Monday, November 02, 2009


The diet starts now. Not only did I eat my body weight in Halloween candy over the weekend but my friend (and fellow foodie) Dorian was here. Let's just say we had a lot of plans involving food...which, of course, is easy to do. I love to entertain (and eat) and Dorian also wanted to hit some great Chicago restaurants. I should have stopped when I went to bed Saturday night with a raging stomachache wondering, "Was it the shrimp and grits? Maybe it was the chips and dip. Could have been the Bloody Mary....or the margarita. Maybe a combination of the hummus and chocolate??" Ahh.

(Dorian, Amy and Monica) Case in point - we invited our friend, Monica over for a "simple" Mexican-themed lunch.

And to top things off, we went for an amazing meal Sunday night. The desert above is actually called "Ridiculous." Why? It's ice cream, wrapped in carrot cake, then tempura fried with caramel sauce and candied walnuts. Yes, ridiculous, indeed.


Nichole said...

I feel your pain. I'm going back to Weight Watchers next week. Ugh.

prettykitty03 said...

Wow, truth in advertising to the extreme! Looks ridiculously wonderful. Terrific pic of you, Amy!

Sandi said...

Well, you look great in this picture!!

Alison said...

Wow...that looks delicious. I look forward to your culinary efforts attempting to make it, and I expect an invite!!

BTW - totally feel you on the weight loss thing. Nichole - I want to join WW again, but it's too expensive in this recession!! I am going to try to use, and just downloaded a Belleruth Naperstek weight loss guided meditation which supposedly doubled the weight loss of participants in a study.

Alison said...

This makes me think of the Harry Potter spell "Ridikulos!" Which, of course, is to get rid of boggarts.

Am I a Potter geek, or what?!?!

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