What better day to do so than on your birthday? That was my thought process anyway. As I started planning my day’s meals ahead of time, I recalled reading about this in a book by Elizabeth Berg, entitled (appropriately) The Day I Ate Whatever I Wanted. I was a little disappointed that the whole book wasn’t about this; rather, it was just the title of the first story what turned out to be a book of short stories. Oh well. The book is worth reading for that first story.
I’m interested in seeing how close to the plan the day ends up going, so I’m writing a “Before” and an “After” post.
One of the meals that woman in the story ate was doughnuts (her first stop: breakfast). Not just one doughnut…one DOZEN doughnuts. (Well, she didn’t actually eat all twelve, but you get the idea). I didn’t want to be overstuffed (read: sick) at the beginning of the day!
This would not be conducive to a successful day of Eating Whatever I Want.
So here’s my problem: there are so many options!!! How to narrow it down? Darned if I know.
Breakfast: Amore Breakfast, All Day Breakfast (the one in Kennebunk), Omelette Factory, Congdon’s
Lunch: Anthony’s for tried and true good food. Maria’s for dying to try, rumored to be good food.
Afternoon snack: Bread and Roses for an amazing array of baked treats.
Supper: It’s gotta be Varano’s. My favorite Italian…unless I get Italian for lunch…decisions! One thing is for sure: it is totally all about the food, isnt’ it? At least these decisions are happy ones.
Late evening snack: Big Daddy’s in Wells or Brown’s in York for a Kahlua Brownie ice cream cone.
So, this is the before post. Will write Part 2 tomorrow to account for what I actually did end up doing for my birthday.
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