Jamaican Me Hungry for The Little Grill

Hey mon! We enjoyed a tasty feast at di local Jamaican restaurant last night!

It’s located a little ways outside of Manhattan near the lake. They have really expanded since I last went there–I first went there when I was younger with my family and they only had 10 tables! Daniel and I decided to explore our way to it and were pleasantly surprised by the awesome island atmosphere and live music! The owner, Kenrick, often plays his guitar there to entertain the guests and we were lucky enough to get to see him (he has an amazing singing voice too). He even came up to our table to ask us how we were doing. It’s an awesome restaurant so if you’re ever in the area, go there! As their website says “Everything little thing will be alright at The Little Grill.” =) I think it’s my new fave.

As for the meal, I couldn’t decided on an entree so we ordered two appetizers and split an entree.

The popcorn coconut shrimp sounded yummy so I chose that and Daniel chose the Buffalo Soldier Chicken Wings with the spicy jerk BBQ sauce. Both were delicious!

popcorn coconut shrimp and buffalo chicken wings

For our main dish we ordered the Gumbo. It doesn’t look like much but they gave us pretty big bowls and we shared it. It was filling, hence the food coma I was in last night.

Jamaican style gumbo

But, let’s rewind to my morning. I had two strawberry muffins for breakfast. Then I chowed down on some pseudo stir fry. See, we had rice, so I chopped up some squash and cucumber to put on top and drizzled some soy sauce and lemon juice over it. Then at work when it was time to eat, I nuked in the microwave for a minute. Ta-da!

microwave stir fry

It wasn’t anything special, but it got the job done.

For an afternoon snack I had a medium iced soy Raspberry White Chocolate Mocha. It’s a mouthful to say, but it’s oh so good! There’s a little drive-thru coffee hut called the Brew Crew right next to my work that has awesome prices and THE BEST espresso! It was only $3.60 for that thing. Be jealous. I think it’s going to become my new friday tradition.

So that was my day. I didn’t work out =( Once I got home from work I enjoyed my latte and did some major research on personal finances. I may possibly have an opportunity to learn more about financial planning and counseling so I wanted to do a little research– but then I just got sucked in.

If you’re looking to budget, invest, get a loan, credit card, pay off debt, etc. then I HIGHLY recommend cashcourse.org. There is a lot of valuable information on there. It has financial tools, advice on money and relationships, work and earnings, and the basics. I learned more about how health insurance works and that it should be your second priority after salary to negotiate when starting a new job. Sometimes insurance plans can cost thousands a year so it’s good to know if your company will cover partial or all of it. Who knew! I’m still a kid reaping the benefits of being under 26 and still under my parents’ coverage. Livin’ the dream life yo’! Haha. But for reals, can’t wait until I start that big girl job *sigh* someday.

Anywho, that was my Friday! How was yours? Are you financially savvy? Do you have a specific gourmet coffee drink you like to order?

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