The husband and I are going to Carrabba’s Italian Grill tonight for dinner. We aren’t going to see each other for a week due to overlapping conferences and I got a giftcard for Christmas, so I thought it’d be the perfect time to use it!
I love checking out a restaurant’s menu online before I go. I’m SO indecisive that it helps me get a head start on my decision and keeps me from holding other people up. It’s also good to read the menu before you’re starving so you can make a good, healthy decision. Sometimes it’s helpful to look at the nutrition info too. I don’t really go to nice restaurants a lot, so I usually get whatever it is that I want, even if it’s not the healthiest choice on the menu. If I get to the point where I’m eating out a lot, then I tend to stick with lighter options.
I ordered my favorite entree at Carrabba’s- the Chicken Bryan- a grilled chicken breast with goat cheese, sundried tomatoes, and a basil lemon butter sauce. Say the words “goat cheese” and I’m hooked.
I’m amazed at how much food comes with an order- the entree, a side, soup or salad, bread…jeez! I had 2 slices of bread dipped in the spiced olive oil, a cup of spicy chicken soup, and asparagus as my side. I opted for a “small” sized entree. I thought it was pretty cool they give you an option of ordering a smaller sized entree—until I realized I had no leftovers to bring home!! I love leftovers!!
Even though I really like their house red wine, I decided to forgo the wine for dessert.
That ended up being a good decision…we split a Limoncello Bread Pudding topped with vanilla bean ice cream. mmmm!
I feel kinda like a kid again tonight—tomorrow’s my first day of school! I hope I’ll be able to sleep! hahaa. I started graduate school at one school a year ago, and every semester I ran into the same problem- they weren’t offering the classes I needed. It was getting to the point where it was ridiculous and I wasn’t getting anywhere. I made the decision to take a risk and apply to a different school, even though it was a reach (and a lot more expensive ah!). I found out a few weeks ago that I was accepted and now I’m all signed up for classes and ready to start tomorrow!!
Looking back at the week in training:
I ran 10 miles!! (3, 3, and 4!!)