What Claire Ate: September 17th, 2014

18 Sep

First meal was lunch at Chipotle.

Burrito bowl, no beans.

Burrito bowl, no beans.

We went and bought the cat a harness and then got some Starbucks. I tried the salted caramel mocha with half the usual syrup but it was still too sweet and I couldn’t finish a tall.

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For supper we met some friends at Carmel for wine Wednesday (half off bottles) and ate and drank a lot of things:

Short rib flat bread

Short rib flat bread

wine

wine

mussels

mussels

more wine

more wine

still more wine

still more wine

cake

cake

Sorry the pics are so dark.

What Claire Ate: September 16th, 2014

17 Sep

The day began at the DMV.

I had coffee beforehand, thank god, but forgot to take a photo (typical).

After all of that nonsense, we got some salads.

Salad and some coconut lentils

Salad and some coconut lentils

I had some more Brit candy.

CHOMP on CHOMP

CHOMP on CHOMP

Afternoon snack was this yogurt.

Very delicious.

Very delicious.

For supper, I had some leftover spaghetti. While that was heating, I ate a handful of these.

Favorite

Favorite

With parm

With parm

I had a bit of tangerine juice.

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AND MORE BRITISH CANDY.

These will be the end of me.

These will be the end of me.

You may be tempted to call these “British Whoppers” but they are so much more.

Late night snack was this apple.

I should make my bed.

I should make my bed.

What Claire Ate: September 16th, 2014

16 Sep

Wow. What a weekend.

But the fun wasn’t quite over.

I had the chance to feed the foreigners one more time, so we breakfasted at Lenny’s, a local diner with a lot of character (and Benedicts).

They give everyone at the table a free pastry basket.

I dug out the little square of cake and cheese danish.

I dug out the little square of cake and cheese danish.

Don’t worry about eating all of them; the waitress will give you a baggy to take the rest home.

I ordered the chicken and waffles benedict because MONDAYS.

Oh yeah and cheese grits.

Oh yeah and cheese grits.

I ate exactly half of the benedict and about a third of the grits. I let Natalie and Chris try some of each. They did not get the grits, but that’s okay.

After breakfast, they drove off to finish their holiday, and I somehow managed to write a thing.

Most of the day I just ate the British candy Natalie brought over.

FAVORITES.

FAVORITES.

I had told Natalie that I wanted a “Golden Crumble.” It took us a while to figure out that what I actually wanted was a Crunchie bar.

I never ate another proper meal. Just snacks like Goldfish.

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And more British candy.

It's what inside the wrapper that will astound you.

It’s what inside the wrapper that will astound you.

WHAT SORCERY.

WHAT SORCERY.

I also ate some puffy Cheetos that Natalie had left behind (not pictured).

I got in bed fairly early and just as I was all comfortable I started to feel hungry. I found a KIND bar on my bedside table and ate half of it.

This is what a KIND bar looks like lit by the glow of Doctor Who.

This is what a KIND bar looks like lit by the glow of Doctor Who.

That wasn’t cutting it, so I texted Sean and requested that he bring up an apple he came to bed.

I have no picture, because it was dark, but he made a little face in it just like Amy Pond does in her first episode.

He’s very good at what he does.

What Claire Ate: September 14th, 2014 (NATALIE AND CHRIS VISIT EDITION)

15 Sep

If you are a reader of xoJane, you probably know Natalie.

She and her lovely boyfriend, Chris, are on holiday in Florida right now, so they popped up for a football game and FOOD.

We started with mimosas (which I forgot to photograph) and then hit up Target to see the new designer collection. I bought this dress but — more importantly — Natalie and I both purchased this doughnut sweater:

On brand.

On brand.

Then we went to brunch at The Oxford Exchange.

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I finally had a Pimm’s cup.

The Brits confirmed it was made properly.

The Brits confirmed it was made properly.

These most excellent sprouts were shared.

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And I had a wonderful salad with steak.

Complete with quail egg.

Complete with quail egg.

Then we made our way to the game, where we consumed beers and (terribly sweet and cloying just plain awful) margs.

V. decent for a stadium.

V. decent for a stadium.

Just awful, but very large.

Just awful, but very large.

We got rained on.

But it was okay.

But it was okay.

Supper was Publix subs and cocktails.

A chips.

And chips.

Italian greyhounds and the like.

Italian greyhounds and the like.

Then we all slept quite well.

 

 

 

What Claire Ate: September 13th, 2014 (Triathlon Edition)

15 Sep

We’re going to take a break from what I ate for juuuuuust a second and talk about what I did.

VICTORY

VICTORY

I did the Life’s A Beach “Slacker” Triathlon.

The 200-yard swim, 5-mile bike ride, and 2 mile run probably comprises the smallest tri one can do, but it actually felt like quite a big accomplishment.

Medal doubles as a bottle opener.

Medal doubles as a bottle opener.

Sean thinks I could do a sprint distance.

ANYWAY.

Back to the food.

On the way home, I had an Americano and celebratory cake pop.

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Then nachos and beer were consumed.

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MANGO KEY LIME.

MANGO KEY LIME.

Several beers, tbh.

But not Stella, just out of a Stella glass.

But not Stella, just out of a Stella glass.

Supper was a delicious veggie burger and Cesar salad (not pictured).

Poorly lit, but tasty.

Poorly lit, but tasty.

Oh and I had a McFlurry because I was still celebrating.

Consumed while watching Doctor Who.

Consumed while watching Doctor Who.

I’m slooooowly adjusting to Matt Smith but literally having dreams of Tennant.

 

What Claire Ate: September 12th, 2014

15 Sep

I think I had coffee but I’m not totally positive.

I am positive that I made a pizza omelet, which is just an omelet with cut-up pieces of pizza folder into it.

Just an innovention.

Just an innovention.

Sean and I had a Friday beer at 7eventh Sun.

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Then we went grocery shopping and ate half a bag of Doritos on the way home.

Could be spicier tbh.

Could be spicier tbh.

I made some spaghetti and pasta sauce.

Added some wine this time.

Added some wine this time.

And snack on Parmesan while cooking.

Can't resist.

Can’t resist.

A+

A+

Then I went to bed and didn’t sleep because I knew I had to get up early for my baby triathlon.

What Claire Ate: September 11th, 2014

12 Sep

I think I had coffee, but I am not sure.

I know I had potato salad.

Lunch

Lunch

Angie went to the vet. She’s okay.

I found these.

"Could Be Worse"

“Could Be Worse”

Late in the afternoon, I ate what little of the custard Sean had not eaten the night before.

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Also some melted cheese in a tortilla.

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Around 8:45, we picked up some pizza and ate it with friends. I also had some boxed wine. I did not take pics of either.

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