Buffeting the buffet
Wednesday, May 04, 2016
Today I had a work lunch; 6 of us went to an Indian buffet. There were lots of syrup-soaked sweets, deep-fried appetizers, fluffy bread, fragrant rice, and assorted rich saucy dishes. All of which my colleagues piled on their plates, but I managed to stay away from. Instead, I covered my plate with the simple undressed salad and then added small portions of the grilled and curried chicken. For dessert I had grapes and melon. I admit, I may have looked longingly at the rice pudding and the honey-soaked pastry on my neighbor's plate. But I held off and managed to stay on track. Today I fought the buffet and I won.
Now we are veering into the wee hours and I'm starting to feel hungry again. The kid is busy studying: she has 2 AP tests and 2 SAT subject tests in a few days. I would love to go to bed to get my mind off food, but she wants me to keep her company as long as she is up. So I guess it's time to brew some tea and practice being zen.