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Graffiti’s

I’m afraid I don’t have any pictures of my dinner tonight. It’s probably good for your sake though because it’d make you drool. 🙂 (Jusst kidding)

I had a dinner for work tonight, hence the lack of pictures (like I’ve said before, I’m not messing with confidentiality issues even though it’s a dumb rule when no patients are present). Even though it means a super long day, I really don’t mind work events that result in me eating good food:) And I got to listen to my favorite British doctor give a lecture.

Anyways, we went to a fairly new restaurant called Graffiti’s Bistro. I was excited to check it out. And then I was really disappointed. I hate giving negative reviews, but I’d rather be honest. I was so not impressed it wasn’t funny.

They ran out of appetizers- no biggie, except they ran out before the time the lecture started…That makes no sense.

For my dinner I had grilled salmon, garlic potatoes, and chef’s veggies, which ended up being white & green string beans & carrots. Sounds pretty good, no? Um my mouth was thoroughly insulted by the amount of salt on everything, especially the salmon. Literally, a crunchy crust of salt. Now, I’m not a complainer when it comes to restaurants, so for me to openly admit this is a sign of how seriously horrifying it was.

The roof of my mouth and tongue are still on fire from being scalded by salt.

Last chance for a good impression: dessert. Hard to mess up, right?

They served it in a box, as is customary for these dinners. (I guess it’s their way of saying “get out of here!”). I opened my box to steal a few bites before I left.

Imagine my surprise when I saw dessert contained….ice cream. (?!) Thank goodness I wasn’t planning on staying for coffee and I don’t live 45 minutes away like some people. The rest of the dessert was apple crisp. I liked it ok, but only because of my weird obsession with oatmeal.

Imagine making the blandest oats you could possibly conjure up. Then put them on top of apples. Don’t add any sweetened, even though it’s main function is dessert. That was it. Like I said, fine for me. General public? Not so much. It was the first time I got to finish dessert myself and didn’t have to worry about sharing with the husband.

I have some leftovers of my dinner too, so you can see pictures tomorrow, but honestly, unless I rinse it under a high powered faucet, I’m not so sure I’m going to be able to eat it.

To top it all off, I found this is where we’re having a celebration dinner for work next month. Boy oh boy. Oh well, guess they get a second chance to change my mind.

Please excuse my negative rant. Consider it over. (I meant to say I didn’t like it so much and stop, but I guess that didn’t happen….)

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March 10, 2010 at 9:09 pm 9 comments

Graffiti’s

I’m afraid I don’t have any pictures of my dinner tonight. It’s probably good for your sake though because it’d make you drool. 🙂 (Jusst kidding)

I had a dinner for work tonight, hence the lack of pictures (like I’ve said before, I’m not messing with confidentiality issues even though it’s a dumb rule when no patients are present). Even though it means a super long day, I really don’t mind work events that result in me eating good food:) And I got to listen to my favorite British doctor give a lecture.

Anyways, we went to a fairly new restaurant called Graffiti’s Bistro. I was excited to check it out. And then I was really disappointed. I hate giving negative reviews, but I’d rather be honest. I was so not impressed it wasn’t funny.

They ran out of appetizers- no biggie, except they ran out before the time the lecture started…That makes no sense.

For my dinner I had grilled salmon, garlic potatoes, and chef’s veggies, which ended up being white & green string beans & carrots. Sounds pretty good, no? Um my mouth was thoroughly insulted by the amount of salt on everything, especially the salmon. Literally, a crunchy crust of salt. Now, I’m not a complainer when it comes to restaurants, so for me to openly admit this is a sign of how seriously horrifying it was.

The roof of my mouth and tongue are still on fire from being scalded by salt.

Last chance for a good impression: dessert. Hard to mess up, right?

They served it in a box, as is customary for these dinners. (I guess it’s their way of saying “get out of here!”). I opened my box to steal a few bites before I left.

Imagine my surprise when I saw dessert contained….ice cream. (?!) Thank goodness I wasn’t planning on staying for coffee and I don’t live 45 minutes away like some people. The rest of the dessert was apple crisp. I liked it ok, but only because of my weird obsession with oatmeal.

Imagine making the blandest oats you could possibly conjure up. Then put them on top of apples. Don’t add any sweetened, even though it’s main function is dessert. That was it. Like I said, fine for me. General public? Not so much. It was the first time I got to finish dessert myself and didn’t have to worry about sharing with the husband.

I have some leftovers of my dinner too, so you can see pictures tomorrow, but honestly, unless I rinse it under a high powered faucet, I’m not so sure I’m going to be able to eat it.

To top it all off, I found this is where we’re having a celebration dinner for work next month. Boy oh boy. Oh well, guess they get a second chance to change my mind.

Please excuse my negative rant. Consider it over. (I meant to say I didn’t like it so much and stop, but I guess that didn’t happen….)

March 10, 2010 at 9:09 pm 9 comments

Veggie-fied

Today’s lunch was all about using up some veggies.

I tossed some eggplant, red bell pepper, spinach, red onion, and frozen corn kernels into the food processor with a little Italian seasoning and black pepper.

veggies

Then I mixed in a little bit of buckwheat flour, parmesan cheese, and egg substitute so I could form them into patties. Sautéed them for a few minutes on each side and lunch was done!

eggplant patties

I pretended I was on Top Chef and served them on a bed of marinara & hot sauce.

eggplant patties in sauce

I had some Veggie Patch corn nuggets on the side. I guess they’re the sister of the spinach nuggets I had last night. Interesting taste- kind of like a mozzarella stick that accidently made contact with some neighboring corn. I probably wouldn’t buy these again either.

corn nuggets

And the final homemade spelt roll. I’m so regretted not making the whole batch. So hearty & doughy…mmm.

spelt roll

And that was lunch!

veggie lunch

March 10, 2010 at 12:18 pm 14 comments

Almost Spring

This morning’s oatmeal was just my usual oat combo plus cottage cheese & peanut butter.

oats and peanut butter 

oatmeal

This quote on my Google page made me laugh this morning, especially because I was sad to see it was raining:

“Don’t knock the weather. If it didn’t change once in a while, nine out of ten people couldn’t start a conversation.”
  – Kin Hubbard

Only 11 days til Spring!!! And only 11 days til race day! Ahh!!!

March 10, 2010 at 8:50 am 6 comments


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