Morning! How are you all today? I hope your weeks are off to a great start!
My day started bright and early yesterday at 6:45. The days when I have class (Monday- Thursday) are so long! I have Pre-Calculus from 8-9:30, then I either go to work from 10:30-5:30, or I have the day off. Yesterday I was off, but I had so many things to do that I hardly had a second to sit down!
Before class, I had a yogurt bowl.
- Goat milk yogurt
- 1/2 banana
- Trader Joe’s cinnamon swirls
- Nature’s Path Hemp Plus granola
- dried cherries
- peanut butter
It’s tough to know how to schedule my eating on days like this… especially on days when I do to work after class (like today). At the restaurant, we usually eat breakfast around 11, which is ideal because I don’t eat lunch until 4 or so. Last week I just ate a little snack before school and waited until 11 to eat. I’m going to do a little experimenting to figure out what works best.
After class, my stomach was already growling, so I had a big Crispin apple before I went to the gym for an upper body workout.
Jenna’s Green Bowls really appealed to me, so that’s just what I had for lunch! It’s just the sort of thing I make when I pack a big, involved lunch: layers of grains, fresh vegetables, and a protein. This one had quinoa, steamed and sautéed broccoli rabe, bok choy, spinach, and peppers. Like Jenna, I added a healthy portion of Sriracha and Goddess dressing. Unfortunately I accidentally picked up Annie’s “Lite” Goddess, which has almost no flavor. Not worth it!
After lunch, I spent the afternoon with my friend Ryan. He showed me the superhidden, supersecret cooking store he knows about (we saw the tiniest pans, sharpest knives), and then we went shopping for shorts. The day wasn’t brutally hot, so it was fun to just walk around and enjoy the city.
When I got home, I worked in hyperspeed mode on a baking project. I had a few strawberries left over, so I munched on them while my product as in the oven. It’s a secret right now, but I’ll tell you about it tomorrow!
At 7:30, Leslie, Danielle, Megan and I met for dinner at Kittichai. It’s an upscale Thai restaurant that I’d been meaning for a while, and we had a 30% off coupon from Village Vines so we decided to try it out.
The lighting was dim, and the layout was very intimate. There were bamboo partitions separating tables, and a lot of mirrors used to manipulate the space and make it seem bigger. (I actually got confused a few times by the mirrors… I saw our table and thought it was someone else!)
Our server informed us that their menu is set up for family-style eating; however, we decided to order our own dishes. He was a little pushy and made it clear this was sort of a pain for him, which was a little surprising to see. From the start to the finish of the meal, we felt like we were “that annoying table.” Still, we had fun!
I ordered two small plates: green papaya and mango salad with cashew-chili dressing…
… and the Kittichai fish cakes, which seem to be a specialty at the restaurant. Both were good, but I wasn’t blown away. I think I was so put off by the server’s attitude that I didn’t enjoy it as much as I could have!
After dinner, we made our way to Victory Garden, a brand-new shop that serves up soft serve goat’s milk ice cream. It’s been getting so much press lately… I’ve heard about it from three different forums in the last couple days!
In addition to ice cream, they sell a lot of “country-style” products, like tea towels, goat’s milk soap, caramel, and honeycomb candy.
After tasting all of the flavors of the day, I ordered a small cup of chocolate, topped with crushed pistachios. We all agreed that the ice cream was “icier” than we’d thought, and a little watery. I really wanted it to be delicious, but I wasn’t quite blown away.
Well, I’m off to school. Have a great day!
Have you had an unsatisfying restaurant experience lately?