Forgive me for not positing last night…we got home from dinner at around 10:00 and I passed out!
Dinner was AMAZING though….Ryan, Derek, Meghann and I headed over to Ryan and my favorite little hole-in-the-wall Cuban place on the beach. Its an outdoors cafe with 2 for 1 mojitos and live music...paradise!
I had one of their famous mojitos—
(it was a vacation day, after all!)
Here I am gnawing on the sugar cane!
The sky was sooo pretty and it was a perfect night.
For dinner, I searched and searched and finally found the ONLY veggie entree in the midst of Cuban pork and seafood (oh, how I wanted seafood though!!!)—chickpeas sauteed in tomato sauce with garlic, onion and Cuban spices
HOLY CHICKPEA BATMAN!!! This portion was enough to serve maybe a family of six!!!!!!! I doused it with super spicy hot sauce though and did the best I could… with my meal, I got to pick two side items so I chose black beans and yuca. My meal also came with delicious sweet plantains…my favorite!
Everybody was laughing at how much food I had!!!
In the end, it didn’t even look like I touched my dinner at all but I swear I ate it! I brought the rest home and will be eating chickpeas for weeks!!!
I also had this Cuban bread x 2:
I ended up eating all the yuca, my plantains plus Ryan’s plantains and didn’t touch the black beans. I was stuffed!
Here’s the whole crew:
However, not too full…………..
Ryan and I totally hit up the gelato place down the street for dessert! I LOVE GELATO!!! And can you even believe it is 94% fat free and only contains 110-130 calories (so said the sign on the door)?! I had my favorite, pistachio!
While my date had HIS favorite, chocolate peanut butter!
And, yes, after all this amazing food the hungry hungry caterpillar was finally STUFFED! And I went home and immediately crashed. 🙂
This morning I woke up at 6:15 and thought up hitting the gym for an early morning strength session, but my body told me to just relax instead. I’m about to make some breakkie and go to church at 8:30 and then I will work out later in the morning.
See you in a bit!