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