This week is Restaurant Week in Providence and I have a friend who I always go out to lunch with during Restaurant Week. Lunch is a starter, entree and dessert for $14.95. Not too shabby considering that we went to The Capital Grille today, which I never go to during the rest of the year because it is way too expensive. Like, $50 for a petite filet expensive.
I was looking forward to it because I love their flourless chocolate cake and I figured I would have a little as my dessert. I had a nice salad to start, salmon and asparagus for my entree, and then the cake.
I think I had 4 little bites and I was DONE. I had the rest boxed up and I'm bringing it home to Jason. Not only was it so sweet and rich that I couldn't finish it, but as I walked back to the office afterward, I could feel my brain buzzing.*
*This is the medical term.
Only 16 full days without sweets and I am already super-sensitive to sugar.
You know what else? I didn't even WANT the bread in the bread basket. My thought process went something like this: Bread! -> wheat -> migraine and cloudy afternoon head -> NO THANK YOU.
I can't guarantee that will always be my thought process, but it seems like some of these lessons I've learned are finally sinking in.