Today’s post should be known as What I Over Ate this Weekend. I’ve written about portion control before and let’s just say when the entire thing is in front of me, I have no control. I also didn’t do a great job of taking pictures of everything. This should be fun.
Now that I’ve got you all amped up (not), welcome to another edition of What I Ate Wednesday. Give a big shout out to Jenn over at Peas and Crayons for sponsoring our crazy weekly fun.
I’ve decided to share with you my Sunday eats, which involved traveling to Buffalo for “family dinner” with my nearest and dearest. The only spooky thing about this day was the sheer volume of food consumed by moi. I’m almost embarrassed to share it, but sometimes we fall of the wagon, and sometimes we do a cannon ball on our way down. I look at it this way: I hardly ever eat to excess, so I was due for a little splurge and the majority of things I demolished were homemade and well worth the calories. Maybe not the side of heartburn, but that’s why moderation is key. Sadly, I lost my key on Sunday, but it has since been found.
Since I no longer seem to be able to get out of the door on time (and I used to be so good at this!!), breakfast was a plethora of snacks consumed in the car on the way to Buffalo. Except my pear, which was way too juicy to eat in the Prius, so I ate it at a gas station while the Hubby pumped the petrol (that sounds hot or maybe just British, which is the same thing really).
In the car, I munched on candied almonds, cashews, and an apple while reading all about Anne Hathaway’s wedding in my People magazine. After this quick road trip, I can officially say I am now caught up on my celebrity gossip. Blogging for Dummies…not so much, but it’s all about priorities people.
When we arrived in B-Town, my Da and stepmom had the house decked out with snacks a plenty. I happily consumed them all in mass quantities. I had at least one, fresh from the oven, raspberry muffin, chips and Bison French Onion Chip Dip, which puts all other dips to shame. It’s a good thing they only make it in Buffalo or else I’d end up weighing three hundred pounds. I also ate a whole lot of cheese seeing as it was calling (screaming) my name…repeatedly. I tried the cranberry, the jalapeno, the roasted pepper and, of course, the sharp cheddar. Yep, I taste tested each and every one, and I also had some crackers (not pictured) to wash them all down.
By the time dinner rolled around, I was full from all my excessive snacking, but it didn’t stop me from eating more. Nope, not even a little bit.
I had black bean and veggie stuffed bell peppers, fruit (I love me some fruit!), applesauce (two different kinds), and not pictured: spaetzle, cabbage, and rye bread. Now I would be remiss if I didn’t share the main course and what the rest of my family happily ate. They put down six different types of brats since we were rocking an Oktoberfest theme. I am the lone weird vegetarian, but they love me anyway.
Since I think fruit is beautiful and pretty much the best thing ever, I’m going to show you a solo shot. No family dinner, or meal really, is complete without a jumbo fruit bowl because that’s how we roll.
For dessert, there was (all homemade) ginger snaps, an almond roll and date truffles. The almond roll is my grandmother’s recipe, and she passed away twenty years ago, so not only was the dessert delicious, but it brought back some wonderful memories too.
Special thanks goes to my whole family for managing to stuff me like a Thanksgiving turkey all in one day. Hopefully, I can manage to show more restraint at that meal.
What did you eat this weekend? What’s your favorite indulgence? Does cheese speak to you too?