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Monday, February 21, 2011

Dinner, the Synphony & a tired pooch :o)

First off, I want thank everyone for the well wishes. I am feeling better. Still not a 100%, but I am getting there. Why is that the flu just takes so much out of you? I want to get back to the gym, but am not sure how long I should wait. I am still really tired, so I don't think I am ready yet. I guess, I will just keep listening to my body to see when it is ready to get back into things.

Now for the dinner:

As I have mentioned before, a friend is doing a Margaret Fulton Challenge. Cooking her way through 100 recipes from Margaret Fulton's Very Special Cookbook.
Saturday night was menu number 10:

Tomato Soup
Veal Escalopes in Mustard Cream
Chocolate Eclairs

I have realised something after this fantastic dinner. The band works great when you go to a dinner party.

The meal happens over a couple of hours, you spend a lot of time talking and socialising and even though you are there for the food, the eating is not the sole reason for being there.

I was able to eat a normal serve of the entree and dessert and I did only have a small serve of the main - I wish I could have eaten more as the veal was soooo yummy and very melt in your mouth tender. And even though most people there knew about the band it wasn't very obvious and it didn't pose a single problem.

After my last fill I honestly thought I would have a problem at these dinners, as I have very good restriction and it doesn't take much to fill me at the moment. But the eating part of the night takes so long due to all the conversations that I am able to eat really slowly and really work the band.
This was what we went through on Saturday night. And before you say anything, there was eight of us at dinner. Saturday was also the first night were I was able to enjoy some alcohol and not have it stuff up the night of eating :o)

How you might be asking?

Well, it is really so simple that I can't believe I hadn't thought of it before. I didn't drink while I was eating, and I waited at least 30 minutes after I finished eating before I had anything else to drink.

I know.... who knew that following the bandster rules would stop you from spending half the night throwing up and feeling really uncomfortable :o) - and yes, I am being very sarcastic here :p

Now off to the symphony:
I am officially a symphony snobs :o) At least that is what J and I are calling ourselves.

We have subscribed to the QLD Symphony Orchestra and went to our first show yesterday. It was interesting to see that the average age was about 75 years old :p, but the music was great, we had pretty good seats.
The only downside was that I embarrassed myself completely be having a coughing fit, the last one I have had from the flu, it was probably the air conditioning. It was so bad I had to leave. The best bit about this bad situation; was that they have a viewing room at the theatre, It's a sound proof room were you can see and hear the concert, but no-one else can see or hear you. It was great as I was able to still enjoy the concert and still cough my lungs up :p
And to finish this long post, here is one tired pooch :
So tired she had to rest her head on the foot stool :o)
Happy Monday everyone. Have a great week :o)


  1. She is adorable and I am happy you were able to enjoy your evening at your friends house!

  2. Sounds like a great weekend! I'm glad you are feeling better.

  3. Glad you are feeling better. Sounds like a great weekend.

  4. Yay for feeling better...and for working the bandster rules! I get too suspicious when I can finish a full plate of food, until I realize I've been eating for 2 hours while catching up on I need to stop that!

  5. That sounds like a great night :-) - the dinner and the symphony.
    Your pup is so cute :-)
    I've always thought of cooking my way through a recipe book but I don't think it would work out very well :-P well maybe ok if it included things like toast and sliced fruit ha ha!