Sunday, November 20, 2011

Good Eatin'

Last night we went to the Coach and Four for our anniversary dinner. I starved most of the day on Saturday in order to save up my Weight Watchers points.

The Coach and Four has been in business since 1977. It is one of the few nice restaurants left in Roanoke. It now has a bar with a TV, like most of the restaurants in the area do, but it still has fine dining in the rear.

On a July night in 1983, my husband pulled a ring box out of his boot while we sat in a booth in the back. Then he got up and then down on a knee by the table and proposed to me.

We married four months later (which even then was inadvisable for a big wedding of 350 people).

So almost every year for our anniversary, we go back to the Coach and Four for our anniversary dinner.

My husband had prime rib, a baked potato, and bread.

I had a chicken breast in a honey-ginger sauce, rice, and mixed vegetables.

Then we splurged and I had a piece of chocolate-caramel pecan cake and he had a piece of New York Style Cheesecake.

I tried very hard to be good and managed to leave a fourth of the cake on the plate. I don't want to jeopardize my weight loss efforts.

As you may know, with Weight Watchers you have daily points and a pot of weekly points. I rarely use my weekly points, and then if I do only one or two of them. The cake took me over into the weekly points by at least 14 points, but I still stayed within the points allowance for the week. I even weighed this morning and had lost a little bit (though not a lot). With Thanksgiving coming, we'll see how the scales look next Sunday. I think over the holidays my goal will be maintenance of where I am so as not to gain any, and consider any loss a bonus. It is tough to diet at this time of year.

We also decided we should go to the Coach and Four more often. We usually save it for special occasions but the food is good, it's relatively quiet, and the prices are right for the food you eat. But we are thinking now we will add it to our rotation of restaurants and try to hit it more frequently.

After the meal, we came home and watched a movie on HBO, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. It was the only thing on we had not seen.

It was a very nice evening. Now we start on year 29 of this marriage!

3 comments:

  1. I'll remember the Coach and Four in case we're ever down in Roanoke and looking for a splurge!

    How fun that your special place is still there! Congratulations!

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  2. So glad you two enjoyed your evening. Nice to go back to where it all started.

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  3. Congratulations! It's a romantic way to celebrate- going back to the scene of the proposal! The fact that the restaurant is still in business says something about its staying power as does your 28 years of marriage!

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