Well my Thursday continued to be a lovely day after this morning.
My breakfast held me over a while but as I was figuring out lunch, I got the biggest craving for pasta primavera. So I made my own! The veggies weren’t really saucy, and I was lacking protein, so at the last minute I added a spoonful of tomato sauce and a wedge of Laughing Cow Original light to make more of a sauce consistency. Twas perfection.
I had some pear on the side, too.
Then this thing showed up outside and I had to deal with her.
I was just trying to figure out how I’d spend the remainder of my afternoon when Mona called from the office with fun stuff for me to do! One of the cases involves a custody battle with Spain and we got some affidavits that were in Spanish. Naturally, I was the translator. So I got to work from home for a couple hours this afternoon and work on that. It was actually really enjoyable (NERD ALERT). And while I worked, I got some more protein in my diet in the form of TJ’s organic chocolate soy creamy. And a No Pudge Brownie
I probably shouldn’t have had dessert so early since we had dinner reservations at a great restaurant… BUT… I did.
Dinner reservations were late so I knew I should eat something before I went to avoid showing up ravenous and eating the entire bread basket. It turned out to be a good strategy, as you’ll see in a moment.
A couple hours later, dinner rolled around and I was super excited!!! My favorite components were all in 1 lovely salad
Followed by my amazing entree! It was a MASSIVE pile of risotto!! I only ate 1/4 of it and have a ton of leftovers. It was incredible, though, and very earthy. I used to hate mushrooms but they’re growing on me. This had 5 types of mushrooms and pearl onions, too.
Since I hadn’t eaten too much of my entree and Harris ALWAYS wants dessert, we got the tiramisu and I had about 5 bites (1/4 of it). Harris ate some and he brought about 1/4 home to Jeff!
Thanks to Harris for the photography of that beauty And I was glad to leave a restaurant feeling satisfied but not STUFFED. I am perfectly content. I know I indulged, but I did not over-do it at all. The restaurant, Bella Monte, was really good and also has a wine store and “European market” attached that had some cool looking cheeses, etc. I’ll have to remember that.
Off to foam roll (I’ll report back on that tomorrow) and watch Project Runway. You know, the Thursday routine. I made a fun creation that I’ll have for breakfast tomorrow, so watch out for that!