Menu Plan Monday–February 6, 2012

Super Bowl Sunday.  Did anyone watch?  I am a commercial girl at heart.  To be honest, I missed a lot of the first half.  I went to yoga, which ended at 6 PM, then headed to Chipotle and didn’t get home until almost 7 PM.  I did hang out to watch the commercials for most of the rest of the game, though.  Madonna is amazing!  I used to be a fan, as a teen, but not really since “Vogue” came out.  She really looked good last night.  If I can look like that at 53…  In case you missed it…

Back to Chipotle.  I am a little sad about what I am going to write.  I have always known about the possibility of cross contamination at Chipotle (and other restaurants that aren’t 100% gluten-free).  Eating at a restaurant that isn’t 100% gluten-free is a risk.  As much as I eat at Chipotle, I can only pinpoint one time that may have made me sick, but it also may have been a virus; I am not sure.  Regardless, I have eaten there many times since then and been fine.

As I was standing in line last night, I witnessed something that made me very uneasy.  There were a number of take-out orders due to it being Super Bowl Sunday.  They stopped helping the line of people in the store for a short period of time to catch up on the take-out orders.  One of the employees made a mistake with the type of rice in a burrito, and to correct it, instead of tossing the rice in the trash, he lifted the flour tortilla and dumped the rice right back into the large serving container.  ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!   I hemmed and hawed.  What to do?  I always ask the employees on the line to change their gloves, but it never occurred to me to ask them to to use all fresh ingredients that weren’t on the line.  Is that even a reasonable request?

I am conflicted because I have worked in the restaurant industry, not only did I wait tables, but I was in management.  Is it reasonable for someone following a special diet to request all new ingredients from the back or that haven’t been on the line?  In all honesty, tonight that request could not have been met.  They were just too busy.  New rice?  Yes, no problem.  Everything else on the line that Jon & I wanted in our burrito bowl?  In my opinion it would have been out of line to ask them to go to that extreme.

Anywho, food (literally) for thought.  Please share your thoughts below in the comments.

Sunday – Chipotle

Monday – Shrimp over pasta w/ roasted asparagus & salad

Tuesday – Mexican pizzas, black beans & salad

Wednesday – Bourbon Chicken, brown rice, steamed broccoli & salad

Thursday – Breakfast for dinner with fruit salad

Friday- Pizza from a new mix and salad

Saturday – Take out

Week in Review:

Lemon blueberry crumb muffins

Vidazorb Probitotics

Snyder’s New Twist on Pretzels

Have a great week!


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