Sunday, March 4, 2012

Another Year Older and Another Bite Braver

I turned the big 3-0 yesterday.  My father and brother-in-law were both kind enough to remind me that I have now entered my 4th decade.  Gee, thanks guys.  Honestly though, so far I'm not bothered by it.  I'd rather be thankful for another year than lament getting older. 

For my birthday lunch, I decided I wanted to go to PF Chang's.  We had gone there for my boyfriend's birthday last year, and I'd really enjoyed it.  (Amazing, btw, since until that point, I wouldn't touch Chinese food.) My parents, sister, brother-in-law, nephew, nieces, boyfriend, and boyfriend's sons all came to lunch with me.  We ordered a few different things and then shared "family style."  In addition to my Sesame Chicken and Garlic Noodles (SOOOOOOOOO good!!!!) I tried out a few new things.  My sister wanted Chicken Lettuce Wraps.  I was nervous to try them since I knew there were diced mushrooms in the mix, but I braved it anyway.  They were really good!  I'm not taking mushrooms off my scared list because I still am not sure I could deal with them in other forms, but all mixed up in the meal, they didn't seem to bother me.  I also tried a piece of pepper steak (I'm not a big red meat fan aside from ground beef, but I keep trying to like it) and...gulp...fried calamari! Ok, if I'm being honest, I just barely tried the calamari.  I found the skinniest, most batter covered piece and had one bite of it.  It wasn't bad, but the idea that I was eating squid was creeping me out too much to take another bite.  Perhaps I'll try again some day.  I think I pushed myself enough for one day.  It was a good birthday, and I'm proud of myself for trying some scary new stuff.

~ Picky Chick

1 comment:

Jenn said...

I can't handle calamari, either. I have eaten it a few times, but squid is no buneo. I am not surprised that you liked the lettuce wraps, even with the mushrooms. When you get braver, try the Singapore Rice Noodles. Nice and spicy. Mmmm.

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