@jakedduck1 Jake, your dream dinner sounds good to me. Can you have steak? We generally have beef once a week. I rarely eat starches, so baked potatoes are a Godsend to prepare for my husband, either that or a yummy roll.
I hope you have a great birthday, and that you have something to eat that you do enjoy. Does your doctor allow a very occasional splurge, if the splurge is not too bad? A small steak with a plain baked potato doesn't sound too bad to me. Forget the sour cream, the cheesecake, and all though. I can't remember the last time I had cheesecake.
My husband is in incredible health and eats whaever he wants. It's tough preparing dinner for him when I can't eat many of the things that he eats. He is reasonably trim, takes no medications and goes to the gym about 3 days a week. He's 83 so that's pretty darned good. Most people think he's in his late 60s, early 70s. He has great genes. I do not.