Started off the day today with three lightly scrambled eggs, bacon and some of MD’s home made, made from scratch, excellent pico de gallo or salsa.
Went to lunch at my golf club. The grill has a great burger that comes with choice of fries, fruit, salad or cole slaw. I always choose the fruit. While waiting for the burger, the waitstaff always brings a small bowl of nuts. MD and I picked all the almonds out of this bowl. We left the peanuts.
As near as I could figure, I probably ate about a dozen almonds.
And I ordered the burger without a bun. I slathered about a tablespoon (maybe a little less) of ketchup on it. This patty is pretty big, probably about 3/4 inch thick.
I had a glass of unsweetened ice tea to drink. The best part of this whole deal is that this lunch costs a whopping $9.75. I just noticed that there is no bacon. This burger usually comes with a couple of strips of applewood smoked bacon. That’s how it’s listed in the menu. I didn’t even notice it was missing at lunch.
I went out and played golf at another country club after lunch. After the round, I went in the clubhouse and succumbed to a Jameson on the rocks.
We proceeded from the clubhouse bar to the pro shop where there was an open house and pro shop sale going on. There were hors d’oeuvres, wine and beer. Since I can never let free wine, beer and/or hors d’oeuvres pass me by unmolested, I partook.
The snack was fruit, a couple of kinds of cheese and some prosciutto. The wine is a Brander Syrah. I had another half plastic glass of EOS cabernet sauvignon and a quarter of a glass of EOS zinfandel. Hey, it was a long open house with a lot going on. I noticed my behavior changing for the first time since starting this photo diet diary. I would probably have gone back for another plate of food had I not been doing this exercise.
While the open house was going on there was a raffle. We were all given one raffle ticket when we showed up there at the place (as Arlo Guthrie would say). There were several drawings, and on the very last one my ticket got selected. I was the proud winner of a pair of brand new Nike Air Zoom TW 2009 golf shoes.
MD was rehearsing tonight for her big Messiah performance this weekend, so I was left to my own devices for supper. I called a friend who is recently single to see if he might want to go for a burger with me. He had a group of guys (most of whom I knew) at his house cooking steaks, so he invited me over. My friend is a low-carb dieter, so I knew I would be safe. He was grilling steaks and zucchini on the grill and roasted a few root vegetables (parsnips, turnips, carrots and beets). He had also made a cream sauce with poblano peppers in it (this guy loves peppers).
Of course there was wine, and of course I had some. It was an Australian shiraz. I had a glass and a half.
And for dessert…
Blackberries, blueberries and heavy cream. At least I didn’t have pomegranate again.
MD just got home from rehearsal, and, as usual after a rehearsal, she’s wired. We debriefed a little and now plan to watch a Brit mystery DVD. Tonight it is Prime Suspect with Helen Mirren. While watching, I’ll nurse a small glass of 12 year old Jameson neat over the 2 hours that the show runs.
I’ve drunk much more booze of one kind or another tonight than I almost ever do. But, how often does a guy win a pair of Nike Tiger Woods designed golf shoes. Back on the straight and narrow manana.
Photo food diary Wednesday Dec 3, 2008