Tonight my hubby and I were walking around in Newton, Massachusetts scoping out what to have for dinner. We had the choice of pizza, Bertucci’s, Pub food or Thai. I chose Thai because we had been to the restaurant before and I knew that we hadn’t hated it. My hubby had said pizza, but he loves Thai as much as I do, so he was agreeable to my whim.
Browsing down the menu, I recognized many of the dishes, but what was running foremost through my mind was that I had a serious craving for vegetables, a lot of them. Happily, under the heading “pan sautéed dishes” there was Vegetables, Vegetables and that was exactly what I had in mind. When the waiter came, my hubby ordered Siam spring rolls to start, he ordered Pad Thai for himself and I ordered Vegetables, Vegetables for myself; the waiter asked if I wanted white or brown rice, I ordered the brown rice.
The spring rolls came and were the usual standard fare, no surprises which is in and of itself a good thing. They were good and this restaurant was generous in its offering; we were given six, so we each got three. When the main courses came, I was very happy with what I had ordered, the was a variety of vegetables; summer squash, broccoli, cauliflower, green beans, spinach, onions and peppers and they were beautifully presented in a light sauce made with chicken broth, lemon grass and subtle garlic notes, combined with the brown rice and I was more than happy, I felt good eating it and it was delightful to eat. My hubby’s Pad Thai was very good, I was a nice lady, I shared some of my vegetables with my hubby and he said that it made for a lovely combination, they complimented each other in flavors perfectly.
I have to admit that when I was little, I would have never imagined in a million years that I would at some point crave eating vegetables, but as time progresses, I crave my vegetables more and more and meat less and less. I could go without steak very easily, chicken and pork are getting boring for my tastebuds so that leaves fish and duck. But tonight was all about the vegetables and I came away very satisfied.
I love my vegetables, my mommy would be so proud. 🙂
Isn’t it interesting how our tastes change as we mature.
I know, what I like about the change is that it opens up other culinary possibilities. The things that I thought I hated, I love nowadays such as cauliflower and Brussel sprouts. 🙂 Growing older is an adventure lol.