Let’s do fitness first: I MADE IT THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE RWRUNSTREAK! For those of you who are unfamiliar, RWRunStreak was a challenge initiated by Runner’s World to encourage people to run one mile or more everyday from Memorial Day to the Fourth of July. Many days it was just one mile, but that was one mile more than I would have run normally. Sure, I would have still worked out, but I loved that this encouraged me to get my running legs back.
Now let’s talk food (and fun!). Since there was so much good food consumed over the course of my best friend’s wedding weekend, I decided to throw it all into this post.
Saturday morning (aka: the big day) breakfast: Barbie’s matron of honor’s mother delivered breakfast to the house, although it turned out it was more like breakfast, lunch, snacks, food for an army to last for months. We didn’t go hungry to say the least. She picked up tons of food from St. Louis Bread Company, though most of you probably know it as Panera Bread. There was an assortment of bagels.
And about a bazillion breakfast sandwiches and quiches.
And fruit. And coffee. (Lots of coffee.) And juice. You’d think there were more than six bridesmaids and one bride, but no, no, all that food was for us. The bride’s family was also there and ate, as did the matron of honor’s mom and sister. And the two hair stylists and two make-up artists. I’m still not sure we made a dent in the food. It was very much appreciated though.
Friday lunch: There was a luncheon on Friday with delicious food! A menu card was placed on each of our seats which was especially enjoyed by this foodie here.
We started with Chilled Cucumber Soup which was perfect for the hot summer day.
With a pretzel roll on the side. The chilled cucumber soup was out of this world! It was so tasty with a ball of cucumber sorbet in the middle – AMAZING! It was just a hint of sweetness that added to the soup. I would love to recreate this although I have no idea how I’d make the cucumber sorbet. (Suggestions??) Next, we had our choice of an entre and I opted for the Farmer’s Market Salad with grilled chicken breast.
Solid choice. Some salads are puny, but this one was not, and you better believe I ate every last bite. Dessert really takes the cake though (pun intended). Actually, it was better than cake.
Tartufo: White chocolate ice cream rolled in white chocolate shavings. Served in a pool of fudge sauce. Ohmygoodnessgracious. Seriously amazing! I didn’t need the fudge sauce as I thoroughly enjoyed everything about the white chocolate ice cream and shavings. So good.
The dinner I’m going to show you is from Thursday night as I did not take any pictures at the actual wedding of food. I did, however, snap one photo of the menu card as I loved how it showed the St. Louis skyline.
Isn’t it great? And yes, Ted Drewes was served in place of wedding cake for dessert. (For all you non-St. Louisans: Ted Drewes is a frozen custard joint that has been around and famous in St. Louis since 1929! A must-try when you visit the STL!)
Thursday night dinner: Barbie’s family picked up food from Pappy’s Smokehouse - another must-try in St. Louis. It has been voted best barbecue in St. Louis a number of times, and once you try it you’ll know why. I’m not a huge meat eater, though I do eat meat on a regular basis. Ribs are their specialty.
I sampled a little bit everything: ribs, pulled chicken, baked beans, cole slaw, and sloppy joe mix. And the little bit of everything (and seconds) was amazing. Pappy’s never disappoints.
To say the wedding weekend was filled with good food is an understatement. Our bellies were happy and full the.whole.entire.weekend. We were graciously well-fed every hour of every day. That concludes today’s edition of WIAW.
A reminder from
your mother me to please stay safe on this Independence Day!
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