Sunday, February 13, 2011

Dinner At Longfellows

This isn't going to be as long and as detailed as I would like. It's almost the boys' bedtime and I promised Tom I'd get them to bed so he could do bills tonight.

Yesterday, I got dressed up for the first time in I-don't-know-how-long--put on heels, and makeup, a new dress, and even jewelry. I didn't even recognize myself when I was done. (And I don't think Tom did either!)

Then we went up to Saratoga to a restaurant our neighbors told us about called Longfellows. It was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. I blew my diet all the way around, and it was completely, and totally, worth it.

I started with a red zinfindel (my new wine of choice).
Followed by three buttered slices of bread from the bread basket (my diet went downhill from there :-))
We split an order of fried mozzarella.
Then  I had a salad wth balsamic vinegarette.
Next I had Organically Grown Stuffed French Apple Brie Chicken. (OMG! I didn't know chicken could taste like that! Soooo good!) with mashed sweet potatoes and broccolini.
We finished the meal by splitting a slice of chocolate cake.

I've come to the conclusion that 1) it's worth blowing your diet if the food is that delicious and 2) when it's that delicious, it's a whole lot easier to go right back to your old way of eating ('cause I already know there's no possible way I'm going to be able to make anything that holds a candle to it in my own kitchen).

I feel a twnge of guilt at my gluttony, but only a little.  I love food. And last night I had FOOD. I'm very motivated knowing that once I get to my goal weight, I'll be able to eat like that on weekends (okay, maybe only half that much food, unless it's a holiday :-P).

That makes me very happy.


  1. sometimes it's just the dressing up that is the most fun! (see my opera girl post)

    i really love gorgeous food, too. glad you and tom had a great date night! these things are important.

  2. 1st time commenter... I just ordered the 17 day diet book and have been following your blog. WOW, You look amazing!

  3. Thanks Kelly! Good luck with the diet. Stop back by from time to time and let me know how it's going.

  4. You look fantastic! :-) I am so glad that you got dressed up and got a night out with Tom! Happy Valentine's Day :-)


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