I gotta get back home before i do something (dietary) i'll regret! ;-)
Actually, i wasn't THAT bad last night, and i HAD good intentions (in the absence of sake, i was going to drink a white wine spritzer when we met friends for drinks yesterday evening; who would have thought the barmaid was so incompetent that she couldn't make one). I DID have one or two glasses of wine more than i should have. I DIDN'T have any of the wicked appetizers everyone else was eating. I ordered a steak (came too well-done, sent it back, and got one that was a little less overdone than the first), which came with mashed potatoes, of which i probably ate less than a quarter-cup.
Woke up at 3am -- this was the first time i've done THAT in quite awhile. Took some benedryl and went back to sleep. "Slept hot" again (wine!). After i got up, i felt the need of more benedryl -- whether i should blame the damp weather or the wine, i don't know. Looks like i should drink only sake till it dries out, then try chardonnay again.
I find this interesting -- i hadn't thought that white wine might be an allergen for me.... I suspected red, but not white. This could be significant for weight loss.
Today, i'll be "more good." I put a rump roast in the crockpot, and when it's barely done i'll slice it thinly, make a gravy from the drippings, and put it in the oven to tenderize. The two humongo artichokes will be done by my daughter's recipe, and i'll probably make a cauliflower mash to go along with it. :-) Sounds pretty good, huh?
Incidentally, the banana bread recipe from "Paleo Comfort Foods" turned out great. Amazing, with no added sweetener besides the very-ripe bananas! My daughter, who clings to a reduced-carb version of a low-cal diet, calculated how fattening she should consider it, and it came out a lot more innocent than the Atkins zucchini bread recipe. I don't have any nut-butter on hand here, to spread on it, and i haven't added real butter back in, but the bread is so moist it doesn't really need "lubricating."