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Old 12-18-2012, 09:15 AM   #76
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All of that food looks yummy!

I agree completely about the gingerbread cupcake! I had one (ok, 2!) while I was there (a week before you guys!) and they were so good!!
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Old 12-18-2012, 10:08 AM   #77
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Oh those Yachtsman sides look fantabulous! I ate there with DD10 last January and there's no way we could have eaten anything more than our entrees so I didn't order any sides. I'll have to find an opportunity to bring DH and DS17, my eaters back there so we can try them!

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Old 12-18-2012, 11:19 AM   #78
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Oh my goodness!! Steak, steak and more steak (and bread) - this is my dream meal! You've gotta love it when you have a meal that everyone enjoys!
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:51 AM   #79
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cool starring rolls opened up for you two! cupcake looks yummy!

dinner looks amazing! where's that drooling smilie dude
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Old 12-18-2012, 12:19 PM   #80
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Oh my..I want the gingerbread cupcake now!!! It's great they let you all in...pixie dust and those yachtsman steaks.....Yum!!!

It is so cool you got recognized..you are a DIS superstar. Sorry I've been MIA..darn work
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Old 12-18-2012, 01:58 PM   #81
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Now I know why I love writing a live review, I can remember everything a lot better! Trying to recall things after 2 weeks is stressing out my brain

Need any help, ask me. Oh wait, I'm older than you and will forget more.

After our wonderful lunch at Chefs Des was saving room for her dessert...no it wasnt on the menu but it was at the French Bakery next door. Honestly it doesnt look like they are moving quickly on the remodel..hopefully it will be done soon.

Her favorite item is the lemon meringue tart. She really enjoyed it and offered me a bite but I am not a fan of meringue



Never did see that tart for some reason or other.

As we strolled along the countries Andy and I popped into Tangierine Cafe and I picked up some bakalava for Mark and myself. I had a walnut one and he had the pistachio. These were not good, they were too stale





They didn't look very appetizing.

I had a glass of Rosa Regale from Italy. In the past I have been given a small dark chocolate with my wine but this time they charged me a quarter . The wine was excellent, crisp and cold, a bit sweet and just perfect with the dark chocolate, it really enhances the flavor of both items



Ummm...what was I doing at this time? Did I have my Slushie?

Whats Germany without caramel? I told Todd he could pick and he ordered a pecan covered caramel chocolate pretzel stick. He thought it was ok, he wished he had the one without the nuts...but I loved it!



Here's my picture I got of Todd with his pretzel:



Our day was split between Epcot and HS, had to see the lights! It was time to catch a boat and see what other snacks we could find...I was on a cupcake hunt you know!
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It was a nice boat ride over to HS, the kids and the guys went off to Rockin Rollercoaster while Kathy and I had some sister time and shopped and took pictures and just laughed and laughed.

It was the "shopping time" we were supposed to have at DTD...and so glad I had you to myself for awhile.

I was making a beeline for Starring Rolls because I have been reading all about their gingerbread cupcake. Not realizing what time it was I was a bit upset to find the door was locked! Poor Kathy was pulling and pushing on that door but it wouldnt budge! We saw people inside and went to the other door where a CM told us they were closed! The horror! I begged to come in because I just wanted one lil ol' cupcake!

And they let us in! Not before giving Kathy 2 free cookies..Des ate the chocolate ears but I dont know what happened to the rest



If I recall, she ate ALL four ears and then ate one of the cookies later.

Rushing over to the case where the cupcakes are I was shocked to find just the red velvet and butter finger! Oh no! Have no fears, another CM pointed to the second case, so I turned quickly to find it was EMPTY! OH NO! But these CM's are just too wonderful to let me go away empty handed, they want into the back and got me one! The people were incredible!

So here it is, in all its glory, I present - THE GINGERBREAD HOLIDAY CUPCAKE WITH CREAM CHEESE FROSTING



That was the nicest thing those people did...and all so friendly. We really should write guest relations and tell them about them going above and beyond! They rocked.



We quickly grabbed a seat and I started right in on the little sucker. It was super moist, very gingerbread-y and the cream cheese was excellent, light and creamy and not too sweet. Kathy had to keep reminding me to save some for Todd Aw man, I wish I bought two, but I did save some for him because that is what a nice wife does right?

The two of us mosied over to the rollercoaster where we met everyone and Todd ate his half of the cupcake and then wanted something else! Popcorn? Pretzel? OK!

Popcorn, just excellent!



I want some Disney popcorn NOW!

And a souvenier mug, holiday style, with soda for just $5! Bargain! I have been using mine every day, a great way to relive our trip



Love that mug and I use it every night at dinner.

Deciding on a rest stop before seeing the Osborne Lights and getting our picture with Santa Goofy I spied with my little eye an alcoholic menu! Right by Backlot Tours...



Kathy and I bought ordered a Snowball...this drink was fantastic! Very creamy and not too sweet and just delish...I have been making them at home as a treat after a busy day or not so busy day at the office



I wish we were sitting there right this minute and having another one while we people watched. I just left you nine days ago and miss you so much.

We hopped in line for Santa Goofy and the four of us are just chatting up a storm when a husband and wife who were sitting there say "Can I ask you a question? Are you MickeyNicki and Todd?" YUP - RECOGINIZED AGAIN! Todd is used to it but Mark couldnt believe I was ID'd Turns out she knew of Kathy and my trip and had been following along! Small world huh?

