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Tricks and Treats in Texas

November 1, 2010

We were there and back so fast I can hardly believe we were even in Texas this weekend!  I am totally off on my sleep schedule :(

You may recall there was a little Halloween party attending on Friday night.

I was cheap and boring and borrowed a pair of Hannah’s scrubs.  I’m so over spending $$ on Halloween costumes.

The boys were lookin’ good!

The 2 am bed time made for a sleepy Saturday and the plane ride didn’t help either!

We picked up some lunch goodies at Whole Foods and ate them on the plane.

If only all chips had such a great inredient list.

I was on the prowl for Starbucks once we got to DIA.  I had a lot of reading to do on the plane and not a lot of energy.

Vanilla latte to the rescue!

Oh, and those tofu spring rolls turned out to be a disaster.  Talk about messy!

Once we got to Dallas and got our car, which was totally cool by the way, we checked into our hotel and called Spiral Diner for directions.

We started with hummus.  I was feeling light headed and needed food FAST.

Joey was surprised when I ordered a BBQ sandwich but the description sounded awesome and I really wanted to try seitan.  Just for the record, it is the most meat-like meatless thing I’ve ever tasted!!  I couldn’t believe this wasn’t pulled pork!

For a potato salad without mayo this was phenomenal.

Joey got the “Ate Layer Burrito,” which I was unimpressed with but then again I HATE taco seasoning.  Blehhh.  I assure you Joey enjoyed it though and the pasta salad was pretty tasty :)

Joey finished out the meal with his two favorite things: ice cream and beer.

I wanted to take a piece of this cake home but I was SO FULL.  I felt like I had just eaten Thanksgiving dinner and I didn’t foresee myself having room for any more food for the rest of the night.

Day 2 in Dallas presented lots of food related problems.  Honestly, I did not plan this trip very well.  I know I’m picky so I don’t know why I thought we could just wing it.  After realizing the continental breakfast at our hotel consisted of apple juice and fruit loops and with only half an hour till we had to be on the shuttle to the Cowboys game we drove all around looking for a Starbucks (because I knew I could at least get oatmeal really quickly there!) and FINALLY found one in a neighborhood nearby.  Phewww.

I ordered a tall coffee and got this.

I didn’t drink it all or I would have been a jittery mess all day.

Oatmeal + banana, brown sugar, dried fruit and an encouraging note.

I wish I could say the Cowboys Stadium was more accomodating for my meat disliking, veggie loving, real food needing diet but it definitely was not!  The meatless options were minimal :(  One menu had chicken and beef fajita tacos so I asked if I could get them with extra veggies and no meat to which they responded that the only veggie was lettuce.  Then what makes them FAJITA tacos??

Anyways I ended up with a cheese pizza that I was none too happy with.

But then I realized I could have been eating worse things.  Like, say, a Frito Pie…

The Cowboys ended up getting beat pretty bad.  Good thing I don’t care a thing about football.

I may have left my phone at a bar we were sitting outside of while waiting for the shuttle back to the hotel…

I blame a lack of sleep.

Luckily, whoever found it contacted me and said they’d leave it at a Chili’s nearby.  Once again, phewww.

It’s good to be back in Colorado and eating real food!!

Hope you all had a good Halloween — Happy Monday :P

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. November 1, 2010 10:38 AM

    Going on trips gives me major anxiety about what I’m going to eat. I would have been a nervous wreck or have packed my entire pantry in my suitcase!

    • November 1, 2010 8:22 PM

      I’m glad I’m not the only one who freaks out about eating while on vacation.

  2. November 1, 2010 12:59 PM

    I’m a big huge planner too..I always get paranoid that there wont’ be any veggie or healthy food options.

    I’m in Denver this week..love the rain!

    • November 1, 2010 8:22 PM

      Hope you enjoy the city! Let me know if you’re ever in Colorado and have time to get together. I’d love to meet you in person!

  3. November 1, 2010 1:23 PM

    OOOOOO the restaurant looks amazing!!! Your sandwich and even the burrito look yummy :)

    Jen

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