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Work Christmas Party – Check!

8 Dec

Last night was my works christmas party – kinda lame that it was on a tuesday but hey, least we got one. Sure, you might think that all companies always have a christmas party but this year my company tried to cheap out and get away with having an informal drinks and appetizers at a crappy pub type place. Uh, No! Everyone in the office said no to that invitation, lol, so finally the company sucked up the cost and got a party but cause they left it so late instead of getting a private room at a nice restaurant (like last year) we just had two large tables in the normal part of a restaurant…it was…crowded, and noisy, and not as enjoyable cause it was hard to talk to anybody who wasn’t sitting right beside you, but hey, like I already said – least we got something! ๐Ÿ™‚

We went to this fancy restaurant in an expensive part of town – so a part of the city I don’t go to often cause I can’t afford anything there lol.

I decided way in advance that I would not count points yesterday, I know that you can go out to eat and enjoy yourself without blowing your points but the menu choices we had were quite limited and really – I would never be able to afford to eat there on my own so I figured I’d pick whatever I wanted from the menu and screw the points. lol. I gotta say, however many points I ate last night – totally worth it! ๐Ÿ˜€

My appetizer was the iceberg salad – it had a roasted garlic miso dressing, grilled cubes of chicken, baconย and scallions – it was tasty but too salty. I have always been sensitive to salt, I seem to taste it really easily and that has gotten more extreme since I have started eating healthier, shrug. So yeah, way salty salad. Weird huh? I gave part of my salad to my friend LL cause her appetizer was this weird not very good tuna thing and she didn’t like it so I shared mine.

The entree, wow, it was a Spicy Prawnย and Scallop Risotto dried red chili, three types of broccoli – holy crap it was gooooood! ๐Ÿ˜€ I had no idea what to expect, didn’t know what risotto was but it turned out it was like a rice dish, with a sauce and the prawns and scallops were mixed in with it, then it was put over the broccoli and topped with green onions. I ate it nice and slow so I could savour every single bite cause it was that good! Guess what happened though? I savoured it too well I think, ate too slowly, because by the time I got half way through the dish I was full! lol. Crazy. I mean, fancy restaurants serve stupid small portions so no way would I have ever imagined I’d get full from the salad and entree but yeah, by half way through that risotto I was d.o.n.e. ๐Ÿ˜› I ate a couple more bites cause I couldn’t stand the idea of not finishing the dish – the dish that would be so expensive I’d never be able to afford it on my own and it’s not like I could take the left overs home, lol. But nah, couldn’t do it. I just couldn’t get through it. Sad.

Dessert – I firmly believe we all have a seperate compartment in our stomachs for dessert, lol, I had the almond cheesecake with a cashew crust and I ate every single crumb! Oh, and it was topped with raspberry, Mmm! Mmm! Mmm! It was this nice little single serving sized cheesecake, beautiful! ๐Ÿ˜€

All in all, the food rocked. I could have done without the salad, or at least less salt in the salad but that’s the only thing I would change.

Now for drinks, I had a carona at work (the end of work!) and ordered a Shirley Temple at the restaurant, lol, yeah I know, it’s a kids drink but I didn’t want anymore alcohol and didn’t yet feel like drinking water, so Shirley Temple! ๐Ÿ˜› It was tasty – and almost as much of a treat as an alcoholic drink since I haven’t had juice since this whole weight watchers thing started. I didn’t finish it though. I nursed it through the dinner and when we all got up after the food was done and were mingling the waiter took it, sad face ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ah well, I got to drink most of it and juice is wasted calories anyways, yummy calories tho! lol.

So all in all it was a great food evening – not great points wise but great taste wise. ๐Ÿ™‚ I am not even going to try to figure out how bad the points were, I just don’t care. haha And that is an awesome feeling – knowing that I can have a meal that is a total treat and high in points but not derail my weight loss journey, score! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜›

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