Brunch in Paris

May 18, 2008

So this weekend’s big challenge meal was this morning’s brunch at my mother-in-law’s place.

As expected there were croissants of all kinds, breads galore, butter, jams, etc.

I ate :

  • 1 slice brioche w sugar-free jam
  • 1 soft-boiled egg
  • 2 small slices bread (1 w butter) for dipping into the soft-boiled egg
  • 1 mini raisin croissant
  • 1 2-inch piece of baguette w butter
  • handful of cherries
  • 1/2 a kiwi
  • tea w milk
  • “verrines” (glass w layered items)
    • one small shot glass of strawberry-banana on pistachios
    • grapefruit w fromage frais and whipped cream
    • raspberry rhubarb
  • small slice of melon
  • one slice of coppa ham

All in all I did okay. I ate way less than I usually eat at a brunch, helped enormously by the fact we weren’t at our house (with all the favorites that we like), and also by the fact that I’ve been doing really well for several weeks now — and have a weigh-in on Monday.

Interestingly, I did watch my MIL and my SIL and saw that they both sat for long periods at the table without eating anything – something that I have a really hard time doing. If I’m at the table w food around me, I almost always keep nibbling at something. I need to learn how to do that, as social meals in France can often last for many hours.

The rest of the day I’ll mainly eat veggies, maybe some popcorn if I feel a need for crunch, so the day should be fine overall.

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