Carmen was home over the holiday weekend. She had a doctor’s appointment on Tuesday, that led to me being off of work. So we ended up at Emeril’s Coastal Italian in Destin for lunch.
We shared the coastal board (a daily special that varies) which had olives, marinated blue crab claws, and artichokes and crab. It was yummy, and a perfect size since we decided to have dessert!They have changed up the plating, which gave us much more of a serving of the Olive Oil Cake – okay! It used to be served in the (picture in the link) cups but this is a huge slice and is AMAZING! I have added Emeril’s recipe in the link —if you have the gumption to make it. I think I might try to one of these days. But to have the entire cake at my disposal might not be a good thing. We ended up taking half of it home even after sharing it.Although the food was wonderful, time with Carmen was better. Always good to have her home.
6 large carrots
1/2 cup grated Parmesan
1/4 cup Olive oil
salt and pepper
Cut carrots into strips. Mix together all of the other ingredients in a bowl. Add the mixture to the carrots.Toss gently to coat evenly.Spread evenly on a baking sheet. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees, bake for about 15 minutes, then turn, baking for another 10-15 minutes or until crispy.My plate with the shredded BBQ Chicken.
These tasted a lot like sweet potato fries, but not as sweet. I really liked them. Carrots are always available, and these make a nice vegetable side alternative.
I saw the advertisement for the new season of Project Runway Season 16 last night to begin this week. The show is a definite indulgence for me (and drives David crazy as he doesn’t like it).
I usually love this show just on the basic fashion and sewing competition. This season however, excites me even more due to the fact that they will be using models in a range of sizes – from a size 2 to a 22!!!!! LOVE THIS.
Even though I have lost weight, I love seeing opportunities for larger women to feel confident in their clothes– joy. So many clothing companies (in my past) made me feel like I should always wear black, and my arms are four feet long. More exposure on all types of media to showcase women in all sizes is for the better I think.
What are your television indulgences? Food? Housewives (ugh)?
I really have never been a big fan of smores. Too messy, have to build a fire. And today is National Smore’s Day…and I don’t want to build a fire…
Love this yogurt! This flavor has become my favorite.
So apparently today is National Junk Food Day…and since surgery I definitely have some cravings that are not good for me or my sleeve.
Crunchy Cheetos. Butterfinger Bites.
Both of these are evil for me to have around, but having a bite or two is okay just not everyday. Today is a day for treats.
Another one of my indulgences are magazines. I love them. I used to subscribe to many of them, now I just pick up one or two when I am at the store.
I keep them in a basket by my chair, and will read them and then reread them.
I love them. I used to get them on my tablet. It really isn’t the same as flipping through the pages.
What are some of your indulgences?