Archives for: July 2006, 11
Our arrival in Progresso, Mexico was delayed because of fog. There wasn't any hurry for breakfast, so I stood in line for an omelet. Just watching the chef flip the eggs in mid air was worth the wait. I ordered an omelet with onions and peppers, but no cheese.
Once the fog lifted we headed for the beach. We did a lot of swimming and snorkeling. The beach was sandy. There were no big breaking waves, just the gentle kind that feel good when they splash against you. We rented a jet ski for part of the day. Neither of our kids had ever driven a jet ski, but it didn't take them long to learn. They had a marvelous time following the shoreline and jumping waves.
Once again I visited the weight machines in the gym before dinner. The range of motion in my shoulder has noticeably improved in three days.
When I eat out in a restaurant, I usually try to find something in the $6 to $8 dollar range. If it's a special occasion like an anniversary or Valentine's Day, I may order a $11 or $12 meal. But I just don't look at the side of the menu with the $20 and $25 entrees. It's not that my husband ever said I couldn't; it's my own choice. I guess that since I do the shopping and cooking, I'm just aware how much food I could buy for the cost of one fancy dinner.
However, on a cruise, the meals are already paid for. I can order anything I want with a completely clear conscience. Tonight I had something that I have often seen on the other side of the menu, but I would never have dreamed of ordering - Chateaubriand. It was served with steamed broccoli and baked zucchini, and was indescribably delicious. For dessert I had baked pineapple. I must find a recipe for this! It was wheat free, and absolutely luscious. This was a Type O meal cooked to perfection.