My weight went up a pound today and I think that’s probably because I’ve been using my birthday as an excuse to eat and drink with reckless abandonment.
Jason and I got all fancied up on Monday night and had dinner at One Midtown Kitchen for my birthday. We had some wine beforehand at my apartment. Neither one of us had been to the restaurant before. They gave us complimentary hummus with a variety of breads and crackers. We ordered a bottle of Savingnon Blanc with dinner. I ordered the tuna and Jason had steak frites. Probably because I was buzzed from the wine, but I felt like trying Jason’s steak. It was the first time in probably 10-15 years that I’ve intentionally eaten red meat. It tasted like, well, steak. I was never a big fan of red meat to begin with so I didn’t think I was missing out on much. I also had a bunch of his fries. We wanted to order dessert but there was nothing on the menu that really appealed to me so we split some sort of chocolate peppermint martini instead.
Last night, I decided that enough was enough and I needed to get back into my healthy routine. SInce I have about 37893 billion recipes saved in my allrecipes.com cookbook, I read some of them to Jason and had him pick one. He pick spaghetti squash lasagna. Fancy!
It was good but we both agreed that cooking it back in the squash shells was probably more for presentation than anything else. There was a lot of leftover “spaghetti” that wouldn’t fit back into the squash when you added the sauce and the cheese. It was good though. I had some leftovers today for lunch and added a stolen* cut-up veggie burger. It was pretty good although it didn’t satisfy me as much for lunch.
* I had brought a box of Morningstar Farms Mushroom burgers to work and there were two in my box. I saw a box of Morningstar burgers and there were two in there also so I just opened it. After I cooked it, I realized, “Mushroom lover’s burger’s don’t have carrots in them.” It was someone else’s and it was the Asian variety. Oops. He didn’t seem to mind though.