Thursday, March 21, 2013

See You In September

Good for Me is going on hiatus for at least a couple of months. I am relocating, and the next time you see me, I'll be exploring a whole new food culture. See you then!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Out to Dinner: Cantina 1511

Tonight's dinner out was at Cantina 1511 in Stonecrest. Their menu has evolved over the past few years, and now includes both standard Mexican-American/Tex-Mex dishes (tacos, burritos, quesadillas) as well as more upscale protein-centric dishes. I tried one of the latter this evening - duck breast in blood orange sauce.

The duck was a little too fatty for my taste, the fat not fully rendered out of the skin. I took the skin off and ate the meat, which had a fine flavor. The blood orange sauce was very tart and strongly flavored - it almost overwhelmed the flavor of the duck but not quite. The fruit salsa served over the top was a nice addition. The rice was pretty bland - they say "saffron" but I'm thinking turmeric.  I wouldn't bother with this dish again as there are so many other items to choose from. Last time I was there I had duck "carnitas" tacos and it was much better.

I Can Haz!

Finally - finally! - starting to regain a normal appetite after weeks of being sick.

Cheeseburger w/ 2 oz. ground beef (93/7), 1 oz. potato roll, lettuce, tomato, 1/2 2% American cheese slice, ketchup, mustard, and low-fat mayo: 225 calories.
8 Tater Tots: 150 calories

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Fighting Off the Klingon Flu

You may have noticed a certain absence of blog posts for the past couple of weeks. Everyone in the house has been sick, with what I can only surmise is the Klingon Flu. (The defining symptom of the Klingon Flu is that when you wake up each morning, you think "Today is a good day to die.") I've been subsisting on Gatorade and Lipton's Cup-a-Soup. Signs of recovery are apparent however - I only get into an uncontrollable coughing fit once an hour or so. Blog posts will resume when normal meals do, which should be any day now.