Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Treating My Tastebuds











Lon told me this morning that he probably won't be home for supper this evening so I picked up a dinner-to-go for myself at Atlanta Bread during my lunch break. I ordered half a Salsa Fresca Salmon Salad (grilled wild Alaskan salmon filet on romaine and field greens with fire-roasted black bean and corn salsa and pineapple-mango vinaigrette) and half a Veggie Sandwich (lettuce, tomato, provolone, cucumber, red onion and dill sauce on nine grain bread). Does that sound good or what!

Thus, as I write this while at work (trust me, all of my work is done for the day), my dinner is waiting for me in a brown paper bag on the backseat of my truck. When I arrive at home after work, I'll belly up to our pub table and relish my ready-to-eat meal. I'm expecting both the salad and sandwich to be delicious and oh-so nutritious to boot.

It's 4:15, so I've less than an hour to go before I scoot out the door from work. In five minutes, I'll be home and tending to my growling stomach. If I can control my appetite, I'll snap a picture or two of what will soon disappear.

You're probably wondering why I think this is blog-worthy. Well, it's like this. Lon's tastebuds and mine sing to the tune of differing foods. He wouldn't enjoy this particularmy meal so it's a treat for me to do my own thing. His schedule is mostly unpredictable, so I won't be surprised if he comes waltzing in the door just as I take my first bite! If he does, I'm prepared to simply smile sweetly and say, "So sorry, Charlie."
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News Flash: It's 6:15 and my plate is clean. To my great delight, I wasn't walked in on while I devoured my tasty salad and yummy sandwich. I'd like to eat Atlanta Bread's cuisine regularly.

8 comments:

dayner said...

Sometimes it's nice to enjoy a quiet dinner of your favorites. Thankfully my husband and I have similar tastebuds and neither of us will touch seafood. I'll take my salad minus the salmon, thanks.

Shaddy said...

dayner: The salad would be good without the salmon. The awesome dressing and the bean and corn salsa were quite adequate toppings for the romaine lettuce and field greens.

darksculptures said...

Oh that looks so delicious! I must have a nice peice of Salmon or Mahi Mahi for dinner now. If we didn't live so far apart I would gladly join you for lunch or dinner. We may need an extra bottle of wine of course. HEHE

Shaddy said...

darksculptures: Sounds like fun to me!

Lia said...

Mmmmmm!!!! Mmmmmmmm!!!
I'd like to eat there every day as well. Sounds yummie to me.
Like you my taste buds sing a different tune to those around me and the best thing about this diet is that I can eat all the foods I really do enjoy, like fish. Gosh I would eat fish for every meal if I could. I love it that I now have an excuse to get away with cooking two different dinners. One for all the men in the house and a totally different one for me!!!
Just tell Lon that you "have" to have a different diet Dr Lia's orders haha!
Much love
Lia
xx
Ps can you e-mail me your address, as I have something I would like to send you...not telling it's a surprise. No! it doesn't involve you having to pick me up from the airport, you can breathe easy lol.

Shaddy said...

Lia: You are too sweet. I'll send you my address as long as you send me yours as well. I like sending surprise packages too.
I'll definitely pass your diet orders essential for my health and wellness to my husband. When I tell him the orders originated from you, Dr. Lia, he'll know the diet plan is absolutely necessary.

Natasha said...

Thanks for sharing your dinner with us. It looked and sounded delicious.

Bon appetit!

Shaddy said...

Natasha: Merci beaucoup!