Thursday, October 14, 2010
We're getting ready to leave for a week-long trip to visit family and friends in Northern California very shortly, and I've been busy getting ready for that, making list, menu plans (we're going cabin camping for 3 of the days, and we all have different dietary needs, so it takes a little bit of figuring out!), and a lot of errands to run... so I've been out and about a lot and also sharing the computer with the rest of the family on their days off work, so I haven't been recording my meals, and I've only been using house-cleaning and such for my exercise. We ate a very big dinner at Todai's last night.. something we RARELY do because it is outrageously expensive... BUT, it is a lovely treat now and then. It is an all you can eat seafood place. And truthfully, for it being all you can eat... if EVERYone eats lots of shrimp and crab, etc... then it IS worth the price.. but if not... well.....
Anyway, even though I left STUFFED... I still felt pretty good about it, because overall, I chose healthy foods. I did serve some vegetable tempura on my plate, but it didn't taste good to me at all, so I didn't eat it. Other than that, I ate only vegetarian sushi... cucumber, cream cheese, egg.... the only thing I don't like about this place is that their vegetarian choices of sushi are far fewer than other places that we go for sushi.
That said, the seafood eaters in our family can't get their crab and shrimp at those sushi places. And also, they have CREPES here.. and a fruit and dessert bar here too, so it's a good place for the kids. LOTS of families come here for birthday parties (especially since the birthday person's meal is free). It's often a VERY BUSY, NOISY place!
I did not have ANY desserts this time... except 5 tiny TINY butter cookies about the size of a rounded dime, and a half of a mango-strawberry crepe (no whipped creme), and fresh canteloupe. Probably a lot more calories than I should have, and maybe more carbs, too.. but I think I was definitely within the low-fat spectrum.
I just found out about an Apple Fest coming up this Sunday at a friends' farm where we've taken a water kefir class and a Chicken's A-Z class. The apple fest will be held in a 100 yr old church, with more than 200 DIFFERENT varieties of apples to try. We can try them ALL if we want to! Their will be pie making demonstrations and we can make one to take home if we want. There will be all kinds of other yummy apple-things to try, and a raffle to win a home-made quilt. My daughter and I are planning to go, and I am bursting with anticipation!
On a completely different note, I read the new that all the miners in Chile were rescued without ANY challenges at all, in only 22 hrs, 37 min... MUCH less than the anticipated 36+ hours! I am so happy inside for this... and so thankful to God, Goddess, Angels, all Heavenly beings and all the amazingly dedicated, courageous, committed people in this world who gave their all to reach these 33 men and return them to their homes and families and a new life. It is a reminder of all the goodness and generosity, love and harmony, that DOES exist in our world, amid wars and violence everywhere.