I didn’t exactly spend my birthday all Pilgrim style.
Not a single spoon…..and I’m OK with that. Instead there was
Pretty Spinach Salad with Salmon
The distaff cohort of the family – meaning Sis, Mom and Me – went to Isaac’s on the waterfront – because, seriously, when you live on the coast you should eat with a view when you can .
It was actually the day after my birthday – my UnBirthday, and I was fine with that, too. There are so many more UnBirthdays in a year to celebrate…..
We began with individual preambles about what we were choosing and why, and then commented on all the choices and the specials, and asked questions about the choices to Sue, our heroic waitress, and the commented all over again when the food came and then gave commentary as we were eating….typical Italian meal.
This makes food sound like sport, but really, it was great, good fun. Sue was a delight and seemed to be having almost as much fun as we were.
There something about a leisurely meal out in the middle of the day, that wafts of having not a care in the world….and we had an ocean view to boot. No troubles.
On Tuesdays many places in Plymouth are closed, especially in February, the official ‘it’s probably gonna snow so let’s just stay in’ month.
We did not take a single photo of the food. Which is a pity because it sure was purdy, and the light was great and the view fantastic.
My salad was….
and a study in green and pink, a lovely bowl of spinach tossed with a light dressing, teeny-tiny nubbins of bacon and cheese and olive oil and lemon juice….and on top of this pastoral springtime loveliness was a beautiful, hot, cooked to perfection salmon fillet.
Still Life with Salmon, Lemon and Three Vessels Meléndez, Luis Egidio Copyright ©Museo Nacional del Prado
Imagine this fillet cooked to perfection.and piping hot on top of a bowl of green, green, greens. Such a large piece of salmon I thought I’d save half, but ate maybe ¾ – still enough left to be worth saving and made another (less piggy) meal.
And laugh and laugh…..and then coffee.
Sue not only was able to figure what we wanted, what we wanted saved, and saved it, but had overheard enough of our chatter – OK, not that difficult – to figure there was a birthday girl and brought a birthday surprise.
Ice cream with whipped cream and chocolate sauce and a candle.
Sue also started sing the Happy Birthday song, loudly and with spirit.Mom and Sis chimed in, in parts no less.
Having been raised with these people, I merely smiled, and nodded, and gave my Queen of England wave to the the rest of the lunch crowd. patiently waiting to eat whipped cream with chocolate sauce.
I do love the un-birthday!