Last night was beautiful.
I mean, first up, check out my gorgeous family (except for my sister, who was still getting ready during picture-taking after only just getting home from work).
My “little” (he’s 6’4″) brother, Daniel, and Dad (who made Daniel go down a step, haha):
Aren’t they handsome?
Daniel and our gorgeous mother (who didn’t exactly look at the camera):
My family went out for dinner last night to a Lobster Night. It was served buffet style and was insanely good (and fun!).
The night started with a bucket of clams and mussels.
I had one clam (not for me) and two mussels (I liked them better, but this kind of food is simply not my thing).
I had two really nice glasses of Sauvingnon Blanc (my favorite) throughout the night.
Next, we hit the salad buffet.
That shrimp was awesome.
Finally, it was time for the main course and the main event: lobster!
Side dishes included roasted potatoes & carrots (so good), rice & beans, and vegetables (which were a little too soaked in oil for my taste but were still good).
There were also lots of other options, such as a roasted beef something-or-other, chicken, sausage, etc… but I didn’t mess around with that stuff. I knew what I was there for.
It was delish.
My whole plate:
Ok. Here’s for the surprising part.
I had dessert.
Real dessert, with sugar.
I figured that since I hadn’t known the ingredients of anything else and might get sick anyway, it was as good a time as any to try dessert. I also kind of wanted to test the limits of my intolerance.
So, I went for it. I took little, roughly 1/3 piece slivers of the strawberry shortcake, the key lime pie and the fruit tart.
The fruit tart was good, but nothing special. I still ate all of it, but really, there were only about three bites there. The strawberry shortcake wasn’t worth the bite I took of it. Way too sweet. It tasted like a puff of sugar. I didn’t touch it again after the first bite. The key lime pie, though was awesome, and I practically licked the plate clean.
I can’t even really say I regretted it that much, even when I got sick (but no where near as sick as I thought I’d get) about two hours later. I guess I just decided to live a little. It’s an intolerance, not an allergy, so I wasn’t really hurting myself or putting myself in any kind of danger. I was just putting myself through a little pain that I often feel accidentally as the result of mistakes, anyway!
Anyway, I ate a lot of food last night and definitely over-indulged, but it’s fun to do that every once in a while. It’s all about moderation and getting back on the bandwagon at the very next meal!
It was a wonderful night.