Archives for: December 2004, 17
It is much easier to follow the BTD at home than it is in restaurants. However today I found myself eating out twice - a rare occurrence.
Today was the last day of school, and we had a teacher appreciation luncheon at a Mexican restaurant that is famous for its tortillas. I chose a beef fajita salad. It was large and very tasty. The only avoid was a sprinkle of cheese. If I had been ordering from a waiter off of a menu, I would have asked them to hold the cheese. But we ordered as a group, and everyone who ordered fajita salad got it at the same time. I did however make it through the luncheon without a single tortilla.
Tonight our family went to the mall to shop and look at decorations. This is a tradition that goes back to before we had kids. We ate at a cafeteria in the mall. We chose the cafeteria over several other restaurants because we could get vegetables. I got a chopped steak, spinach, and black-eyed peas. On the surface it looks like three beneficials. However, the first bite of the steak told me there was breading of some kind in it. The black-eyed peas were cooked with bacon. The spinach was swimming in margarine.
The tradition of a meal with my family while we admire the mall lights was fun. But I kept thinking that if I had been cooking, I would have had 100% pure beef, black-eyed peas with onion and seasoned salt, and spinach with olive oil.
Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests."