Wednesday, July 13, 2011

WIAW- Road Trip Edition

Maybe y'all have guessed why I haven't been replying to comments (or leaving any on your lovely blogs!) for the past two weeks... Yup, I was on VACATION! Oh, wonderful vacation.

We took a road trip to Virginia to visit tons of family and friends (it seems like lately everyone I know either lives in or is moving to Virginia...). I have so many pictures to share, but I thought it would be fun to first link up to Jenn's What I Ate Wednesday party and share some of the amazing foods that we ate on our road trip...

Because really, what is a vacation without some awesome food? So here is a smattering of just some of the incredible things we chowed down...

Ham and cheese sandwich baked into a croissant (does that just blow your mind like it does mine???) at a fabulous bakery in a little town called Middleburg.

Also from that bakery- THE best molasses spice cookie I have ever had in my life. I must try and recreate this at home.

Later on, we went to Georgetown and had pizza. I kid you not, it was the best pizza I have ever had. Maybe it was just being on vacation, but pretty much all the food we ate was the best. 

At my Aunt's house, we had an extraordinary chicken curry dish that she made for us. 

So good, it deserves two pictures. We also had homemade chai lattes to go with it (or chai masala, in keeping with the indian theme). Her secret is to use coconut milk- genius, right? Oops, guess it's not a secret anymore!

Josh and I went on a date one morning to Waffle House. I have some fond memories of eating here as a child when we would visit family in Florida. I love their buttermilk waffles and hash browns with cheese and onion... A heart attack on a plate, but so worth it. 

At the end of our trip, we got to stop by a fellow blogger's house and have a BBQ dinner! The whole dinner was fan-freaking-tastic, but the only picture I got was of the cupcakes. We're talking homemade vanilla cupcakes with strawberry frosting... YUMMY. Also, notice how the frosting was melting a little? It's really hot in VA. 

I also got to eat at Chick-Fil-A for the first time ever. Why is this restaurant not in Minnesota? I feel so cheated! I loved the waffle fries and the lemonade, I think I could eat there every day.

In case you were worried, nary a pound was gained during this trip either. In between eating, we were so busy swimming in the ocean, going for walks, and clambering up mountains (yes, mountains), that every calorie I consumed was obliterated shortly thereafter. Woohoo!

I'm so happy to be home again! I miss my family and friends, but there's something so wonderful about coming back to your own home after being away. Also, I can't wait to sit down and really catch up with what you all have been up to! Happy Wednesday, friends!


  1. YUM. It all looks so delicious! And I think there's something about vacation that really does make everything taste better. Welcome home!

  2. thsoe look like some good eats! i can't believe you never had chik fil a, lol. those waffles fries are pretty good. sounds like you had a great time. looking forward to pics!

  3. Oh my, the curry looks delicious . . . recipe? :-) And you've SO been missing out with Chik-fil-a . . . amazing, isn't it? I LOVE it, and proudly dressed up as a cow last year to get a free lunch (and I was like a billion months pregnant, too, so I really had the bloated udder look down pat).

  4. Cindy- Yes, it was all so delicious! Thanks, welcome back to you too!

    Cape on the Corner- I know, right?! That's what everyone else said too, so we totally had to try it. The waffle fries are amazingly yummy.

    Rachel- Oh my word, you are SO hilarious! I love that you dressed up like a cow. =) I will have to get the recipe for chicken curry from my aunt and see if she will let me post it here, because it's so amazing that it must be shared.

  5. hahaha waffle house totally IS a heart attack on a plate! I have some fun memories there, although most of them are from late late late at night ;)

  6. Dude, vacations with zero weight gain are epic =) congrats on being active enough to indulge it up! <3 even with your delicious heart attack on a plate! haha! Wish I could have met up with you!!!! I'm so bummmed my VA weekend got pushed back to the end of the month -- but i'm glad you had a blast! mwah!

    happy WIAW!

  7. Oh honey no. That bread and cheese thing from Georgetown is not pizza. Not real, New Jersey style, Italian pizza. Not to me and Ryan, at least :)

    Just giving you a hard time. Thanks for not mentioning that actually my icing was melting because I had no clue how to make the frosting right! Oops, I just outed myself. I'm being random, so I'd better hit the sack. I still need to do my post about you!

    So glad you made it home safe and sound!

  8. PS: I heart Waffle House. Or WaHo, as we called it in college. Oh, those hash browns. . .

  9. iheartvegetables- haha, that's awesome! I wish we had a WH near us so I could hang there late into the evening... I would totally make it my stand-in coffee shop haunt! =)

    Jenn- I know, right??? I was totally amazed myself. It was nice to be able to indulge a bit and just not worry at all. In fact, I think I may have lost a bit of weight! Wonder of wonders. We really missed you too, we MUST find a way to meet up one of these days. Road trip to MN anyone???

    Jane- Oh no, don't tell me it's not real pizza! I thought I had died and gone to heaven! =D Ok, next time we come visit you, we had better road-trip it to NJ to visit Jenn and have some REAL pizza.

    You totally outed yourself, but I still think that the frosting was amazing and the fact that it was chilled from the freezer only added to the refreshing quality! Seriously!

  10. P.S. Y'all have totally reaffirmed my love for Waffle House. I was a little worried that I would be judged for loving a hole-in-the-wall place that looks like it's straight from the 70's (seriously, were they all built in the 70's to look exactly the same?), but no longer. I will freely proclaim my love of WaHo without fear of retribution!

  11. P.P.S. Now I love saying y'all. I say it all the time.



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