Wednesday, August 26, 2009

DF22 and 23: Eating Out and Leftovers

Well, I have fallen behind on my goal of posting every day, but I can give you a summary of DF 22 and 23. DF22 was not one of my better days... I spent most of the day in bed, sleeping. I think it was a combination of exhaustion from my road trip and a reaction to the alcohol I drank (ONE glass!) on date night.

It's becoming clear I should just avoid all alcohol. That means cutting out my twice annual margarita with friends at the American Library Association conferences, LOL! Although, this year I did have a cocktail on my birthday and on Valentine's Day as well, bringing my annual total, counting this weekend's hard cider, up to 4 drinks. I have a one-drink limit when I do imbibe. I have too many extended family members suffering from alcoholism to want to flirt much with that disaster. Also, I take several medications and do not want to end up like Karen Ann Quinlan. As I mentioned, wine tends to give me a headache, even white wine, even just one glass, so I never drink it.

After emerging from my semi-comatose state, I seriously wasn't feeling the urge to cook. DC graciously took us out to eat. We had Italian, where it's fairly easy for me to find one or two naturally dairy-free menu items that agree with me. Both of us had about half of our food boxed up, since we couldn't finish it all.

Which was a good thing, since on DF23, I still had not done much shopping, leaving us with not a lot of options for vittles. So, we ended up just eating our leftovers from the day before. BORING. But tasty, nonetheless.

I must confess, I did eat a large bowl (to finish off the carton) of soy-based Purely Decadent frozen dessert, in the Pecan Praline flavor. After having tried this flavor twice, I cannot recommend it. There is a fairly prominent soy taste as well as a somewhat unpleasant oily texture, which gets worse as the stuff melts. My recommendation: skip it.


  1. I have just about given up all alcohol, too. I think I'd rather eat my calories, anyway. ;)
    And you really ought to try Purely Decadent made with coconut milk ice cream. It's very rich and creamy like gelato, and doesn't have a soy-beany taste. It's all we eat at our house now, and it's absolutely delicious.

  2. Angel-- yeah, it's gonna be the coconut milk stuff for me too from now on. I have tried, and enjoyed, both the chocolate and the coconut flavors, and best of all, the coconut-milk Purely Decadent has NO sugar! It is sweetened with agave instead, which the doc said is ok for me. That being said, I'm going to have to be careful not to eat it more than once or twice a week. It's not calorie free, unfortunately!

    Thanks for your comment! :) K


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