The week is finally over. It ended with a jerk (ha!), with lunch being comprised of foods from the Caribbean. I attempted cheese pizza, but it was made with barbecue sauce or something. Wacky fun. I also had key lime pie, thus showing that if all else fails, pie redeems everything.
The menu for today is American food.
Not bad, except that that probably means that the vegetarian option is a Philly cheese steak.
Mexican. Yet another cuisine that I don’t love (or even really like). Granted, I’m kind of a picky eater. But then, I can’t be the only person who doesn’t like these styles of food, right? The vegetarian offering is Tex-Mex vegetable spring rolls. Isn’t that more of a snack than a meal?
I’m at a week long training seminar in Atlanta. The conference center we’re staying at has themed lunches, which is great in theory, but sucks for me in practice.
Monday was Indian day. Tampoori chicken. The vegetable was an oily peas and carrots that had some odd spice on them. There is a salad bar, but it appears to have no light dressings, and only very generic salad bar stuff–romaine lettuce, cherry tomatoes, egg, etc.
Today, Tuesday, was Chinese day. Teriyaki chicken. Asian stir fry vegetables. Etcetera.
Now, I’m not a vegetarian, but I generally prefer to avoid meat. I just don’t like it that much. But when my only vegetarian options are french fries (again), pizza (again), and the salad bar… I’m getting bored. And for me, who’s eaten the same kind of cereal almost every day for the last 7 years or so, that’s saying something. I just don’t feel healthy. And I have to sit through hours and hours of classes every day with nothing but this crap in my stomach.
Spinach salad, anyone? Maybe something with beans? Lentils? Something without exotic spices? Let’s see if it gets any better as the week goes on…