Goooood morning! It technically is morning, since I’m sitting here at midnight writing this. We had a great weekend at a conference, which I’ll tell you more about later, and I got to experience Fogo de Chao for the first time. It is definitely a special occasion kind of place at $45/person, but I’ve wanted to try a Brazilian steakhouse for a long time so we splurged. We planned ahead and didn’t eat much at all today – it was a good thing, because this place provides a lot of food. A lot of HEAVY food. A lot of AMAZING food. I fell in love at the salad bar, with its fresh mozzarella and other cheeses to try, along with prosciutto, roasted peppers, and a variety of other offerings.
Then we got to the main part of the meal. If you’ve never been, here’s how it works: you have a little disc, with one side red and one side green. You keep the disc on red until you’re ready for meat. Then you turn it to green and servers stop by with skewers of different kinds of meat; you’re able to keep trying different kinds of meat until you turn the disc back over. I had bacon-wrapped chicken and filet mignon, pork ribs, and various cuts of sirloin. I have to mention the sides, too – they bring garlic mashed potatoes, polenta cakes, fried bananas (in some sort of cinnamon sauce, it appeared) and these amazing, buttery little rolls. Every bite I ate, I loved. Brian and our friend that went with us had the same opinion, so although it was a pricey meal it was worth it!
I didn’t mean to go off on such a tangent about the meal, but I guess I’m still in awe of how great everything really was! I am also SO stuffed and won’t need to eat breakfast (or lunch either, probably) tomorrow. On to food for the week:
Monday: Paninis and soup – something easy and light sounds good!
Tuesday: Chick-fil-A – surprise, surprise!
Wednesday: Grilled chicken, green beans, and brown rice
Thursday: Pasta with marinara and ground beef, salad, & raw veggies
Friday: Leftovers – we almost always have leftovers with pasta.
Saturday: Chicken stir fry with kung pao sauce, carrots, broccoli, zucchini, and brown rice
Hope you have a great week and good food this week!