Monday, May 09, 2011
The Goldilocks gene
Did you have a nice Mother's Day? The guys took me out to a new Italian restaurant. Our final destination decided after two days of going back and forth... and a decision was only made close to 2:00 on Sunday due to my blood sugar dropping dangerously (it was a great excuse to order garlic bread for an appetizer).
I would say it is a defective gene from the gene pool but two of us do not share any DNA... our indecision about restaurants is only related by marriage. I call it the Goldilocks gene and it can be frustrating whether one inherits it or receives it when the marriage vows are exchanged. It came from my side of the family.
One could say our indecisiveness is due to a desire to celebrate on a tight budget but that doesn't explain when I'd pick Stephanie up to have lunch together when we lived in the same town. Ten minutes of her lunch hour would be taken up with where to go for a meal... and we usually ended up at the same places... sigh. The problem could be the plethora of restaurants to choose from in our town.
Anyway, the pizza was delicious and exactly what my tummy had sent out for... even if for awhile my brain didn't figure it out. It turned out to be a nice day with an excellent excuse to be lazy and read far into the wee hours of this morning.
This was the first day of summer mode with finals behind "us" (I say us since they affect the family schedule!) and Christopher's working full time at his job which was originally designing Apps for smart phones but has morphed since then. This summer he will carry both his full time job and part-time hours doing research in computer security for the University,
I've been tweaking my hummus recipe as well as researching Jerusalem salad recipes. I made both today and all three of us agreed the hummus is now achieving excellence, a result of reading lots of advice online and from my cookbooks. The Jerusalem salad turned out pretty good but Christopher and I had some ideas to tweak the tahini sauce to make it more like what they serve at his favorite Middle Eastern restaurant... which now costs $4.95 for a side serving!
It is all part of my quest to make yummy restaurant food cheaper at home... and the side benefit is that we don't have to decide where to go! ;)
Posted by Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks at 6:37 PM