Saturday, January 15, 2005

Small people and New Year's Resolutions

Have you ever tried to eat low-carb at a Mexican restaurant? It’s not the easiest thing in the world, I must tell you. However, when you have small people in your family, you can do amazing things. Our 8 and 5 (almost 6) year olds are huge fans of Casa Bonita or any other meal place with a game room. Both my husband and I have very fond memories of it as a child growing up in Tulsa. I’m not sure exactly why we have these fond memories since I’m sure our parents said similar things to what we said last night. “No, you can’t have that 2 dollar light up thingy that will be dead or broken by morning.” “Yes you have to eat your dinner and sit at the table until we’re finished.” “Wait.” “Hold on.” “Be patient.” “Why did mommy promise herself she wouldn’t have a beer for 30 days?” "Sorry no more tokens." All music to a child’s ears. Somehow we don’t remember those things, we remember the caves, the treasure room, the waterfall and especially the game room after the meal. What’s not to love about Casa Bonita?

Well I’ll tell you. A very low carb meal plan for at least 9 more days. Find something; I dare you, that doesn’t have a tortilla in it, near it, or surrounding it. And if you can, then try to ignore the piles of chips on the table with state of the art synthetic cheese queso and the hot, sweet smelling sopaipillas (with honey). It’s especially hard when you’ve used up all your will-power right before the sopaipillas arrived trying to avoid ordering a beer. Gazing over the menu in line before the cashier rings you up, very fancy, I was thrilled to spot fajitas. The perfect low-carb item. Just eat them with a fork instead of the soft flour tortilla. The chicken was breast meat and tasty, the green peppers were a bit under cooked but crunchy and fresh. The cheese, guacamole and sour cream helped liven up the meal. Problem solved. But Craig orders a beer. I must kill him in his sleep.

Okay. I can't kill him, but only for the small people, as he certainly deserves it.


Bill said...

How many calories do you burn up with murder? I imagine that shooting somebody burns up less than a raisin. Chasing somebody down with a cinder block would probably do the trick, but you'd have to do a mile or so.

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Amy said...

Yep murder burns calories, but depending on the method, it varies greatly. Good thing it's just used for punctuation and not a literal plan for dealing with someone ordering a beer.

Anonymous said...

ahhhhh sweet memories

Amy's Dad