Saturday, November 21, 2015

Dietary Supplements

Wednesday late afternoon, after a wonderful few hours spent with old friends from San Diego, I had an emotional crash. My other old friend, Self-Loathing, dropped in for a visit. I really need to end that friendship. I hate that guy.

I do not, however, hate San Geraldo. Knowing it would make me feel better, he picked up a bag of assorted chocolate bombones. They're a great mood-enhancer, an excellent aid for digestion, and a powerful dietary supplement before and after a workout. (I might be making that up).

ASSORTED BOMBONES.
FOR MEDICINAL PURPOSES ONLY.
I THINK I WENT BEYOND THE RECOMMENDED DAILY ALLOWANCE.
SO, MY LUNCH THE NEXT DAY. ENSALADA ALA SAN GERALDO.
(AVOCADO, PLUM, CLEMENTINE, MELON, CELERY, ALMONDS, CHEESE, AND TURKEY.)
SAN  GERALDO'S LUNCH ALA HIMSELF.
(MY PLATE FITS, WITH ROOM TO SPARE, ON THE PLACEMAT.)
AND THE DAY THAT FOLLOWED.
(PAPAYA, MANGO, PLUM, MELON, CELERY, ALMONDS, CHEESE, AND TURKEY.)
BECAUSE I WORRY ABOUT TOO MUCH PROTEIN.
(ROSCOS MADE BY JUAN CARLOS'S MOTHER. LIKE DONUTS... BUT BETTER.)
WHAT WAS LEFT WHEN I SAT DOWN TO BLOG.
DON'T WORRY; I DIDN'T DO IT ALONE. SAN GERALDO HAD 3 PIECES.
WHAT'S LEFT SINCE I...  UM... WAIT...
WHAT'S LEFT SINCE I SAT... AHEM
WHAT'S LEFT NOW SINCE I SAT DOWN TO BLOG.

So glad to be finished with that bag of chocolate. The Christmas sweets are now in the shops!

25 comments:

  1. Happy to know that you know exactly what to do to pick up your spirits, Mitchell! Now I am craving some chocolate! I have a 'hidden' stash in the kitchen.........
    Oh yes, is SG for hire?

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    1. Jim:
      Ana at the fruit market just got in her first round of chocolates for Christmas. Of course, hers are fruit/nut-related. Chocolate-dipped banana slices, raisins, macadamias, walnuts, peanuts, berries. I didn't buy anything but I OD'd on samples today! I wish SG were for hire! We could use the money. He simply gives it away!

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  2. Yes, chocolate solves all problems and so it's time to indulge!

    Do you enjoy all chocolates? or just a few specific kinds?

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    1. Ron:
      I'm pretty much ambidextrous when it comes to chocolate (Huh?). Jerry prefers dark chocolate.

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  3. Wow - no way you could ever hate SG; what beautiful food! And with those dietary supplements he provided, you should be in fine shape in no time.

    This is how I started my day today - started my coffee in the Bialetti stovetop espresso maker. While it was heating up I put milk and sugar in my coffee cup and put my cereal and sugar in the bowl. Watch out, Mitchell, this is almost like cooking! Then I deftly poured my freshly made espresso not in the waiting coffee cup but all over my cereal! I obviously should not try to multitask first thing in the morning ...

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    1. Wilma:
      Your breakfast story is hilarious... and something I would do (and probably have done). A few months back, I ordered a gin & tonic at Meson Salvador. Here, if they don't pour the gin at the table (as much as you want), they usually put the tonic bottle on the table so you can balance the two to your liking. I mixed up my drink and it tasted awful. Jerry then noticed that I had poured my spring water into my gin instead of my tonic. Dirty dishes in the refrigerator and full milk container in the sink is another of my specialties.

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  4. This is funny because I was reading this post while taking my many daily vitamins and supplements. :) Now I might need to add a little chocolate!

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    1. Snoskred:
      Your One-a-Day Chocamins should never be forgotten.

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  5. I am not a fan of the chocolate ... I know, I know, blasphemy.
    But San Geraldo's salads are to die for!

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    1. Bob:
      I've been surprised lately by how many people don't get turned on by chocolate. Such strange people! Oh, and yes, San Geraldo's salads are unbelievable. And every time I finish he asks me if I had enough to eat!

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  6. S.G. is your lifebelt, Mitch, but I reckon you already knew that. Pleased he was there to hold you up afloat.

    Never understood the craving people have for chocs, though I never actually disliked them. Now they're on the 'No-no' list, so it's no great loss anyway. But they DO come in colourful wrappers, so eye-pleasers at the very least.
    The meals above certainly do look appetising. If I mentally remove the flesh constituents they give me the tummy-rumbles.

    .....and (whisper) I'd never heard of this Bobby Bare. Another giveaway of my having lived a sheltered life?

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    1. Ray:
      Sorry about the meat on the plates. I DO think about you whenever I post one of these pictures. Someday, perhaps I'll be as evolved! As for chocolate, it's truly my one major food obsession. I could eat a 2-pound box in one sitting (and regret it).

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    2. Ray:
      As regards, Bobby Bare, although I vaguely remembered the song, I had no idea who he was. Besides, I don't know if being a "connoisseur" of such music is necessarily something to brag about. As a matter of fact, an avid fan of this stuff might call himself a "con-a-sewer."

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  7. wow your luch is delicious and so varied. great

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    1. Gosia:
      Nothing beats a salad made by Jerry.

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  8. As Noel Coward once said: "well darling you go on thinking that if i comforts you.,."

    On the other hand I have a vague recall of a double-blind study in JAMA last year showing chocolate beats Prozac in the treatment of atypical depression.

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    1. Spo:
      I DO remember that it's been suggested (by professionals, not just by chocoholics) that chocolate is an anti-depressant of sorts. As for the rest of my suggestions... yeah, it comforts me.

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  9. Those salads look wonderful! I'm not much of a chocolate fan, but on occasion... And you just reminded me that we're moving into clémentine season. YUM!

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    1. Walt the Fourth:
      Jerry's salads are amazing and make it nearly impossible to enjoy a salad in a restaurant. I'm TOO much of a chocolate fan.

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  10. Your "dietary supplements" are such a lovely idea! I'm wondering if you have any kind of dressing on your elaborate salads.

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    1. Ms Sparrow:
      I've thought of drizzling chocolate over mine, but there's so much flavor that we don't bother adding any dressing. And we haven't missed it.

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  11. Glad to know that your bombones were helpful :)

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    1. Judy:
      I'm all about the nutritional value.

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  12. Hope the bonbons did the trick! Happy belated Thanksgiving to you both, and hugs!

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    1. Steve:
      The bombones helped, but I'm still in treatment. Excuse me while I pop another chocolate-covered banana slice! Hope you guys have been having a grand time!

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