Even though we're married, we always make time for our friends. We're not one of those couples that "drop off the face of the earth" and retreat into our own "2-person world". This was something we decided a long time ago when we first started dating. My friends are important, and I will always make time for them. Besides, they were there first in my life, before the Hubs came along.
Besides, it's never a good thing to stagnate in our personal growth when we get into a relationship.I believe a healthy relationship is one that allows just enough space so you don't suffocate each other. Of course, what is defined as "enough space" is all relative really. What I deem to be "enough space" may be "suffocating" to someone else.
This is why I make it a point to see my friends at least once a month. This way, we make sure we don't drift apart just because we have other things happening in our lives, like family and work.
So, anyway, Ernie, the Joey to our Monica and Chandler, called us out for dinner at the last minute. The good thing about Hubs and I living the children-free life is that our plans are always fluid. We never really have a concrete plan for anything so we're super flexible in fitting our friends into our daily life. So, we picked Ernie up after work and went off for dinner at Chili's, where Ernie is most happy eating his burgers, with cheese of course.
This was of course, Ernie's order of Fried Cheese ($9) crispy breaded mozzarella sticks served with a very generic ketchup-and-chilli-sauce based marinara dip.
Ernie's Southern Smokehouse Bacon Big Mouth Burger ($22) was an extra thick-cut brown sugar and chile-rubbed bacon topped with smoked cheddar cheese crispy onion strings, mayo, shredded lettuce, tomatoes and pickle and a piquant sweet-ish spiced BBQ sauce.
The sizzling plated Mushroom Chicken Jack Fajitas ($26) was such a delight for mushroom lovers like us, with moist and marinated grilled chicken smothered in green peppers and loads of sauteed button mushrooms
The Monterey Chicken ($24) is a must-try, with one of the moistest grilled chicken breast meats around, layered with BBQ sauce, applewood smoked bacon, and topped with a layer of melted cheese and diced salsa tomatoes. This is served with sides of a yummy black pepper mash and very oily but delicious sauteed mushrooms.
Chili's Grill & Bar
#02-23 Tanglin Mall
163 Tanglin Road
Tel: 6733 3317
Open Sundays to Thursdays from 11am to 10pm, Fridays and Saturdays from 11am to 11pm