I reallyl think Mark was in shock. And I'm not sure why? We've done several DIS meets at Disney (Mary and the girls), etc. He should be used to this by now.

A great time was had by all and everyone loved the lights but we had to get moving...see we had late reservations at the Yachtsman, what seemed like a great idea when we booked it now not so much as we were all exhausted but no way could we cancel so lets get our butts on a boat and sail over to the Yacht Club!
I have to go do something now, but I'll be back to comment on your Yachtsman update soon.
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Old 12-18-2012, 03:02 PM   #82
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So we will be in WDW next Christmas (2013) and I think I will focus on cupcakes as opposed to getting on any rides! That gingerbread cupcake looks amazing!

Also, we ate at YS over the summer and it was heavenly. Will definitely return....I could not show restraint with those onion pull apart rolls. I think I had 3...yikes!

Thanks for the review! Enjoying everything!
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Old 12-18-2012, 03:51 PM   #83
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Great report as always Nicki! So far looks like you are having lots of fun. And lots of good food!
Thanks Chris! It was a wonderful trip, hope we can do this every year!

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All of that food looks yummy!

I agree completely about the gingerbread cupcake! I had one (ok, 2!) while I was there (a week before you guys!) and they were so good!!
We lucked out with the food, it was great! The cupcakes were so yummy, they should open up cupcakes shops in the parks...sell nothing but cupcakes, it would be a huge hit!

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Oh those Yachtsman sides look fantabulous! I ate there with DD10 last January and there's no way we could have eaten anything more than our entrees so I didn't order any sides. I'll have to find an opportunity to bring DH and DS17, my eaters back there so we can try them!

Loving following your trip! So much fun!
It took 6 of us to eat those sides, they are very good portions and we didnt even finish them!

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Oh my goodness!! Steak, steak and more steak (and bread) - this is my dream meal! You've gotta love it when you have a meal that everyone enjoys!
I never met a steak I didnt love...I could eat red meat every night! And with that thought..we are having chicken tonight

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cool starring rolls opened up for you two! cupcake looks yummy!

dinner looks amazing! where's that drooling smilie dude
It was so nice of them...I would have been seriously bummed out if we missed it

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Oh my..I want the gingerbread cupcake now!!! It's great they let you all in...pixie dust and those yachtsman steaks.....Yum!!!

It is so cool you got recognized..you are a DIS superstar. Sorry I've been MIA..darn work
I want one right now too! Never had a bad meal at the Yachtsman but I will say the filet at Le Cellier with the truffle butter...well that was better but the NY strip at YM was better than the filet. Dis superstar...lol, Todd will get a kick out of that one

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More food, woohoo!

I have to go do something now, but I'll be back to comment on your Yachtsman update soon.
Its always more food with that man! I love the picture you took..between the two of us we had some great shots huh? Did Des email you her photos? You were looking for the birthday pin for Mark while we were eating the bakalava...remember Todd had it last and we couldnt find it? I had the best time roaming HS with you...I think you and I should do a girls trip to WDW...what do you think? I LOVE THAT IDEA!

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So we will be in WDW next Christmas (2013) and I think I will focus on cupcakes as opposed to getting on any rides! That gingerbread cupcake looks amazing!

Also, we ate at YS over the summer and it was heavenly. Will definitely return....I could not show restraint with those onion pull apart rolls. I think I had 3...yikes!

Thanks for the review! Enjoying everything!
Yes, it is a must to go out of your way for cupcakes in WDW, the heck with the rides and shows I could easily kill off a ton of those rolls...but I know I would pay for it later lol
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Mmmm, onion rolls. I need to put Yachtsman on my list for May.

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You say the word sister and we are outta here!
If I get the time off in June to go with Mary and the girls, you should try to come for a weekend.

But I like the idea of just us "sisters" going together.

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Love Yachtsman's. So good! It is one of our favorites.

And your snacks. . . . . yummmmmmm.
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That cupcake looks soooo yummy. I hate the fact I am going to miss that when I am there in Feb. boo

Glad you guys had such a great time!
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Our reservation at the Yachtsman was for 8:30, we arrived around 8:15 and we had to wait about 15-20 minutes. We were all so exhausted I dont know how we made it but we did! This was Mark's big celebration meal and none of them have ever been to a signature restaurant before so this was a huge treat for all of us!

I was surprised some of us didn't fall asleep at the table; but it was so cold in there, I don't think we could have.

I think every one had sodas, I had ice tea and I love the sugars that come with it



Andy had a beer if I remember correctly.

Suddenly we were all starving, shocking to all of us, and I told the server to bring a ton of bread..and he took that literally!

Sourdough and onion pull apart rolls...he brought over 3 butters and 3 garlics too...holy moly this was outstanding. Slather one of those onion rolls with butter and garlic, YUM! I had some restraint and just had the one, but I really wanted more!







That bread was to die for. Oh my...I could have just eaten that all night.

Everyone loved it and Mark commented that he would love to eat there again, I sure hope they do!
My filet melted in my mouth and had so much flavor...it was out of this world. I didn't care for the spinach as much as you (I've had better at Lawry's...but it was good).

We actually did one Signature years ago -- Hollywood Brown Derby, but we hated it. Yachtsman is already on the list for next year.
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