December 20, 2007

Smaller Portions Make Me Happy!

Posted in dessert, Dinner at 7:36 pm by jaweber

Yum! Dinner was SO amazing!

As you all know, my friend was in town and we went out to eat at the restaurant I work at, http://www.roysrestaurant.com. I’m pretty proud of myself because I def. could have eaten a lot more and feel stuffed right now, but instead I feel full, but not overstuffed. I had one glass of red wine and sipped it slowly to make it last my whole meal. To start, they brought out some spicy edamame to the table (japanese steamed soybeans) and I’m guessing I ate about 1/4-1/2 cup of them I was pretty hungry already! Then, I ordered a cup of the Spicy Roasted Pumpkin and Butternut Squash Soup with Chili Oil. It was really really tasty! There was cream in it for sure but the cup only held such a small amount of soup (I’m guessing not more than 2 or 3 ounces) that it was fine..and it tasted very light so I don’t think it was heavy cream they used. Maybe light cream of half and half. For my entree I ordered the special of pesto seared red snapper…and I found out they do half orders there so I got that! I work there and didn’t even know that! The usual size of the order is 8 ounces of fish so what I got was 4 ounces. My friend ordered a half order of a special tuna wrapped in prosciutto so we shared, half and half. In all, I ate about 4 ounces of fish—2 ounces of mine and 2 ounces of hers…plus all of my veggies. For dessert we split the pineapple upside down cake which was TINY (but absolutely amazing with a toffee rum sauce and rum soaked fruit on the side)! Seriously…it could have fit in the size of my palm but came with an equally small scoop of vanilla ice cream (about 2 ounces) and we split everything. The sizing was very small (more like tapas) but perfect since the dinner and dessert was quite rich with all the sauces and everything. I didn’t want to eat a huge heavy dinner tonight anyways because I’m going out to dinner again tomorrow night with Ryan and we are celebrating Christmas…so I sort of wanted to save up for tomorrow night 🙂

Now I’m home drinking some herbal tea because honestly I don’t feel that full!

Sorry the pictures did not seem to turn out tonight!!! The restaurant was really dark and I tried to get up close to the food to show you all but it didn’t go as well as planned. I’m posting them anyways but know that these don’t show the true food!!

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Spicy roasted pumpkin soup….it was a tiny portion, about 3 ounces. Perfect though for before a meal!

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ugh, this picture did not turn out well! It was my half portion (4 ounces) of pesto seared snapper in a red wine reduction sauce with mushrooms and bok choy. I ate half of this and half of my friend’s meal!

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Slightly blurry picture of pineapple upside down cake…I’ll try tomorrow for better photos!

A note about dessert: I love to order dessert when I’m out with a friend or Ryan. Dessert is fun to share and that way you eat less calories than ordering your own! Just don’t hog the entire thing and keep the dessert small. It’s a fun way to end a really nice meal in my opinion 🙂

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