Always an adventure!

To some people Wednesday’s is hump day… To my friend and I Wednesday is weigh in day at Weight Watchers.

Yesterday was no different and we weighed in as usual at 6pm. Just like most Weight Watchers after you weigh in you have the rest of the day to eat what you want and not track it.

I was so excited when my friend text me to say… “eat as much as you like sushi tonight!”

At 6:40 we leave the meeting pleased there was less of us than there was the week before and headed to Aki Sushi.

Just a short 5 min car ride and we were there. It has been so long since I had had Sushi that my taste buds were already buzzing in my mouth.

Neither of us had been to this establishment before but had heard that the food was very good. On entry we hear “two?” yelled at us, I look over to the hostess type station to see a child looking at me and asking me again very sternly “two?”. We said “Yes” but asked if we could sit at the back of the restaurant away from the group of 8 young male adults already sat and the chilly breeze from the front door.

Seems the “Inn” was full and the table right in front of us laid for two, next to the young men and the even younger child doing her homework was ours!

We sit and order tea…

Shortly after our arrival others come in 3 men sit at the sushi bar, a group of four sit where the girl was doing her homework. She kindly moved to behind the hostess type station.

The young boy, I am guessing was 10 years old, came to take our order. My friend ordered first and before I order he sternly asks her “you sure your going to eat all that”!

Oh please… Never ask a Weight Watcher that!

I order and off he toddles.

Soon we are speculating as to who this boy is as we hear him yelling in the kitchen doors in Japanese to the cooks. Very shortly I am translating it to things like “hurry up you lazy gits, people are hungry out here”.

I chuckle as a departing guest ask the little boy, “can you split my check on to 2 cards please?” Of course he could!

He ran around delivering food to tables, especially the one next to us with the group of young men eating. Taking orders, greeting people, yelling in to the kitchen and even opening bottles of wine! Did this boy, who appeared to be 10 own this place?!

We chuckled amongst ourselves and my friend decided he was not a child, but maybe a small man… Maybe an elf, we were not quite sure but surely not behaving like a 10 year old boy!

Time went on and my friend got a bowl of soup…. More time went on and 5 cups of tea later I had to ask for my salad.

1.5 hrs later and when I was offered another cup of tea, I barked “no, I need food”! The table of four next to us were wise they bought alcohol with them. The wait seemed to passed much better when intoxicated!

It got to the point that the people on the table next to us are now our new best friends who were also wondering what the hell is going on. One women had eaten her meal and another 30 mins had passed and no one else had food and we were still waiting!

Where am I? This is all too weird!

We are now at the point where people are banging chopsticks on the table chanting “we want food” my friend is goofing around ready to take whatever arrives at out table even if it’s not ours!

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Starving and annoyed I ask the lone female adult who is running around if I am ever going to get any food. 10 mins later I get a small plate with one of the items I had ordered, my friend gets the same.

Had the young men to my right been eating my food? They had plate after plate go to them whilst we and our new friends to the right just salivated as the plates passed by!

Here is my text to my hubby, I was guessing he was going to start asking where I was!

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It was after 9pm when our first round of food arrived, it was 9:20 when we got the rest of our food.

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The food was amazing. We ate and laughed about how are outings are always an adventure, she insisted I blogged about it!

Truth is, if we had not laughed with the neighboring table and spoken with them we would have left set never to return to the comedy show sushi restaurant ever again. However, one of the couples frequent this place regularly and were amazed it was so busy.

They assured us they had never experienced anything like this ever before, it’s normally very quiet that they sit up at the sushi bar.

Maybe we will try it again, only time will tell.

See how happy she was after food!

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I still cannot get over the fact that a child younger than my daughter was running around managing the restaurant, not doing homework and sleeping!

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Chocolate Cravings

At breakfast it started… You know that need for something sweet. In true Weight Watcher style I searched for fruit when it got to it’s worst.

A nice soft plump Apricot!

I busied myself with the usual housework stuff and at 12:30 looked for a snack… Lunch was scoops and salsa. As a weight watcher the scoops are a potato chip substitute the salsa a vegetable and it was hot and took the desire for sweet treats away!

About 2:30 I needed to go to the store… Really crap idea for a chocolate craving PMS’ing Weight Watcher!

I did good and avoided the Ice-cream store by not going where I had planned. You see I had planned to go to Shop-rite. Not my usual supermarket and not the closest either, it was however right next to Rita’s and I love their Gelato’s.

Before I got halfway there I had a word in my shell like and told myself that really I needed to go to Stop and Shop… There was no need to waste gas, it’s pricey enough these days!

Now I avoided everything and I mean everything!

The only sweet treat in the trolley was Marshmallows and Chocolate to make Smores later when the teens hangout.

I hate Hershey Chocolate so I would not be tempted to eat that!

It turned 4:00pm and I have to eat a sweet treat… I am going crazy!

This is all I have…

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Now my options are…

1. Eat the Marshmallows; this would upset teens planning on toasting them tonight!

2. Eat all the crackers with a cup of tea; also annoy teens!

3. Make Brownies and eat them all; too many points plus!

I decided on none of them and instead decided to make something using all of the ingredients I had… A bit like my own version of the British TV show Ready Steady Cook!

I am calling these… All you could want Brownies!

I took the Brownie Mix and made it as per the instructions on the box.

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Took a package of Graham Crackers, comparable to a UK Digestive!

I crushed all 8 into the Brownie Mix.

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After mixing poured it into a sprayed 9×13 baking pan and took 12 Marshmallows and placed them on top. I cooked to the instructions on the back of the box at 350 for 23 mins.

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I cannot tell you if they taste good, I did pop a marshmallow in my mouth during baking, and just drank a nice cup if tea whilst they baked and I blogged.

I love to bake, which is why I am a weight watcher!

It makes me happy, and those Teens will be pretty happy I baked too!

Feel free to make them yourself and tell me how they taste.

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Now I will be busy cleaning up!