Dinner last night was fantastic! Jerry and I had a "date night", so we decided to either do dinner at La Pita or go to the movies to see Mockingjay. La Pita sounded so good, and we hadn't been there in a long time, so we opted for La Pita. (I suppose we could have done both, but we are getting old--we don't stay out late anymore!)
I wasn't sure what I was going to order, but I ended up getting a new-to-me dish called Ghalaba. The description on the menu was: sautéed carrots, broccoli, onions, tomatoes, mushrooms, and green peppers, served with rice". I love sautéed vegetables, and La Pita's rice pilaf is awesome, so it sounded really good to me. I got a salad to start--I had planned to only eat half of it, but it was so good I ate it all.
I was hungry, and it was hard not to eat the deep-fried pita chips that they put in front of us while we waited for our food! When the food came, it smelled delicious.
The rice portion was HUGE--I estimated 2 cups of rice total, so I just divided it in half (I only planned to eat 1 cup, which is 7 PP). The Ghalaba was amazing--I don't know what they seasoned the veggies with, but it was really good. I estimated that it was 7 PP (veggies are 0, but they were sautéed in oil).
I also ate one small pita (2 PP) and a smear of Jerry's hummus (1 PP). I counted the salad as 3 PP, so the whole meal ended up being about 20 PP. Totally worth it! I love that no matter what I order at La Pita, I never feel gross when I leave there. The food is all healthy (well, maybe not the deep fried pita chips!).
The kids love hummus, so I ordered a large side of hummus to go.
It came with five large pita breads, so for dinner tonight, I made a mock version of La Pita's Chicken Tawook wrap. Chunks of chicken breast, pickles, and hummus, wrapped in a large, thin pita--it sounds really strange, but the ingredients go together so well! The pickles just seemed so odd when I saw it on their menu, but they are definitely necessary. I ordered it once when I was at La Pita, and I never would have thought I'd have liked it that much.
Anyway, here is my food log from yesterday:
Today was a rest day, and I spent it being completely lazy. I didn't even change out of my pajamas until around noon, and then Jerry and I decided to work on a puzzle I'd gotten several months ago.
We learned that Jerry is terrible at puzzles, haha! He was getting so frustrated, while I thought it was almost therapeutic. I didn't even eat an afternoon snack, even though I was hungry, because I didn't want to stop working on it. I haven't done a puzzle since I was a kid, but I really like it! This is a tough one, and right now, I only have the edges and the bottom left quarter of the puzzle done. Maybe I'll finish it up tomorrow, after my long run. Twelve miles on the schedule! Tonight, we're having a movie night with the kids.