Food Highlights: Cake For Lunch & Rosh Hashanah

I’m still in a weird place with deciding if I feel like taking pictures of food in order to do these posts. Sometimes I jump to take a picture because it’s a habit and sometimes I completely forget/decide not to bother. And then sometimes I think to do it half way through a meal, as you can see with my salad below from Chopt.

It’s not like the full bowl of salad from Chopt photographs well anyway so a half eaten bowl serves us the same purpose. I order the same ingredients every time. Romaine, spinach, quinoa, avocado, spicy peppers, charred onions and beets with spicy tahini dressing on the side.


I had lunch at Del Frisco’s Grille recently and ordered the greens and grain bowl.

It literally looks like a bowl of greens without grains but that’s because the grains are under the greens.

greens grains bowl

See. Quinoa was under the greens along with avocado, dried cranberries, and I don’t really know what else. I do know that I requested no almonds. While I do not like almonds to begin with, I also have a finicky allergy to them as well so it’s best that I avoid.

greens grains bowl

I ordered a mimosa with Linda’s Fudge cake for lunch over the weekend. My friends ordered cake for lunch too. The waiter asked if we would like bread with our cake. We found this funny. Like, this waiter asking us if we wanted bread with our cake for lunch made him as clueless as the men who drive us women to eat cake for lunch in the first place.

lindas fudge cake

We all know I am on hiatus from cooking, right? I mean, I did make my son spaghetti and meatballs last week but other than that, I am truly winging the cooking life right now. I don’t even roast potatoes anymore. In fact, we had dinner at my parents for Rosh Hashanah one of the nights and although I would usually volunteer to roast us some potatoes, this time around, I volunteered my dad to just do it for me. He knows how to cook and was totally capable of doing it with a little cheerleading from me in advance regarding how easy it is and how he used to do it all the time before I took over.

I was proud when I arrived to see it done in advance. They were delicious.

roasted potatoes

Birthday cake for my mom’s birthday which was yesterday, September 11.

birthday cake

We also spent some time at my aunt’s beach house for Rosh Hashanah. This was another one of those blogger moments where I’m like wait, do I still take pictures for the blog? My phone is in my bag. Do I want to bother to get it?

Rosh Hashanah

I managed the side dish end of the buffet display. My aunt is the best cook but maybe you know that by now from reading the blog.

Rosh Hashanah

Between my mom’s brisket and all of the food at my aunt’s house, my kitchen is now stocked with tons of leftover brisket, my aunt’s French dressing/cornflake chicken (the best in the world and I don’t even eat chicken but I do eat all of the crumbs!), meatballs, fruit, and who knows what else. All I know is that my son has dinner for a few nights so I am even more off the hook than usual. 🙂

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Have you been cooking more/less than usual?

Ever have cake for lunch?

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  1. says

    I don’t think I’ve ever had cake for lunch but it’s a great idea. I’m totally going to keep that in mind for the future. The roasted potatoes your dad made look delicious. Usually I chop my potatoes into little squares before roasting but I think I’ll try slicing them next time to switch it up.

  2. Marissa says

    Now that school is back in session for us (I teach high school and have 3 kids in school) so cooking is definitely back on for me. I typically cook 4 nights a week, we eat at my sister’s once a week, and the other two days we either eat cereal or leftovers 😉 I always cook extra so that we have leftovers for lunch too.

  3. says

    I’ve definitely slacked on cooking some lately. I literally one night bought cooked chicken from the organic market and then made Annie’s Mac and Cheese with veggies at home. So lately, I’ve been trying to cook a bunch of things at once when I do cook, then coast on leftovers/prepped foods for a few days. Your aunt’s cooking looks so delicious!