19. March 2014 by swissfitchick
Good morning and happy Wednesday!
We all know what Wednesday stands for…..
Thank you Jenn for this weekly Foodparty!!
After Monday’s recap of the weekend, today it’s all about the food. And believe me, we had AMAZING food. Let’s start with the ‘Apéro’ (=pre-drinks) in the train while traveling up to the Alps.
I’m pretty sure that anyone who accidentaly picked a seat near us hated us. We were so loud and inappropriate, it was amazing. At least we offered wine to everyone around us. Our team consist of 3 Swiss (me, a co-worker and my best friend Markus, the CEO of the architects), 1 Korean, 1 Filippino, 1 French, 3 Portuguese, 1 Italian, 1 Greek and 2 Spanish guys. That’s propably why we have this perfect atmosphere. Multi-cultural at its best. And that’s what we ate – portuguese appetizer. Cheese with marmelade. And garlic beans. So strange and so damn good!!
The wine deserved its own seat. Arriving at the house, we had more ‘Apéro’ – Beer and Chips. And then we went off to dinner! As mentioned, we had Raclette, which is simply melted cheese. Sprinkled with parpika and cumin and potatoes on the side. Nothing to add. Oh yes, Prosecco. Wait!! We had salad before. I almost forgot. Salad with croutons. The croutons were fed to Christian, my ‘sherpa‘. #idontlikethem
Dessert?? Oh yes!! To all my Ice Cream fans out there…..you would have loved this! A HUGE Ice Cream cake for our architect Nisa who celebrated her birthday. I had to skip it – I shudder when I have to eat frozen food. Can’t do it. Saturday. After our long Pool and Sauna Session, we prepared breakfast – scrambled eggs, dippy eggs with bacon, yogurt, cereal, toast, smoked ham…..whatever our hearts desired. A long walk to the sledding station happened….and on top it was time for some booze with coffee. My cream was fed to the sherpa. #idontlikeit Bailey’s coffee. Hmmmm. The others had coffee with cinnamon and whiskey. COFFEE WITH CINNAMON AND WHISKEY!! Yes, I am THAT excited about this combo.
After sledging, another break happened….no booze for me this time! We then rode up another mountain and grabbed the most typical Swiss Alp Food – ‘e Plättli’ – which means a cold plate. Filled with pear-(fruit)-bread, dried meat, cheese and pickles. I was so hungry and ordered a sandwich for myself 🙂 In the evening, after sledging, swimming and snow shoeing, we finally sat down for drinks with appetizers….….and then dinner: A very fresh and delicious salad, and Fondue Chinoise. Fondue Chinoise is just little pieces of meat that you put into broth with a little fork. You have some dips and rice or fries on the side. I love it. And this time I DID have dessert – White and dark chocolate mousse. Oh HEAVEN! Sunday, we slept a little longer, had a longer session in the pool and a late breakfast – the same as the day before. Digestive Yoga on the couch after….Christian is the reason why I am back at Crossfit – he is a coach himself and it’s so nice to share this passion with him. He doesn’t do Yoga, but somehow he is still pretty darn flexible 🙂
So as you can see, I indulged on an amount of ‘unsafe’ foods this weekend which I am not used to. And this after 3 days of Carneval, where I was off plan as well. Most probably I gained a little weight this week, but I didn’t check – and I won’t. I don’t see or feel any change and even if I would – it was so worth it. I enjoyed every second of this week of fun and enjoyment. Besides that, I was superactive – I didn’t move as much in a long time! And the food was beyond delicious, even though my belly hated me sometimes. I take it.
But it does mean, I go back a little stricter now and fill up my fridge with clean and whole foods and cook accordingly. I crave it!
Did you ever have Fondue Chinoise before?
What is your favorite food from an other country?
How do you handle being out of your eating habits and food ruts?