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Re: What are you eating?
« Reply #340 on: July 13, 2007, 01:11:12 PM »
Last night, LOML & I celebrated our 37th wedding anniversary w/ just a 'snack' dinner at home (took her out to a wonderful restaurant a few nights ago w/ a colleague couple also celebrating a July anniversary, even a few years beyond ours!):

Snacks consisted of several different 'real' cheeses (we usually eat 2% low fat, yuck!) and smoked fishes, trout & salmon - different sauces for the fish & a variety of crackers/bread + a superb bottle of a French Champagne - really wonderful - this is our 'holiday' type dinner; usually we order caviar from the web, but not this time.

Tomorrow off to the NC mountains for a couple of nights - two restaurants lined up for dinners - plus, I made her a delightful card on the computer - BOY, is that enough!  ;) ;D

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Re: What are you eating?
« Reply #341 on: July 13, 2007, 01:46:18 PM »
Hummus and pita bread.

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Re: What are you eating?
« Reply #342 on: July 17, 2007, 02:26:08 PM »
Well, a couple of posts ago, I was on my way to Blowing Rock in the NC mountains (near Boone), and just an hour & half from my home - a frequent trip for my wife & me - this time an extended anniversary celebration:

We just stayed a couple of nights but did have some excellent dinners - first night, we ate at the Best Cellar which is now part of the 'Inn at Ragged Gardens' a B&B in Blowing Rock - check out the MENU - plenty of specials - in fact, I started w/ a 'Lump Blue Crab' appetizer which I shared w/ my wife's 'Seared Tuna' - both delicious; main course, was a 'Veal Chop' - infused w/ a Cajun sauce & then grilled - wonderful mashed new potatoes & asparagus - we had to skip dessert (the beginning breads were varied, freshly made, and too filling!) -  :)

Second night, we ate at the Westglow Resort Spa - the restaurant there has changed its name to Rowland's - new ownership; this is a famous (and expensive) place to stay, and the food prepared caters to 'low calorie' dishes prepared just superbly - we both started w/ a salad (roasted pear, Rouquefort, walnuts, & fresh greens) - I had a 'fish' (can't remember the name!) which was firm like tuna but lighter in color - prepared to perfection and combined w/ a vegetable/mushroom combo (bok choy w/ some Japanese mushrooms) - just superb!  For dessert, we had the 'Berry Mountain Crisp' & the 'Kahlua Bananas Foster' - these are prepared 'low calorie' w/ bascially NO FAT - they were delicious - the chef has a number of cookbooks - we love to eat at this place; each of our meals probably added up to 600 calories or less (the menu even includes the calorie counts for each dish, plus these can prepared in a 'standard' fashion or even 'cut down' more, if desired) - anxious to return!  ;D


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Re: What are you eating?
« Reply #343 on: July 17, 2007, 02:27:36 PM »
Marble cake

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Re: What are you eating?
« Reply #344 on: July 17, 2007, 02:48:31 PM »
peach

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Re: What are you eating?
« Reply #345 on: July 17, 2007, 02:53:24 PM »
Snacks consisted of several different 'real' cheeses (we usually eat 2% low fat, yuck!) and smoked fishes, trout & salmon - different sauces for the fish & a variety of crackers/bread + a superb bottle of a French Champagne - really wonderful - this is our 'holiday' type dinner; usually we order caviar from the web, but not this time.

This sounds great Dave. My wife and I do a very similiar thing, usually on Xmas Eve, delicious! :)
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Re: What are you eating?
« Reply #346 on: July 17, 2007, 02:54:51 PM »
I'm eating red meat tonight - a lot of it.  Anyone who gets in my way becomes part of the meal.
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Re: What are you eating?
« Reply #347 on: July 17, 2007, 04:55:45 PM »
peach
My favorite fruit of all. Hard to find a decent one though  :-\

I had giant butter beans and rice.
For fruit/desert: half of a Sugar Baby (actually it is a small watermelon, I don't know why they suddenly started calling them SugarBabies)

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Re: What are you eating?
« Reply #348 on: July 17, 2007, 05:26:01 PM »

Spirulina

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Re: What are you eating?
« Reply #349 on: July 17, 2007, 08:01:39 PM »
Spirulina

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You are eating spirulina?

