More Pictures, Less Words
After 16 hours of driving, shopping, eating, more shopping, eating, and more driving, I am exhausted! Not too exhausted, however, to show you my day. I will stick mostly to pictures because I am one tired blogger! I just typed “blooger”. Now that is tired.
It all began by leaving my beautiful city…
Not without being prepared with appropriate snacks!
New flavour purchased at everyone’s favourite discount department store — Target!
We lunched at The Cheesecake Factory. Callie was right: Basically Heaven on Earth.
He declared the “Memphis burger” as THE best burger he has ever had. And he has had his share of burgers, let me tell you. I asked him to make a face that clearly communicated the greatness of this burger, and this is what he came up with. Pretty intense, huh?
I stuck to the Fresh Vegetable salad: Asparagus, green beans, tomatoes, cucumber, apple, radicchio, edamame, beets, and cubed white cheddar in a pomegranate vinaigrette. This was an appetizer-sized salad but it was huge! I almost didn’t have room for cheesecake.
There was peanut butter, there was chocolate, there was cheesecake.
There was insanity.
We shared the sliced, but in an act that has never before been known to either husband or myself, WE DID NOT FINISH IT.
So saddened that my body could not handle the challenge.
More shopping ensued, including the acquisition of Greek yogurt, and then we headed back to Canada for meal #2! My mom’s birthday dinner at a Thai restaurant.
I ordered a tofu stir fry, devoid of both pad thai noodles and green curry. These are my favourite Thai staples but I was trying to be healthy, with “trying” being the key word here.
Plus a whole load of steamed white rice.
Back at the house, we had ice cream cake. I did not take a picture, but rest assured I ate my entire slice. My body did not fail me this time!
Ever-important cat picture:
And ever-important pictures of my stash! I really cleaned up in the States this time. You’re welcome, American economy!
I have been dying to try the Siggi’s! They were $2 each which makes this a major SPLURGE. You would think that Canada would have more Icelandic yogurt considering we are geographically closer. Unfortunately, that is not how these things work out.
We can get Luna Bars in Canada, but not for 99 cents each! And not such cool flavours. All bars seem to be much less expensive in the States. I detect a conspiracy.
This just sounded too good not to try.
Yes, you read that correctly. A “Dulce de Leche” flavoured Luna Bar. OMG.
Bootsy inspected the stash, wondering why mom didn’t buy more Fancy Feast?
I don’t usually like pop, but this marketing ploy obviously worked on me!
This I will bathe in tomorrow morning.
Whole bean coffee is necessary for healthy fetal development. This is what I am told by my ob/gyn, Dr. Starbucks.
Now if only Maple Almond Butter could be found in jar-form, THEN we’d be onto something!
So a pretty productive day in the land of Cheektowaga, New York. Now I am going to count the hours until I can break open one of those Siggi’s for breakfast…review to follow, of course!