Celebrating with food
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
I love food.
I know they say that you shouldn't celebrate with food, but it was my birthday yesterday and that is how I wanted to play it. :)
I started my day with scrapple.
Wha-huh, you say?
Some background: My wife is from Philadelphia. Scapple is a breakfast "meat-thing" back East especially around the Amish country. My wife loves scrapple and introduced it to me many years ago with the prophetic words "You aren't going to like it." Ha! The gauntlet had been thrown. There was no way I wasn't going to try it now. Needless to say, not only did I try it, I loved it. :) Fast forward to current day: its really hard to find scrapple in California. Buuuut... I did find a restaurant in Berkeley called Bette's Oceanview Diner that serves it. I have known about this place for a couple years now. When Theresa, asked me what I wanted to do for my birthday I told her I wanted to go to Bette's for breakfast. She gave me a look. "Yes, you heard me right, we are going to drive for 1.5 hrs through morning rush hour traffic so I can have scrapple for breakfast." Bless her heart, she agreed.
Bette's Diner looks EXACTLY like what you would think a place called "Bette's Diner" that serves scrapple would look like. Breakfast was really good. Creamy scrambled eggs, home fries with lots of crisply bits and, OMG house made scrapple! So crispy on the outside and mushy on the inside. And, surprise! Really spicy! Heaven. They also had excellent coffee AND they make their own cream scones. To die for.
It was everything I wanted in a splurge breakfast and I thoroughly enjoyed every bite.
After breakfast, we window shopped to walk off some of the calories. Went to a book store and bought an actual book. :)
We headed home, and I played video games until dinner. :) Yes, I am a 13 yr old boy.
For dinner we left the kids at home and went to Indian food. My sister came with us. She had never had Indian food, like, ever. We ordered pretty standard fare. I stuck with Murg Tandoori and Butter Chicken and of course, garlic Naan. I'll spring the goat on her next time. :) My sister took one bite of the naan and ordered another basket on the spot. LOL. We ate, drank, chatted and laughed. All in all an excellent event.
So, yeah, I celebrated my birthday with food (and video games). For me it was a perfect day. Today I am back in the saddle and right back on track.
I feel awesome.