Thumbs Up! (Quebec #6)

I hope you’re not getting sick of my Quebec posts – but I promise this is the last one! On a side note, I am getting so excited for Christmas, which is in just a few days. πŸ™‚ I love the holiday Christmassy spirit, but I do believe that the anticipation is better than the actual thing. What do you think?

This is a big bowl of pasta that my Mom had at Fellini, a lovely restaurant near our house in St-Eustache. It had spinach, shrimp, sundried tomatoes, and parmesan. She loved it, and so did I! On the right is an omelet with roasted potatoes that I had in St-Anne de Bellevue. We hated the service, and the food was not much better. I was hungry though!

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First day barbeque potluck! Lots of fruit, veggies and dip, cheese and crackers. Plus three different homemade desserts by Brigitte – my friend’s host mom. Apparently she baked them at two AM!

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Lebanese food court food. I had a chicken wrap, which was super garlicky, and two sides: lentils and vinegary mashed potatoes. This was not my favourite lunch, but it was interesting to try Lebanese cuisine. πŸ™‚ A much better lunch on the right: leftover rice, maple salmon, and steamed broccoli that I heated up in the microwave.

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Two slices of peanut butter toast, cherries, and blueberries. Plus a list of food that my parents asked me to write on the first day. They wanted to know my favourite foods – and my least favourite – so I tried to list them all. Obviously my favourite foods aren’t difficult to list because there are so many. πŸ™‚

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A slice of mixed berry pie, and two more slices of toast – jam and peanut butter – plus cherries.

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Maple salmon for another lunch, with rice. Plus some yogurt and two quinoa cookies! And whoa… check out my friend’s shoes. She drew them on by herself! πŸ˜€ Wish I was that talented.

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Homemade pizza with salad on a rushed dinner day. I had seconds of this delicious, cheesy and rich pizza. πŸ™‚ Then the YMCA group went to the Montreal Jazz Festival, where some of us had…

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Poutine! It wasn’t really my thing, and since I was wearing my elastics, I opted out. But the next morning, I had a delicious, delicious bowl of quick oats with blueberries, maple syrup, and peanut butter. A variation of that oatmeal on the very right: topped with a big scoop of raspberry jam!

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More lunches! I honestly loved every single lunch I had in Quebec. On the left: leftover pizza, quinoa salad with lentils (from Costco), a quinoa cookie, Activia yogurt, and grapes. On the right: stir-fried teriyaki chicken with peppers and mushrooms. Both were super yummy!

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On my first Friday at work, I was told that we get HALF of Fridays off! They let us go at 12:00. πŸ˜€ I didn’t need to eat at work, so I brought it home, plated it, and heated it up – then enjoyed it on the porch with my laptop. What to do for the other half of Friday? I didn’t have any plans, so I…

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… I walked to Tim Hortons and enjoyed an apple cinnamon doughnut and a chocolate chip muffin while working on my story. πŸ˜› I got lost on the way (missed a turn) and ended up walking for over half an hour – the Tim Hortons is only four minutes away!

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That’s it for now, guys! You can find all of my Quebec posts here.

Not so busy now because school’s out, but it’s gonna be starting really soon and I’m going to miss these free, relaxing days. Stay tuned for the next post because I have lots of creative new recipes in the making. πŸ™‚

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