Two food posts in a row! Did you catch my What I Ate In Las Vegas recap yesterday?
I’m trying to get back into real life cooking and eating at home mode. Usually I look forward to eating my typical meals at home after being away but for some reason, I didn’t come home from Las Vegas feeling as though I overate or overindulged or anything like that. I came home feeling really normal food-wise, just messed up and exhausted from the time change!
Let’s discuss recent lunches for today. Or shall I say recent salads since my lunches have been all salads lately!
I enjoyed this chopped salad at Town Bagel for lunch with avocado, chick peas and lots of vegetables. Honey mustard dressing on the side.
We were due for a Cheesecake Factory visit! One day maybe I will order something other than my favorite salad. Doubtful. My life would feel off-balance if I actually ordered something different at The Cheesecake Factory.
My son likes the story of when I discovered this salad. I was on a date with his dad back in 1999. I think it was our first real date? Anyway, my now ex-husband ordered a salad as his meal (the Southern Fried Chicken Salad I think?) and I wasn’t going to order a salad BUT figured maybe I should too (college girl brain) since he was ordering one. So, I randomly picked the Barbecue Ranch Chicken Salad (I ate chicken back then) and the rest is history! I maybe ordered something different at The Cheesecake Factory ONCE since that time in 1999. 🙂
Big salad at home, finally! I went to Trader Joe’s to restock the kitchen and only forgot a few things such as my favorite colorful carrot coins, chick peas, black beans, and ugh, now I forget what else. I hate when this happens! I remembered what I forgot (once I got home) and now I can’t recall what it was!
Anyway this big salad is the veggies & greens salad mix with lentils, quinoa, avocado and roasted string beans. I still really like the Trader Joe’s veggies & greens salad mix a lot.
And this doesn’t count as a salad but Hershey’s Conversation Kisses are always welcome in my food posts. The Conversation Kisses are so cute and I love the colors of the wrappers this time of year too.
What have you been eating for lunch lately?
How do you normally feel when you come home from a trip – do you look forward to eating at home or does it take you time to get back into the swing of cooking again?
Do you have a standard order at The Cheesecake Factory?