I am sure that there are many benefits to being over 55. I know that I once accidentally purchased something at Zellers on Seniors Day and received a substantial discount. The irony of this transaction was that I was buying a sports bra to wear to my Zumba class. Then there is the privilege of being a part of the breast and (even better?) colon screening programs! Of course I am grateful that I have already lived a full rich life but in truth I would not say that I have reaped extraordinary perks. That is until now….as I have discovered something known as The Seniors Menu!
I researched the rationale behind Seniors menus to find this: Senior citizens who have healthy diets can extend their lifespan and improve their quality of life. By planning a weekly menu that’s packed with nutritious foods and avoiding high-calorie, high-fat foods, seniors can enjoy their later years as much, if not more, than their youths. Wow-I am all over that! And so it was that we were dining at Mr. Ribs in Neepawa on last weekends visit to the Lily Festival.
Their menu is huge and I was having a hard time making a decision with pages of choices and then I spotted the section which included most of my favourites but at a reduced price (and I assumed a reduced portion). Since I enjoy tastes of many little things (I truly have a tappas heart) I was sure that I could find something from this filtered list.
We were in a Greek restaurant and I have always loved Greek pork chops so I made my selection.
With this wise decision made, D ordered the Greek salad. Knowing that I had a pork chop coming, I moved the bowl of cream of vegetable soup across to D to eat on my behalf. I did have a taste and it was exceptional. When my diminutive portion arrived, my jaw dropped…..
But I had this all figured out. You marry a hunk of a younger man like I did
and when all the food comes to the table
you split it down the middle! We each had a thin cut but beautifully seasoned and grilled pork chopped and I ate my salad and 1/3 of his. He ate the garlic toast and then the strawberry pudding that was included in my lunch and I picked at a couple of French fries and voila, we were both happy. Kind of like Jack Sprat and his wife-hey wait a minute….