Me? Not so much. I’m partied out, yo. It started back with Jonathan’s parents’ Christmas party, then there was the 4th Annual Tacky Christmas Sweater Party. Then there was the Greater B’ham Young Republicans affair at Rogue Tavern.
I know, I know.
What is this brite blue dot doing in a sea of red? On her own accord? Well, I thought I’d support my wonderful boyfriend.
That’s pork quesadillas, fried zucchini and pickles, and some sort of lettuce wrap. It was pretty good.
I represented my blue.
It may be hard to see, but that is, indeed, Dale Peterson. If you haven’t already viewed the commercial for his campaign for the position of Alabama Ag Commissioner, please do so now.
Yeah, you can see why I was excited. I got just tipsy enough to get my picture made with him when he left the building. Sad day.
When we left, we were still hungry from the lack of real food at the event. Enter Formaggio’s.
$5 pitchers??? How could I say no? This blog ought to be called “That’s What Summer Drank.”
I don’t even really like ranch, but these were really great.
The next week, the food parade continued. There was the Citadel party, which I look forward to all year.
I tried to fill up my plate with lots of veggies and fruit, but I can’t resist the awesome cheese platters they always have. So good. That meat on the right was so tender I cut it with a fork. Also—I didn’t eat everything on both plates 🙂
Later on, I joined J for another work luncheon (separate job) that I actually forgot about until the last minute. I’d come to work wearing an Auburn sweatshirt (dated Sugar Bowl 1987) and tennis shoes, so needless to say, I wasn’t exactly presentable. I hightailed it home and then up to the Summit. Holiday traffic took its toll, and a drive that normally would have taken me 10 minutes took 25. I felt so rushed.
My meal, however, was great. We ate at the Macaroni Grill, and I tried to order something from the lighter menu. I had the Rosemary Chicken Spiedini with roasted veggies.
How do you try to practice moderation while indulging in all the eating activities that come along with Christmas?