A Vegetarian at Rib Fest: A Hungry Tale
I am so sad. It is Monday night after a long weekend, which means that work is all too imminent. I am trying to remain positive and bribe myself with promises of coffee and larabars tomorrow, but still. Starting a new job is never fun! Starting a new job when you are still doing your old job is also not fun. I’m not sure I will be able to write tomorrow morning, but I will try!
As God as my witness, I will try.
But today has been a fun day, even though it meant surrounding myself with abundant amounts of barbecued meat. The things we do for love! Really, the things we do to get out of the house for a couple of hours 😉
Before we left, I filled myself with a sliced mango, some cottage cheese, and a slice of zucchini loaf. I didn’t want to take any chances and rely on a ribfest to feed me lunch.
I’ve attended one ribfest before and this one was exactly like the previous. A packed park filled with a greater number of tattooed women than you will find in regular society, waiting in long lines to buy expensive meat!
A pulled pork sandwich, a quarter chicken, and a 1/2 rack of ribs…for one person.
Mike ordered something called a “vegetarian’s nightmare” and this is how they labeled the container:
I don’t know who Jacki is, but his meal was definitely not “veggie”
I wasn’t sure what to get since my vegetarian choices were funnel cake, a bloomin’ onion, or french fries. Luckily husband spotted a sign for a roasted yam! I knew this would be my salvation.
$4! I could have made this at home for 75 cents 😉
But it was delicious with a tad of butter and brown sugar. I was content.
I became even more content once I got an iced cappuccino!
And we shared some of these amazing donuts. Have you heard of Tiny Tom?
These are freshly fried tiny donuts that are sprinkled in your choice of sugar or cinnamon. They are served warm, fresh, and absolutely delicious!
I am not sure how many of these I ate. I can verify that it was a lot.
Because of my sugar and carb rush, I kept things light for dinner and had a monster salad.
You will see this salad tomorrow and Wednesday because I made four at once (one for hubby). It contains:
- Red pepper
- Cubed cheddar
- Mediterranean dressing
Now I am trying to keep myself occupied and entertained until bedtime. We will probably watch more Dexter and go to bed at a decent time while dreaming of winning the lottery (although this fantasy would be helped if I actually bought a ticket!).
See you tomorrow!