Oh boy, what a weekend! One of my best friends got married last Saturday, and threw an epic party. They had a belly dancer, a crazy-awesome rockabilly band, lots of fun games and speeches, and of course copious amounts of delicious food!
I know some people like to starve themselves before going to a party, to ‘save their calories for booze’, but I prefer a different approach. I eat normal, healthy, and filling meals the rest of the day, as I can’t handle alcohol on an empty stomach. And I don’t want to pig out on all the heavy party food because I’m so freaking hungry.
The usual weekend breakfast: whole wheat toast with various toppings, including a fried egg. Lunch was a quick, light, and unpictured salad, as I was running quite late.
The party began with several glasses of mimosas (thank goodness I had eaten before!), and continued with an Italian five course meal, consisting of antipasti, three different kinds of pasta (inhaled before I could take a picture), mixed salad, steak with black pepper sauce and potato balls (TWSS!), and wedding cake for dessert. Yikes!
After the first two courses I was already quite full, so I only nibbled on the other dishes. But I had to try the wedding cake, of course. To be honest, I didn’t really like it. It was way too sweet and heavy and a bit dry. I liked our own wedding cake a lot better. Oh my, I’m still dreaming of that cake: a creamy and fruity black forest cake, covered in a lovely marzipan blanket. Drooling!
After getting home very late on Saturday night, I thankfully got to sleep in on Sunday morning. I still felt a little stuffed from the night before, so I just had a very late breakfast and skipped lunch.
After taking a crazy long nap in the afternoon, I made risotto for dinner. It was actually a packaged mix, to which I added some dried tomatoes, frozen peas, and freshly grated parmesan. It was just ok, so we probably won’t have it again.
I wanted to have something healthy and delicious to snack on during the week, so I made Oatmeal Raisin Bizookies. I found the recipe on the blog Spoonful of Sugar Free, and those little bites are indeed a highly addictive cross between a biscuit and a cookie.
I used whole wheat flour instead of oat flour, as I don’t have any issues with gluten, added about a tablespoon of ground flax seeds, and doubled the amount of applesauce. They turned out incredibly fluffy and slightly sweet, despite the fact that they contain zero added sugar or other sweeteners. Amazing!
How did you spend your weekend?