Fellow blogger, Belinda, and I went on a mini-road trip two weekends ago, Thelma and Louise style. While we weren’t forced to murder anyone in a dark parking lot or steal food/money from a convenience store at gunpoint, Belinda did have a discrepancy with airport security. When security told her to move her car, Belinda, my 5″0′ partner in crime, conjured her inner thug and flipped off security through her car window whilst mouthing profanities. Straight up gangsta’.
Instead, we blasted up I-95 in Belinda’s Hobbit-sized, strawberrilicous, red bug, ‘running’ from one meal to the next, pillaging plates of marvelously delectable and tragically unhealthy cuisine.
10:00am: First stop on our culinary exploration was an airstream parked on some random corner in NC to pick up a box of Daisy Cakes’ incredible Red Velvet and Grapefruit/Pink Lemonade cupcakes (www.eatdaisycakes.com). We managed to eat only 1 cupcake each prior to breakfast.
10:20am: Next stop, Parker & Otis (http://www.parkerandotis.com/store/index.php), an attractive, urbanish, warehouse-y, gourmet grocery store and restaurant with an outdoor seating area in the back. Quickly ordered the #3 from the breakfast menu (Two eggs, any style, bacon, and cheddar biscuit) and washed it down with a coffee for me/strange juice for Belinda.
11:00am: Buy essentials from Parker & Otis (candy, bag of chips and water).
12:30am: Invited ourselves to a friend’s brothers’ house for lunch. A refreshing, heart healthy/cleansing salad with mesclun greens, ripe, pale orange mangos and grilled chicken was served with crusty white bread. For desert, farm stand strawberries and creamy cheesecake bites that obliterated any benefits the salad might have offered.
3:00pm: McDonalds for ‘fish sandwich and ‘chicken’ nuggets. So bad, and yet, so good.
8:00pm: Arrive at destination. After eating three days worth of calories appropriate for 300-pound man, we didn’t exactly feel spritely. But rather than drive off a cliff, I topped off my day with a diet pill and phone call to Weight Watchers.