Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The Log Jam

Well, we had another wonderful trip to Vermont. The visits always go too fast, but it's so nice to chill out at home and visit all the places I love from growing up.

We had one last family dinner together last night, and it was a good one!

My mom cooked an enormous filet of hake, which is a flaky white fish kind of like haddock. She seasoned it with an herb blend she bought in Hawaii last year, and it was awesome!

I had a small piece of the fish alongside a big serving of salad, which was packed with lettuce, sprouts, cucumbers, broccoli slaw, yellow & red peppers and avocados. I also had a small helping of leftover pasta with broccoli rabe. Everything was good, but the salad was definitely my favorite part.

We were all pretty beat after dinner, so we crashed on the couch to watch TV for a while before calling it a night.


Before packing up the car this morning, Matt and I had a quick breakfast of rye toast with natural peanut butter and sliced bananas. Always a good one!

We wanted to see my mom once more before leaving town, so before jumping on the interstate to head home, we swung by her office to meet her for coffee and show off Riker to her coworkers. He loved all the attention, of course.

Since we stopped for coffee...and maybe some maple muffins too...late in the morning, we weren't really hungry for lunch until mid-afternoon. Just in time for stopping at The Log Jam in Lake George!

Isn't this place the cutest? It's all cozy on the inside with a fireplace and old wooden chairs. I love rustic, Adirondack-style restaurants. We had never been to The Log Jam before, but both my mom and Grandma gave it good reviews, and it was in the perfect location since it's about a mile from where we have to get on the NY Thruway. We always try to eat something before getting on the Thruway since otherwise our only food options are rest areas...not my thang.

The Log Jam had a really good salad bar, and since my lunches have been a little on the unhealthy side the last few days, I decided to skip their delicious-sounding sandwiches and stick to the greens today.

Okay, I got a little sidetracked with the sunflower seeds, croutons and parmesan cheese (it was freshly shaved parm, I can't pass that up!), but really, it was chock full of veggies. I topped my lettuce with lots of broccoli, cucumbers, carrots and chic peas, and then drizzled the whole thing with their homemade Green Goddess dressing. That stuff was sooo good. I would've bought a bottle if they sold it. I also had a slice of their homemade sourdough bread on the side.

The servers at The Log Jam were super nice as well. One of them even brought us a taste of their signature dessert - Mud Pie made with coffee ice cream and Oreos - just because he thought Riker was cute and we were being good parents. Um, he pretty much made my entire week. Definitely check this place out if you're ever in the Lake George area!

We just got back to the Jerz and need to go pick up our crazy dog from Matt's parents now. I'm sure he'll be a madman when we see him. ;-) Catch ya tomorrow!