This summer Mr. Darcy and I are going to watch our weight. We'd actually like to watch it decrease for a change. So, one of the things we're doing is having our big meal at lunch rather than dinner. Today was the first time we tried this experiment. With mixed results (and I'm not talking about the scale at the moment).
Jay grilled salmon and I sauteed some fresh zucchini in olive oil with garlic and onion until it was crisp/tender, added some sliced tomatoes and covered it with mozzarella cheese. Then I cut up a pineapple and a cantaloupe and served it on the side since my girls don't do zucchini. They also believe fish is delicious as long as it's followed immediately by the word sticks.
Jillian arrived at the table looking pained with her hand clamped over her nose and breathing through her mouth. Not a good sign. Julie is more open-minded about food. She only looked warily at the salmon before sitting slowly down.
Since they were both hungry, and Jillian was hoping to talk us into a sleepover tonight, they gamely ate some of their filet before proclaiming that they were full. The chickens enjoyed the rest of their meals.
Tonight at dinner Mr. Darcy and I will enjoy a fresh salad straight from the garden. Stay tuned for further developments. ;-D