Wednesday, February 29, 2012

WIAW, Syracuse, and Foodzie's Febuary Tasting Box

This post is going to be a big one. Are you ready for it?

First off I am in Syracuse, NY.  Trips to this neck of the woods are similar to when I go to Ithaca.  It always seems cloudy, gloomy, and snowy/rainy.  I am really hoping for the rain this trip and not the snow.





Whenever I go on a trip but am able to still have breakfast at home I have to have a Green Monster smoothie.  It ensures that I have at least one good serving of fruit via banana and vegetable via spinach. I feel like no matter what else happens at least I have those two servings. This morning I made it with coconut milk and 1/4 shredded coconut.  Both ingredients make it a bit sweeter than normal.


Lunch was on the run at Panera Bread.  This is my favorite go to lunch when traveling. I love the pick two options. You can switch it up so much that it never gets old. This lunch consisted of the chopped chicken salad, broccoli cheese soup, and a whole grain baguette.  That is at least 3 more servings of vegetables for the day. I am on a roll.


Dinner changed that a bit.  I forgot to picture my salad which is one more vegetable serving. In Syracuse there is a plethora of Italian restaurants. One of the best is Delmonico's Italian Steakhouse which happens to be located just next door to the hotel I am staying at.  The portions as you can see are gigantic.  I got veal parmigiana.  Its delicious. I ate half.  I am also leaving the rest in the car hoping that it is cold enough have the remaining part another night. Yum!




One of the themes this month for the Foodzie Tasting Box was a night at the movies. It took me a while to realize this was do to the Oscar being in February. Sometimes I can be a little dense.
 

This box was full of all sorts of delicious treats perfect for movie snacking.  Chai cola...haven't sampled this yet. Mr. J doesn't like chai and I don't drink soda.  We will taste it soon...just not yet.


This box was full of Mr. J's favorites. Give me chocolate. Mr. J prefers candy.  He got a boat load of tastings - chocolate covered raisins, and gummy fish...


homemade candy bar


licorice...

and popcorn...


I am not a huge fan of licorice. Are you?

15 comments:

  1. We had lunch at Panera this week too! for the first time ever can you believe that! Not a licorice fan either

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  2. Licorice is my favorite!! It's the best because no one else likes it, so I don't have to share :)

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    1. I would gladly give you all of my licorice.

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  3. You are so good to start your day with a healthy (but delicious) smoothie, even when you're not at home! Great WIAW review. Nope, I don't like black licorice, but cherry is a whole other story!

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  4. You're only 40 minutes away! I go into Syracuse all the time for shopping (it's my nearest Wegman's). Delmonico's is supposedly a big deal here, but no one in my family thinks it's quite as good as the locals do (we're not NY natives).

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    1. I almost checked out that Wegman's. My coworker was not convinced it was the best use of time with the storm coming and our long drive home.

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  5. Sounds like you enjoyed your stay in Syracuse and you were off to a healthy start! Your box looks like it was full of some interesting stuff and yes some flavors I do like and some I would not be so intrigued with. However, that chicken parm looks great-yum!

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  6. Sounds like you enjoyed your stay in Syracuse and you were off to a healthy start! Your box looks like it was full of some interesting stuff and yes some flavors I do like and some I would not be so intrigued with. However, that chicken parm looks great-yum!

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  7. I haaate licorice, the smell makes me run! ;)
    The smoothie looks delicious.

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  8. You sure do know how to eat as healthy as possible on the road! I'm not a fan of licorice, but honey bunny sure is!

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  9. I hate black licorice, but I love me some Red Vines! Good for you for trying to pack in those veggies!

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  10. I hate black licorice, but I love me some Red Vines! Good for you for trying to pack in those veggies!

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  11. Oh my goodness, chai soda sounds crazy!

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