Saturday, February 1, 2014

dinner out tonight...

Today Bob and I decided to take a run to Ikea.  (Why did I wait until afternoon when everyone and their mother's brother's uncle was there??)  My pantry cabinet is out of control with all the stuff I need post-surgery:  protein shakes, vitamins, calcium, unflavored protein powder, sugar free Torani syrups, etc. Bob's snacks are sharing the same cabinet so it's tough to grab something without it all falling out.  I really want some sort of pull-out drawers or something so I can organize it better and be able to get to everything.  Ikea had some awesome pantry cabinets, but since I haven't been working for a couple months, I don't want to spend that kind of money right now.  We then decided on buying just the drawers and installing them in the cabinets we have.  Ultimately, we left with nothing, though.  I want to think more about what I really need.  I checked out some things at Lowe's, but they were too expensive.

We went out to dinner on our way home.  We went to the Wood-n-Tap in Orange.  I love their food, but obviously I can no longer make any kind of dent in a big platter of their nachos.  I wanted to order the Maine crab dip appetizer, but decided all the cream and butter might not sit well and didn't want to risk getting sick or anything while I was out.  I could have ordered a chicken dinner and just packed the rest up to take home, but I just couldn't justify spending $15.00 on something that would take me a week to eat or might just get tossed out.  So, I settled on the soup of the day.  I chose the mushroom stout and it was delicious! Very creamy and strong flavor from the stout.  I loved that the majority of the mushrooms were ground up.  I didn't have to chew anything.  I had some water with it.  I'm not supposed to drink with my meals, but considering soup slides through my stomach pretty fast I didn't see it as a big deal.  As long as I don't make a habit of it.  I ate about four of Bob's french fries, too. They were the skinny ones.  It was a good dinner, but I need to get over feeling as though I'm a freak when I'm at a restaurant.  I guess I just feel weird sitting there with a little bowl of soup and some water while Bob is chowing down on a huge plate of sliders.  This was only my second trip out for a meal since surgery so I'm sure I'll get used to it in time.


  1. Never feel weird eating small portions. You will feel better when your sitting there with your hot mama clothes on eating your lil portions :)

    1. That's what I'm looking forward to! I could have ordered an appetizer, but this early on I was worried that it turn out to be something my stomach didn't like. Once I start trying more foods (after my root canal), I'll be more adventurous. Just feels bizarre not to eat a regular meal.