I know this is not the way to end week one of "healthy" eating (healthy by my standards, anyway), but tomorrow night we are celebrating VDay/aka Naomi's birthday, by going to Meadow Restaurant. It's this little "town" about a 35-40 minute drive away, and it has no traffic lights. None. But it does have a major four way stop intersection that holds a gas station, small shop, fire station, and a school. OH. and the restaurant.
It's small. It's a non-descript brick building with an old plastic sign out front. I'm not even sure the sign lights up. The parking lot isn't paved, and there's nothing elaborate about it all.
But the food. Oh my word. They have a very small and modest fruit/salad bar. A vegetable bar with all your southern veggies: black-eyed peas, green English peas, boiled potatoes, collards, fatback (which Bobby likes), stewed tomatoes, fried apples, and then at the end will be either rice and country style steak or meatloaf and mashed potatoes. On the next little bar is fried chicken and a wide variety of seafood.
The third bar I've never been to but it's a favorite of kids...ice cream and toppings such as gummy bears, marshmellows, and nuts.
But the last bar...that is the bar that makes this restaurant famous. As in, they've won awards for this tiny table. Desserts. Home-made chocolate pie with three inch high marangue (which I don't like marangue, but the pie base is still good), home-made red velvet cake, german chocolate, basic yellow cake with chocolate icing, chocolate cake with buttercream icing, and at least three others.
And we are going to celebrate. I'm going to be a little reasonable and limit myself to a salad and grilled shrimp so I can have more dessert, even though I do like all their other foods. We've agreed we can eat normal on holidays and special occasions, and I think this will certainly qualify. I know the next week will probably be painful in dealing with sweet cravings, but that's okay.
So get ready Meadow Restaurant...here we come! :)