Sunday, April 11, 2010

Missing Home

by Meghann on April 11, 2010

When I had asked Derek a while back what he wanted for his 26th birthday he simply stated that he wanted to spend it with me. *cues awws* However, once I dug a little deeper I discovered he really wanted a garmin forerunner.

His wish is my command. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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I gave it to him on Wednesday and this morning was the first chance he had to test it out. He was all smiles. ๐Ÿ™‚

Our flights was at 10:30 this morning, which gave us just enough time for a quick 2 mile run along the river and breakfast at a local favorite we had not had the chance to eat at yet.

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Mother’s came highly recommended from readers, friends, family, and famous TV foodies (shout out to Adam Richman from Man vs Food!)

It’s a hole in the wall restaurant that focuses on good ole fashion New Orleans cookin’.

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While we were waiting in line to order I scanned the plates of the other diners and began drooling over the homemade biscuits on everyone’s plates. I am a true southern girl with a love for buttermilk biscuits that runs deep and when I know a good biscuit when I see one.

I happily ordered an egg & ham biscuit with side of fruit for my breakfast.

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I let out a little giggle when I noticed the huge slab of butter they serve each biscuit with.

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The egg & ham biscuit was just as good as I had imagined. The biscuit was the right amount of crumbly and basically melted in my mouth. Delicious!

After breakfast it was time to say good bye to New Orleans and catch that big plane in the sky back to Florida. ๐Ÿ™‚

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I had a mini bag of peanuts on the plane.

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My parents picked Derek and I up from the airport and I treated them to Chipolte for lunch.

I had the vegetarian salad with all the trimmings.

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Plus a few chips from the community bag.

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It felt great to be back home. I immediately stocked my fridge with every fresh vegetable Publix had plus any fruit I could get my hands on. I was a bit indulgent in New Orleans and I can’t wait to get some veggie back in my system.

I started with dinner tonight.

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I roasted sweet potato, red potato, zucchini, yellow squash, onion, and mushrooms. Then added the roasted veggie to a bed of kale and topped it all of with marinara sauce.

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I’ve noticed this has become my go-to post vacation meal. There is something so warm and comforting about the combination of roasted vegetables and marinara sauce. ๐Ÿ™‚

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I had a slice of pumpkin nut bread with cinnamon vanilla almond butter for dessert.

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This past week has been a bit of a blur and I feel like I have been missing out on so many other parts of life. I’m very much looking forward to adjusting back to my normal routine. Tomorrow is a brand new day, right?!

Have I missed out on anything big while I was away? What have all of you been up to? ๐Ÿ™‚

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The Big Easy

April 11, 2010

Sorry for the delay in posting. Yesterday was jam packed with sight seeing, walking, and enjoying the area. By the time we made it back to the hotel late last night I could barely keep my eyes open to brush my teeth. I’m now blogging from 35,000 feet in the air as I wave good more ยป

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