Sunday, March 4, 2012
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