How stupid!! Sort of funny anyway.
We had a great lunch with the "Cornflake King" and his wife; a creamed and pureed vegetable soup named "Garden Gold", home-made chicken salad on rosemary olive oil bread, a fruit plate consisting of juicy cantaloupe, blackberries and green seedless grapes and for dessert we had lemon cake and banana bread with coffee. The problem was I ate the whole time I was preparing it and then ate a full lunch too. We sat around and talked for 4 (count 'em) 4 hours and by then it was almost time to leave for dinner with our neighbors.
I got Nina's Restaurant's eggplant dish name wrong yesterday; it was eggplant saltiletto (not saltimbocca). It is made with mozzarella cheese and prosciutto ham, and it is to die for! I also had Caesar salad, but I am sorry that I didn't have calimari. My friend did, and I ate 3 pieces of hers. It was excellent, and now I know what I will order when we go back there. Is it any wonder that I can't lose weight? LOL
Some of you left comments about us having a friendship with the guy who was mr. kenju's hospital roommate when they were in therapy. It is true that most hospital roommates wouldn't merit a second thought, let alone visits and lunches. But this guy is different. He is a wonderful man and we like his wife as well. They were perfect foils for each other and I do credit this guy with helping mr. kenju recover quickly from his stroke - just as he credits mr. kenju with helping him recover from his heart attack. As hospital roomies go, neither of them could have been more lucky, and we are grateful for that.