I studied most of the afternoon (I have a huge Physiology test on Monday) and didn’t really get hungry! I decided to walk to the grocery store around 5:00 and realized then I didn’t think I could wait for dinner, so I decided on trail mix on my walk home. (It was about 35 minutes of walking round trip)
Trader Joe’s Nuts about Raspberries with the respiratory system!
Once home, I got a call from my mother in law asking us to meet her for a glass of wine when the husband got home. Of course we couldn’t refuse! Despite having bought dinner ingredients, we ended up having dinner at the wine bar since it was nearing 7pm by the time we got settled.
I started with a flight of three white wines – 2 oz each. All three sweet and fruity whites –
The wine bar, Dean and Deluca Wine Room, has small plates, salads and sushi. Since I wasn’t super hungry, I chose the fruit and nut salad with goat’s cheese. It came topped with about 1/3 an oz of cheese, dried cranberries and cherries, walnut pieces, a strawberry, balsamic on the side and a big piece of bread. I ate about half the bread, all of the salad, and about 1/3 of the dressing.
The husband got sushi – a volcano roll and a spicy tuna – and I had one piece of each, plus his pickled ginger and 2 sips of his wine
While this dinner was probably more calories than the shrimp dish we had planned, I’m not really that full. But I am also not hungry and slightly tipsy (I’m a super lightweight!) so I guess I turned out OK!
I’m going straight to bed before I go raid the cabinets – which is what I have been known to do when I have a little wine in me. I know from experience if I brush my teeth and get in bed there’s no turning back, so that’s my plan as soon as I push publish!! I am planning to get up early tomorrow and do some work before hitting the gym. Then we are having lunch with a new blog reader and her husband – Jennifer and Brian - at Crisp, the best soup/salad place in Charlotte!
See you for a big bowl of oatmeal!!