Portion Distortion

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Yesterday was planned scheduled treat day, and also happened to be my ToM, so you know it was a doozy! Overall, I'm okay with all the decisions I made, and I was especially happy because I went 12 days between treat days this time!

We went to supper at Boston Pizza. A restaurant even in my terrible food days I mostly avoided because I never really liked it. Both hubby and I do enjoy a few of their appetizers, so we decided to go there - also because it is next to the movie theatres and we were going to see The Avengers after (SO GOOD!!!)

After perusing the menu, I saw the Individual Spicy Perogi Pizza. Sounded yummy, so that's what I ordered. Brad ordered the starter size (! who is my husband?!?) nacho wings. Nachos...with wings on top. Necessary?! Anyway, these portions were pretty normal, nothing to write home about. Super fatty and high caloric, but quite tasty and satisfying.

Dessert, however, was another story. Brad and I always split a dessert if we order one, but he didn't want one so I ordered the following: (as copied directly from the website)

Chocolate Brownie Addiction
A warm chocolate brownie topped with two scoops of vanilla bean ice cream, caramel and chocolate…
Decadent Size $5.95
Bite-size Indulgence $3.95

So obviously I ordered the "bite-size indulgence" thinking it would be a lot smaller, with maybe a half scoop of ice cream. Some other restaurants I have been to that offer miniature desserts serve them in a shot glass - very mini!

I. Was. WRONG. Instead of getting what I expected - you know, those "Two Bite Brownies" was the size I was thinking. I got (I wish I took a picture) a brownie 2"x3"x1" And almost an entire cup of ice cream! I was shocked.

How is this bite size?! For The Hulk? Andre the Giant? Maybe! For a human? Nope. Brad ended up eating a fair amount, thank goodness. I was actually a little angry about the misleading menu description.

As soon as the waitress put it down in front of me, I said to Brad "I suppose it's good I ordered the small version?" and he responded "You're going to write a blog about this, aren't you?" Yuuppppppp.... he's so smart!

Lesson learned: ask about the portion sizes, even when descriptions seem to cover it!

Alright, enough about that giant fail!

My biggest accomplishment of the week:

- Getting up on my day off (yesterday) at 0500 to get to the gym when it opened at 0530 so I could have my exercise complete in time to get to the eye doctor at 0800 and then errands and date all day. Good thing I did, because I ended up getting my pupils dilated (first time ever, why for the love of God is this necessary!?) and I could barely open my eyes due to extreme photosensitvity for a few hours.

Challenge for this week:

- Drive to a nearby province all by myself on Saturday! Gah! I only just really started driving a few months ago, and I want to go see family for May long weekend, and hubby may not be able to come. If y'all could send some positive vibes my way this weekend, it would be hugely appreciated!!

What was your biggest portion drama you've faced? How did you react?

What are you proud of for accomplishing this past week? What are you aiming for this week?

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    Sounds like you had a good treat day! I haven't had any portion drama yet (although I am waiting for it to happen, probably at one of my favorite restaurants!), but my one struggle so far was when I made a bag of Trader Joe's gorgonzola gnocci (which, incidentally, was also during my ToM -- no coincidence!). I freaking LOVE that stuff, and the portion was so...tiny...not enough...gah! I admit I ended up having a little extra than the serving size that day, BUT I portioned out the rest appropriately for work lunches, so I guess that's a wee win for me?
    2134 days ago
    The brownie sounds delicious!
    2134 days ago
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