Tuesday, May 25, 2010

And she's BACK!

I've been back for three days and I'm still dreaming of my quiet, relaxing, sunny little Island paradise. I wish I could go back there right now!!!

AHHHHHHH. I LOVED EVERY SINGLE SECOND OF IT! If you're looking for peace and quiet as opposed to a popular, packed, tourist driven, bustling beach with a killer nightlife, I highly suggest Ocracoke, NC. It's quaint, everyone is lovely, the food is great, the scenery is ridiculous, the beaches are never packed and you can walk everywhere, or rent a bike or golf cart or scooters (one of which we plan to do next time).

I know I have't had a real blog post in a while. I think vacation spoiled me. I realized that it's sort of nice to not HAVE TO do something every single night. Maybe HAVE TO is the wrong choice of words because I CHOSE to do it every night. My point is that though I enjoy blogging, I also enjoyed not blogging and doing other things with my time. Does that make sense? I have missed you all though!! I will keep blogging and posting for your reading pleasure but I'm just not sure that I can/want/will do it every day like I used to.

To end this sort of all over the place pointless ramble of a post, let me leave you with some food porn from the trip. I'll only show you meals that are worthy of mention because they were FANTASTIC! :)

The BEST pancakes ever, enjoyed on the deck while gazing at the ocean. It was Kodiak Pancake mix and Kodiak raspberry syrup.

Yeah, that's right. I made burgers one night and I used BEEF not turkey. OH NO SHE DIDN'T! Hey, I was on vacation, it's OKAY! :)

Hot dogs and I swear, the best macaroni salad ever! We ate that salad until every little last drop of it was gone.

Omelet with ham, onions, green peppers and colby jack cheese. YUM!

Penne with meat sauce and of COURSE, a glass of wine. :)

Spicy sausage with sauteed onions and peppers and coarse ground mustard.

My FAVORITE meal on the Island was at a little place called Dajio. The shrimp and scallops were spectacular. The sweet and sour cucumber slaw was SPICY and amazing! And the chips... Oh the chips.... They were homemade and ridiculous!

And that would wrap up all the photos I took of food while on vacation. We also had ice cream, fresh local fish, chips and cheese dip, crab cakes, hush puppies, pretzels, wasabi peas, cheese and crackers, beers, wine, mixed drinks and all sorts of other vacation MUST HAVES! Yeah, I was bad! I was REAL BAD! Since I've been back I've cleaned up the eating and finally went back to the gym yesterday. It felt great to get a workout in. I actually missed the gym. WILD RIGHT!? :)



Janetha said...

HELLO! i have missed you dearly! and i am SO glad you got away, had a great time, ate delicious food and saw amazing sights! loved all the photos~ thanks for sharing. those kodiak cakes look deliciousss and the sunset photos are epic. hey, beef is GOOD for you to eat in moderation! so props to that. and you totally deserved this vacation and these yummy, not so regular eats! glad you enjoyed. YAY for you being back.. just dont go back to work and blog instead. right? i am sure they wont miss you at work...

Sonia said...

Ohhh I was just thinking yesterday that I missed reading your blog SO MUCH! Glad you are back and glad you had such a great time!
The macaroni salad looks fabulous- I love macaroni salad!

sweetlife said...

great to have you back, sounds like you had fun and your eats were super amazing, don't blame you for wanting to take a break I couldn't blog every night like you do..no way mama..take care


Karin said...

Ildie! No, you aren't allowed to go back. You should never leave us this long without a post of yours again! Kidding (kind of). ;) I've missed you though! But it's good to hear that you got to spend a great and relaxing time at that magical place. You deserved it!

One Healthy Apple said...

Welcome back :)

I loved the island photos- I want to go there now please. Sometimes the best thing about vacation is getting away from the normal stuff, which can be too boring sometimes.

homecookedem said...

So glad you're back!! Great pictures... makes me very jealous about your trip!!!! ;) All of that food looks super yummy and now I really want a hot dog!!

Lindsay said...
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Lindsay said...

Welcome back!!! Looks like a great time, love all the pictures :)

Anavar said...

Wow great pictures and the food looks so delicious! I wish I had a master chef to prepare me goodies like these.

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