Classy Drunk Food

by Holly on October 9, 2009

in breakfast,dinner,eating out,lunch,Thai

FYI: Yog messes are a great way to start a morning.

1 cup Stonyfield Lowfat Vanilla yog
1 crumbled Cascadian Farms Harvest granola bar
1 sliced naner
2 tbsp. Mighty Maple PB



I can’t help but overdose on nut butter.  If that’s the worse OD I face in life however, I think I am doing okay.

Lunchie lunch was bought (ugh, 2nd day in a row going out, which is totes NOT budget-friendly!).


Even if it’s not in the budget, Tofu Panang Curry tastes soooooooo good.

The candy corn? Meh, not so much.


To be honest, the only way I like to eat candy corn is with salted peanuts.  It tasted like a salted nut roll.  You know you want some of that.

Dinner was a rando stir fry

1 tbsp. coconut oil
3 kale leaves
1 cup broccoli
large handful spinach
pinch salt
couple dashes garlic powder
smothering of BBQ love
7 Dominex eggplant meatballs


A delicious mess.

After much unproductivity today (besides belting my heart out to Broadway songs on Natalie and I’s well-crafted Pandora Broadway radio station), I met some friends for a wine tasting at an uber-fun wine + coffee house.



A cute place with organic wines?  Count this gal IN!

Look at this glass.  Multiply it by 8 different wines.  That’s how much I drank.  It was glorious.


I am a red wine kinda gal.  Preferably malbec, pinot noir or cab.  After 8 tasting glasses, I was feelin’ it (the wine, that is).

The wine party continued at another fave Madtown joint, where classy drunk food was consumed.


More wine + Italian focaccia, lovingly dipped in olive oil.  Gosh, if only I had known how good classy drunk food tasted when I was 19.  I mean, come on: bread + olive oil or late-night Taco Bell?

The goods continued with an appetizer sampler platter shared among us – calamari, fried ravioli, zucchini + goat cheese bruschetta and classic bruschetta.



Followed up with a I-know-I-can’t-afford-this-but-I-need-pumpkin-ice-cream-for-dessert.

Trust me, I needed it.

While I stayed with wine the whole night, my friend Brett guzzled some brews all night.



He obviously wanted a shout-out on the blog :).

When it came time to pay, we were treated to the 15% off, “Eric’s a perv,” discount.


He knows the owners.

Alrighty kiddos, I am stuffed and ready to begin working out again tomorrow. It’s been a week of relaxing and indulgences, but it is time to jump back on the clean eating + exercise train!  I don’t want to miss my stop, so I am heading to bed in time to wake up for 10:15am Hatha Yoga.

Stay tuned for an awesome Q+A as well as a weekend recap!

What are you up to this weekend? My aunt, uncle and cousins are coming into town tomorrow for a brief visit, so I will be entertaining the troops.  Sunday may or may not involve a trip to the mall to go shopping for brown riding boots.  Just sayin’…


Kate October 9, 2009 at 11:37 pm

Mmm.. Classy drunk food! I’m a little hungry, and it’s going to be hard to resist bar food when I head out soon!

It’s already my Saturday night, but so far my weekend has involved pasta, How I Met Your Mother, a truncated not-so-long ride, leftover pasta, and now some work (ugh)! But luckily I’m meeting my husband soon, to drink beer, check out a sausage restaurant (the things we do for love…) and catch a movie.

Tomorrow I am going on a field trip with my running girls, then more work and hopefully spending some time with my beloved before he goes home for the week.

Have a great weekend!

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) October 9, 2009 at 11:59 pm

I can’t believe after 8 wines, “tasting portions of course” that you actually blogged. Wow girl, you’ve got skills. And I am glad your brain doesnt shut off either…I got your email back regarding that one comment I left the other day. Not even 8 wines could shut my brain down. Sometimes that’s good, sometimes bad.

Tomorrow I have a big day at TJs with a million items on my list. Real thrilling, ya know.

J @Whole Body Love October 10, 2009 at 1:03 am

My drunk food was never classy either. I loved some Taco Bell or Denny’s breakfast at 3am

Courtney F October 10, 2009 at 5:07 am

Candy corn is my favorite candy. I look forward to it every year, BUUT when you add peanuts it is love in your mouth for sure!!

crunchy granola gal October 10, 2009 at 5:21 am

eight glasses of red? you are a champ. followed by pumpkin ice cream? i’m envious!

happy weekend :)

Marisa (Trim The Fat) October 10, 2009 at 5:37 am

Candy corn and salted peanuts?! You are genious! I wish I didn’t know this now. Had enough trouble with candy corn this week… :(

Love the rando stir fry with the eggplant meatballs!

