So after a week of vacation I am not counting calories at all. I've had great ice cream a few times and some other amazing meals I wouldn't eat if we were at home. And I've enjoyed every last bite.
Sadly, vacation is coming to an end.
However, I am ready to get home - and ready to eat my more familiar, healthy foods and not feel stuffed full after every meal.
Here are some of my favorite meals of the past week:
This isn't just any caesar salad. The Early Girl Eatery in Asheville, North Carolina, makes these scrumptious croutons from grits. Amazing!
It seems as though everyone in the South eats pancakes. We started out with Cracker Barrel pancakes on our first night of our trip and the girls have tried pancakes from a variety of places. These above are from Early Girl Eatery again - and I even tried them. I have moved to almond flour pancakes, but these multi-grain pancakes were delish!
And so, since we're in the South, our friends made us a true Southern meal:
potatoes, sausage, crab legs, shrimp, corn on the cob and watermelon
My girls don't get a lot of opportunities to eat sea food in Iowa, but they were all game to try it. I believe the comment was, "It's not too bad."
We followed up our supper with possibly the best donuts ever: Britts Donut Shop
The line went around the block, but it was well worth it.
Although this post doesn't represent any cooking I've done in the past week, I'm linking it to Beth Fish Reads' Weekend Cooking meme, since it does share a variety of wonderful meals and eating I've been doing.