First on Monday, we went to our favorite Mexican restaurant. Enchiladas with refried beans. Mmmmm... I don't do mexican often, but dang, when I do it, I do it right.
Tuesday was our graduation dinner for the Tai Chi Beginner's class. OMG. The appetizers: Strawberries and Cucumbers with rice noodles, and sprouts with some kind of mushroom and unidentifiable protein. Entrees: Tofu and mixed vegetables in black bean sauce, Watercress and chicken, Asian eggplant in a some kind of sweet sauce. And something I'm forgetting now. All served with rice and green tea. Fortune cookies for dessert (I should not be spending money right now - duh). It all came out on platters that got passed around and it was WONDERFUL. And boy were we full when we left. Absolutely delicious though - and a once in a lifetime sort of meal.
And tonight? Darling Man's birthday. ZBoy and I gave him a choice of a French restaurant and a steak house - and he chose lobster!
I can't remember the last time we had lobster. It used to be a three-times-a-year thing - our anniversary, Valentine's Day and New Year's Eve. After a couple of years with ZBoy, we couldn't really afford it anymore, so we just stopped all of them. So I called around town to try to find out who sells live lobster and discovered that Wal-Mart of all places, was the only one relatively close that did! I drove out there, picked out a couple that were quite upset (the seafood guy got drenched trying to get them out) and had them steamed while I found french bread, salad, butter and cheesecake for dessert.
ZBoy even gave it a go (feeling brave after the success of Tuesday night) and found that he rather likes lobster. He doesn't LOVE it, but he didn't hate it either.
Still, it will probably be a while before we do the lobster-thing again. I put on my new, slightly baggy jeans today and discovered to my horror that they FIT. They had been getting a bit loose. Sigh. Time to get back on the wagon and start up the exercise again.
There's more to tell. I had extra kids all Memorial weekend and the 3rd grade picnic was today. But it's late and I'm tired (and full of lobster), so those are tales for another day.