes out there, lol, We don't have it often but now McDonalds is actually selling poutine, we have never tried it, I think making a habit of family outings sounds like a wonderful thing for us all to do! Happy New Year to you and your family!

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    1. Isn't that amazing...McDonalds having poutine on their menu. Well, Gloria in Chile...they have tacos at their Mcdonalds! :)

      Yes, family outings...there have been far too many years lost with us trying to do that. The boys don't eat off the menu, so it makes it more difficult! But we're figuring out how to get around that and still make it fun for all. This went so well that we will certainly being doing a repeat!

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  8. I love all the LOVE!
    Dinner?? Perfect!!
    Happy New Year to You, your Five Guys (Men) and One Lady!

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    1. ♪♪♪love, love...love is all you need! ha.

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  9. Great photos...looks like a lot of fun! Love Five Guys French fries and grilled cheese. And that apple crisp looks yummy!

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    1. I love grilled cheese....I'll have to try that next time! yum!

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  10. It sounds like the perfect way to end the year!

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    1. It certainly was! Very fun and I'm glad we could all do something together!

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  11. This is such a wonderful way to celebrate bringing in the New Year, time with family is at the top of the list. Loved the photos and I love 5 Guys! We have several of them around here and I think their fries are exceptional, along with the burgers. Can you tell I like 5 Guys?

    Happy New Year to you and your Loved Ones Betsy.

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    1. haha....I think it's cool that they have a sign on the wall that says where their potatoes were grown that they are using that day!

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  12. Sounds like a great night! Couldn't interest any of the triplets in the peanuts?

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    1. None of them will eat peanuts. Are there peanuts at Five Guys? Spencer eats peanut butter, but no peanuts...although I offer them quite often.

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    2. The Five Guys restaurants in this area have a bin of peanuts in the shell you can munch on while you're waiting for your food to arrive.

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    3. I'll have to check that out next time! I just took the boys straight to the tables, so I didn't really look around. The Mr. loves peanuts...we always have a snack canister full of them here at home!

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  13. A wonderful night, uncomplicated and love filled! Kind of like you? Happy New Year ....

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    1. haha...yes! Thanks, Helen (Woonie!) xo

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  14. Sounds like a lovely evening indeed. And I love the way T and L are always around. As the old cliche says, you didnt lose a son, you gained a daughter. :)

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    1. I love that, too! Love that they still want to be around us! ha.

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  15. What a lovely New Years Eve! Your handsome 5, beautiful ladies, sunset, apple crisp and all! :)

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    1. That crisp was so good, I made another one today! lol.....we have a few large boxes of apples that need to be used up!

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  16. Great way to spend NY eve for you ALL!! So glad that you got to go out together, and that the fries were so good hey!! I hope that your resolution to eat out more together goes really well for you and that you have some great meals out together. Happy New Year dear Betsy and to all your men and Lauren. xx

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    1. thanks, Amy! You all will be the first to know of our restaurant escapades! lol....The boys are so much more cooperative than they used to be! Alex used to try to eat off stranger's plates, etc...I'm telling you...no wonder we stayed at home a few years! lol....

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  17. Sounds like a five time
    Out and about and all sublime
    Never even knew there was a five guys place
    Up here that we don't embrace
    And a movie too
    Look at you

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    1. The movie was about a train..
      is there any more to explain?
      lol.....And I'd never watched it all the way through
      so to me it was all brand new!

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    2. haha knew the train was why
      It was watched under your sky
      And you new post is missed
      That I raise my fist

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  18. Great to see you all enjoying the night out and what a coincidence about the name "Five Boys". What a lovely family, Betsy.
    We thoroughly enjoyed our night out and are repeating it next week. Let's hope 2014 is a real good'n.

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    1. A repeat? Well, I'm so pleased for you! Yay! :)

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    2. Thanks - Rome wasn't built in a day but it was built wasn't it and the foundation stones seem promising - quite excited and think colleague is as well. Turning in now, tomorrow is supposed to be fine and I am doing some gardening and starting to build some bird houses. Weather dreadful today! . . . . hardly ever seen so much rain in so short a space of time.

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    3. take photos of those bird houses! :) sweet dreams...

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  19. Opps! Wrong email address on previous comment - that's better

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    1. I was just about to say that the rain must have washed your blue lights away! lol....

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  20. Happy New Year, Betsy! We also like Five Guys Burgers! It was a quiet New Year's Eve for us -- first time I experienced it in Mountain Time :)

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    1. haha...you probably watched the ball drop and felt weird that it wasn't midnight yet!

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  21. It looks like a perfect new year to me! I love the shot of Taylor with his brother watching the movie.

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  22. What a happy day. What great shots of the boys, and I did love the one watching the Polar Express. Did you make the Apple Crisp...was that from your sweet DIL.

