My husband has been on several business trips lately, mostly to Eastern European countries. As he knows me all too well, he always brings home some sweet regional specialities for me. Last week he travel through Poland, the Czech Republic, and Austria. He returned rather late on Friday night, so we started to devour his sweet presents on Saturday.
But first, let’s talk about breakfast. Same same. Whole grain bread with either veggie spread and cucumber slices, or peanut butter and apple butter. Never gets old.
At lunchtime, I was too lazy to cook. The husband wasn’t hungry, so I grabbed some leftover potato cauliflower soup from the freezer. I topped my bowl with sliced green onions, mixed seeds, and garden cress. I know it’s not pretty, but it was very tasty and filling.
A little later I couldn’t resist the call of the piece of cake that my husband got in Austria. It was some kind of apple pie with a creamy filling, topped with soft meringue (beaten egg whites). Oh my goodness! It was soft, sweet, fluffy, and simply amazing! Definitely one of the best desserts ever! Those Austrians know how to bake cakes that rock your socks off. I showed some restraint, though, and only took a few bites before giving the rest to my husband.
On a whim, we decided to go out and watch a movie. The husband insisted on watching Cloud Atlas, while I was a little doubtful. I was so wrong! That movie is awesome, go see it now! I was craving something salty, so we shared a small batch of tortilla chips with salsa. You only live once!
It was already quite late (it’s a long movie!), and we were getting a little hungry, so we spontaneously decided to go to a restaurant right around the corner from the movie theater. I ordered a cheese-less pizza, mixed antipasti, which I put on top of the pizza, and a small side salad. The pizza was really good, thin and crunchy, just how I like it.
On Sunday we finally attacked the chocolate: Mozartkugeln from Austria on the left, and a huge chocolate covered Polish wafer tart on the right. Chocolate overload! Thankfully, my husband helped me eat all of that. It was just ridiculous.
I guess my Fall habits haven’t been that healthy lately. I’m totally sugared out now, and severely reducing my chocolate intake. And I need to talk to my husband about moderation.
What was the last movie you watched?