Ugggggggggg. Even 10.6 miles of biking can’t undo the amount of fullness I am feeling. I went to tonight’s party with the best of intentions…until I saw the bakery cake!!
Karen invited us to a party she had for the couples who live in her condo building. We had a great time, but were also the youngest there by at least 20 years?! But sometimes adults can be the most entertaining
The husband and I have implemented Fuel Free Weekends. The past few weekends and counting we have started a rule that IF we can bike to a place, we are required to. There are two exceptions:
1) A hot date where I need to dress up
I totally did not want to bike to Karen’s, but it was 5.3 miles, about a 50 minute bike ride, and I knew with good weather I could not refuse. So we did. And I’m glad we did. But I wasn’t glad at about mile 4 on the way there when I started to break a sweat and my hair was flattened by my helmet!
On Karen’s stylish chaise post-bike ride -
Since I didn’t finish lunch until 2pm today, I skipped my snack and decided to just eat when I got there (around 6:30, so not that late). But after our bike ride, I was STARVING!!! I nibbled on about an ounce’s worth of almonds taken from this serving bowl –
Karen had our favorite wines to serve and I couldn’t choose between the Ferrai-Carrano Fume Blanc and Frei Brothers Chardonnay.
I decided on the buttery Frei Bros! Knowing I always eat more when I drink more, my plan was to have one glass. I ended up having about 1.5 – pretty good!!
Then a cheese platter came out…. my downfall #1
And the probability that I had more nears 100% I had about 2 more crackers with cheese. I LOVE CHEESE!
I also always enjoy looking at our wedding album book when I go to Karen’s
For dinner we had Karen’s famous French Beef, a casserole/lasagna with pasta, sour cream, cream cheese, ground beef, tomato sauce and cheese. Mmm! Plus a mish-mosh salad with tons of fruit, craisins, nuts (and raw onions ) and baguette with a little butter –
From above –
Seconds (which I totally didn’t need)
Then I had wine #2 (and I also had a few sips of the husband’s as he tasted different kinds). This was Mark West Pinor Noir, another favorite! (Plus another smoked gouda with cracker!)
After that I switched to diet tonic and lime. I could have easily kept sipping wine, but I knew it was time to switch over.
THEN came the CAKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And the Blondies we made –
Uggggggggglajslajsdlajsdfj. I ate it all, plus Karen’s icing!!!
My stomach was hanging over my jeans the whole ride home, but I admit I do feel much better after some biking digestion!!
Not sure if tomorrow’s plan for fancy French toast is going to happen. We might need to save it for Sunday! I’m in the mood for water and fruit right now.