Small lunch, big dinner

We had a really late lunch today.  My chocolate oats held me over until 2 pm.  It turns out that sitting in front of my computer in my pajamas does not require a lot of energy.  By 2 pm I knew that I needed to run the 9 miles I had planned as part of my half marathon training in order to make our dinner reservations.  I had a quick and small lunch of whole wheat pita stuffed with humus, roasted red peppers (from the farmer’s market), spinach, and a sprinkling of goat cheese.  Yum!  I will definitely be making this again.
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Usually I would eat more for lunch, but there is a delicate balance between eating too much and eating just enough when you immediately have to run afterwords.   I’m sorry for the sideways picture.  I haven’t quite figured out how to upload vertical photos so that they turn correctly.

During my run I overshot one of the turns I was supposed to take and ended up having to backtrack making it more like a 9 1/2 mile run.  The half marathon is in December and I just decided to do it so I’m kind of behind on training.  Because of this, I have set a goal to just finish it and not worry about my time.  BUT, it would be nice to beat my other two half marathon times, however unlikely.  We shall see.

After my run I was scrambling to get ready so we could make our dinner reservations with our friends Heather and Job.  We went to Bonterra, which we have been meaning to go to for a while since our friends Jamie and Katie were married there last June.  The atmosphere is really cool because the restaurant used to be a church before it was renovated.  Unfortunately this was all I remembered to capture of my meal.

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Needless to say, it was delicious.  I started with the “Magnolia” salad which had herbed goat cheese, toasted almonds, and mixed greens.  I devoured it.  I also had half of a piece of their walnut bread with a bit of butter.  Next was the Alaskan Halibut with a shrimp and corn maquec houx.  I’m not really sure what a maque choux is even after eating it, but it was also devoured.  I think I was done before anyone else.  I’ve been trying to eat a little lighter at restaurants lately, but after 9 miles of running I was getting the shakes and needed a substantial meal.  We all agreed would definitely go there again.  Brad got the scallops and ratatouille which was also very good.

Rodney Strong Pinot NoirI also had a glass of Rodney Strong Pinot Noir which was very very good.  Jon had the Cabernet Sauvignon before so we thought we would give the Pinot a try.  I would definitely try this again if I had the chance.

After our meal we went and saw a one man show followed by dessert at Flemings.  Flemings is a chain but it is upscale, which means its better than your average chain.  We ordered the Frozen Lemon Gingersnap Pie.

Frozen Lemon Gingersnap PieI had two bites, which was just enough.  And some decaf coffee.  I love coffee after a meal, but anything other than decaf keeps me up all night long.

Smiley and fullOverall, it was a nice night and we turned in kind of early for a Saturday night which I think is a telling sign that we’re getting old. 🙂

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