We went to WV for the weekend, because one of my friends was having a baby shower. We have wised up on the whole traveling with a dog thing and so Chris picked up our dinner before we left the city to minimize the number of stops. He went to Guy and Gallard and got me a grilled vegetable wrap:
It wasn’t quite as Holy as it appears in this picture. A little too much olive oil.
I also had a Z Bar before I ate this because I thought I’d have to wait a lot longer to eat. Unfortunately, we hit a ton of tunnel traffic, which is why I was able to eat and drive at the same time. Under normal circumstances, I can barely handle the driving.
When we finally got to my mom’s around 11, I set to work on this:
Can I tell you about the combination of Nutella and pretzels? Because it just might be the best thing I’ve ever had. And, not that Nutella is necessarily good for you, but they did stop using trans fat in it, which is a bit of a plus.
Saturday, my mom made French toast:
I’m not really a fan of it for sandwiches and stuff, but Ezekiel bread makes the best French toast ever. It’s so chewy.
It poured all day on Saturday, which kind of sucked because we wanted to take Jack swimming before the baby shower, but instead Chris had to stand in the rain and throw sticks for him for an hour. I watched from the porch and shouted words of encouragement. I think it was appreciated.
Then my mom made this awesome vegetable thing for lunch. I’m not sure how to describe it but it had squash, eggplant, peppers, tomatoes, mushrooms, and that is goat cheese on top:
The baby shower food was mostly pork-related so Chris and I left midway and went to Subway for some veggie delites. I had some cole slaw at the shower, though, and part of a piece of cake, and some chips. No pictures, sorry.
Then we went out and did some drinking which lead to this:
I am eating these in the backseat of a car in the Sheetz parking lot. I don’t think I need to say any more about this.
Moving on. I was not in my best form today, but I managed to polish off a nice pancake breakfast and score all of these vegetables before we left:
And the biggest canteloupe I’ve ever seen:
This is from my dad’s garden. I am not even sure that I could eat this guy in one day, but we shall see I guess.
I also had part of another veggie delite in the car, but it was gross so I tossed it.
And then, a miracle occurred. After we got home, I somehow managed to convince Chris – on the first Sunday of football season, no less – that we should take our rental car to the Fairway in Red Hook. I’ve heard much about this magical place, but I’ve never been there, and let me tell you something – it was like Christmas. Not only is the place the size of a department store, with every kind of food I could ever imagine, but there was a parking lot! With carts! Look at Chris in the parking lot:
Do you see that stuff around him? That is space!
And look at this – we put our bags in the trunk of our car!
It was crazy. Also, I feel the need to point out that we do usually bring reusable bags, but they were kind of forgotten in all the excitement. Well, my excitement and Chris’s dread.
Here is everything we bought:
Some highlights: Fresh whole wheat gnocchi, shrimp, tabbouli, whipped cottage cheese, soy sausage patties, garlic paste, tofu potstickers, peanut butter cup ice cream (!), red quinoa, and, um, organic ice cream cones.
Things got a little wild there toward the end.
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