Wow. Can you believe we're smack dab in the middle of September!?!
Thus far, I've been a nutritional overachiever.
You see, there's been much to celebrate!
DH and I kicked off the Labor Day weekend (our 8th anniversary) at a new Southwest-inspired steakhouse.
Since the "deal" (love Groupon!!!) included a bottle of wine, he was even persuaded to sample a glass.
....Either that, or he'd finally grown tired of my playing amateur cardiologist -- going on (and on) about the benefits of fermented grapes.
I even ventured outside my comfort zone and was delighted by the macadamia-crusted chicken, with shitake mushroom cream and red chili.
Let's see ...
Then there was the celebratory broasted chicken, following the clean bill of health DH received from his cardio-guy.
And finally ...
Last week my GM and a few office pals planned a luncheon to celebrate my 10th anniversary. To be perfectly honest, however, I'd a few misgivings re. their preferred venue.
Given the news earlier that morning that our company has been purchased by an industry Giant, we were all eyeballing the wine list.
....But given that same Fact-of-Life, my GM sighed, "We'd better behave ourselves."
When my plate arrived, the little brat inside my head was tempted to channel Clara Peller ("Where's the beef?").
Beside me, Diana -- a zealous vegetarian -- was doing her best not to smile .... all the while sensing the party about to take place on my taste-buds.
Sometimes I love being proven wrong! Gotta give props to those kitchen magicians who know what they're doing with organic, fresh herbs and spices!!!
I may have to give it a test drive in our own kitchen.
When was the last time you were delighted to have been proven wrong? ...Have you any tidbits or advice for this carnivore?
Wishing everyone a yummy new week!