A few of us took time away from the office midday to deliver Christmas hampers to 5 homes in the city. Boxes of food and frozen turkeys. The apartment buildings we went to were pretty shabby and in disrepair, as did many of the people we saw inside the lobbies. The recipients were very pleased and thankful for the hampers, so job well done. It was rather satisfying to be a part of that. Reminds me that I ought to be more involved in volunteer activities. I have thought about the food bank, but I think I'd be very sad about all the processed grain based foods. Better than none, if that's the option, but people have to get by.
Got through the day with black coffee, 2 HB eggs, 3 lindt chocolate truffles and herbal tea. Last bits of the roast beef (not much left at all) and some almonds after work.
Anniversary dinner out was fantastic. I started with a splurge on a cosmopolitan, and one glass of wine with dinner. Weren't going to share a bottle when hubby was driving. It was a 5 course meal, with 5 choices for each course. My dinner was: Roasted Manitoba Beet Salad - Spiced Bacon, Pine Nuts, Cranberry Port & Sage Chutney; Salmon Tartare - Jail Island Salmon, Crème Fraîche & Lemon Caviar; a tiny orange white chocolate sorbet for a palate cleanser; Lamb Shank - Slow Braised Shank, Roasted Butternut Squash Purée & Fennel Pistou with a slice of seared fois gras added on top; creme brulee for dessert with French press coffee. Portions not huge, artfully and expertly plated, and I think I'll go back there again. The chef changes the menu monthly, which can be perused online. And reasonably priced for the quality of the food for a special meal, $55 for the 5 courses.