Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Large is the new small?

My husband and I went out to dinner last night...again. I know you're maybe not feeling too sorry for me but you know that saying, 'Too much of a good thing?"...well, sometimes it's true.

And we've also realized that we are back in the land of the doggy bag and this is pretty much an American thing. In the 6 years we spent living abroad we never once took home a doggy bag. And I don't think we were ever even asked if we wanted one. And we pretty much never needed one. We just were not given the humongous portions of food that you get in US restaurants. Honestly sometimes a portion here is the equivalent of what I'd prepare for my entire family if I cooked the same meal at home. If I were actually living in my house and cooking any meals that is. And no I'm not feeling antsy or anything.

It does seem though, like its hard to get a small anything...we ordered a small soda the other day and I think it was 16 oz. That's a small? That used to be a large.

There are so many things to get used to in this whole repatriation experience. I'm just hoping supersized everything isn't one of them.


  1. One good thing that would be nice from the current economic situation would be if restaurants would begin serving smaller proportions. On our recent trip to France, we ate many three-course meals and I didn't gain a single pound because of the size of the portions. I loved it.

  2. My hubby and I "share" lots of meals when we go out, because the portions are huge!!! Some restaurants are wising up and offering smaller portions, which I love. I can't eat but so much food and some things are just not good reheated. Wait till you order a salad out. They would feed a whole family too!! And you sure can't save a soggy salad. Now we know why the majority of Americans are overweight. There is way too much food being thrown at us from every direction. Hopefully your stuff will come soon and you can get back into your kitchen and cook for yourself and the hubby. Love & blessings from NC!