After an afternoon of studying Foodservice, I was so excited to get out of the house and out to dinner to celebrate Michelle’s birthday at Maggiano’s. No snacks were needed – that lunch was perfect!
Michelle and I tried to take our photo together, but it was dark and the flash was bright and we looked drunk even though we hadn’t been drinking! So pretend this was tonight
I decided to order lightly tonight and went with soup and salad. We had a table of about 14 and half of the table did a family-style dinner of all-you-can-eat everything!! It was kind of like that social experiment when half the room gets a 5-star meal and the other half gets beans and rice. But all in all, I am happy that I am not that full – my food tasted fresh and delicious.
But first Michelle and Ben offered me some of their calamari! Michelle isn’t fond of the “spiders”
I ordered minestrone for my cup of soup. It was a large cup, and it was really good!
And my Spinach Salad with bacon, pinenuts and gorgonzola with apple-cider dressing was awesome!!! I think I was the only one at the table to clear my plate 🙂 The gorgonzola was so good it was almost sweet!
( also had 3 small pieces of bread the size of the one on my salad plate..)
Plus a few of Michelle’s vodka gnocch! Mmm!
And last but not least, the creme brulee leftovers got passed around to our end of the table and I had a generous forkfull with a strawberry 😎
Despite those good eats, I’m only about half full. But maybe I am just comparing myself to the family-style half because I had plenty to eat and am not hungry.
Not sure of the morning’s plans, but I have my exam at 3pm tomorrow and need to start on Organic too. Yikesssssssss!!