Tuesday, May 31, 2011

What's for dinner... in July?

This is neither here nor there; but I didn't stuff myself at dinner tonite like I usually do, so I'm actually a little hungry 6 hours later as I'm about to go to bed... and therefore thinking about food. And consequently, obviously, about our Disney Cruise.

Less than 50 days from now we'll be on our flight to Spain; and while I'm so excited about the ports, the Vatican, the Mediterranean wines, and the princesses for Lilly, I am suddenly excited about the food. And not just the pizza in Naples that I've been dreaming about.

I'm one of those people who just seems to like Disney food - I think it's good at the counter service in the parks, and even better at the sit down restaurants. And now, tonite, remembering our last (and only) prior cruise 18 months ago, it hit me: I loved the Disney Cruise food too!

Because, I'm a vegetarian. A no seafood, no chicken, no exceptions kind of vegetarian. And most times when I go out to eat, there's one option. Maybe two, if you count a salad. Occasionally, there are no options on the menu at a resaurant, and I have to talk to the waiter and occasionally the chef about what I can possibly eat.

But - I was surprised and impressed on our last Disney Cruise that there were not just one vegetarian option on the main entrees - but two. Usually at least two appetizers/salads and two main courses that I could choose between to eat - and every night the menu's changed (as did the restaurants) so I had such a wide variety. Seriously, this isn't normal, but it was definitely good. And they weren't the standard "penne pasta with marinara" options - they were creative, interesting, tasty meals.

So as I lay me down to sleep and my stomach is slightly growling, I will dream of the food that I will soon consume in July... not too far away! (Now if I can only stop myself from eating too much food between now and then so I can confidently wear a bathing suit on the cruise!)


Becca said...

Ohhh, you're a vegetarian. Good reminder. Is Jon, too?

Suzanne said...

Laughing at the thought of Jon being a vegetarian. :)

Cath, on our Magic cruise in November, I ordered mostly vegetarian appetizers and entrees, because they all sounded so delicious. Nothing disappointed. Of course, I enjoyed lamb one night and turkey another, but I also loved my sesame crusted tofu and a delicious bean and orzo dish.

Between our pizza talk earlier and thinking about the cruise food, I'm starving now!

Suzanne said...

One other thing I wanted to mention is that if you don't want Lilly to have a dessert every night, they will put together beautiful fruit cups. On the Dream, Ava had a parfait cup filled with blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, and strawberries. Greg and I were fighting each other for her leftovers.