David likes to make fun of me for sentiments like this one, since technically we could do this everyday because of our job flexibility. (David is a philosophy professor at CU Boulder, in case I haven't mentioned that before. Hence the robot-like rationality.) David also finds it mildly alarming that even though I could watch movies all day on a Wednesday, for instance, I choose not to, instead reserving Sunday (and let's face it, sometimes Saturday) for utter relaxation day: movies, reading, minimal stressors, etc.
I got to thinking about all this because last night David and I went out to dinner with our friend Bradley, who regaled us with his most recent adventures in dating. It doesn't seem like that long ago that David and I started dating (3 years), but my my how things have changed for us.
(*Sidenote: it seriously just occurred to me that this "nesting" is the opening stage of what may later be empty nest syndrome: me, at like 47, doing step aerobics at the YMCA, prolly drinking too much wine, and generally hiding from the fact that my life's purpose--i.e. raising my spoiled kids--has been nullified because they "flew the coop." In other words, I'm building a "nest" that is going to self-destruct faster than a college freshman.)
(Jesus. Speaking of which, there should be some kind of Lord's prayer for neurotics.)
Anyyyyyway, dinner was good. We hadn't seen Bradley in awhile, so it was nice to catch up over mediocre food.
We ate at Leaf Vegetarian Restaurant, which is one of the surprisingly few vegetarian restaurants in Boulder.
I started with a Spring salad, which had pickled onions (not on the menu but yummy), pepitas!, and some kind of tangy dressing. Actually, now that I think about it, I don't think that's what I actually ordered! Hey!
|Not that you can tell, though, because I forgot to take a picture of it before I ate.it.all.|
Same goes for the Blonde Ale I shared with David:
But, ta-da! My entree:
|Mustard-crusted tofu with sweet potatoes, seared greens, and cherry reduction.|
Actually, this doesn't deserve a "ta-da." The tofu was good but not great, the greens and sweet potatoes were "meh," and the cherry reduction was way too sweet--like cherry juice sweet.
David and Bradley got the seitan "loin" (puke, "loin"), which was much better:
|I think I'm going to work on my photography skillz.|
*Have you wondered how much a 1/4 block of tofu, 5 slices of sweet potato, and a mini-serving of chard actually costs? Yah, me neither. $%*#!