Wednesday, January 09, 2013
Yesterday (Jan. 7) I had the privilege of celebrating my 24th wedding anniversary. Like 24 years ago it snowed heavily overnight, meaning I spent part of the celebration digging out our cars and clearing paths. For sure, if we'd been rational about it we would have simply waited until Spring for good weather to get married. But who said love is rational?
Anyhow ... we did have a good walk with our pack of dogs, who raced around the snowy fields. We had bacon and eggs for brunch, and then for the main celebration we went to a cozy small restaurant I like for its mix of Mediterranean themed dishes and locally produced foods. Here is what we feasted upon:
Appetizer: olives (kalamata and Spanish green olives); beef souvlaki skewers
Salads: a green salad for my wife and beet salad for me
Main courses: beef shishkabob for my wife, pork belly (better than Wheatbelly!) for me - I haven't had it since my childhood in a Chinese home.
Appetizers (on the house since the skewers were delayed): huckleberry ice cream made by the local university creamery from local university cows' cream.
Drinks: a GF beer -- Redbridge, which is owned by Budweiser - tolerable although there are better smaller brews out there --and then a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon, which went well with the pork.
Ended the evening with coffees at the coffeehouse across the street, then went home to watch "The Biggest Loser" (glad to see Jillian Michaels again) and a second dessert: yoghurt and plums from our summer harvest.
Altogether a respectably paleo, or at least primal meal given we had diary.
Can't wait to see what we come up with for the big 2-5 next year!