How sweet has our Easter Sunday been?
Long sleep-ins, especially for Bennie.
Healthy breakfast followed by several hours chillaxing – music, reading, games and more.
As we’re topping and tailing on the sofa, my now teenaged son – who is showing signs of the transition from boy to man – reaches out from under the doona we are sharing, places his right hand in my left, then promptly goes back to sleep.
I find it near impossible to believe that this caring, sweet-natured and happy human being is destined – according to widely held legend – to become, at least, some of the time, a surly monster.
Then it’s out and about for some frisbee-tossing before lunch.
We head for one of our fave places – La Morenita in Sunshine – with a view to maybe trying out one of the new menu items.
I go for one of the long-listed sandwiches.
Bennie goes for the new super hot dog – the gigante ($15) of smoked chorizo, ham, onion, cheese and mayo with chips.
Holy moly – it’s a classic!
And going by my token mouthful, it’s delicious in every way, the goodies all housed in a house-baked long roll.
So big is it that we request a staff member to cut it half for ease of eating.
Really, it seems to me, this is a two-person meal. Although Bennie eats all but some of the ham and couple of loaf stubs.
Indeed, La Morenita’s Maria tells me that the previous day she sold one to a bloke who got his cut in half before saying: “There – one half for lunch and one half for dinner!”
Talk of the gigante’s portion size occasions the following laughing conversation between Maria and myself:
Maria: “I can eat a whole one!”
Me: “But you’re a pig!”
Maria: “I am!”
La Morenita, is of course, the venue for not just one but two forthcoming CTS Feasts – the gigante isn’t on the menu but plenty of other good stuff is.
The first is sold-out but a handful of tickets remain available for the second.
For information and booking details, go here.