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Plan Aborted

by Meghann on October 15, 2008

My original plan of just having a snack at the event seminar quickly disappeared as soon as I saw the display of food. Free yummy food is always my main weakness. The appetizers didn’t end up being served until after 5:00 so of course at that time I was starving and everything looked great. I quickly created a back up plan and decided to have a small plate of appetizers for dinner and just have a snack in the evening instead of a full meal. This new plan worked well and I am glad I made the change.

When we first arrived at the event they were serving Non Alcoholic Belinnis made with Peach Nectar and Sparking Cider. I had one small glass and switched to water after that.

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I love Belinnis and enjoyed this non alcoholic version as much as the regular ones. I also had a couple of nuts while waiting on my drink.

The keynote speaker for the event was Robyn Waters. She actually gave a pretty great speech on how to think outside the box for marketing. She played a huge part in the branding of Target as an ‘upscale discount store’ and had wrote a couple of books. She signed copies after her speech.

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I grabbed a copy of the book on the way out. It was free and should be good reading materials. I really want to read more stories of her success in Target!

They finally brought the food out after her speech and as I said above I was starving with no afternoon snack thus far. The spread of food was great, unfortunately I didn’t want to attract too much attention to myself so I refrained from taking pictures of the layout.

I did manage to get a pic of my plate.

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Clockwise left to right – piece of french bread, tomato & mozzerella salad, chicken croquette, salmon in a caper and lemon sauce, yellow squash & zuccini.

The food was really good. I wish I could have grabbed some more veggie, but these little plates don’t hold much.

Of course, I couldn’t resist dessert.

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They had these cute martini glasses filled with Mango Sorbet that you could top with berries. I went a little crazy with the berries, we all know how much I love fruit. ๐Ÿ™‚

My co-worker talked me into trying the Milk Chocolate Creme Brulee. I was this close to being able to successfully not eat it, but on the way out she grabbed one to try and I caved!

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It was good though! It had a great raspberry sauce on top that paired perfectly with the chocolate.

I was pretty full after the event. Since, I didn’t have to cook dinner I decided to treat Abbie with a drive to the doggie park. She had a blast and is now passed out on the couch next to me. Thank you dog park!

When I returned from the dog park I decided to have my evening snack.

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I whipped together some ricotta cheese, almond butter and honey. I then slathered my creation onto my last Kashi Blueberry Waffle. It was the perfect yummy snack, light and satisfying, just what I needed.

Now its time to relax and enjoy the rest of the evening. Have a good night!

1 VeggieGirl October 15, 2008 at 8:29 pm

Glad that the new plan worked out!!

WOWZA, love the desserts.

Enjoy your evening!!

2 caitlin October 15, 2008 at 8:43 pm

what a super fun event!!!

yay for the luncheon!

3 Jordan October 15, 2008 at 8:54 pm

At least everything was tiny =P

4 Amy October 15, 2008 at 8:57 pm

oh my gosh that waffle topping looks so good. You have definitely inspire me to try some ricotta creations this week. YAY! glad you enjoyed your work function :DDD

5 Megan October 15, 2008 at 8:57 pm

What a wonderful event with yummy eats!

6 jenngirl October 15, 2008 at 9:31 pm

I admire you for being so flexible with your meals/snacks….that’s definitely something I’m still working on.

Definitely a good call on eating at the event, that salmon looks amazing! And I LOVE bellinis ๐Ÿ™‚

Have a great night!

7 Andrea October 15, 2008 at 9:42 pm

that waffle looks so decadent! what a perfect way to end the day ๐Ÿ™‚

8 Erica October 15, 2008 at 10:04 pm

That sounds like an interesting presentation! The food looks good- I <3 mozarella and tomato salad! Both desserts look fabulous! I think you look like you ate very well! Hope you have a good night!

9 Kelsey October 15, 2008 at 10:15 pm

WOW look at that fruit!
That event seems very interesting and I bet you learned a lot. ๐Ÿ˜€

10 Melissa S. October 15, 2008 at 10:45 pm

ohhhh…love the dessert presentations!! have a good night!

11 bobbi October 16, 2008 at 12:44 am

yummy dessert! So cute the way it was served:) Glad you had a great night!

12 Allison October 16, 2008 at 12:01 pm

That dessert looks AMAZING!!!!!!

13 lauren October 16, 2008 at 12:53 pm

presentation is everything! I love the mango sorbet with fruit.

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