Top 5 Tastes Of The Day
(Because deciding what to order is so hard!)
Granola here is more like lightly toasted oats soaked in milk – sort of like overnight oats. We went to one of the sit-down breakfasts and I ordered this incredible parfait with layers of honey-lime yogurt and “granola” with fruit. LOVED it!
It was an appetizer to my banana pancakes! Matt ordered a pizza for breakfast with goat cheese and bacon. He sure is rocking the savory!
Have you ever sipped coconut water from the coconut?!
Now I’m thinking I should plant a coconut tree in our backyard..
Plopped on top of my salad bar were these lentils…….which were the best lentils I’ve ever had
The lentils were better than all three of the desserts I tasted after lunch! Imagine that!
This drink was on the menu as an Ocean 11. It was listed as ‘Papaya, milk, simple syrup and a hint of nutmeg.’ I asked for it without the syrup for cocktail hour snack time and it was an incredible papaya-milk smoothie. Must add more nutmeg to my vita-mix creations!
The dessert on the right was called “Banoffee Pie.” I was expecting a coffee-banana slice of pie. But it turned out to be a TOFFEE pie served in a bowl. First smoothies in a bowl, now pie in a bowl!? Matt and I both agreed that the thick, sweet, chewy bites of toffee under layers of banana and pie crust were the best dessert we’ve ever had. We almost ordered another one, but by the time we finished the apple streusel and cherry ice cream we were stuffed.
5 Top Moments Of The Day
Swim #2 in the ocean. We went for two separate dips and crab-walked around. I tried to swim laps but ended up just hovering in the surf
The Hunger Games was just too intense and dark of a book to read in the sunshine. Thanks to my phone’s Kindle app and resort wifi, I had a new book ready to go in 2 minutes! So many of you recommended She’s Come Undone in your favorite book of all time comments, so I downloaded it. LOVE it so far. Lamb has this magical way of transporting the reader back in time. The book is lots of description – which I love too. Wonderful characters!! Can’t wait to read more today!
After hours of lying in our chairs reading, we went on two beach walks, one in each direction. The first took us through some of the other resorts and the second took us through Negril’s beaches. We got to see some of the local flavor. I wish I had money to buy some jerk chicken from a stand. I am glad I had no money though so the ganga dealers didn’t harass us too much ; )
Orange cats follow us everywhere.
Of course our final top 5 moment was cocktail hour!
Matt’s reaction to his Mint Julep. [Best drink he had all week, he said]
Dinner followed. It was not a top 5 moment of the day, but it was pretty tasty.
The sesame salmon I ordered for an appetizer was great
As was Matt’s jerk pork
The pumpkin soup was pretty disappointing. It tasted more like peas than pumpkin? Which I guess is a good thing since I love peas!
The wines here aren’t all that exciting. They only have one red [Cab] and one white [Chard] so as wine lovers we were a little sad that they have Grey Goose Vodka in the bars but only one wine. One plus: your glass never goes empty! They keep filling it up until you tell them you’ve had enough.