142.2…Small Lunch, Big Dinner

My husband and I had a date night of sorts last night. We went to Back to School Night for a few hours and decided to grab some dinner afterwards at The Pony Room at Rancho Valencia.  I ordered The Chop Chop Salad with Grilled Chicken (iceberg, spinach, mushrooms, hard boiled egg, tomato, blue cheese crumbles, croutons, lemon herb dressing):

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This morning's breakfast was pineapple Chobani yogurt, Almond Coconut Granola, strawberries and blackberries. 

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After I took the kids to school, I drove to Palm Desert to visit my mom. We went to a newer restaurant there, Il Corso, for lunch. We both ordered the Salmon salad. It was small.

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Very small. It's hard to tell in the picture but there was basically no food on the plate. A tiny bit of salad and these very small strips of salmon. They funny thing was that my mom had that same salad there earlier in the week with a friend and it was at least twice the size. Basically we were still hungry when we left. 

We ran errands and stopped for a very early dinner at my favorite Mexican restaurant, El Agave. 

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I cannot express my love for this place. Their margaritas are as strong as heck.

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The table-side guacamole is the best:

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I ordered their carne asada plate for dinner:

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It was a giant plate of food but after my lack of food at lunch, I was able to polish most of it off. Happily. 

When was the last time you left a restaurant hungry?

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