I think I’m cured of clean plate club-ism

I’m at the office, and we just ordered dinner from this Italian place. I confirmed several times with the person on the phone that everything would be a single serving and wrapped individually. She told me that the pasta fagioli soup only came in one family size to serve 5 people, but the partner said he wanted it anyway, and we all agreed to pitch in to help him eat it. The rest of us got various pasta dishes, salads, etc. One of the senior consultants and I ordered the zuppa di pesce, which was supposed to be linguini with various types of seafood.

When the food came, there were lots and lots of little bags and boxes, and then two huge catering-size trays (like 1 foot wide by 2 feet long). We assumed those were the salads, and wondered why they had put them all together (since I had specified we wanted everything wrapped individually), and also why they were hot. When opening them, we discovered… about 10 pounds each of linguini, shrimp, clams, mussels, and FOUR whole lobsters. That’s supposed to be my “individual” dinner.

There is no way I am going to clean my plate tonight.


  1. YUM! That sounds awesome!! I might just come over and join you guys!

    hope all is well!


  2. I’d dig into the lobster and say screw the rest!

  3. wow i could really go for some good seafood after reading that

  4. Oh, god, lobster. I haven’t had lobster in years. I haven’t had it because I refuse to eat it unless it’s REAL, RECENTLY DEAD, honest to goodness lobster. Crab, we West Coasters got. But lobster, no.

    Four whole, non frozen, non flown on an airplane, lobsters, all for you.

    I’m dying.

  5. I’m sorry- lobster and seafood pasta grosses me out. I know I am a freak

  6. Haha…some people just don’t get it! It’s probably b/c you ordered from a business. They assumed it was a catering deal not individuals ordering.

    Sounds yummy though!

  7. that would be great–iffff I liked seafood! Enjoyyy:):

  8. Holy crap that’s a lot of food!

  9. Yumm. Reading this made me want some serious seafood!

  10. Oh my gosh…sounds delicious, though!

  11. holy crap that’s a lot of food!!

  12. Whoa…that’s a lot even for me. Although, now that you mention it, I’m rather hungry.

    Suddenly my applesauce doesn’t seem so appetizing.

  13. That’s kind of hilarous. Enjoy all in moderation! :)

  14. I’m sorry, but that sounds way too appetizing for me! Why doesn’t my delivery guy ever make those kinds of mistakes?

  15. Mmmmmmmm that sounds YUMMY!!!!!

  16. Holy cow! That is a seafood lover’s dream, huh. I’m not, but it does sound nice.

  17. Slacker. Get to work and you don’t get to leave the table till you’re done. snort. Sounds like the best working dinner I’ve ever heard of. :)

  18. I just found your blog and absolutely LOVE it. I just started running in December 2007 and have found myself mildly obsessed with the sport ever since, although I haven’t completed nearly as many races as you have (and I’ve never done a marathon!) Thanks for your great posts!

    Also, would love to have a copy of that great Thanksgiving spreadsheet and recipes :)

  19. YUM YUM YUM. So jealous!! (Especially considering my crappy work dinner last night came complete with a huge hair in it . . . ick!)

    Also, the sour cream biscuit recipe is actually SUPER easy (and great for carbo-loading, no?):

    (serves 12)

    1 cup biscuit/baking mix
    1/2 cup sour cream
    1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted

    In a bowl, combine all ingredients. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls into greased miniature muffin pans. Bake at 425 degrees F for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown.

    As a note, sometimes I substitute an equal amount of greek yogurt for the sour cream (and use lite butter) if I’m trying to be a little healthier (in other words, if it’s not a holiday meant for overindulging!), and they are really good either way! Enjoy!!

    Oh, and can I beg you for your caramel pumpkin gingersnap cheesecake recipe? I want to try and make it for the fam for Christmas, and was thinking I’d practice this weekend . . . actually, could I just ask for all of your recipes? They all sound amazing!! If so, you can send them to baileyallyson@yahoo.com. Thank you, thank you, thank you! :)

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