Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Yesterday was our 64th wedding anniversary and we really celebrated. We very rarely eat out, but we went to a local restaurant and, because we have great memories of summers in Maine when my husband was teaching summer school at the University there, we decided to splurge on LOBSTER! The item on the menu was skewered lobster tails and scallops grilled and served on a bed of rice pilaf. We always split the meal, so our gracious waiter brought an extra plate for our entree and another extra plate to divide our salad. We both had plenty to eat and then, when the waiter found out we were celebrating our anniversary, he asked "Would you like a complimentary "birthday sundae", (only in our case it was an"anniversary sundae"). We accepted the offer and enjoyed a huge ice cream sundae with whipped cream and chocolate sauce and two spoons. Neither of us had indulged in such a treat in many years, but we loved every bite. For supper last night we had our usual fruit (strawberries ) and yogurt, watched a movie and then climbed into bed for a good night's sleep filled with wonderful sweet dreams. With trepidation, I stepped on the scale this morning and was quite surprised to find I had not gained at all. I'm still right at goal. I've just gotten into the habit of always having a half serving of whatever I'm eating, whether it's at home or in a restaurant. It's a great way to enjoy good food, but not too much of it. I'm so glad to be blessed with a husband who is interested in staying healthy and is glad to split a meal with me.