I love to eat out. If I could afford it, I would probably eat out every night. For me, cooking is a chore. My kids can never agree on what sounds good so I often don’t ask them and just make whatever is easy or whatever sounds good to me. Inevitably that elicits a round of complaints about how this isn’t what they wanted, they don’t like this food, blah, blah, blah…But we can always agree on eating out.
On Friday my oldest daughter offered to buy dinner from her birthday money. She wanted to go to Subway and then do some shopping at the mall. Since she only had $40of birthday money, I told her I would buy dinner. I had been thinking about garden burgers for awhile so we hit a burger place. Now before my band, I would have ordered a dinner salad, garden burger and fries – easily a 1,350 calorie meal. I knew that I wouldn’t be able to eat that much so I skipped the salad (which is really just an excuse to eat lots of dressing) and ordered the garden burger and fries. I had maybe four thick cut fries and less than half of the burger and I was literally stuffed. I could not have eaten more if I tried. Compared to my normal meal, I ate ¼ - 1/3. I was so excited, I texted two friends to tell them all about it. What a satisfying, delicious meal! I love my band!