Tuesday, April 5, 2011

11 Days in NorCal, Some CrossFitting, and a Bachelorette Party

Post-"Bachelorette Party WOD" at The Marina
In the Hotel Getting our Faces Painted Up for the Night Out
Friday-Saturday: Stay at my Aunt and Uncle's house in the Bay Area
Sunday: CrossFit Mobility Certification at CrossFit Pleasanton
Monday-Thursday: Stay with my Mom in NorCal and workout at CrossFit Redding
Friday-Sunday: Bachelorette Party Weekend in SF and WOD at San Francisco CrossFit

My mom buys eggs, from her neighbor's,  and I brought (in my carry-on) my favorite pork breakfast sausage (along with some of their homemade Brauenschweiger and chickens...yeah, the TSA thought it just a little strange) so we created some really great breakfasts throughout the week. We ate a lot of eggs, but we also ate a lot of veggies...lately, I'm craving more green stuff than I have in the past few months so I'm listening to my body and am feeling really good. 

We both love to cook, so this week was full of some of the best meals I've had in a while. 

We made breakfast every morning, but you'll notice the addition of Smoked Oysters...I brought these for my trip to SF, knowing that I'd be with a group of girls that may not be on the same feeding schedule as myself. This proved to be a very wise decision. ;) 




I met up with friends on most days, so I ate out quite a bit. I had Thai food (there was likely some sugar in there, but no grains or gluten) one day, but stuck with salads and burgers (no bun) on the other days. The one day that Mom and I ate at home, we made Lettuce-Wrapped Turkey Breast w/Red Bell, Olives, and Capers and served them with Roasted Beets and Sauerkraut. YUM!



We cooked every night, with exception to my trip to SF. Below you'll see:
-Grilled Steak w/Salad and Roasted Cauliflower and Yams
-Grilled Tri-Tip w/Roasted Asparagus and Baby Kale Salad
-Roasted Leg of Lamb (from my Mom's lamb) w/Fennel, Celery Root, Cauliflower, and Carrots
-Grilled Halibut w/Salad and Grilled Veggies
-Grilled Shrimp and Scallops w/Grilled Veggies
-King Salmon w/Steamed Veggies (Gulliver's of SF)




In San Francisco, we ate at:
Delarosa- I had Scallop Spiedini and Arugula Salad
Osha Thai- I had Lamb Satay, Ying Yang Sea Bass, and Curry Prawns
Squat & Gobble- I had a Cobb Salad w/Salmon for lunch

I kept it pretty mellow this trip (i.e. I learned my lesson during my trip to Cabo) and stuck with small amounts of:

-Silver Tequila w/Soda Water and Lime (a.k.a. The NorCal Margarita)
-Wine (we did a wine tasting where most of the wine was actually spit out and then had some really nice wine that one of the bridesmaids brought to dinner)
-Champagne (we shared a bottle between the six of us)



Temptations (Successfully Avoided!):

Yeah...that's just not right! I did have a few slices of Manchego Cheese (sheep's milk), but seriously...look at that stuff! My saving grace was that I only had minimal alcohol; I am weak under the influence of alcohol and have been known to go into major carb/junk mania. Not pictured...Cheetos, Chocolate-Covered Pretzels, Pastries, and all sorts of other craziness. But, yes...I was stronger than the temptation.

CrossFit Visits:


alissa said...

yum - all that food looks gorgeous!

JP said...

food looks great!

my wife and i both have bachelor/bachelorette parties coming up soon... hope we have the same will power!

Wenni Donna said...

Lovely information on your bachelorette party. I had a tea party last month with my friends as I am getting married next month. We are looking for one of finest wedding venues around and hope to find perfect one soon.