Is it just me or does What I Ate Wednesday seem to be rolling around more than once a week, lately?! I guess that we all have so much fun at the fabulous food party put together by Jenn at Peas & Crayons, that we just Wish it was more than once a week! As always, be sure to visit over at P & C when you’re finished here to see what all the other cool kids are doing to keep fit and enjoy their food…oh yeah…leave some comments, too!
I have really been enjoying our WIAW theme for July…Fitness!! Yes, I’ll have some! I’ve been walking what I like to believe is 2 miles (right, Cathy?) almost every day for about 3 weeks. I’m certainly enjoying it and I’m feeling better for it. I always heard that exercise helps you sleep…not so for me lately, but I know it’s doing other good things for my body. I can feel the muscles in my legs firming up. Amazing that it will happen with such a short period of exercise. I’m sticking with it!!
So…food…Due to our preparations for our trip, my meals have not been terribly regular or memorable. Not a good confession but it’s the truth.
Random bowl of wonderful overnight oats from sometime in the last week…is that accurate enough for you?! It was delicious, that’s all that counts!
Lunches have looked like this a lot…
Rice cakes with sun butter. Very tasty and filling…quick and easy too and you all know I like quick and easy!!
The surprise in the title refers to a surprise birthday party Ralph and I attended last night. It was at Lake House Restaurant. It’s an old building that has lived through many incarnations and I was looking forward to going. Beside that, this is a fun group of people we would be with.
The room was set up very nicely. To start out, the service was good, two young ladies getting us everything we needed in the way of drinks. But then it sort of went down hill. It wasn’t the fault of the servers, I think the kitchen may have had difficulty dealing with our size group. I think there were about 20 of us, but there should have been about twice that many. As it was we waited over an hour to be served. It’s great to have time to socialize, but I can’t understand why a restaurant would put bread plates on the table and not give you any bread. That would have helped.
Almost everyone else got the All You Can Eat Crab special…they’re all big into crabs and crab fests. Of course, that wasn’t for me. I had luckily checked the menu on-line and knew what would be available for me.
Started with a salad. Please note “empty” bread plate on the side…
It had a sun-dried tomato vinaigrette and was quite tasty.
This was my entrée…
Spinach ravioli with asparagus, mushrooms and red peppers in a wine sauce. Very tasty and just the right serving size!
The cake which was very tasty! I’m not sure if it came from the restaurant or if the party planners brought it with them. I did have a piece and it was good!
All in all in spite of the long wait, we had a lovely evening. We’ll be seeing most of these folks again in a few weeks when we reconvene in California for the wedding of the birthday girl’s step-daughter. We’re looking forward to that!
Another What I Ate Wednesday is under my belt. I’ve got to make sure that for the rest of the week, not too much ELSE gets under my belt! Be sure to take a peek over at Peas & Crayons, look around, leave some comments…We love you for it!!
Happy What I Ate Wednesday!!