Good evening! How’s everyone’s Wednesday going? Mine has been pretty good although I’ve been trying hard not to think about how this is my last day of Christmas break! It’s back to the ‘ol grind tomorrow :(. Yes, I know how lucky I am to get so much time off, and I can feel you all playing violins for me right now!
I’m posting a little later than normal today, and I have a really good reason. I have found a new obsession. I’ve spent all day immersed in the first season of Downton Abbey. Once again I was a little late to the party, but now I’m here and I’m not leaving! You guys, this show is so good! I’ve wanted to get into it for awhile, and, since my mom got the first two seasons for Christmas, I finally had my chance! Unfortunately, Mom would only let me steal the first season so I have totally been left hanging. Not to worry-I’m going home this weekend and I’m definitely swiping the second season!
In other news, it’s What I Ate Wednesday. I purposely didn’t show you many of my eats from Houston last week so that I could share them today so let’s get started!
Even when I’m out of town, life wouldn’t be quite right if I didn’t start my day with oatmeal. Hampton Inn is always our hotel of choice, and I am so glad they’ve started offering hot oatmeal on their breakfast buffet as opposed to the packet. As always, I topped it with an apple, and I even brought along some of my Peanut Butter & Co. to mix in. Right now, I’m working on the Mighty Maple flavor and it is so good!
You know one of my favorite things to do while in a big city is to wander around nice groceries stores. Who says I don’t know how to have a good time? We found ourselves in one around lunch time so John and I decided to hit up their salad bar. They had so many great options to choose from, and I loaded mine down!
While I was perusing the aisles of the grocery store, I noticed this.
I’m a huge fan of Luna bars, but I hadn’t heard of the fiber ones before. I grabbed a Peanut Butter Strawberry, and had it for a snack later in the day. It was so good! This bar is a soft peanut butter shell with a strawberry center. Wow! I think these would be great for hiking because they shouldn’t melt like regular Luna bars do.
I told you guys last week that we ate at T-Bone Tom’s, a Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives location, while we were in Houston, and I gave you a sneak peek with the armadillo eggs. They were so good, but I’m glad I didn’t fill up on them because I had some seriously good eats headed my way.
I ordered the broiled shrimp that was served over rice with a side of corn. I’m always a fan of shrimp and this was especially delicious. Of course being so close to the ocean made a difference in the quality of seafood. I guess there are a few good reasons to live near the ocean ;).
John and I always enjoy finding some great local food whenever we travel, and Houston did not disappoint. One thing we noticed while there was all the great restaurants that seemed to be on every corner. I can’t wait to go back and check a few more out! Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have one more episode of Season 1 :). Happy Wednesday!