I wasn’t expecting to have my husband home on our actual anniversary because it fell on Monday and he would typically be at work. Well, he ended up having jury duty, being released early and calling to see if we wanted to meet him in town for lunch. Peanut and I were headed that way to run errands anyway so we met up for a bite to eat and then he went with us to pick up some things I needed for baby shower projects. Heck of a guy, my husband. He willingly went to Hobby Lobby and entertained Peanut while I hunted, compared and decided. By “entertained” I mean raced the cart around the store while she giggled uncontrollably.
No pictures of lunch. Just for the record though, the veggie burger at Max & Erma’s is NOT as healthy of an option as you would think. I asked ahead of time whether it was grilled or fried (It’s grilled.) and ordered it with no guac. I consider myself a fairly nutrition savvy person and I know what to look for when I dine out. It’s still so hard to know what you’re getting when you eat out. I knew it wasn’t going to be super low-cal or anything, but I was still shocked with the stats when I got home and looked it up online. I wish more restaurants would make their nutrition information readily available in the restaurant instead of just on their website.
We just hung out at the house for most of the afternoon, enjoying each others company. It was too cold to take Peanut with me on my run, but my husband volunteered to keep her and I took him up on the offer. No land speed records were set. Still, it felt good to move and the breeze, even though it was cool, was refreshing. My new shoes did wonderful on their maiden voyage. It felt like I had clouds strapped to my feet.
The fabulousness of my husband continued when he offered to prepare a special anniversary dinner. I knew it was going to be good when he fired up the grill. He put on quite the spread:
Grilled tomatoes & mushrooms:
Grilled shrimp, half with Old Bay & half with Tastefully Simple Grill Seasoning:
Whole wheat pasta:
I threw a little bit of everything together and topped it with some Colavita olive oil and fresh chopped parsley.
My posting and commenting may be sporadic (or non-existent) this week. The baby shower I’m hosting is on Sunday and I’m in full-on prep mode for the rest of the week. I’ll do what I can, but don’t be surprised if I disappear until Monday.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day, everyone!