Thursday night, Elizabeth went out to dinner with her coworkers at Cleo. She always gets to do the fun stuff. So I went over to my parents' house to watch the UCLA football game. Watching their games these days is the opposite of fun. But I figured I could at least make some good food. As one appetizer - I was hungry and not in the mood for anything fancy - I just threw some tortilla chips on a plate, covered them with Taco Lita hot sauce and shredded cheese, and cilantro. They were very good.
My mom ruined my creation by adding avocado to her nachos. Disgusting. But everyone I know seems to love avocado so I am including a picture.
"Everything you have is so rich," I said to the woman behind the counter.
"I know," she said, "it's the holidays. Sorry about that."
So I got a smoked mozzarella pasta salad. It was very good. I also got some marinated beef kabobs. Unfortunately, I can't eat like I used to and I was full after eating the appetizers, so I only had a couple pieces of the beef, but it was really good.
The game was lousy if not exactly surprising: UCLA finished the game with only 163 yards - 92 of which came on the opening drive.