Let’s talk food! It’s fun Friday and as I look back over my week, I see that food played a major role in everything I did. Lunch on Monday was a spinach salad with citrus vinaigrette from Babbo’s in Surprise. I have declared it my favorite salad. But sharing lunch with Ruth Wood made it even better.
I feasted on Cappellini Pomodoro from Vincitorio’s in Tempe on Monday night. Wow, delicious. But best of all Mike and I dined with friends, Kent and Linda Robinson and Kent and Janice Doane. Yes, I picked two best friends who just happened to each be married to a ‘Kent’.
Tuesday night our four kids joined us at Carrabba’s for yet another feast. Food was yummy and I especially enjoyed the margharita pizza. During dinner, Andrew and Tori started talking about their favorite cookies from years past: Chocolate, Peanut Butter, Oatmeal, No-bake cookies. Wasn’t long and a plan was in place to have them. Mike and I made a quick stop to the store and within 20 minutes of arriving at Andrew’s house, we were in ‘awww, ummm, ooooh’ land. Perfect way to end a perfect time with family.
Tori and I discovered that our favorite restaurant near her home also serves a mouth-watering breakfast. Don’t miss Joe’s Farm Grill for good food in a fun atmosphere. (I have to tell everyone to make a visit to the restroom while there. Okay, I know that sounds strange. But I promise you, you will be entertained.)
While Mike was in class on Wednesday night, the kids and I enjoyed pizza from Barro’s. But we started talking cookies again and well, since I had leftover ingredients, you guessed it. I made another batch of no-bakes.
Now, by Thursday I am suffering from overeating and afraid to get anywhere near a scale. To top it off, I’m allergic to chocolate, Peanut Butter, and dairy. But guess what? That didn’t stop me from eating four cookies at a time. My body is angry and rebelling against me. Some of you are shaking your heads and wondering why I don’t have more self-control. It’s okay; I too wonder the same thing. What is it about food that we will make ourselves sick to enjoy it for only a few minutes? Do we ever learn? I guess not because I have plans to meet Jeanie Poe Carr today for lunch.
My more devout readers, I ask you to pray for me to repent of my over indulgence. To the rest of you, share with me your favorite food and restaurant. When I start feeling better, I’ll most likely want to try some new places to indulge myself! ; )