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My subject is
What is your favorite springtime meal?
Just making sure I understand this prompt correctly:
It was my birthday on Tuesday. Whatever menu I put together, you'll cook for me.
Right? Cake, too?
OK, now that this is settled, let's see...
How about we start off with a young spinach salad with grilled green asparagus, fresh strawberries and balsamic vinegar.
Then I'd love a plate with some wild Teriyaki glazed salmon, along with grilled pineapple. No carbs necessary, we'll have dessert, thankyouverymuch.
What will it be? Cheesecake - either plain or with some fresh berries and a doppio espresso.
Sounds really nice.
You know what, though? I bet you are just as tired of home cooking as I am.
Let's go to Souplantation instead.
Grab a tray and hit the salad buffet.
Find a table, sit down, enjoy.
When we ate at a Souplantation restaurant for the very first time about ten years ago,
we began to wonder where all the other guests found the pasta, pizza and other food they were parading as they walked past our table.
To our surprise there was another buffet at the very back of the large dining room. That's where you got to go after working through the healthy stuff!
This made us laugh. They make people eat veggies as a requirement to be allowed to the "real" food.
Sadly, as a result of the pandemic, Souplantation closed all their locations and filed for bankruptcy last spring.
So I can't travel to visit Rena in the U.S., end even if I could, we wouldn't be able to hit the nice buffet.
Stay at home and make lasagna for the gazilionth time?
Brave yourself every once in a while to try something new. Like ordering some very questionable Nachos at Mr Big's.?
This week we got some restrictions lifted by our government. Shops were allowed to reopen, so I thought it'd be nice to meet a friend for a quick takeout bite at the mall. However, she told me all in- and outdoor seating had been removed. Even at the freaking tram 🚋 stop.
Pandemic 😷 measures have come down to eating takeout 🥡 in your car 🚘. All the while you can see huge crowds chatting and smoking everywhere outside. No masks, no distancing. Am I in the wrong movie?
Switzerland's vaccination process is dragging its feet. My Dad, who's not only in the age category (75 and older) but also considered high-risk because of Coronary Artery Disease, registered at the beginning of this year and got his first dose last weekend.
We heard, however, that a certain right-wing politician, who just celebrated his 70th birthday in December (and the entire population knew about it because not only did he throw a party, his parliament buddies sang and played brass-band music, all of which was strictly forbidden for regular people. There were no Christmas concerts, no kids' birthday parties, no eggnog get-togethers) jumped the queue and got his first dose a month ago.
When it came to light, he stated he wasn't going to need the second dose - because he was such a tough guy. Not only is it incredibly stupid not to complete a medical cycle, but as a federal council he should serve as a role model, especially for all the vaccination critics.
How did I end up talking about politics instead of asparagus and strawberries?
There must be a conspiracy... Maybe the blue sparkling wine I drank did something to me?
Be that as it may. Restaurants are still closed. There's no audience allowed at the hockey games. There are no benches at the mall. Hopefully better news next month. Fingers crossed.
Stay healthy - and do some blog reading! Please visit my friends' posts!