Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Disney Cruise- All About The Food

My favorite part of a cruise, the food! Who doesn't like food- and DISNEY food at that! Disney is, hands down, one of the best providers for special diet menus. My mom is a vegetarian and usually she only have 1 basic menu option when she dines out (pasta dish typically). On the Disney Dream however, the options were endless for her and they were very accommodating! If you are a vegetarian going on a Disney Cruise, have no fear, you will be well taken care of!

Since this cruise was a little while back I am going to do my best at recalling where each of these dishes was from, but I can't promise perfection.

The Booths in the Enchanted Garden! I was dying to eat in one of these.
 We had our boarding lunch at The Enchanted Garden. We chose to go here over the buffet on the higher deck because I read that it was less crowded. The crowds were minimal and the food was the same as upstairs!

I love seafood. My assortment from our boarding lunch in the Enchanted Garden

Not "food" but a shot from the champagne bar. Really cute swanky place!

Our first night dinner was in the Animators Palette!  We didn't get to draw characters to project onto the screens (guessing that is only for 7 nights?) we did however have Crush interacting with all of the Guests. The restaurant slowly changes from black and white to color which was pretty neat!
This was some sort of Tortellini

Moms Vege Option- I believe this was a tomato quiche type thing

Moms black bean cakes


 Next up, breakfast! We went to the sit down breakfast in the Royal Palace. I love the theme in this restaurant, very princess!

Moms veggie omlet (?) or fritatta?? Some sort of vegetarian egg dish!

I was feeling a bit sea sick so I opted for eggs and hasbrowns

I also ordered french toast thinking it would be fairly bland for the seasick-ness...Boy was I wrong...Wayy too sweet for my liking 

Then we had lunch at the buffet!

This is clearly my plate (note the seafood)

And mom's boring vegetarian plate heheh

So we only got one order of room service, so I can't give too much feedback on that. We brought wine on board ( you can bring a few bottles per room) so we enjoyed a glass of wine and room service cheese plate before dinner!

Next up for dinner is Enchanted Gardens! This was also Pirate Night for our cruise. I felt silly wearing "pirate attire" to dinner, but trust me, EVERYONE does! 

This was some sort of seafood ravioli appetizer 

Ahi Tuna! My Favorite!

Mom's Vegetable Spring Roll

Spinach Salad

Sea Bass- My favorite dish from the cruise! SO AMAZING

I honestly can't recall what this is...whoops?!

Dessert Assortment- nothing too fantastic

Sponge Cake?

The Pirate Night- Midnight Buffet....the worst scene for a vegetarian. They had a nacho bar and turkey legs...They also had made to order crepes but we weren't overly impressed.


Traditional Turkey Leg

The only photo I took from the Royal Palace dinner was of my french onion soup. I thought it might taste similar to the one served in Epcot (Chefs De France), since they are both Disney, but then I remembered the Epcot restaurant is a 3rd party operator...oh well..it was still decent

 So my food rating (for a cruise) would be a 8.5/10

They have lots of vegetarian options, a good variety of meats, clean buffets, and amazing service!



Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Checking In: March 2017

Life has been great! I am enjoying my job, have an amazing boyfriend, and have been going on lots of fun adventures. I plan to keep writing and posting as much as possible, but since this is the type thing I do at work all day sometimes I want to avoid a computer screen as much as possible at home. I am going to work on posting more travel reviews from past cruises and other trips! Stay tuned!

Making: Chicken and Cheese biscuit casserole 
Eating: Tropical Smoothie Cafe  
Shopping: Swimsuits for the summer! 
Drinking: Michelob Ultra, super basic and DIY chai lattes! 

Celebrating: Quarter Life Crisis- 25th bday coming up! 
Following: Tone it Up accounts, great meal prep ideas #TIU
Watching: Shameless- fun fact, one of the lead actresses used to do theater with me

Listening: All things Sam Hunt 
Traveling: Just got back from a weekend in St. Augestine
Planning: A cruise in May! 
Hashtagging: #MCM- Man Crush Monday, for my cute boyfriend 
Learning: All sorts of new things on my Buick Encore, Lola! 
Hoping: That my shorts from last summer fit this summer!
Considering: Attempting Paddle boarding
Goals: More meal prepping and less eating out- saves money!