I had planned that Friday we would have a lovely dinner of steaks with potatoes and some mixed veggies (stir fry) and maybe a little salad on the side. The kind of dinner with which I would normally enjoy a glass of wine but not now.
Anyway . . . Rob and his friend Chris decided to go out to see the new Simpson’s movie. Actually, I am partially to blame because I asked Rob if he and Chris were going to go and when Rob said “I don’t know; I haven’t heard from Chris” I text messaged Chris and said, “Rob would like to see the movie and since I can’t go you should take him instead.”
This threw me into a slight change of plans. Rob would have grilled the steaks so I had to figure out what Marc and I would have for dinner since Marc would not be working late. I decided to do a simple pasta dish with a little grilled chicken and some basil from our garden. In other words, I was making it up as I went along.
I started dinner and Marc walked in the door while I was tossing the pasta into the boiling water and adding some lemon juice to the chicken. (I should say that I am notorious for experimenting while I cook and although I can and will follow recipes, when left to myself I can come up with some pretty good surprises.) As I am standing there over the stove, talking on the phone, Marc walks in and says, “Okay, I’m off to Joe’s.”
What? But I’m cooking dinner for the two of us. I mocked him, pretended that I was offended and hurt. The truth is, I didn’t really mind. I spent too much time on the phone, however, so I didn’t really get to enjoy the solitude. I did, however, enjoy my dinner which was very yummy with a little parmesan cheese sprinkled on it.
My son Marc tells me that in Japan it is “the thing to do” this taking a picture of what you are eating. I am not sure why this should be but I don’t mind taking pictures of food because I like food and lately my food has been delicious. Speaking of which, Blue Bell Ice Cream has a new flavor ice cream. Per the website:
Anniversary Cake combines flavorful almond ice cream with delicious white cake pieces and a swirl of rich amaretto cream cheese icing.
I had Marc buy some for Rob and I had a taste of it last night. All I can say is that this is just about the bestest ice cream I have tasted in a while and I hate that I am being careful with how I eat because it would be worth gaining a few pounds to fully indulge in this magnificent concoction. But no . . . I am being oh-so-disciplined. Grrrrr.