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Pot Luck Dinner

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Once a month my friends and I have a potluck dinner - where all the foods have to be from a country starting with ... Last night was B.

Only rule is - You can NEVER have made it before. Takes you completely out of your comfort zone.

I made a Bahrain Chicken Machbous. Which meant over an hour in the kitchen cooking up a storm.

There were lots of wonderful exotic foods from Bangladesh, Burma, Belize, Bali ( very loose with our rules) Bolivia and Bahrain.

Yes I went over my calories!!!.

It is one meal a month I allow myself to not count.

I did however do what I could to minimise.
I did not snack on the pre dinner nibbles.
I had diet ginger beer instead of wine for most of the night - had a couple of glasses of wine later on.
I didn't go back for seconds on the Belgian Chocolate cake - even though I REALLY WANTED TO.

Anyway not a great way to kick off a 5% challenge however life goes on.
Add to that today is Motherday and I am taking my parents out for Brunch. Hmm will have to try to manage that.

Today I will get in a 2 hour bike ride and will aim for three biking to work days - Daughter and weather permitting.

Oh well nothing like starting a 5% challenge It can only get better from here!!
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    I LOVE this idea! We have a dining group that gets together almost every week. When the entire group is together during the winter ( I live in sunny SW FL) there is probably 22-25 of us. Sometimes we do dine in if the group is too big to get restaurant reservations...I love this idea of the different counties cooking! Thanks so much for sharing it with us! emoticon emoticon
    1830 days ago
    Your potluck dinner sounds awesome....we all have to enjoy something once in a have the rest of the week
    1835 days ago
    Sound like a fabulous idea! Glad to hear you had a plan and enjoyed the event!

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    1835 days ago
    A once a month overindulgence isn't so bad. Sometimes I have these once a week!
    Thank goodness the challenges help to keep me on (or close to) the straight and narrow.
    1836 days ago
    Sounds like great fun, and that's what life is about. With all that exercise you're planning you'll get there. emoticon emoticon
    1836 days ago
    What a fun dinner theme!
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