Happy Cinco de Mayo!!

Happy Cinco de Mayo!!
And what did you do to celebrate??  The family and I went out to one of the numerous Mexican restaurants and had ourselves a very nice authentic Mexican dinner.  Sweet hubby (who needed a night off from cooking) ordered steak and shrimp fajitas, the youngest had what was called a Juanito Burrito and it covered a platter – half of it is now residing in the fridge for tomorrow – and your’s truly had her usual seafood enchiladas, stuffed full of shredded crab meat! Ooo Baby!!  Of course sweet hubby started us off by trying something new – some sort of cheese dip – I found it much to salty and the cheese was just one big lump on the plate.  We will NOT be ordering that dish again.  Dinner was followed by dessert – apple pie filling wrapped up in a deep fried flour tortilla and covered with vanilla ice cream.

What a good dinner!!  What even better company!!

Another day of…….

Feeling like crap!! 
Truth be told I was not feeling very well for my birthday weekend.  It started out with a bout of colitis on Friday, that lingered till Saturday. Breathing difficulties began on Friday when we went to Red Lobster and had to walk through the smoking area to get to the back non-smoking section, as the front non-smoking was totally full.

(I will be glad when Michigan follows suit with other large states that have banned smoking in restaurants.) 

On Saturday night we attended the first dinner of my dad’s car club and he decided to keep coughing, nope didn’t cover his mouth, and myself and my dinner were the recipients. 
Sunday capped it all off when we went out to Buffalo Wild Wings and once again the smoke from the lone smoker at the bar drifted over toward our table in non-smoking and all of us were complaining of the smoke and the lack of heat.

Did we enjoy ourselves while we out?  Yes we did!!

Am I healthy now and breathing easier??  Hell no!! 

Would I have loved to have been outside enjoying the weather right now? You bet’cha!!

Hope all of you are doing far better than my miserable self!!

Update on me

Sorry for the rather vain title.
For those of you who wish to know – I am pretty much all better now.  Suffice to say it was probably the worst case of food poisoning that I have ever had and I hope that I never have one that bad again.  At one point we thought that I might have to go to the hospital after all, but a quick check of WebMd.com found that I was just having some of the worst symptoms of the many that one could have. 

For the first time in 5 years I had to spend 2 1/2 days in bed, eating Jell-O, playing on the laptop and basically being bored out of my skull.

As to what caused it, chances are it was the meat topping on the loaded baked potato as that would be an ingredient more prone to giving that type of food poisoning.  It could’ve been any of the salad ingredients, one of them may have come in contact with raw meat juices and not rinsed well after or even been handled by someone with improperly washed hands.

Also, we took our youngest (who is all of 18.5 yrs old) out to another restaurant for St. Patrick’s day since no one was up to cooking and she fell ill later that evening from a salmon sandwich.  Whether the fish was old or handled improperly or what – it just made her sicker than a dog from Monday night till earlier today.  She is starting to feel better and even managed to eat some Mrs. Grass’s soup for her dinner.  I gave a piece of advice; “If a restaurant doesn’t specialize in fish/seafood like Red Lobster, etc. than it is best not to eat it.”  (That restaurant specializes in another type of food and if you ask me privately I will tell you which restaurants we both ate at when we got sick.)

Beware those of you who eat at restaurants – just beware.