Honestly, I didnâ€™t have a very good day, but we went out to a fancy schmancy dinner in Winter Park, Florida with Mike, Katie, and little Konner. That lifted my spirits so much. 🙂
Weâ€™re trying to go to all of our favorite places before we leave, so we went to place called Park Plaza Gardens tonight. It was absolutely BEAUTIFUL inside! Weâ€™ve been once before â€“ years ago â€“ and knew it was a perfect place to take our friend (and their well-behaved child).
We started off with a great glass of Malbec from Argentina! If youâ€™re ever at a loss for what to order off a wine menu and like spicy reds, pick a Malbec from Argentina. You canâ€™t go wrong, I promise.
And then the MOST AWESOME BREAD BASKET EVER came out. I eyed it up very carefully and picked the most appetizing pieces out. I had about 2 rolls.
Especially when I dipped it in the olive oil and garlic! The rolls were hot and fresh and melt-in-your-mouth.
I pulled my favorite restaurant trick by ordering two appetizers instead of an entree. This is the surest way to create an awesome vegetarian meal at any restaurant.
I had a melty piece of French bread topped with bruschetta with cheese and balsamic reduction.
And a wonderful spinach, candied pecans, gorgonzola, pear, and radish salad.
Konner had the mussels and declared them â€œvery good.â€
A wonderful night out. 🙂
Afternoon snacks included a Vega Smoothie shake with 1 cup rice milk, 1/2 banana, Vega Smoothie mix, 1 cup spinach, and 15 frozen cherries.
And Katie and I split Gummi Bears while we ran errands. :)
No workout today because it was a REST day â€“ yay! But I enjoyed reading your suggestions for my next fitness challenge and will announce the new challenge soon!
I have a question for all the mommies and daddies out there: What do you think is the key to getting a child to try new foods and be adventurous at the dinner table? I donâ€™t want a picky eater!