What is willpower?
Willpower is bringing home a half dozen cupcakes.
Oh, yes it is. I persevered. I stood in front of the full-sized birthday cakes for a good ten minutes considering how to justify a whole cake for just two people on a regular, non-special Thursday.
And then just as I walked away from the cake display… a whole section of discount Halloween baked deliciousness beckoned me from across the aisle! There was even a half cake! Surely I could justify a half of a cake in the shape of an adorable chocolate monster…or what about 24 mini brownies with orange frosting…
In the end, I courageously chose just six chocolate cupcakes. Six little darlings that I shall devour with the utmost respect and gratitude. Their sacrifice for the greater good – my stomach – shall not be forgotten.
Oh willpower! Whatever would I do without you!
Around 9:30 AM this morning Shari informed me she was vehicle-less and food-less and was wondering if I wanted to pick her up and go to lunch. It took me about five seconds to agree.
We decided to get fish tacos at the Farmer’s Market. Fortunately or perhaps unfortunately (depending on how you look at it), we got a little distracted by the food at the Tastes of Egypt counter and ended up ordering a few other things as well…
Our first course was a pyramid of rice… and chicken schwarma…and curried beans…and lentil soup! It was all so delicious!
I would have been sufficiently full with just sharing that, but…
…we still decided to get our fish tacos as well. Two each. They were as tasty as ever. I will never regret a fish taco. Not ever.
We also had baklava for dessert. The best baklava I have ever had!
…the lovely people at the Taste of Egypt booth (who Shari knows) treated us to two falafels. I think my expression says it all, but clearly I was not sure how I would fit it in.
Of course, I wasn’t leaving it behind, so you know I tried.
I swear, normal is not a part of our thought process. Especially not when we are left to our own devices.
Truth be known, I like it that way.
It’s hard to believe that Saint Bacon’s Day was almost two weeks ago. Looking through these photos its pretty obvious just how much fun we had that day. A bunch of adults riding around town wearing matching Baconotarian t-shirts calling ourselves the Bacon Gang, laughing and being foolish…we had such a great time!
We did a traveling dinner party that started at our house and then moved on to Melissa and Adrian’s, and finished up at Shari and Jeff’s. I did my best to decorate for the occasion with whatever pig or bacon paraphernalia I had – I had more than I thought! After each appetizer we traveled to the next destination by bike, so hopefully we biked off some of those pork calories. Shari, our biking photographer, even got some photos in route!
Some of the food highlights (and don’t get me wrong, it was ALL good) included the pork belly roast Dan and I did, Melissa’s goat cheese, sundried tomato and pesto dip (no pork but we didn’t care because it was AMAZING) and Shari’s delicious pulled pork sandwiches and homemade coleslaw. We ate like kings and queens. What a way to celebrate turning 37. I think it goes without saying, but I’ll say it anyway! I have some awesome friends!