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On Monday evening I was with my nephews. In my food blog they are often referred to as Sous Chef Sam & Sous Chef Jesse. They love to cook with me and also have a deep love of finding great restaurants. We were hungry and I said that I saw a place advertising Garlic Burgers and Bleu Bacon Burgers. There is nothing like a good burger to hit the spot.
Driving to the restaurant, I drove a route that I rarely take. As I turned into the parking lot, I saw that it was a Bar. What? It never looked like this from the other side of the street. They did have those burgers advertised but also a big sign that read "You Must Be 21 to Enter." Sous Chef Sam is 18 and Sous Chef Jesse 15. There would be no Garlic or Bleu Bacon Burgers for us that evening.
This was a great lesson to me. Often we look at things from one perspective. I had always passed this place while driving on the other side of the road. A small coffee hut had blocked much of my view. I expected it to be a certain way and it was not.
I have learned so much about myself and gained valuable insights from great books such as "Wisdom meets Passion." With this, I am embracing those times when things don't go as planned. Did we give up and go home? No, we did some research and found another great burger joint.
Sometimes the best things in life come from things not working out as we had planned.
P.S. Here is my blog post for the day. It's a recipe for Goat Cheese and Mango Quesadillas; A fabulous meal: http://www.hometownslop.blogspot.com/2012/10/goat-cheese-and-mango-...