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Friday, July 1, 2011

Making Smarter Decisions

 
 
Kenny and I went to Geales last night with his boss.  It is by far my favorite fish & chips restaurant- thick, flaky cod in a crispy, crunchy batter.  Pure. Heaven.  I really didn't want to consume the copious calories in the fish and chips but didn't know if I could get away with ordering anything but the signature dish.  Would I look like a lunatic ordering a different fish? Could I really utter words other than 'cod & chips' when giving my order to the waitress? What's a gal to do?
 
 
I wound up doing something earth-shattering.  At one of London's finer F&C restaurants, I ordered a GRILLED Dover sole.  Yes ladies, you heard it here first.  Nora ate grilled Dover sole and steamed spinach while her husband and husband's boss went to town on two of the prettiest battered cod fillets known to man.  I didn't even take a fork full of Kenny's fish or grab a single, solitary chip!  I was very well-behaved.  The most amusing thing was that I really didn't miss the F&C at all.  I typically hate anything that comes in batter but make an exception for this one dish.  The rest of the time I eat simply prepared fish (or meat on occasion).  The point being- I ate just as I do most evenings rather than changing my routine based on the restaurant.  I made a smart decision.  My reward is that the scale is down 1.2 lbs this morning, which is SO worth forgoing fried fish for! 
 
In preparation for tomorrow, I have already made the two key lime pies as well as the white bean and arugula dip.  I wanted to make the pesto dip as well, but I completely forgot to order basil.  Off to the market I go.  Happy Friday:)

8 comments:

Melissa Wolf said...

What a great victory!!!And so glad you got an immediate reward on the scale as well. Well played, Nora! p.s. We must be separated at birth because
I keep noticing we have some identical likes and dislikes. I also dislike all battered things except for really really good fish and chips!

Amanda said...

I like battered things! But I LOVE fish and chips. No one makes them like the English! I like Dover Sole as well so good choice you good good woman!

Andrea said...

Good for you! I know that had to be really hard!

~*Dawn*~ said...

Great job! I can't believe you ate steamed spinach though - YUCK!

Jacquie said...

F & C is a favorite of mine too! Good for you not indulging!

I would love your recipes for both dips when you have time!

Liz said...

That is impressive! Isn't it interesting how our brains start to make the better decisions without involving us? :)

Kristina B said...

That's sounds really hard just hearing the story! haha Made me want fish and chips!

Bandita Senorita said...

You're stronger than I'm sure I would've been! I love F & C!