Feast Before the Storm

Tonight, I feasted.

Caesar salad.

Marinated chicken breast and sun-dried tomato chicken sausage from TJ’s (my lover).

Fresh farmers market corn-on-the-cob (yup, I added some real buttah).

My parents also had some of this pretty caprese salad that my dad prepped:

Unfortunately, I’m the chump who never acquired a taste for raw tomatoes so I didn’t eat any.  (shame me if you must)

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HEADLINE!! We’re sorry to interrupt this blog post, but we’ve just received an email notifying us of Megan’s impending 5th year college reunion and she’s having a small embolism.  How did FIVE years go by already?  Jeepers!  Ok, Megan, breaaathe…

We now return you to your regularly scheduled blog post.

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The reason for this large (and delicious) meal is that I ate with my parents tonight and we prefer to either go big or go home.  Especially since the weather was gorgeous and the grill was hot.

Plus, I’m going on a trip tomorrow morning!  I’m flying out to Seattle at the butt crack of dawn for the wedding of two of my friends (ok, the boyfriend’s friends- but they’re my friends now, too! 🙂 ).  I always like to have a good meal in my estomac before I leave on a trip- call it tradition, call it superstitious, call it “Megan’s always hungry”.

I also like to plan out some sustenance for the trip (especially since this one’s a doozy with a layover in…PHOENIX!?*&%!).  Here’s what I packed:

A couple of Z bars, as per usual.

Raw, unsalted almonds for protein.

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**Braisified Tip**

Don’t pack overly salty snacks/meals when you travel.  The excess sodium causes bloat, which will make you très uncomfortable.  Plus, all the salt will make you thirsty and if you drink too much you’ll annoy your seat partners with your constant bathroom trips.  I’ve been on both ends of that situation, folks.  Never fun.

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Des bluets.

And some blackberries.

Should be a good trip. 🙂

I’m not bringing my computer with me on the trip so I probably won’t post again until I get back (although I’ll try to if I can!), but I’ll definitely be tweeting! Are you following me yet??  Just do it!  It’ll feel good, I promise.

Oh, and guess what came in the mail today!!

My lentils from USA Dry Peas, Lentils & Chickpeas! I can’t wait to get cooking!

Have a good weekend everyone!  🙂

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6 thoughts on “Feast Before the Storm

  1. That sausage looks really good actually! I love sausage but I never have it. And my family is the same way. Go big or go home baby! And we usually go big!

  2. have fun! i just bought some lentils; can’t wait to see what you make with yours for inspiration…

  3. Oh jeez Trader Joe’s! Love it.

    I always forget the low-sodium rule while traveling. My siblings and I would always ask for Bloody Mary mix on planes when we were young. Complete sodium overload.

  4. have so much fun on your trip! and i could not agree more – water is essential to not looking like a tired old hag after traveling!!!

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