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Re: What are you eating?
« Reply #350 on: July 18, 2007, 02:57:26 PM »
Last night we had one of my faves :)

Marias marvelous marmalade and mustard marinade lamp chops ;)
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Re: What are you eating?
« Reply #351 on: July 18, 2007, 04:51:20 PM »
Bocaburger with tomatoes, onions, mayo and mustard. Half a corn on the cob on the side.

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Re: What are you eating?
« Reply #352 on: July 18, 2007, 04:57:13 PM »
Last night we had one of my faves :)

Marias marvelous marmalade and mustard marinade lamp chops ;)

Love everything about the "bolded" ingredient.  Maybe you could post her recipe.
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Re: What are you eating?
« Reply #353 on: July 19, 2007, 04:42:51 AM »

Last night: Organic Fresh ground Peanut Butter on whole Spelt Bread. For dessert, three dates.  8)


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Re: What are you eating?
« Reply #354 on: July 19, 2007, 10:56:27 AM »
Sardines that are probably a few years old and pita. Not bad, really.

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Re: What are you eating?
« Reply #355 on: July 19, 2007, 11:01:01 AM »
Well, on my own last night (wife out at a dinner meeting!) - so, quick & simple:  Alaskan King Crab, just steamed & cooled + a spinach/mushroom salad w/ a little low-cal blue cheese dressing (my favorite!); OH, of course a light Chardonnay - tried the newest release of the Greg Norman (inexpensive & readily available in the grocery stores here) - not bad (probably would give it a mid-80s rating), but fine w/ the crab.  :D

 
this looks good, actually.....
i haven't had much seafood since my parents hate it (except for fish, if it's heavily cooked). so.... i don't know what crab tastes like.

i love squid, though.....  0:)

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Re: What are you eating?
« Reply #356 on: July 19, 2007, 01:35:53 PM »
this looks good, actually.....
i haven't had much seafood since my parents hate it (except for fish, if it's heavily cooked). so.... i don't know what crab tastes like.
i love squid, though.....  0:)

Greg -LOL!  ;D  That post was from a few months ago, but seemed to 'peak' your interest - I love all sorts of crab - King Crab from the Alaska area is one of the biggest!  Expensive but delicious!

Blue Crab (below, left) is a special treat in my area (mid-Atlantic states) - just all sorts of options from 'steamed & peppered', lumped as an appetizer (just had that in the mountains a few days ago), or cooked into some main course (need to visit Charleston or Savannah for some of the best preparations).

Stone Crab (below,right) - the orange/black claws, from the waters around FL - just had some in May!  Several years ago, we were on the west coast of southern FL in Everglades City - took a boat tour that discussed the catching & harvesting of stone crabs - basically these 'critters' are caught, the claws pulled off, & the body tossed back into the sea (the claws regenerate!); these are expensive also & come in various sizes (the larger, the more $$) - Joe's Crab House in Miami is a great option!

Dungeness Crab (lower) - west coast crab popular in San Francisco down on the bay, but these are shipped to the east coast (and I've had them cooked live in east coast restaurants) - this crab can be big & there is tasty 'meat' in the body & the claws - a feast!  One of my favorite lunches is in San Fran on the Bay (or across the Bay in Sausalito or Tiburon) is a half of a chilled Dungeness crab w/ a few glasses of Chardonnay, plus a nice fresh salad!

Well, those are the crabs that I usually eat - I'm sure many others exist, but give these a try!  :D

 


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Re: What are you eating?
« Reply #357 on: July 24, 2007, 08:42:12 AM »


prosciutto & melon

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Re: What are you eating?
« Reply #358 on: July 24, 2007, 10:56:22 AM »
Dried mango. Pretty gross, really.

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Re: What are you eating?
« Reply #359 on: July 24, 2007, 01:33:03 PM »
Just returned from a trip to Indianapolis - visit to our son - ate at a couple of seafood chains (small chains) that had surprising excellent food; unfortunately none are located in North Carolina (at least yet!):

Mitchell's Fish Market - started out w/ an assortment of oysters followed by a swordfish main course - all excellent; CLICK on the name for a link to see if there might be a location near you - would easily return!   :)

Kona Grill - started out w/ some sushi shared w/ my wife (quite good!), and then had the halibut w/ bok choy & some great flavored mash potatoes - can't find a good link, but apparently a mid-west chain, also!  :D