Shelter in Place – Day 9 – I’m So Full! Thanks La Posta!

In my world of wanting to make things as normal as possible, I wanted La Posta on Sunday. If we are able to head out to eat, it’s usually Sundays when there’s no commute, there’s no rush on reservations like on Saturdays. It’s a relaxing night. But La Posta is doing takeout Tuesday – Saturday so I had to wait!

It was easy, I emailed our order with my phone number in the email. They called me, I gave my credit card number, the time I wanted to pick up the food and then I waited for 5:30 to roll around. While I waited, I had leftovers for lunch, made some brownies because we were out and that’s obviously not ok. I pulled them out of the oven just as they called to verify the order.

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Finally, 5:20 rolled around. I tore my kid away from his Overwatch game so he could hop out of the car and get the food if I couldn’t find parking. I’m not sure why I thought there wouldn’t be parking since no one can go out. I got a space right out front, grabbed 2 bags of food, and off we went.

Now, I could get used to eating La Posta in my pajamas in my house! I mean, I love the waitstaff and the restaurant but…couch…jammies…plus their food and our wine (they have great wine too of course)! I got the Blue Heron lettuces with sherry-shallot vinaigrette and 1/2 Roast Fogline Farm chicken and potatoes, broccoli, balsamic caramelized onions. My husband and son both got the salad as well and Beef brisket cannelloni with roasted scallion and horseradish gremolata. We got it home and my teenager opens the box says, “This actually isn’t that much food,” so I start suggesting supplemental calories while he was scarfing down his whole salad and moving on to the cannelloni. Before I could even get the bread out of the toaster, he was full! SUCCESS! He didn’t realize just how rich those cannelloni were!

I ate the whole salad and half the chicken and potatoes before I was full too and I have lunch left for tomorrow!

Now on to the brownies. This virus is going to make me fat.