Friday, January 22, 2010

Why, I have a blog business note!

I'm sitting here in the nerve center of my spinster lair, running through lists for the triltonlith time to make sure I don't forget anything as I'm leaving for Australia tomorrow. Granted, I'm not the most terribly prolific blogger, but I felt compelled to keep those who read me posted that I'm going to be awake for, like, 24 straight hours or more but thank the universe for Valium. I may even blog internationally (oooh! Exotic!) as I'll have internet access at my final destination. So that's my story.

Oh, one last thing - while I was heading into work this morning, I was turning the phrase "Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels" over and over in my head and thinking about meals and foods I've had over the years that I suspect taste and feel way better than being skinny does (though I've never actually been skinny ever - a future post will feature me from my youth to present and you'll understand):

*An old school Caesar salad complete with poached egg in a restaurant in Christchurch, New Zealand

*Eggs Benedict with crab at a place outside Clearwater, Florida

*A warm cinnamon sugar pretzel from a stand on the upper level of the New York-New York casino in Las Vegas

*Lobster bisque from the Capital Grill

*Cranberry White Chocolate Almond Moose Munch from Harry and David

*Chicken schnitzel from a cafe in Canberra, Australia

*Frozen Hot Chocolate from Serendipity 3 in New York City

*Creamed spinach from Smith and Wollensky

*Grilled vegetables from Benihana

*Grilled portobello mushroom sandwich with goat cheese at Cleo's in Chicago

If anyone comments, since I'll be IN THE AIR FOR FOURTEEN HOURS (oh mercy), it'll take me a bit of time to approve. But I'll get to you, I swear. Enjoy your weekend and thanks for reading.

3 comments: said...

I have had that Grilled Portabello sandwich! So good. I remember it now years later it was that good.

You know, I bet I could make soemthing like it at home.

Twistie said...

Know what tastes way better than skinny feels? Home baked whipped cream cake.

Also the rabbit ragu over orecchiette I made last week.

And the palak paneer at India Palace.

And the incredible pear/cranberry tart with mascarpone I made for Christmas dessert.

And the fabulous fennel and brown rice dish I make sometimes.

I've even been skinny, so I can tell you without a shadow of a doubt that a hell of a lot of things taste remarkably better than skinny feels.

Roast potatoes, chocolate chip cookies, a medium-rare bacon bleu cheese burger on a French roll, profiteroles, orange fennel salad with red onions, pumpkin pie, perfectly ripe cantaloupe, green olives stuffed with pickled garlic, cold cucumber soup on a hot day, split pea soup on a cold day...these and many other things are far superior in taste to the feel of being thin.

Noveltyspoons said...

The steak with blue cheese from Monterra Grill.

That white chocolate mousse topped with dark chocolate and raspberry sauce from the Signature Room.

My homemade chicken marsala.

I hope you are having fun.