Monday, March 07, 2011

the wizarding world of harry potter recap part 1: the food

so the wizarding world of harry potter exceeded expectations.  i'll post more later, but first, let me get to the good stuff.  the good, greasy, guilty stuff: food!  and if you need one, here's a preview: we had french fries every single day.  oh, be still my probably irregularly beating fatty heart.

- spinach salad from the airport with chickpeas, chicken, tomatoes, cucumbers, mushrooms, green peppers, black beans, and balsamic vinaigrette
- yogurt covered pretzels* on the plane
- small fries and shared a chocolate frosty with amy once we landed in orlando

- chick-fil-a!!! i love me some chicky-fil-a, and am severely disappointed that nyc only has one that's only accessible if you're an nyu student, or super savvy.  i still plan on using lindsay and caroline's grad student statuses to my advantage and sneaking myself in somehow.  i had an 8-piece chicken nugget meal with fries, polynesian sauce, and amy, lance, and i shared a banana pudding milkshake.  holy mother.  i beg you, please do yourself a favor and go get one of these.  ignore the nutrition facts, just close your eyes and pretend you're still 5 and can eat whatever you want, or get it without whip cream if you must, but PLEASE TRY THIS MILKSHAKE.  it is hands down one of the best milkshakes i've ever had.  there are even little pieces of vanilla wafer in it.  jesus mcgeesus, chick-fil-a.  just when i think you can't get any better, you go and prove me wrong.  i just wish that i could stop craving you most on sundays (yes, we did plan to go back sunday), because i forget every single time that you're closed.  foiled by the christians yet again!
- faced with the difficult decision between arby's and taco bell, i bravely chose a chicken fresco burrito and nachos supreme from the latter.

- a thomas cinnamon raisin bagel thin with jif creamy peanut butter
- a bacon cheeseburger with fries, and shared a vanilla chocolate milkshake with stefanie from mel's diner at universal studios
- shared a turkey leg with amy, lance, and stefanie
- on our ride home we stopped at chili's and all four of us shared chips + salsa and southwestern egg rolls.  then amy and i shared a bbq chicken salad and carribean salad.  oh, and we all indulged in the 2-for-1 margarita happy hour.
- some late-night, post-dance party tostitos and queso may have happened

- one brown sugar pop-tart and half of a cinnamon raisin bagel thin with peanut butter
- an asiago ranch chicken club, fries, and diet coke from wendy's
- 1.5 corn dogs
- then we left the park, feeling very much like little kids about to cry because their birthday party is over, and drove over to hillstone where the four of us shared spinach artichoke dip, stefanie and i split the fried jumbo shrimp and coleslaw and each had a glass of pinot grigio, and then the four of us shared key lime pie and the warm 5-nut brownie

*clearly i was on the right path with my salad while waiting in jfk, but those yogurt covered pretzels are a dangerous slippery slope.  two falls ago i went on a trip to miami with my coworkers and while we were in jfk we each decided to get some treats for the plane ride.  as it is, i'm a terrible speaker: i'm not eloquent, i mumble, and i often trip over my own words. that's why i like to write, because at least this way i can prove to my friends and family that despite the nonsense that sometimes spills out of my mouth, i do have coherent thoughts.  anyway, i was standing with my coworkers when i spotted my favorite sweet treat.  the fact that i was also chewing gum didn't help, because i pointed and announced as though i had marbles in my mouth, "gogurt covered pretzels!" with every intention to run over to them and snatch them up.  honestly, i was like a little troll.  we all stopped dead in our tracks and died laughing.

on a more serious note, i realized as i typed all of this post that we are well on our way to being spokespeople for this is why you're fat.

oh, and today's lunch?  salad.  my body neeeeeeeded some greens.

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