Monday, September 28, 2009

Breaking the Fast

After spending several hours both last night and this morning in services in met up with the boy to have break fast. As in breaking the fast, not breakfast, make sense? Do to his work schedule we had to eat a little before sundown. But I wanted to be able to eat with him, so I was willing to sacrifice a few extra hours of fasting. We decided to go to Bravo (which I do believe is a chain). This first time we went there it had just opened and we weren't that big of a fan. But this was our 3rd trip, and both this time and our 2nd were better than the first.

To start with a had a few glasses of water. I drink so much water on a normal basis, that depriving myself of drinking water is very much noticed. But after the water and bread, I had a cup of black bean soup.
Black Bean Soup
The soup was good, but not amazing. It was a little thick, the boy said it was a bit similar to eating bean dip. But the flavors were still tasty.

For my main dish I had Chianti braised beef ravioli with sweet potatoes in a brown butter sauce.
Braised Beef Ravioli
I was a pretty big fan of this, and still have a good amount of leftovers in the fridge. Its funny how you can be SO starved after a day of fasting, but when you sit down to eat you seem to get full within a few bites. (And if anyone is curious the boy had one of his fall backs, a peperoni pizza.)

After this I would have been ready for dessert, most likely a creme brulee, but the boy had to had to work. So instead of ordering a dessert I stopped by Menchie's on my way home.
Menchie's Frozen Yogurt for dessert
I would say its similar to a Pinkberry, except I've never actually been to one. The way Menchie's works is actually kind of dangerous. Its all self serve, which is why the cup is so big. They have about 8 different flavors of yogurt, and then a bunch of toppings and sauces. I went with peach sorbet topped with mini gummy bears, Nerds, and chocolate chip cookie dough.

As I said it can be a bit dangerous, but it can go the opposite way. Its hard to tell, put there's really not a lot in there. So little, I only paid about $2.00 for it all. Which is nice, because I was so full already I didn't need a lot of sweetness to really just hit the spot.

And now that today has ended I guess them means my weekend is officially over. At least there's only 4 days of work ahead!



  1. Bravo's is hit or miss for me. Sometimes it's good and sometimes it's just the pits.

    Love me some Menchie's but it's been so crowded lately I haven't bothered to stop in... :-(

  2. I have never been to Pinkberry and have not heard of Menchie's but it looks delish!!

  3. That ravioli looks SO good! Ravioli is my favourite kind of pasta!

  4. Ummm....I MUST try this "Menchies". I am obsessed with frozen yogurt. How DELISH!

  5. funny- my hubby proposed to me at the Bravo! in New Orleans. :) He wrote the message on the paper tablecloth with crayon! :)

  6. Yum. That pasta looks so good. Now i am hungry after reading this post!!