As for me, I know of nothing else but miracles. - Walt Whitman

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Shana Rae's Gourmet Burgers

This post does not include a recipe, as the title might lead you to believe. Instead, it is about a restaurant that set up shop in our house a few nights ago. You see, Shana was looking for something different and fun to do, so she and her daddy came up with the plan to serve the rest of us a restaurant-style dinner, complete with several courses, a wine list (sparkling juice, of course!), menus, etc. Chris was the chef and Shana was the hostess/waitress. Adrian and Ashton decided that they wanted to dress as businessmen and sit at their own table, and Jordan, Jalen, Malia and I made up the party of 4 at the next table. 

The menu:

The menu included:


Chicken Fingers - choice white breast meat lightly breaded to perfection

Crab Dip - lump crab meat dip served with gourmet crackers

Fried Okra - a southern tradition served golden and crispy

Before the Meal

Berry Salad - mixed greens served with strawberries, blackberries, nuts, cheese and raspberry vinaigrette dressing

Cobb Salad - mixed greens served with eggs, cheese, mushrooms, tomatoes, walnuts and ranch dressing

Cottage Cheese - gourmet cottage cheese served with fresh fruit

Asian Chicken Soup - Asian noodles in chicken broth with mushrooms

Gourmet Burgers

Hamburger - USDA choice beef cooked to perfection and served on gourmet Italian bread with your choice of toppings and condiments

Cheeseburger - One of our gourmet hamburgers served with your choice of Swiss, Co-Jack, Cheddar or American cheese


Bacon, Mushrooms, Egg, Lettuce, Tomatoes, Pickles


Mayonnaise, Ranch, Barbecue, Ketchup, Mustard


Wines - Pear, Pomegranate/Apple

Specialty Drinks - Lemonade, Eggnog, French Vanilla Latte, Cinnabon Latte

This establishment was very family-friendly, and the kids had so much fun. The food was great, the service was impeccable, and I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone. The only problem is that it doesn't exist anymore. :-)

Have a great day, everyone!!


  1. Too cute! I am way impressed with her creativity (and Chris too, of course!)

  2. DOESN'T EXIST???? I wanted to make reservations!!!

  3. SO cute! What a fun Mom (& Dad) for encouraging the kids' imaginations! Sounds like a fun night that will be a lasting memory for you all!

    Oh, and if you're really serving all that food - look out, I'm coming for dinner!!! :)