Hubby Tony and I were part of the planning team for a retreat that took place this weekend in Illinois, just on the other side of the Mississippi River. The retreat program and subsequent cleanup was done a little before noon. As we drove away I asked Tony if he wanted to stop for lunch at a good Chinese carry-out place we've discovered, which is located in a strip mall just down the road from the retreat center. He agreed.
In my experience, Chinese carry-out places always have a lunch special, consisting of a smaller portion of an entree and usually includes some type of appetizer and/or soup. This one was no different. Their lunch selection was larger than some I've seen, consisting of about three dozen items. The menu stated that each meal came with white or fried rice and either an egg roll, Crab Rangoon, or a bowl of soup.
When the waitress set the container of Lo Mein in front of me, I was impressed at the amount of noodles it contained. I dug into it with my fork, and was surprised to find out that the healthy serving of noodles were actually served on top of a bed of fried rice (as the menu promised)!
I finished the soup, ate half of the starchy food, and put a lid on the rest to bring it home.