Dinner last night @ Smitty’s with my wonderful bride (followed by a few hours of errands/grocery shopping….the romance after almost 16 years of marriage is still strong (and practical). So, back to my dinner. I ordered an 8 oz steak medium rare (few restaurant line prep cooks can cook a steak medium rare, and Smitty’s is guilty of this plague as well….more like a medium is the restaurant preference (no matter how you order it) , which is over cooked for me. I decided to get the steak sandwich (minus the bread) since it is EXACTLY the same steak as the steak for $15.99 as the steak on the dinner menu for $17.99 (I`m not naturally thrifty…but my wife is making a convert of me). For my sides, I had mixed steamed veggies and a tossed salad.
The “EUREKA` moment happened with my tossed salad. Unless the salad is full of almonds, cranberries and “sugar filled`dressing, I really am not a fan of salads. BUT, I do like mustard. So, I tried some mustard on my salad last night. REALLY GOOD! it doesn`t seem like a combination that will work, but boy was I wrong. Bring on the salad and mustard (BTw) Mustard has zero calories, zero fat, low sodium.
This evening, we are BBQ skinless and boneless chicken breasts (on sale as a bogo at sobeys this weekend) with several salads including Jen`s new quinoa and avocado salad…very tasty.
One day at a time, I`m far from perfect, but interested and learning.
Seize the day.