This evening my husband and I went out to dinner to celebrate our thirteenth anniversary. He picked out this charming little restaurant in Carmel that I'd never heard of before, and the food was out of this world!
I have to admit, I cheated on my diet a bit. Had my first glass of wine in months, an absolutely stellar cabernet. I swear, this wine was like a meal in itself - rich, robust, almost chewy. Then, after skimming the menu about five times trying to decide what I wanted for my entree, I settled on this delicious risotto with rock shrimp, asparagus, mushrooms and artichoke hearts. It was so good I could only finish half of it, because I wasn't about to skip dessert!
Yes, I had dessert - creme brulee (my favorite!) with fresh berries. This was a huge cheat on my diet, but it was worth every bite. I'll just have to pedal the exercise bike that much harder tomorrow.
And now I'm gonna go stretch out on the couch and watch Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow on the DVR. ;)