It was a great weekend. I met my siblings for dinner on Thursday night at a cozy restaurant on the north shore of Long Island. Just LOVE doing that. Sauerbraten caught my eye, as I perused the menu. I haven’t had it in ages, so I dove in. Mashed potatoes on the side, no butter; gravy on the side. It was really good — I skipped the red cabbage except for two small forkfuls. I love red cabbage, but it’s usually made with sugar so I’m careful. Thankfully, it was thickened with something that screamed, Kathy! Skip it. So I did. No dessert, as usual, so all in all, dinner met my diabetic requirements.
I’ve been preparing myself (here’s a good tip!), before I go out, to remember what the purpose of the meal really is. Of course, it’s about having a nice dining experience, but I could do that at home. Mostly, the purpose of the gathering is to enjoy friends and family. This time — just family. I’m the baby, so I adore being with my elders 🙂 I always feel…protected. I’m sure that sounds crazy, because we’re adults, but feelings are just feelings, right? We have wonderful, interesting conversations, catch up, and have lots of laughs. What could be better? If you haven’t done it lately, I highly recommend making a date to “break bread” (o.k., maybe NOT bread) with your siblings, cousins, any extended family members. You won’t regret it.
When it comes to diabetes, support from family and friends is imperative. Oh, and it makes dealing with it a LOT easier. 🙂
Just know that, no matter what, YOU CAN DO IT!