We asked for a cute waiter’s recommendation and ended up splitting….
Bacon-wrapped jalapeno shrimp.
I took the bacon off and just ate the shrimp. The bacon wasn’t really appealing.
We also split the triple seafood special. They split the dish ahead of time…. we each got a hush puppy, two portions of sea bass, and a scallop. I wish you could tell how tiny the fish pieces were, but they were as big as the scallop. So, it was the perfectly portioned dinner.
The triple seafood special came with yummy steamed veggies and dirty rice.
I LOVE splitting meals with girlfriends at dinner. It allows me to order the expensive special without breaking my bank, and I end up eating a normal portion.
I also had two glasses of Riesling.
While at dinner, Meghann and I opened our GIFT PACKAGE from Melissa at Trying To Heal. What a sweetie!!! She sent us a LOAD of Trader Joe goodies, like cookies and two types of granola.
I ended up eating 5 (yes FIVE) of these delicious candy cane cookies for dessert (the wine made me weaaaaaaaaaaaak).
She also sent us pumpkin butter, which unfortunately EXPLODED in the package.
Awwww!! The package smelled so good due to the exploded pumpkin butter.
It was a really, REALLY fun dinner.
Other Eats of the Day
Snacks included…. raisins and nuts.
Apple and PB…
God – I ate like crapola today! Wine definitely did me in at dinner – it wouldn’t have been a "bad" day without the booze and cookies. This is one of the advantages of food blogging — otherwise, I probably wouldn’t have reflected on my choices for the day. And reflection is good! :) I certainly don’t feel "guilty" for my choices; it’s just eye opening to see pictures of everything. I kind of consider Thursdays night my "cheat meal" anyways.
And anyway, tomorrow, I’m going to go for a long morning run! Yay!
See you tomorrow!
Do you have a weekly "cheat meal" or "cheat day"? What are the advantages and disadvantages of it? I find it easier to stay motivated all week knowing that I can "cut lose" on Thursdays.