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  23. What a nice New Year's Eve you had! Five Guys sounds like the perfect place for your crew. So glad the boys got to go out and enjoy the occasion.

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    1. We really did...and yeah, we'll be going back there again. The boys were very comfortable and we all could enjoy it!

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  24. Awwww - precious pics. I especially like the Polar Express one too. It seems the boys were very co-operative when you went to the wedding this summer too so maybe taking them out a bit more will be a treat instead of a chore.

    And now I want fries! Yes, I love them with malt vinegar, but most of the time I eat fries with mayonnaise which is a holdover from my British roots.

    Okay - here is my poutine weigh-in. I have had poutine a few times - not a huge fan of gravy so it has to be a certain type before I will eat it. I don't mind curds. But here, especially in Toronto, there are a ton of gourmet poutine places, or poutine-inspired dishes on many restaurant menus. All kinds of configurations! The Beer Braised Beef Poutine with Caramelized Onions and Ile aux Grues at Gilead Café near me is a-m-a-z-I-n-g! Absolutely, sinfully delicious. Here is the link if you want to see a photo of it. http://www.blogto.com/restaurants/gileadcafe.

    We don't have Five Guys Burger & Fries up here... but boy, it looks yummy. And so does that apple crisp. Sounds like 2014 got off to a lovely start for you... all the best!

    Suza

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    1. We had gone to a Steak-N-Shake a while back and the boys did ok...just ok. You have to order from a menu, so it takes longer. It was loud, crowded and the tables very close together. We survived but this was much better.

      Now...that poutine that you say is amazing doesn't sound anything like gravy on fries with curds. ha. I would certainly try that! yum!

      I have heard of mayo on fries...and onion rings that way. I've never tried that, but I love mayo so I could probably eat that just fine!

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  25. Ah Sounds and look absolutely fun!
    We don't have Five guys burger but look yummy and Im hungry now:)
    Lovely celebration and lovely pictures!!
    xxx

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    1. I think I could eat some fries now myself! haha.

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  26. Esperanza eat sometimes the fries with mayo:))

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  27. Hi Betsy,

    I am not sure but I feel as if there have been changes for the good since the guys have started going to this new school. I know that some of the changes seem to be minor but when added together they seem to be growing. I just think this new school has been such a blessing and hopefully these changes will contribute to more of these outings. It seemed like such a wonderful time for everyone enjoying a fun meal. I really enjoyed the pic of the boys eating their food. It really looked like they were seriously into their food and then apple crisp later, what more can anyone ask for. Okay, okay, a train movie is the cherry on top.

    Hope this new year stays full of blessings.

    God bless.

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    1. The Mr. and I were commenting on that the other day. We don't know if it's the new place, getting out of school, or just maturing...maybe a combination! One thing at home I've noticed is that they seem a little more interested in the pets. They have Pet Therapy once a week and a room there has about a dozen variety of pets from hamsters to fish to birds....then they have dogs and even a miniature horse brought in for a visit. I can tell that they are more willing to pet a cat if I ask them. Fun!

      yeah the boys enjoyed the food. Fries are a favorite of A and H. We encouraged Spencer to try them but he was adamant. haha. He does love his protein...and he's the thinnest. Maybe Dr. Adkins's diet was right. lol....

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  28. Just read about toppings on fries. They are about the only thing I eat with ketchup but out here in SoCal a lot of people eat them with Ranch Dressing. Onion rings and fried zucchini also are dipped in Ranch dressing, even pizza. A few places sell a thin gravy with their fries but I have not seen the curds in it. I think I will stick to ketchup, if it ain't broke why fix it!

    GBA

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    1. My Taylor will dip his pizza in ranch dressing occasionally. Interesting!

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  29. A really happy new year to you and all your guys my special friend. Maybe 2014 will be one year closer to meeting up.

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  30. Perfect: good food, good movie, and family.

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    1. And I see we both ate a big yummy burger! haha.

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  31. Our Guys love Five Guys, too!! Especially the French fries... and their grilled cheese. ;) Great way to spend NYE! blessings ~tanna

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    1. You're the second one to mention the grilled cheese! Now I must go back! ha.

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  32. I swear I just saw a post with a video clip of snow, and I left a comment and it looked like I was first! But, it has all disappeared and there is the Five Guys post instead. I think Blogger is having issues...

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  33. Hi Betsy
    Thought I saw an abominable snowman but it just vanished - must be very shy ROFL

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    1. technical difficulties! Blogger hates me tonight! Sigh! :)

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    2. Typical Blogger - it rebels sometimes

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  34. Hi Betsy .. lovely to see the photos and share your fun .. how great you went back to the big guys flat for apple crisp and watched the Polar Express .. and were home for the ball to drop .. Happy days for 2014 - cheers Hilary

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