Mr. Ribs-Neepawa

July26

I am sure that there are many benefits to being over 55.  I know that I once accidentally purchased something at Zellers on Seniors Day and received a substantial discount.  The irony of this transaction was that I was buying a sports bra to wear to my Zumba class.  Then there is the privilege of being a part of the breast and (even better?) colon screening programs!  Of course I am grateful that I have already lived a full rich life but in truth I would not say that I have reaped extraordinary perks.  That is until now….as I have discovered something known as The Seniors Menu!

I researched the rationale behind Seniors menus to find this:  Senior citizens who have healthy diets can extend their lifespan and improve their quality of life. By planning a weekly menu that’s packed with nutritious foods and avoiding high-calorie, high-fat foods, seniors can enjoy their later years as much, if not more, than their youths.  Wow-I am all over that! And so it was that we were dining at Mr. Ribs in Neepawa on last weekends visit to the Lily Festival.

Their menu is huge and I was having a hard time making a decision with pages of choices and then I spotted the section which included most of my favourites but at a reduced price (and I assumed a reduced portion).  Since I enjoy tastes of many little things (I truly have a tappas heart) I was sure that I could find something from this filtered list.

We were in a Greek restaurant and I have always loved Greek pork chops so I made my selection.

With this wise decision made, D ordered the Greek salad.  Knowing that I had a pork chop coming, I moved the bowl of cream of vegetable soup across to D to eat on my behalf.  I did have a taste and it was exceptional.  When my diminutive portion arrived, my jaw dropped…..

But I had this all figured out.  You marry a hunk of a younger man like I did

and when all the food comes to the table

you split it down the middle!  We each had a thin cut but beautifully seasoned and grilled pork chopped and I ate my salad and 1/3 of his.  He ate the garlic toast and then the strawberry pudding that was included in my lunch and I picked at a couple of French fries and voila, we were both happy.  Kind of like Jack Sprat and his wife-hey wait a minute….

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Kath’s quote: “Old people shouldn’t eat health foods. They need all the preservatives they can get.”-Robert Orben
Love-that is all.

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4 Comments to

“Mr. Ribs-Neepawa”

  1. Avatar July 31st, 2012 at 11:36 am Julie Says:

    Thanks for the tip! Stopped in here today and the cream of mushroom soup was fantastic, and had it with a great chicken clubhouse on nice, thin brown bread with real chicken and bacon. The husband had the chicken parmesan burger…the fries were delish and that house dressing on the salad was awesome! Will definitely stop here again!


  2. Avatar August 6th, 2012 at 7:31 am Kathryne Says:

    Let me know if you find any other good finds in the area.


  3. Avatar August 7th, 2012 at 8:23 am Julie Says:

    Well, it’s not close by, but the Ninga Country Corner Cafe in the village of Ninga (just east of Boissevain) has great soups, sandwiches and pie. They make two soups, two kinds of sandwiches (on homemade bread) and several kinds of pie daily (when we were there, they had chocolate, butterscotch, lemon, peach, rhubarb, strawberry rhubarb, Saskatoon and apple). Lunch for the four of us was $31!


  4. Avatar August 7th, 2012 at 8:41 am Kathryne Says:

    I will put your suggestion on our “have to visit one day” list.


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