Friday, April 19, 2013
People are visiting from out of town. You take them to your favorite Thai place. You take them out for Egyptian food. You have a drink or three, because they're old friends, and that's what we do.
That's my defense. But I'm a bit concerned because even though people are visiting, I've been pretty thoughtful about what I'm eating and drinking while we're out, knowing that I'll be writing it down here.
My "entirely too much dietary fat" issue has been joined by a major carb explosion. It's time to rethink my choices. I certainly could have had the spicy beef salad at the Thai restaurant instead of the crispy, breaded chicken. And, for sure I did not need both fatta *and* kofta *and* more rice *and* hummus *and* rolls *and* spinach bechamel* at the Egyptian restaurant. Even in small quantities, that's got to be two meals. Ah, me. (But, really, don't we all do this at buffets? I hope?)
And, certainly, today's carbs- and calories-fest could have been avoided.
Still - I'm not going to beat myself up for it. It's been really, really fun. And the out-of-country pals are having such a good time. So, next time I'll be better about what I grab from the buffet, and more careful about my snacks, and still have fun!