Valentines Day...not blown!!
Monday, February 14, 2011
Hmmm, really thought I was going to blow my diet today, because of Valentines! Had lunch at Rossini's, which is a small little chef owned Italian restaurant by my office. OMG, their food is soooo good and they are always crowded, and they only have 12 tables. BTW, I go there often!! They also portion food in real servings, instead of being able to feed an entire family of 4 with one entrée! Haha.
I told the chef's wife, that I was dieting, and couldn't have my favorite dish (a specialty of his), Pollo, something, fungi. I know it as Chicken with mushroom cream. It's so creamy and flavorful, I was salivating just thinking about it. She told me I would be surprised of the calorie count, so we sat an figured it out. It's 1/2 chicken breast (not skin) pounded thin, with a mound of sautéed mushrooms and a "real" cream mushroom sauce. They serve it with oven baked potato chunks(without oil). Well the count came out to about 700+ calories, in which almost half was due to the cream!! So we we cut the cream sauce in half, and we ended up with 550 calories. Soooo, I indulged.
And I will indulge again, and again in the future!!!
I just have to adjust my calories for the day a little bit. Reallocate and recalculate! JUST FOR TODAY!