Sunday, March 08, 2009

Ordering salad

I went to visit my sister and her family today with my parents. It's funny, my brother-in-law made a comment about how I always order salad in restaurants. It's funny because I never do that, normally. I know that most of the time I'll be disappointed with salad, even though I like veggies, because they're not very satisfying all by themselves, and now with all the low-carbers, they don't even give you a roll or breadstick with them anymore. It's funny that someone could have such a false impression, but he doesn't see me that often.

I ordered salad today, and do a lot of the time when I eat with them, because it's three hours in the car each way to see them, my dad always orders an appetizer and then offers some of his food to everyone at the table. Plus we generally eat a snack in the car on the way there and my sister will put out cookies or something after lunch.

So the salad might have seemed like me trying to be virtuous, but I just saw it as damage control for the bagel and cream cheese on the way there, the onion ring, chips with cheese dip, and half a piece of fish at the restaurant, and seven or eight Girl Scout cookies afterward.

I really was tempted by the macaroni and cheese, though...


  1. Ha! My BiL always comments on me eating salad as well. I do it for the same reasons - so, I can eat more later! And sometimes, rarely, I just CRAVE one!

  2. There are a lot of people who think I ALWAYS eat low calorie, healthy stuff. Oh, if they only knew! But could this be an insight into the opinions we have when we see some skinny chick and we come to the conclusion that she can eat anything she wants while we suffer with counting calories?


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