Help! There’s too much food in my order – 7/17/17

Today is our anniversary and we spent the day up in the Sonoma Valley doing a little celebrating. We stopped for lunch and, Help! There’s too much food in my order!  For those of you who are trying to control your input, here is how I dealt with it.

Smoked turkey and mozzarella on focaccia with chickpea salad

First take the giant bowl of chickpeas off the plate. Next, take the top piece of bread off the sandwich. You don’t need that much bread plus it has a lot of the dressing on it. Remove one of the pieces of cheese. You can put all this stuff to the side on that little doily that was under the chickpeas. Spoon maybe a third of the chickpeas back on your plate. Take the bread and cheese doily and place it up-side-down on top of the remainder of the chickpeas. Finally, eat your lunch with a knife and fork. It will take much longer and be more satisfying. Also make a mental note that next time you eat here to order one sandwich and one side for the two of you!

P.S. If you are in a position to do so you can also ask for a take-along box and just put half the sandwich in it. This was not an option for me as we had no cooler with us.

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