Saturday, June 22, 2013
Fun Food On the Cruise!
OK....I promised you Fun Food today and I am here to deliver! I took photos every night of my meal and tried to snap a few at lunch and breakfast too. I was really impressed with not only the presentation of the food, but also the taste! I am a foodie so I know good food when I taste it!
First up is dinner on night 1. I didn't think to snap a photo of my lunch that first day because we were late eating and I was starving and just not thinking of photos! Apparently I forgot to take a photo of my appetizer on night 1 as well....:( The menu always had several choices. One side is always the same and the other changes daily. There were around 10-12 starters, entrees, and desserts to choose from each night....so something for everyone! My first night, I chose brisket with mashed potatoes, and roasted veggies! It was incredible!
For dessert, I chose the chocolate melting cake.....MMMmmmm!
I didn't photograph my breakfast every morning because we usually went to the buffet instead of the dining room and I usually chose the same things to eat. Most mornings looked something like this......grits, bacon, pancakes, eggs, or hash browns. I usually don't eat a big breakfast but I couldn't resist with all this delicious food I didn't have to prepare myself!
Lunch day 2 was a bowl of something called Jamaican Pepper Pot soup, a tasty crab salad on a roll, and a black cherry & chocolate ice cream dish for dessert. I am all about trying new things and while I can;t remember everything that was in the soup, I do remember it had peppers, okra, and coconut in it and it was very tasty!
Dinner night 2 was the Captain's Dinner. I chose stuffed mushrooms in a delicious, creamy tomato sauce, lobster & shrimp, and a yummy white and dark chocolate bread pudding
Lunch on Day 3 was on Half Moon Cay (pronounced key) Island. It was a delicious barbecue style lunch. I had a cheese burger and a small piece of jerk chicken, an long with fresh salsa and chips, cous cous (which I had never tried before), fruit and a cookie for dessert!
I'm not the only one who enjoyed the lunch...:)
This was such a pretty display of fruit, I had to share.
Night 3 I chose a fried shrimp with plum sauce I cucumber salad for my starter and almost forgot to take a photo! Fortunately I still had one shrimp left when i remembered...:)
I had a delicious jerk seasoned pork tenderloin with mashed yams, fried green beans for garnish and fried rice. This was one of my favorite meals.
Dessert was a deliciously light coconut cake...:)
While watching the ship dock the next morning in Nassau, I watched a seagull land and try to clean off someones breakfast plate. One of the waiters was patiently waiting for myself and another lady to take a picture before he cleared away the mess. Those folks don't leave messes anywhere!
While in Nassau, the hubs and I went to a restaurant called Senor Frogs for lunch. It was exceptional food! I had what I would say is one of the best pasta dishes I have ever had anywhere! It was bow tie pasta, shrimp, red and yellow bell peppers, asparagus, & mushrooms in a slightly spicy and very cheesy cream sauce! Oh my....I would love to have another dish of this now! I am going to try to copy this recipe some time soon!
The hubs had a grilled chicken sandwich and fries.
Night 4 I had a shrimp cocktail, corn chowder, and fried shrimp and fish with onion rings and curly fries. I didn't eat the onion rings and curly fries though...too much fried food! I am sure they were good, I just can't handle too much fried food at one sitting! I also didn't eat dessert in the dining room because I was too full.
I wanted to show this that was on the menu each night. It was called didja and each night was something different.....gator bites (which the hubs had and I tried...although we have had gator before), frog legs, caviar, etc. I thought it was a really clever addition to the menu!
Here are the gator bites along with some fried potatoes and onion straws.
I did eat breakfast in the dining room on day 5....Belgian waffles with blueberry sauce, hash browns, and bacon.
I guess I forgot lunch on this day! Dinner was a crab cake starter, bourbon and honey glazed chicken with roasted veggies, and a chocolate amaretto cake for dessert!
They also had 3 soft serve ice cream machines on board. I did have a couple cones! This one is chocolate and strawberry swirl!
I didn't eat any of the following desserts, but I did snap photos because I wanted to share the variety and beauty of some of them! This was in one of the buffets.
Just look at these gorgeous cheesecakes! Now I'm wishing I had tried a piece!
So, now that I have your mouth watering, get up and go fix yourself a snack! Thanks so much for stopping by to see some more of my cruise photos! Tomorrow I am sharing my favorite group of photos....Fun on the Islands! I hope you'll stop by again! I'm off to Tallahassee to spend the day with the family and celebrate the Hubby's birthday a day early!
Until next time.....