Tonight we were celebrating my youngest brother-in-law’s 21st birthday. It was a cookout and as you see in the photo it had the standard cookout items. I chose a hot dog with a touch of slaw and mustard, heaping tablespoons of potato salad, nunu salad, and baked beans. Nunu salad is something my mother-in-law makes which is macaroni, tuna, and mayo. It’s not swimming in mayo though. Why they call it nunu salad I have no idea! Here’s my plate:
My sister made the most beautiful cake. It was a Boston Creme Pie cake and man, it was good! I didn’t have a large slice but it was definitely more than I needed to eat. Here are a couple of photos of the cake pre-candles:
Prior to this journey I now find myself on, I absolutely would have pigged out because I love all the things we had for dinner tonight. Hot Dogs are my all-time favorite food, in fact. But, with taking my time, eating slowly, and concentrating on taking small bites, I really had the opportunity to enjoy my meal, and eat less than I would have though possible before. When I fix my plate, I always take a portion that makes me believe I’ll be going back for seconds. As of yet, I haven’t done so. In fact, I’ve been sitting tonight watching Lord of the Rings on tv and haven’t even had one snack. Haven’t wanted one amazingly enough. It’s a wonderful feeling and it’s been a great day!