Last Saturday, my husband and I attended a friend’s wedding. As said friend moved away a few years ago, this included a medium-long road trip and staying at the hotel where the reception was held for one night. While I’ll jump at every chance to party with my friends, I’m glad this was probably the last wedding for a while. Those weekends are exhausting! I’m actually still tired today, so let’s get this post started.
We had planned to leave rather early to arrive at the church in time, but I need several hours to make myself look appropriate for such an event, so my breakfast was a little rushed. I finished my last slice of bread while walking out of the door.
Thankfully, I had the brains on Friday to prepare a lunch snack for the car ride. Those are seasoned tofu packets stuffed with rice. I found them in the freezer of our favorite Korean grocery store, but I have no idea what they are called. Each pack includes 14 tofu packets, a little bag of sauce, and a little bag of dry seasonings, both for the rice. I guess they are similar to inari sushi. Anyway, those pockets are very handy and tasty, perfect road trip food. I shared them with my husband, of course.
Traffic wasn’t that bad, so we arrived at the church in time and enjoyed the beautiful (and short!) ceremony. Then it was time to get over to the hotel, where we were welcomed with drinks. I had my current favorite drink, called Hugo! It contains sparkling wine, sparkling water, elderflower syrup, ice, and fresh mint. Delicious!
A little later it was time for dinner, which was an epic five course meal! It started with bread and butter, followed by an amazing (!!) salad with grapefruit filets and pine nuts. Next up was pumpkin soup, which I usually love, but this one was a bit too salty for my liking. My main course was basically a sad hodge-podge of side dishes. According to the menu, there was supposed to be a separate vegetarian dish, but I guess the kitchen got lazy. Finally, our dessert was a plate of fruit salad, vanilla pudding, and chocolate mousse. The mousse was really good, the rest was just okay.
After all of that food I was actually quite full, but of course I had to try a piece of wedding cake a few hours later. It was some kind of layered yellow cake with lemon cream filling and a marzipan blanket on top. It was delicious! Not as mind-blowing as our own wedding cake (Black Forrest Cherry Torte – still dreaming of it), but I’ve had worse.
Believe it or not, they also served a midnight snack! I wasn’t hungry at all, but wanted something to counteract all that sugary stuff, so I nibbled on some cheese, tomatoes, and pickled cauliflower. I haven’t had cheese in quite a while, so this was a really indulgent treat.
Good grief, that is a lot of food in one day! I tried to dance off some of the calories I consumed, but I don’t think it worked that well. The theme for September was Fall Into Good Habits. Well, I kind of did the opposite thing. With several parties and subsequent hangovers, my food choices have been far from healthy. So my goal for the rest of the fall is getting back onto the proverbial wagon, which means getting enough sleep, choosing foods that make me feel good, watching my portions, and exercising two or three times per week.
Ok, let’s do this!
Have you been to any crazy parties lately?