Sunday, June 8, 2008

Thanks for the dining recommendation.....

......Christina! We decided to round off our daughter's Nameday Celebration by going to Sweet Tomatoes...and it was a hit all around. I must admit that I am still nervous about J's reaction to certain restaurants .....and one's like this are those I worry about. I knew I would like it (vegetarian here!) but the thought "what if he doesn't?" kept creeping into my brain....turns out I need not have felt that way....he was happy as a meat-eating clam.

So once again, thanks Christina.....now for a nap.....

3 comments:

Christina said...

LOL! I am so gonna go tell V that Jason liked it! hehehe. I'm glad you all enjoyed it!!

And you? vegetarian? since when?

Nina said...

Tee hee hee.....I have not told you the best part....the atmosphere was just so wonderful at Sweet Tomatoes that we were able to do one of our family traditions and play a board game there! Nothing fancy or that would take too long....this time it was Obscene Trouble....It is the kid's edition, only I add my own touch. I make rude sounds or remarks whenever my colored piece went over J's...or whenever one of his pieces goes by mine--then my pieces call out "construction worker comments" to it. He gets all shy on me.... but--oh well!

I have been a vegetarian for over 10 year. Many things lead to that...but the most influential was some cases I was involved in (clearly this was before I became a teacher) and saw the cruelty aspect of the slaughter industry...as well as the health issues via said industry. Now I focus on the diet of "my people"---the fantabulous Mediterranean diet!!! And after seeing how long people who follow that diet live (and that they are not as prone to Alzheimer's) J is following suit (it also helped seeing how my father overcame 2 strokes and lowered his cholesterol significantly via this diet--to the surprise of his doctors).

Now being Greek and a vegetarian is incomprehensible to my family..."a phase I will grow out of"...and J used to worry about me (I don't know if he still does) but the only meat I will eat HAS to be organic and must have lead a good life on the hoof (ie. how God intended)before I will eat it.

Although nobody in my family follows suit it has made things easier on our non-Orthodox friends (the ones who are not familiar with Lent Recepies) because when we visit them, they only have to feed us pasta and a salad!

So that is a long answer to your short question.....

Christina said...

YOU make rude noises!? No way, not our mild-mannered Nina, I don't believe it. ;o)

I love it that you played a game there! That place really is well suited to it, very relaxed and quiet.

Wow, I can't believe I never knew that about you being a (mostly) vegetarian! Good thing I knew before I serve up a great big roast or something next time we get together. I am really unobservant to have never noticed that. Honestly, I'd be okay without meat...but there's NO way that would fly with V.