I had such a great time with my blogger friend Robin of Big Red Kitchen yesterday! The good part about meeting a stranger for lunch is that we really aren’t even strangers – we’ve been following each others blogs since 2008, and we already knew so much about each other, it was really like meeting an old friend for lunch. šŸ˜€

We went to Carlucci’s – I wanted to take her to a “Chicago” restaurant – the appetizer was my favorite part – she had a coupon from the concierge at her hotel for a free app. šŸ˜€

Bruschettone di Tonno

Peppercorn Encrusted Seared Ahi Tuna with

Artichokes, Tomatoes and Basil on Grilled

Tuscan Bread with Black Olive Tapenade

She got the baked rigatoni and I got the flat bread pizza – which was just okay – they had mussels on the menu and I should have ordered that!

We talked for over three hours!  I know if we lived anywhere near each other, we would be the best of friends walking, cooking and talking about blogs.  I am so happy that we finally met! šŸ˜€

I do consider you all as my friends and my life is richer for it.

I had nothing on the menu last night (probably secretly hoping that Tony would cave and agree to pizza!) but I had leftover chili and some chips – and Tony had a chili dog and tots.

Thanks for a great lunch Robin! šŸ˜€  (and she made me feel tall – she’s really tiny!)

I slept in this morning so I missed my weigh in – so I expect a good number next week! šŸ˜€

And for those following along – I didn’t work out Thursday or Friday and my blood sugar numbers were completely normal, so I think exercise is the missing link to how much insulin I need – I’ll talk to my doctor about it in November.

What do you have going on this weekend?  My Mom is coming over tomorrow – we are going to Goodwill in the afternoon and then having Sunday super.  Probably going to make a pot roast, since that’s something she wouldn’t normally make for herself.

What’s your favorite Sunday dinner menu?  Have a great Saturday! šŸ˜€