Cinco De Mayo

Thoughts on a cinco de mayo wedding? I just put a hold on that date at a reception venue with pretty garden grounds.

Although, a neighboring hotel just put in a tempting offer for march 31st…comped mashed potato martini bar. he talks a tough game, and speaks my language…food.

merion tribute house

Merion Tribute House, PA

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Wedding Bells: 1st Reception Venue/Catering Meeting at the Penn Museum

Went to look at the Penn Museum of Archeology and Anthropology for a wedding reception. Everything looked very nice, except the dance area was separated from the dining area by a wall/giant arch. I loved the Chinese Rotundum, and the garden outside with the koi pond for cocktail hour. The reception can be booked for 5 hours, which seems like plenty of time to roam the 3rd floor exhibits.

We were informed by their exclusive caterer, Wolfgang Puck Catering (WPC), that all food is made at the Kimmel Center, and finished and plated at the museum kitchen. The menu options looked exquisite, especially the Beet and Goat Cheese Napoleons. I cannot wait to taste it! We have had (middle-aged) friends attend weddings at the museum before, with comments on the food ranging from “not good” to “not memorable.” All in all, it sounded pretty lackluster, which did not make sense with Wofgang Puck Catering in the equation. Well, Jenn of WPC told us that they had just taken over the museum account a little over a year ago. Prior to then, the caterer was Museum Catering. Mystery Solved!

Roasted Beet and Goat Cheese

Appetizer offering from Wolfgang Puck Catering

Song of the Day: Matt+Kim 2

1 day left til the live show at the Honda Civic Tour w/ Blink 182 and My Chemical Romance, 9/17/2011 Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, NJ

Song of the Day: Matt+Kim 1

Upcoming Matt+Kim show this Saturday in NJ. The song is great, the video is well…shows off Kim’s muscles and 4-Hour Body body…seriously, <10% body fat, no doubt. What I mean to say is, I do not endorse domestic violence, but give the song a listen!

Update on the 4-Hour Body….24 hours later

Tuesday:

Lunch – peer-pressured muffin 😦

Dinner – chinese food! bokchoy, and pork with red peppers and tofu. I think it’s 4-hour body compatible!

Felt like giving up on the diet after a long day of work, but luckily, the parents cooked up some delicious chinese dinner, and all I had to do was subtract the white rice. I do need to go the the grocery store and buy some spinach.

Also, when you are at the dentist’s, do you prefer a chatty dentist or a less talkative one?  Personally, I get annoyed when the dentist asks me a question with their hand in my mouth…do you expect me to answer? or was that a rhetorical question?

Song of the Day: Neil Young

Neil Young: Hey Hey, My My.

Heard this on the classic rock radio station (102.9 FM if you’re in the central/south jersey/philadelphia area). I discovered this station while hauling tree branches for 5 hours straight to and from the local mulch factory (Yes! Another Housedaughter duty. Housedaughters must be strong like ox)

[classic rock, folk, acoustic guitar]

The 4-Hour Body Begins…TODAY!

Hello, All!

Today is the first day of the 4-Hour Body diet in preparation for being bikini ready for resort season in November. I celebrated yesterday by enjoying a final meal at McDonald’s (McDouble + Chicken McNuggets).

I have never dieted before, but my sometimes-roommate lost 40 lbs or so since he started it, and has kept it off, so I figured I’d look into it some more.

My mission is 2-fold: burn fat, and show my fiance that you can stick to a diet, and that “diet” food can still be delicious, zesty, tasty as ever .

I will track my meal plan, and circumference measurements. The scale can lie, but the waist size doesn’t. The diet is based strictly as outlined under the “Slow-Carb Diet” in Timothy Ferriss’s The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman.

Brunch:
– 2 egg white omelet with red peppers, onions, spinach, and 1 tsp of reduced fat feta cheese
– 1/2 banana, 1/4 gala apple

Dinner
– giant signature salad (spinach, apples, tomatoes, red onion)
– salad dressing (emulsified basalmic vinegar, extra virgin olive oil (EVOO), pinch of salt, freshly ground pepper, oregano)
– spicy garlic lime chicken (http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/spicy-garlic-lime-chicken/detail.aspx)

Wish me luck!

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