I very strongly believe in the idea of treating myself. It's not about the money; it's more about doing little things to make myself feel better. These things can mean painting my nails, listening to Latin music, eating a piece of dark chocolate or buying flowers or orchid plants.
Another thing I treat myself to from time to time is a little splurge: it's raw, slightly salty and goes down super easy.
OYSTERS, people. I'm talking about oysters.
Last week I took myself out to lunch at Johnny's Half Shell. It was a gorgeous day, so I sat outside, read my book, tweeted, took a few photos and ate.
I started with half a dozen oysters. They tasted like the ocean, but unfortunately weren't shucked properly: they were still semi-attached to the shell.
For my entree, I ordered steamed mussels and clams served in a lightly curried spinach broth. The broth was incredible, but it was hard to enjoy it with a piece of toast that came with the dish. Instead, I chose the leftover bread from my bread basket. Other than that, the dish was a winner.
Alas, I had no time for dessert, but there will be another occasion for that soon, I'm sure.
Have a wonderful weekend and let me know how YOU treat yourself.