I ate a lot of good food last weekend. I will write about it now, on Friday, several days after last weekend. I was very tired this week and this blog post took me longer than it should have.
I didn’t set out to write about everything I ate, but I wound up documenting enough meals and snacks that I felt it warranted a blog post. One of these days I’ll do one of those “Everything I Eat in a Day” posts, which will probably take me several months to write.
I’m pretty consistent and same-same during the week, but on the weekends, I like to switch things up and get a little more variety into my food. I also just eat more calories on weekends.
If you’ve followed my blog for a while, you know my workplace has Bagel Fridays, which I love. It’s the only time during the week I eat a full bagel and I enjoy every bite. I usually either go in one of two directions: sweet (cinnamon raisin bagel with peanut butter and maybe also jelly) or savory (everything/onion bagel with butter).
Last Friday I took the savory road. Today I went with sweet. Both are worthy roads.
On Saturday, my family went out to KuraBarn, a great Japanese restaurant in Huntington, Long Island. Full disclosure: my sister’s friend’s parents own it, but my entire family genuinely loves the place and would eat there no matter who the owners were.
I should note that I am not a sushi person. I know a lot of people love it, and it sure looks pretty. Although I try to be somewhat adventurous with food, I’ve always been pickiest about meat, and for whatever reason I’ve just never wanted to eat raw fish. But I enjoy Japanese food. So I usually order vegetarian rolls or some kind of tofu vegetable noodle soup, the latter of which I ordered on Saturday.
This is the Suriyaki hot pot with tofu: glass noodles, broccoli, mushrooms, snow peas, and a whole lot of tofu in a light soy broth. It came with a side of rice which wasn’t really necessary but I was hungry so I ate it. This was so delicious and so filling. I actually want to attempt to make something like this at home, although I doubt mine will come close to KuraBarn’s quality.
They also brought us a huge plate of various desserts for the table, something my nephew was skeptical about at first. He later warmed up to it.
I made a new batch of Chocolate Covered Katie’s Pumpkin Banana Bread last weekend. It’s delicious warm, but one of my favorite ways to eat it is right out of the fridge (it’s somehow better the day after baking) with a tablespoon of peanut butter as “icing.” Almond butter is probably good, too. It’s really good, with or without nut butter. I can only make this every once in a while or else I’ll be eating it all day, every day.
Sunday was Easter, and since my family isn’t religious, we never have any special plans that day – Easter is just another Sunday that I’m only reminded is Easter because 90% of my Facebook friends are suddenly posting about their kids coloring eggs or Jesus memes. But my sister and her husband decided to make a big Italian meal for everyone that evening. Which was exactly what I needed, given the epic workout I’d done earlier that day.
Here’s my plate: meatballs, sausage, lasagna roll, garlic bread, roasted asparagus and fried zucchini. As usual, I tried to balance the carbs with a good amount of protein and veggies. Even with Italian food, don’t forget the greens, people!
I realize it doesn’t look like much on the plate, but trust me: I had more. It was great and a really nice change of pace from my regular meals.
On my way home after dinner, I realized I hadn’t had a piece of candy or chocolate all day, despite it being Easter, which in my mind is the holiday most synonymous with candy and chocolate. The supermarket was closed, so I went to good old CVS, where I bought a Cadbury Crème Egg (I have to have a couple of these every year) and, for the first time in my life, Halo Top ice cream. At only 80 calories a half cup serving, I knew Halo Top was light, but I wanted to see for myself just how light it was.
It was light. It kind of felt like eating tasty, cold air. I mean, it was fine. The flavor was nice. I’m always a fan of anything peanut butter flavored. But I think next time I want ice cream, I might just buy ice cream.
I managed to not shove the creme egg into my mouth in the parking lot of CVS and instead had it with my ice cream. This is one serving of Halo, by the way (64 grams).
I should point out that this container of Halo Top did NOT have a full four servings as advertised. It had three servings of 64 grams and one serving of 48 grams. So, 3.75 servings. CHEATERS. Fuck you, Halo Top. I’ll stick with Ben & Jerry’s, thank you very much.
I’m excited to see what’s in store for me this weekend. I’ve been thinking a lot about fish & chips lately. It might have to happen.