Friday, May 16, 2008

happy endings

Yesterday was such an incredibly good day! The date went so well and the food was absolutely fabulous! I didn't take any pictures (he knows I read food blogs but I didn't want to scare him away with photographing my own) but I will do my best to describe everything. The restaurant wasn't too crowded so we sat down without a reservation almost immediately. To start they served homemade corn chips and the house salsa. Corn chips are never the healthiest but I had to have a few since I knew they were fresh and they didn't disappoint. I probably had about 6 small chips throughout the night. I had heard about their famous Guacamole from all the reviews I read so we ordered that as the appetizer. So yummy! I'm a pretty hard critic, especially with Mexican food because my dad is from Mexico and as a result I know authentic Mexican really well... this was probably the best guacamole I've ever had at a restaurant. I tried it with one of the corn chips of the night and then saved it to eat with my meal. The boy, however, continued to devour it by the spoonful. I was so glad that he was enjoying it. For our entrees I ordered the Tacos de Pescado with the Daily Vegetable on the side. My taco dish was on the smaller side. There were 4 homemade flour tortillas, red snapper in a spicy marinade, and radishes and cilantro. I ended up eating 2 tortillas which I stuffed with the fish, cilantro, guacamole, beans, and a bit of salsa. Oh my gosh, it was to die for! The side of vegetables was a large plate of zucchini, asparagus, and mushrooms. I felt so good knowing they were market fresh and organic and they tasted like perfection. They were in another type of sauce that had a little kick, to tell you the truth I don't know how to describe it other than delicious. I finished all my veggies. I also had a pretty generous piece of the boy's Sunset Enchiladas in the Mole Sauce. Another good choice! It was definitely spicy but I have a high tolerance so it fit the bill for me. The boy was chugging water by the end :). One of our dishes came with a side of Mexican Rice and Vegetarian Beans. It sounds like a whole lot and when they served it our table was so jam packed with food but it ended up almost being the perfect amount! When it came time for dessert we were both feeling adequately full and satisfied so we decided that any type of sweet ending might do us in. He had the guacamole wrapped up and we just sat for another hour talking. I haven't been on many first dates, but this will probably be one of the best, ever. He is so incredibly sweet and makes me feel so good about myself... it's just amazing. He admitted to liking me a lot, more than he thought was possible, and that he was really sad I'm going to be away for so long. I'm going to miss him, for sure.
Here was my morning snack from yesterday, a Grande Nonfat Latte, and my lunch a Garden Salad from the pizzeria next door to CVS. I also had an unphotographed Kashi TLC Trail Mix Granola Bar later in the afternoon to keep me fueled as I was running around the pharmacy and a small apple as I was getting ready for dinner. I was starving after work but didn't want to unattractively scarf down food :).
This morning's breakfast! or shall I say lunch? The usual, PB Banana Oats, I slept in quite late this morning since it's my first day off since coming home. Tonight I am going with one of my best guy friend's to his senior formal (he's graduating college). I'm not sure if I'll eat much before then, maybe snack on a few veggies since I don't know what they'll be serving at the dinner. Let's hope I can make smart choices and pace myself like I did last night! Enjoy your Friday everyone! 

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