Emily (The Experimentarian) October 10, 2009 at 6:23 am

I LOVE candy corn. I cannot eat just one piece though, or even one handful. It is one of those things that is just. so. good. Until it’s not, and all of a sudden I want to barf. Salted nuts in the mix? Hells yes. Great idea. xoxo
P.S. SO bummed those eggplants thingies have soy in them. WHY?? You;ll just have to eat extra for me :)

Jess October 10, 2009 at 6:49 am

Haha, great post :D That yogurt mess looks fantastic!

<3 jess

April October 10, 2009 at 7:38 am

You are becoming famous for your yogurt messes! they always look delicious! I always o’d on them when i have oats in a jar.. it’s the best!

And looks like you had a fun night! My weekend plans consist of homework and relaxing.. nothing exciting!

Whitney @ Lettuce Love October 10, 2009 at 7:54 am

Pretty fancy drunk food! Looks like you all had a ton of fun :)

Lizzy October 10, 2009 at 7:56 am

i forgot about candy corn. how could i?! i need to get on that asap, especially with trying them with peanuts! interesting combo girl! haha. that wine tasting sounds perf, and 8 glasses, giddy up! u know whats up!

love u

Katie October 10, 2009 at 8:39 am

Um, yeah. That’s about a billion times better than taco bell. What a fun night!!

Candy corn and peanuts?! I bet that is awesome. I have my last long run planned for this weekend (race next weekend!) and some grading/snuggling on the couch. It’s snowy here…ugh.

Lindsay October 10, 2009 at 8:43 am

Your classy drunk food looks delish! Pumpkin ice cream sounds like the perfect drunk food!

My husband and I are probably heading to the pumpkin patch today. I’m not sure what we are doing after that but hopefully something fun!

devan geselle October 10, 2009 at 9:34 am

haha i love drunk food ;)

your dinner looks awesome!

Erika October 10, 2009 at 9:49 am

Wheeere do you find the Dominex products? They make these eggplant parmesan bites basically crack, breaded, cheezy, and baked. We had them at my caf at school out in Boston.. but I didn’t know they sold them in stores (which according to their website.. they do!) If I found those little golden nuggets at the grocery store I would probably flip out right there in the freezer isle, but it’d be worth it.

Nellie October 10, 2009 at 9:49 am

i am so not a fan of candy corn. but with salted peanuts? i might have to get on that train.

love your classy drunk food! mine usually consists of spoonfuls of nut butter. no shame.

Allison (Eat Clean Live Green) October 10, 2009 at 9:54 am

Looks like an awesome day! I don’t think I could turn down pumpkin ice cream – drunk or sober ;-)

Evan Thomas October 10, 2009 at 12:03 pm

Goat cheese bruschetta and the coffee would have been what I OD on. Pumpkin ice cream is never a bad one either.

This weekend I’m back home so step everybody better clear out of the kitchen cuz I’m going to bake up a storm. Then tomorrow is my grandmother’s and cousin’s B-day celebration. Should be fun.

Susan October 10, 2009 at 12:09 pm

I’ve been asking around, and it seems candy corn is indeed an American thing. I always thought it was candy coated popcorn until I started reading blogs! My Canadian friends are just as clueless as I am. But if I ever do try it, I’ll be sure it’s with salted peanuts ;)

Agreed – there are worse things to OD on than PB! Scoop away my friend!

Emily October 10, 2009 at 12:41 pm

Oh yes I do want some of that!! haha I havent had any candy corn this season…that’s should be a crime!

Naomi( October 10, 2009 at 12:53 pm

8 glasses of wine, you go girl! looks like you had a phenom time!!! pumpkin ice cream was a GOOD choice!!!

classic drunk food at its finest…mine is usually lots of peanut butter on well, a spoon :)

maggie October 10, 2009 at 2:56 pm

Hey I really enjoy reading your blog!! Those oats look delicious!!



Andrea@WellnessNotes October 10, 2009 at 3:16 pm

Love your drunk food! :)

I have to find some good organic wine… That’s my mission for this month!

