Sunday, December 30, 2012
My mother always told me that if food tastes really good it satisfies the palate so completely that you don't need much. She says that's why at swanky spas and restaurants the entrees are so small. Secretly I never bought this. I'm a big quantity girl. I mean let's face it, you have to be to feed a family my size.......uh part of the problem???
I think I'm starting to believe her. Last night hubby and I tried a new place and since we had little time before our movie started and my sinus infection is still around, I didn't have a huge appetite so I ordered from the appetizer menu (I always wanted to do that!). Anyway, the food was sooooooo good that for once in my life, I ate it slowly, I savored every bite, I appreciated and enjoyed it and when we went to the movies I didn't want any popcorn or candy not because I was full, (when has that mattered?) but because they didn't seem worthy after what I just ate. My mouth was happy and I didn't want to disrupt the experience.
Today is DH's birthday and we traveled with the kids to get this amazing chicken al pastor that he loves but on the way home we snacked on the chips that they sent with us. Sadly, I must have put down at least 1000 calories on the drive home. I am also embarrassed to admit the chips were stale and flavorless. I came home full and unable to enjoy the good stuff. I was more disappointed because of I felt I learned something and I forgot about it so fast that I didn't put it into practice immediately. So I figure if I come write it down here, I can be more conscious about what goes in. I deserve the best and so do you.
Quality not Crappy Quantity in 2013!