Friday, July 16, 2010

Diet dilemma

Last night I blew my diet, big time.  Dave & I went to The Prado restaurant (in Balboa Park) with some friends for a wine dinner.  I thought I could be semi-good, but the menu I thought they were serving was not the one they had last night.  This was the menu:

"Reception" --- Pommes Frites with Romesco Sauce   (Okay, these were glorified french fries!!)  served with Moet and Chandon champagne.

First Course --- Seared Diver Caught Maine Scallops wrapped with Prosciutto, black truffles, wild Oregon mushrooms, red wine reduction, rosemary oil --- served with a Pinot Grigio

Second Course ---  California Spiny Lobster Salad, apricot & fennel, dressed in a dijon truffle vinaigrette --- served with a Bordeaux Blanc    (Our least favorite course)

Third Course --- Foie Gras Crusted Organic Veal Chop, grilled peaches and summer corn, blueberry gastrique --- served with a Bordeaux Rogue   (Everyone raved about this dish --- the veal chopped was excellent!)

Dessert ---  Ricotta Cheesecake Tart, dark Belgian spiced sauce, pear crisp & seasonal berries --- served with a port-like dessert wine.    (At this point, I figured I might as well eat some of this too, since I had eaten all the other courses & had the wine.  I'm glad I did . . . it was absolutely delicious!!)

Now, back to yogurt and oatmeal, and lean and green meals.   Yummy!    

Be careful what you wish for!!!

Never mind what I said about it being cold.  The weather is more than making up for being cold by being HOT HOT HOT HOT HOT HOT HOT HOT HOT HOT HOT HOT HOT HOT!!  (Did I mention that it is HOT?!?!?!)  Today our temperature gauge showed 104 degrees.  HOT!!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Do you know what this is???

I had to wear one today.
A windbreaker.
It was downright COLD today!!
What's up with that??
My brother-in-law in Maryland is roasting with 100 degree weather.
I had to put on a windbreaker in southern California in July.
Very WEIRD!!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Happy Independence Day!

I hope you all had a Happy 4th of July Independence Day!
(My husband refuses to say, "Happy 4th of July".  He says we're celebrating because it's our Independence Day, and that it should be referred to as such.)
I'm not as picky, but I guess he does have a point. 
We had a nice day, enjoying the beautiful, sunny weather, but
the only fireworks we watched were ones on TV.
Happy Birthday, America!!
(I think that will be okay with my husband, too).