Aloha!Posted: June 10, 2011
After 7+hours on a plane watching some in-flight entertainment – “Just Go With It”, “Willy Wonka” and a couple attempts at cracking open my operations management textbook – I’m now blogging from the beautiful state of Hawaii!
My journey over started bright and early this morning with what I was hoping would be an early morning run, but since I didn’t get to bed until 2am last night, that didn’t happen.
Instead I downed two slices of Ezekiel cinnamon raisin toast while cooking up some tofu and making a sandwich to bring with me on the plane.
Lunch was served on my flight over, but I like to bring along snacks in case I don’t fancy what’s on the menu. Which is often the case on this particular route I fly.
Airplane food’s pretty hit or miss for me.
I have heard of a few airlines that have amazing meals though! I think British Airways has some pretty okay sandwiches sometimes and I’ve had the vegan entree on an AA flight before which was decently good.
First up, salad. It was a normal green salad, but I gave it a little extra something by adding my cayenne+pepper dusted tofu.
It’s like instant protein.
Next up was the main course. I chose the hibachi chicken just so I could eat the sweet potato mash underneath.
So technically I had a peanut+sunflower butter and strawberry jelly sandwich with sweet potato mash.
And of course, I can never say no to dessert.
Vanilla ice cream with strawberry sauce. I ate about ¾ ‘s of it and it was delicious 😛
About two hours before landing we were served a pre-arrival snack of cheese and crackers.
I love Wee Brie, but blue cheese I’m not such a fan of. I try a little bit almost every time I come across it, but it’s such a strong cheese and I still haven’t quite acquired the taste for it.
I also snacked on a pear I brought along.
Overall it was a pretty smooth flight as opposed to how it is about 70% of the times I fly in. When I flew in this past December, I’m pretty sure the entire flight after takeoff was intense turbulence, which I absolutely hate!
Now that I’m safely on the ground :), the INS and OUTS of my past week:
I’ve found the key to running outdoors in the dreaded summer heat! If you happen to live within a good sized neighborhood, run in the mornings when everyones sprinklers are on. I swear every couple houses I ran by, at least one of them had their sprinklers on. It made for a much cooler and more enjoyable run 🙂
I’ve been obsessed with this ever since I got it beginning of this week. I love the spicy kick it gives my tofu.
I’ve eaten this every night this week. I’m a chocoholic 🙂
I’ve been in Hawaii only a couple hours and I’m really enjoying the much cooler weather. I went on a short run at 3:30pm and it was still cooler than the morning runs I do in TX.
I finished up my jar and haven’t restocked yet because I’ve been meaning to make my own batch. I’m still debating whether I want to that or to just go and buy it because I miss it so much. No ab & banana toast lately 😦
Pancakes and Waffles
Can you believe I haven’t had either ALL week?? Who AM I? I need to fix that.
What’s the best airplane food you’ve ever had?
Any In’s or Out’s this week?