Week in Review

WOAHHHHHHH is anyone still out there? I vowed to keep this thing up and I did REALLY good for a while and lately…well, in all honesty, life has hit me–HARD. This last week has brought a little sunshine so I thought I would share via Clean Eats, Fast Feets in a Week in Review!

So……A week ago I was in New Orleans with my sister. Bucket list item for me AND our first “sisters” trip with no kids!

About half way to the airport I realized I forgot to pack a book 😦  I used to read books in a weekend but then I became a working mom and that went out the window!  I can always get through a book when I travel–that is when I remember to bring one and what really sucks is I have a bookcase full of books I want to read at home :\  Anyhoo…I looked up one of the first bloggers I started to follow years ago for her book list because she always seemed to have some good ones on there…I found this, which turned out to be fantastic!  Thank you to Julie over at Peanut Butter Fingers for this great pick!

book

clouds

Take off is my favorite LOL–anyone else fascinated with clouds?  I always take a few pics of them.  Just for me 😀

I flew Delta on the way out and I’m definitely giving them a thumbs up!  Well really I just fly them for the cookies ha!

Delta

But why does the coffee ALWAYS taste like pond water??????  I usually don’t drink it but they had the AC set at like -14 no lie!  I flew American on the way home–sorry guys but thumbs down on that one and I believe it’s been a while since I’ve flown on one of their flights.  #deltaalltheway

I ate my packed meals but ventured over to the food court in search of something green LOL and I have to say, I was impressed with the much larger variety of “healthier” stuff–this power salad was amazing!  Coupled with my trusty MaxMuscle protein I had a great airport meal–by the way this is my new favorite flavor and yes I brought the whole bag with me 🙂

protein

power salad

Raining when we arrived but our next four days were absolutely perfect!  There was a food festival going on——–HELLO that’s why I came!  Absolutely amazing.  I don’t drink much but…while in NOLA…

shots

I think I had a headache more than half the time I was there.  No idea *shrugs*

Bourbon Street was something to see during the day but even more so at night…

thethingsyousee

Oh the things you see………………………

We hit all the hot spots, ate all the food, drank, danced (lots shared on my Facebook and Instagram) and a blast.  I was sad when it came to an end ;-(

bourbon

I arrived home safely with no issues and of course vacation is always fun but there’s no place like home!

Tell me — what travel destination is on your bucket list?

LJ

WIAW

HELLO!  So I have finally returned from trip to Egypt!  I returned to conferences and computer migrations and needed a vacation to recover from my vacation.  PHEW.  It’s been rough around here!  I thought I would link up with my friends over at Peas and Crayons for a What I Ate Week–a/k/a What I Ate Wednesday but I thought it would be fun to throw in a few eats from my trip — WIAW Egyptian style!

So… let me start by telling you Egypt was FANTASTIC but I am so glad to be home!  Twelve hour plane rides and I don’t really like each other ha!  While Egypt is not exactly a foodie’s paradise (especially if you don’t like lamb!) we still had some amazing food experiences and I definitely didn’t starve.  My scale verified this when I got home 😉

Every day but one we started off with breakfast at the house where my friends live.  Typical eggs, toast and peanut butter :D.  Leave it to me to find peanut butter in an Egyptian market–and one that has protein to boot LOL!  It wasn’t bad!

pb

We would also have coffee at breakfast–like regular LARGE mugs of coffee.  Let me tell you about this coffee thing…first, be careful how much you drink–bathrooms are few and far between and…let’s just say ya never know what you are going to get and ALWAYS carry a roll of TP in your backpack.  So Turkish coffee is good–strong AF but it’s like 3oz.  I kinda missed my Starbucks–ok I REALLY missed it!  I’m also an afternoon coffee kind of girl–you know about 2 or 3pm?  Well I did find a Nescafe…

nescafe

And…

frenchp

SCORE!  This was on our breakfast in Alexandria where I also had an omelette but I think I was so excited about my French press I forgot to snap a pic!

Our very first lunch was across from the Great Pyramids of Giza–that was our view on the patio and it was a beautiful day as well.  Lunch was fantastic.  Bread is ALWAYS involved and we ordered an appetizer of different spreads to try.  Typically, hummus, tzatziki and tahini are served with the bread–along with grape leaves filled with rice.

apps

We also had some spicy lamb.  Now my son and I LOVE spicy food.  This however was a bit much for both of us!  Lamb is their main dish–thankfully, he and I also love lamb!

W3

More lamb…

W2

Sidenote:  LOTS of diet Pepsi or as they refer to it Light Pepsi–I missed my Diet Coke LOL

I did some shrimp (prawns) and was very happy to see a few vegetables!  This girl loves her vegetables and besides a little zucchini, I didn’t see many :(.

w

There was not a lot of dessert either (don’t worry I drank my calories :D) but I did ask one of our tour guides and unfortunately, I can’t even remember what this was called.  I’d give it a 5/10 and no one else ate theirs after a small taste haha!

dessert

Liquor is very scarce but a few places offer beer and occasionally wine…and on our last day I found a place with a wine I liked (I don’t do beer).  Fortunately, we had plenty of Titos and crystal light at the house.  I’m not much of a drinker but I kind of took a liking to the Titos–I blame it on my lack of coffee 😛

wine

I have so much more to share–I will definitely have to do another recap post or two.  Right now I’m going to finish my overnight oats and head to the gym–oh yeah I missed my gym too ❤

I'd love to hear from you–been on a trip and eaten some great stuff?

 

LJ