Hey, hey – I am back from the wilds of Southern Pennsylvania! I had a great weekend with my girlfriends. And I would say more, but, well…
Although honestly? What happened at the cabin? Besides a ridiculous amount of chatting? Was carbs. Lots and lots of carbs.
Bagels, pizza, bread, french toast, pita chips, ice cream, tater tots….that’s pretty much what I ate all weekend. And it was delightful. I’ve been making a real effort to minimize white bread/flour over the last few months, but holy hell, simple carbs are really tasty once in a while. Like the massive asiago-cheese bagel from Panera. Or the French Toast bake that we made one morning. To die for.
I also didn’t do any running – or any activity more physical than uncorking a bottle of wine – while I was away. A much needed break after Brooklyn Half, and I’ll be ready to start hitting the workouts hard again this week!
Today’s EAT: You mean, aside from the chicken sandwich and waffle fries from Chick-Fil-A on the way home? Swoon. Why is there no Chick-Fil-A in NYC?
I came home tonight with a feeling in my gut (literally) that I should have something pretty light for dinner. And the fridge was nearly empty, too. I scrounged together a cheese-and-cracker dinner for the hubs and I, with some hard salami and an apple:
It was actually delicious and the perfect amount of food for a light dinner for two! I used to eat dinners like this all of the time when I was eating on my own. Who says dinner has to be hot?
Today’s DRINK: I needed a glass of wine after my 7-hour bus ride (thank you, traffic). I’d been very curious about this bottle since I bought it and was happy to finally pop it open:
A Shiraz-Viognier blend. Very interesting! It was quite light – milder in body than a Pinot Noir – and actually paired perfectly with our appetizer dinner. I really enjoyed it, but it’s definitely not a traditional red to serve with bold food like steak or spaghetti. It was light and crisp and almost a little peppery, in a delicate way. Very unusual and enjoyable. And it was a Trader Joe’s cheapie, so I’ll definitely be buying it again!
Today’s RUN: Snort. Yeah…tomorrow. I’ve got some carb backlog to burn up.
Today’s QUESTION: Do you ever eat snack food for dinner? I am a big fan!