I really like the word extravaganza. It’s slightly over the top, which suits me perfectly. Just slightly though because we all know I’m great at restraint (snort). Extravaganzas and restraints aside, I put down a lot of food this weekend, and I want to share the fun with all of you. Happy What I Ate Wednesday…er Saturday. Make sure to head over to Peas and Crayons after you’ve thrown a comment my way (but of course).
Saturday was a busy day for me. I had to run a ton of errands, including a trip to the grocery store, all in preparation for a Girls Night gathering at my place (Magic Mike was definitely viewed). I also had to clean the house because there’s no way I’m hosting people with a messy place. Yes, I know it’s crazy, but when it comes to cleanliness, I don’t kid.
(I actually have this picture on a fridge magnet. It was a gift, it couldn’t have been more appropriate, and I love it.)
So I woke up bright and early Saturday morning, and I got right to it. Caffeine, in the form of coffee, helped fuel my overall tidying and vacuuming spree. After a couple of hours, I took a short break, long enough to indulge in a bowl of cereal: Nature’s Path Maple Pecan Crunch with some fresh raspberries.
After breakfast, I hopped in the shower (did a little dancing, maybe some singing) and set about running my errands. I foolishly thought my bowl of cereal would be enough to fuel me. I was very wrong, and I broke the cardinal rule as a result. Do NOT go to the grocery store hungry. It was bad, and I almost bought everything in sight (did you see my bag of oats from Monday’s post?). By the way, when normal people go to the grocery store hungry, they buy chips, snacks and special treats. Not me though, I buy giant bulk bags of oats and purple potatoes simply because they’re pretty. I am such a sucker for good looking food.
I realized I was getting a little hangry, so I bought a Kind Bar because I can suck one down in the car (ahem, ahem). Bonus points because they were on sale. I know The Kind bars are good, but I rarely eat them because they are ridiculously expensive, and I’d obviously prefer that money be spent on fancy cheeses. So I devoured my bar in 6.2 seconds and then headed on over to the Breadsmith, where I bought a cookie, but not just any cookie. Oh no, I snagged me a dinosaur shaped cookie covered in cranberry icing (Sorry Hubby, it’s true I scarfed down a cookie, and I didn’t get you one; forgive me, I have sinned). Between the two treats, I managed to complete the rest of my errands (Target, Home Depot, a little Bed, Bath and Beyond; ok, not the last one) without attacking anyone from hunger rage. It was a close call though.
As soon as I got home from said errand running, I whipped up two fried eggs and grabbed some leftover Parmesan Roasted Sweet Potatoes. I literally ate this while my produce sat on the counter, patiently waiting to be put away. How very considerate.
After lunch, I put my gracious groceries away and then enticed the Hubby in ways I will not mention (also in Monday’s post) to assist me with my food prep for Girls Night. We got chopping. Literally.
My contribution was a ginormous fruit bowl and a mammoth veggie platter with some homemade veggie dip.
In addition to my contributions, I also dined on the following (in no particular order, which is shocking, I know):
Greek Focaccia Bread with Feta, Olives, Spinach and Tomatoes.
Tabouli and Hummus Stuffed Pita Sandwiches.
And Dun, Dun, Dun….The Cookie Monster.
Also consumed, but not pictured, was half a chocolate brownie with peanut butter frosting, along with a couple of glasses of bubbly and copious amounts of cucumber laced H2O.
It was a great day, along with loads of delicious food, so much so, one might call it an eating extravaganza.
When was your last eating extravaganza, and what did you eat? Do you like the word extravaganza?