September 4, 2012 § Leave a Comment
We “went out” the other night. During the school year? Yup. Wowza, that’s crazy talk.
It was really super!! I highly recommend hanging out with neat people as much as possible. Cheers, Chum who hosted for us!!!
I have to give my chum special mention for being a trooper in the “now, what is it that you can eat, exactly?” department. She tailored the meal to all of our (let’s call them) “food parameters.” It was delish with its turkey cutlet, courgette, zucchini, kale, and accompanying elements. Yay!
December 4, 2010 § Leave a Comment
Mum’s visiting! Yay!
And it’s Saturday! One of the best days of the week for me as it is also my Weekend Day One! I am thus allowed more time for relaxing; chatting with the nearest and dearest; and ‘dancing’ (quote marks to reflect reality: Polly is a self-confessed dancer-in-progress who’s current style is best described as ‘somewhat coordinated bouncing’). Well, having ‘danced’ around the living room for a spell this morning; mum and I ate breakfast together (cold cereal and milk for mumsy; hot wheat cereal for Polly) and planned the next week’s scoopmeal options and compiled our grocery/shopping list.
The current plans include a selection of the following:
- Be kindly catered for at the homestead of the In-Laws’ (at least twice) with the delights created by the magic hands of mom-in-law
- My Mum’s turkey bolognaise sauce with husband’s Z-Noodz & steamed veggies
- Vegan Black Bean burgers with all the ‘fixin’s’ & some more veggies
- Tea out at the same place we ate lunch today (more deets to follow below..)
- Tuna or salmon (I like tuna; mum’s a salmon lady) with husband’s Z-Noodz (double-header this week, eh?)
Then we shall sit down again next Saturday to figure out what else we haven’t sampled – Polly’s Pizza, Turkey Sausage Sandwiches and the like.
In case that was just unbelievable fascinating information and you are keen to know even more about the grocery-shopping/lunch-out combo of our collective Weekend Day One; read on..
Remember I was going on about being local people? Well, that extends to our ‘eating out’ habits also too. Truth is, we are not the ‘take-away dinner’ type folks; definitely the ‘cook-at-home as much as possible’ type (and largely because Polly struggles to find edible options in the outside world). That said, once a week during our grocery shop extravaganza; we have lunch ‘out.’
We do this always at the same locale; a small café that actively encourages the most awkward of ordering techniques with absolutely no eye-rolling when I get VERY specific about the type of milk in my decaf latte.
The great news too (given our mum-visiting-status) is that not only is this cute café my #1 top choice for outside the house meals; mum likes it too AND gets 10% off (though she hardly looks (or acts) like a stereotypical ‘senior’…)
When it comes to my food wants (and in spite of my seemingly stringent list of preferences); at heart I am a simple girl. For example, if there is oatmeal on a menu, I am:
- overly excited;
- highly likely to willfully ignore every other option on the menu and give it a go.
At this particular café; I only dream of knowing how the wonderful staff member makes this beautiful oatmeal with only water and baby oats:
Though my husband is an unpredictable order-er every time (keeping the staff guessing each week); I am one of those people who have had their order rung up on the register without actually saying a word.
Polly, creature of habit – why, yes.
Best outside-my-house oatmeal on the planet? A resounding, Yes.
Oh. And Mumsy inhaled (eating almost all of it! Brilliant choice, mummy; lots of healthy ingredients to fill you up with your nutrient quota) a Grilled Chicken Wrap with avocado on a Whole Wheat Spinach Tortilla accompanied by organic tortilla chips and a tiny pot of salsa. Given the remarkable speed and silence during its consumption; clearly, this was a winner too.