Archives for: November 2006, 03
Where has this week gone! We have had friends from out of town visiting with us, and there has just been no time to blog. I have neglected e-mailing family and friends as well, but we have sure had a lot of fun. There has been something interesting to blog about every day, and here I am trying to sum it all up quickly.
We have eaten out a lot, and when I look back, I am pleased to say that I made good choices in restaurants.
We live in a part of Texas that is known for good Mexican food, and one night we ate at the best Mexican restaurant in our city. They make homemade flour tortillas and deliciously crisp corn tortilla chips. I remember this from pre-BTD days! I did not eat any of them - even though our food was a little slow coming and I was getting pretty hungry. Several others in our group ordered fajitas, which were brought to the table sizzling hot in a skillet. They were served with tortillas, rice, and pinto beans. I ordered a steak fajita salad. I got the same delicious meat, but without the grain and pinto bean avoids.
I told our waitress to hold the cheese, but I ate the guacamole. I said I had dodged avoids, not left them out altogether. Seriously, I think that guacamole was the only avoid all week.
One night we ate at Red Lobster, a national seafood restaurant. Again they are known for their cheese biscuits which the others in our group ate in great quantities. I abstained. I ordered a seafood trio which was very good. It came with shrimp, scallops, and stuffed flounder. I knew the stuffing would be mostly grain, so I asked if they would substitute grilled flounder and they were agreeable. For my side order I chose mixed vegetables which turned out to be freshly steamed broccoli, carrots and yellow squash. I asked for some of the clarified butter (same as ghee) that they serve with their fish, but I used it on my vegetables. It was delicious.
More about the week's adventures tomorrow.