We don’t really have any weekend plans, but I’m behind on my grading and have several more essays to get through… Other than that, just relaxing and hanging out…

Alison October 10, 2009 at 4:43 pm

Why is it so much fun reading about your Friday adventures? I don’t know, but I like it.

Erica October 10, 2009 at 6:05 pm

mmmm pumpkin ice cream- sounds so worth the $$ splurge. Candy corn…meh not so much my thing either. Glad you had fun out! Tomorrow- my aunt and uncle are actually coming to visit too!

Michal October 10, 2009 at 6:13 pm

mmm everything looks delish. and like you said an OD on PB isnt a bad thing right. even if i polish off half a jar ;) hope you are enjoying your weekend!

Katie October 10, 2009 at 6:26 pm

That IS some classy drunk fare! Yep… I know all about the 2 AM Taco Bell runs, and I know the 5-5-5 Dominoes deal even better. Blegh. And salted nut rolls? The first place I ever saw them was Minnesota! I don’t even know if you can get those here.

Good luck getting back on the athlete’s bandwagon. You can do it!

Kristen October 10, 2009 at 7:26 pm

PUMPKIN ice cream? Yes please! I’m loving the discount as well!

Jessica @ How Sweet It Is October 10, 2009 at 7:44 pm

I love drunk food. And hungover food, haha. Have a great weekend. :)

elise October 10, 2009 at 7:54 pm

that is some VERY classy drunk food. i wanna a elise is a perv discount. obviously i dont know the right people…or they dont know me? either way, yummy eats :)

Nicole October 10, 2009 at 8:45 pm

I wish that I would have had some drunken food like olive oil and bread instead of 3 pieces of Pizza Hut pizza! Bleh!!

By the way, that pumpkin ice cream looks amazing and is totally worth the splurge!!

Jenna October 10, 2009 at 9:32 pm

delish eats as alwayss!

Katharina October 10, 2009 at 9:42 pm

I have been feelin’ single and ready to mingle so far this weekend! Today I went on an adventure with a friend.. IT TOOK SOO LONG. I went to World Market for the first time ever and I got something that I can’t WAIT to share.. seriously it’s soooo good and a heaven sent. Also stopped by Trader Joe’s and got something you recommended once I believe ;) Then we went to .. WHOLE FOODS and then to an Indian supermarket and then an Indian pastry shop where my “friend” ;) asked if he could get me a samosa. What? Did he really need an answer? Anyway, tomorrow I plan catching up with my school work and doing house things and hopefully some hanging out.

I looove your scarf and purple is a really good color for you!

Your story about classy drunk food reminded me of the time my friend just got done busting the hubcap off his tire then getting a flat because he thought he could pull a stunt-man driving skill? Anyway, when he got into the kitchen he EVOO’ed some bell peppers and stuffed them with feta and other stuff and announced “TONIGHT WE FEAST LIKE KINGS!!!”

DO A VIDEO DO A VIDEO!!! Love you girl!

BroccoliHut October 10, 2009 at 11:09 pm

Love the looks of the rando stir-fry–BBQ sauce makes everything delicious, in my book.

clay October 11, 2009 at 7:32 am

You know what, this may be counter-intuitive or reverse psyhology or something… but now i really want some Taco Bell. Strange? Bean burrito says otherwise.

I think my classic hangover food might make a comeback this weekend. Be sure to check it out!

Laura@FindingAHealthyBalance October 11, 2009 at 7:44 am

Yummy, stir fry! Ok, the is the 2nd hand of candy corn I have seen in the blog world today.

=) Laura @ Finding A Healthy Balance (after a 100+ POUND weight loss)

Michelle October 11, 2009 at 9:01 am

Hii Holly!! You drunken food platter coulda been soooo much worse. At least it looks freakin’ classy. Plus, the pumpkin ice-cream sounds like it was definitely necessary. Love that picture of you! so candid and real. hehe

janetha October 11, 2009 at 10:44 am

it is tragic we dont live in the same town. although i am not sure the world could handle the madness ;) mmm calamari! and “I-know-I-can’t-afford-this-but-I-need-pumpkin-ice-cream-for-dessert” um, obvi! love you!!!

Jenny October 11, 2009 at 4:15 pm

how have I not thought of candy corn and peanuts? this is why I need you in my life. Sweet sweet inspiration! going to check out your Q&A post now.. oh how I love stalking you.

Low October 13, 2009 at 4:22 pm

I love peanuts with candy corn!!

Yay for classy drunk food + pumpkin pie ice cream!

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