Ever since I stopped drinking 7 years ago or so, I haven’t been interested in going out with friends. Quite frankly, it’s just not fun for me to sit there and watch everyone else “having a good time” while I sip my glass of water. So I just stay home so I don’t have to feel out of place, a sore thumb, a red-headed stepchild. Well, my hair is red, anyway. :0)
The solution? The Man is going to check with his favorite watering hole if they can either get Sutter Home Fre or if I can bring in my own bottle. I know I would be willing to go out more if I had my own “alcohol” to drink.
I didn’t quit drinking because I was an alcoholic or anything – I quit because after a Christmas party 7 years ago, my hiatal hernia flared up so bad that I missed nearly a week of work. From that point on, if I drank more than a sip of any alcohol, it burned for 2 days. It just isn’t worth the pain – kinda like being gluten free!
So we worked it out. And I made a comforting dinner to celebrate. I am already regretting the lack of vegetables, but I will rectify that at lunch today.
Simple Cornish Hens
2 Cornish hens, cleaned
Fresh ground black pepper
2 tbsp olive oil