Hotel Living in Mesa

I’ve recently returned from Mesa, Arizona where I spent a week working.  My one big concern was what I would be eating.  My goal was to avoid eating at any fast food chain and try to eat freshly made meals as much as possible and as little junk food as possible.  It helped that there was a restaurant downstairs in the hotel I was staying at.

Standard breakfast buffet each morning.  I became obsessed with these chicken apple breakfast sausages by Saag’s.

http://www.saags.com/pc/viewProducts.asp?Category=c11.Breakfast%20Meats

I ate some every morning and still crave them now that I am home.  Unfortunately, the grocery stores here do not carry this brand, so I may have to make a trip across the border to get some.

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As the week wore on, I began to snack on the cocoa puffs and froot loops.  I would take a bowl up to my room and munch on them like chips. One of my few junk food indulgences.  I don’t consider these to be proper breakfast foods, whole grains or not.

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Cream cheese and lox.  Watermelon every morning too.

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Fresh made waffles with strawberries and maple syrup.

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For Halloween, the hotel had a pumpkin display in the lobby.  A big food theme laid out in pumpkin carvings.  Very creative.

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The Zuni Grill, hotel restaurant.

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Beef nachos.  I had this a couple of times.  The nachos never became soggy under all the toppings.  I love the crunch of a nacho chip.

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Chicken and salad, a side of grilled asparagus.  Delicious.

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White chocolate, creme brûlée cheesecake.  Ultra rich, took me two nights to eat it all.

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Calamari.  I had high hopes for this appetizer, but was let down.  Overly salted.

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Beef fajitas and chicken soup.  I end up just eating the beef with the rice and dipping the flatbread into my soup.

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A spiked peach tea.  Enjoyable, a few times during the week.

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A little quiche Lorraine for lunch while waiting at the airport to fly back home.

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“Yummy” pizza on the plane.  Never again.  But when you’re hungry, you’re hungry and even in the air, supper time still exists.

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The best part about plane travel? Having an entire row to oneself.  I ate my pizza and watched movies in stretched out comfort.

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The sun sets on plane wings.

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Mesa, it was swell, but I’m happy to be home now.  =)

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