Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Paleo Valentines Day

Valentine's Day-8
Day 8 of our challenge fell on Valentines day, and I have to say that we hit this one out of the park.  Rather than whine and complain about missing out of chocolates and those terrible candy hearts, we decided to treat ourselves to a delicious paleo meal and some live sketch/improv comedy.  The meal included:
  • Maine Lobster with homemade Olive Oil Mayo dip
  • Savory Cauliflower Rice
  • Brussel Sprouts with Walnuts
  • A delicious and eclectic red wine called Pleides we bought at Galleria after their Saturday afternoon wine tasting.
Never do you feel more like a caveman than when you boil a live animal and then rip it apart with your bare hands.  Scrounging for- and sucking out- delicious bits of meat.  In the spirit of our challenge, I tried the tamale and roe.  The result was a different flavor and a texture I didn't care for, but not bad either.
Thanks to careful planning, we had enough time to savor the meal before walking to The Second City for the show.  As usual, the players delivered and laughs were had by all.  Chicago is world-renowned for its improv/sketch comedy and The Second City Tour-Co performing on the mainstage held up its end of the bargain.
Had the holiday occurred during a non-challenge day, we'd likely see this as an opportunity to have an open meal, but this experience has opened my eyes to the fact that it can be easy and even desirable to stay true to our paleo principles in the face of a holiday (be it hallmark or real).
Day 8 - Outta the Park.
Andre Dawson #8
Chicago Cubs

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