I’m not sure why, but this afternoon I had the strangest hunger – I was starving but not really. Hard to interpret. I had a big mug of Organic Morning Lite with greek yogurt and flax around 3:45, followed by spontaneous Kashi crackers (3) and a handful of trail mix (about half a serving) that I ate out-of-hand and didn’t photograph (oops!). Along with some water, this seemed to do the trick. But an hour later the “hunger” returned. I’m putting it in quotes because it was an empty feeling and not a growling stomach. Unfortunately I had to just wait it out because I was at the event Uptown. But mid-way through, it was gone and I wasn’t even that hungry for dinner! So strange.
Seeing Hillary was fun. Fun Fact: She and I share a birthday (October 26th – along with KellyT!) and I met her when she and Bill came to my small town of Hillsborough on our birthday in 1992. I was in 4th grade and my mom checked me out of school for the occasion. Cool memory in politics.
Memories of Sonoma Wine Country
Sonoma Modern Kitchen is becoming our new favorite restaurant! We’ve now been for lunch, drinks and dinner. I’m proud of how I handled dinner tonight! Dinners out are always a challenge to find balance between special occasion (even when it’s not-that-special) and eating “normally.”) I had just enough food to enjoy a romantic dinner, but not enough to feel like a splurge (except for Monday night wine )
Glass of red – I couldn’t resist because it’s such a swanky restaurant
We split the Smoked Scallop Sliders with Arugula. They were fantastic!!! I had two and the husband one since he got an entree and my salad was just an appetizer salad.
And I had the Arugula, Apple and Date Salad with Pistachios and Manchego. I got the dressing on the side and didn’t end up using any because it was laced with oniony shallots. I loved how the apples were julienned and the cheese and dates were the perfect combo.
The husband ordered the Potato Gnocchi + Roch Shrimp with Olives, Fennel and Spinach in a Lemon-Thyme Butter. FABULOUS!! I had the following plus 2 more gnocchi bites –
And a small piece of French bread –
I’m pooped – G’night!!