I feel like I’m always apologizing lately for not being around enough or cooking enough, so I’m not going to apologize. BUT. I will say, with Lent literally around the corner, I think I am going to give last year’s Challenge another shot, so in the weeks to come there should be a lot more coming from La Cucina.
It was either a natural foods diet or a cleanse. I was reading over on Joy the other day about a cleanse she recently tried. After last week’s onslaught of amazing treats, combined with not being able to do very much for awhile, my pants are a wee bit tight, and I feel pretty yucky. Rather than a crazy juice cleanse that would be tortuous to not only myself but everyone I know, I decided against it. I’m not there yet. Instead, I’ll go back to cooking & eating the ol’ fashioned way. Ie: in moderation, and no crazy artificial treats.
But of course, before every period of restriction you gotta have a party right? Hello- it’s the whole point of Mardi Gras! I celebrated a day early and went to Sorellina with my ladies for Restaurant Week. It was hands down the BEST restaurant week meal I’ve ever had. Quite possibly even one of the best start to finish meals I’ve ever had. No lie.
I started with the Zuppa- parsnip soup, followed by an entree of filet mignon, served over whipped potatoes with an amazing deep & sweet mushroom sauce, and finished up with the citrus cake. Every bit of the meal was perfection. The soup was earthy and warming. The filet, perfectly cooked, and seasoned. I was unsure about the citrus cake, but it was amazing. Moist and spongy, but light. I went to bed dreaming about this meal. You MUST go. However, I recommend saving for a special occasion, it’s quite the hit to the wallet, which is why we went for the Rest Week deal.
So now, I will put away the treats, say sayonara to the nachos, and hello to healthful food. Yay me.