Wake up: 7:00 a.m. (UGH. Why am I awake this early on a Sunday? It’s okay, I finally started reading Anthony Bourdain’s Kitchen Confidential. So good. Love him. I’m already halfway through the book!)
Bathroom Visit: 7:05 a.m. Consistency: Normal
Breakfast: 8:00 a.m. (Another quick one, as I have to clean up and get ready for our visit to some old friends for lunch)
“And how are we feeling?” A little sad. usually weekends are reserved for big breakfasts! Omelettes, pancakes, frittatas! I love to make a good brunch, but alas, it was not meant to be. Healthwise, I am fine. The chili sat with very little repercussions, except for some gas but that’s pretty normal
What’s on the Menu: TAKE A WILD GUESS!!!!!
1 container TJ’s organic strawberry nonfat probiotic yogurt
1 8oz. glass of TJ’s peach mango juice
Bathroom Visit: 11:30 a.m. Consistency: Normal
Lunch: 2:00 p.m.
“And how are we feeling?”: Excited. We have been chatting nonstop for last two hours. Our delightful hostess has attempted two new recipes she found on Pinterest. Can’t wait to taste the results! Love being a guinea pig nowadays!
What’s on the Menu
Buffalo Pulled Chicken Sandwiches
Homemade Baked Corn Pudding
2 8oz. glasses of Door County “Hallowine” (It was like drinking liquid apple pie! Very dangerous concoction. To everyone’s amusement, my first reaction after taking a sip: “IT TASTES LIKE FALL!”)
The Verdict: Very juicy and flavorful. A little too spicy for my taste, but I am such a sissy when it comes to that stuff anyway. The corn pudding was delicious and very sweet with a good snap from the corn.
Bathroom Visit: 4:30 p.m. Consistency: Normal with some gas.
Bathroom Visit: 5:30 p.m. Consistency: Runny with gas. (Uh-oh. Feeling the consequences of that sammich. Stomach is very vocal. As is Tim’s. He is passed out on the couch as we wait for our next gastronomical adventure.)
Dinner: 6:30ish The Burger Point in the South Loop
“And how are we feeling?” Stomach has stopped gurgling. Tim’s mom is going away to Spain for a month and we asked her what is the one thing she’d like to eat before she departs. “A cheeseburger!” came the enthusiastic reply. Thus, we came upon a new local burger place with free-range meat and locally grown veggies. A little hesitant to eat a burger, but they had a nice menu option called “The Little Guy” which is a small version of their “Classic” big burger. I go for it. Took a lot longer to cook, but that is because everything is made from scratch! It was worth the wait.
What’s on the Menu
The Little Guy: A small beef patty, medium cooked with American cheese, fresh lettuce and slice of tomato on a potato roll.
1 8 oz. cup of spring water
1 small order of Russet potato fries with sea salt (nearly 1 cup?)
Bathroom Visit: 8:00 p.m. Consistency: Runny with gas. (Bad move, Steph. Bad move.)
Tim and I are both down for the count. It was a treacherous day for cuisine. Our guts betrayed us. Although, looking back at everything we ate, I am not surprised. There are cups of tea, Antacids, and heating pads in abundance over here. We are both wishing we had two bathrooms at this point. Lesson for everyone: Eat like this frequently and this is how you effectively SLAUGHTER your digestive system.
Bathroom Visit: 8:45 p.m. Consistency: Gross.
Bathroom Visit: 9 something. Same deal. Gastastic.
Bathroom Visit: 10 something. Yup. Here we are. Again. Yuck.
Bathroom Visit: 11 p.m. Please. Make. It. Stop.
Bedtime: We died on the couch somewhere in the neighborhood of midnight and one a.m. Crawled into bed around 1:30 a.m.
Neither of us moved after that.
Bathroom Visit Tally: 9.
And now you know. Knowledge is power.
Peace. Until tomorrow.