We have just returned home from a 3-week travel experience to Europe. We flew to Amsterdam for 5 days, took a Rhine River Getaway Cruise and then stayed in an apartment in Milan for 6 nights.
What an amazing adventure we had although it is always good to come home especially as the Festive Season is just around the corner. We did cook for ourselves in Milan but it will also be good to have some ‘normal’ food for a time before the festivities begin again.
What’s Been On My Plate? – Too much delicious food!
The food during our travels was amazing so I’m just doing to tempt your taste buds with a selection of photos of the delicious food we ate. I did find after about day 2 on the River Cruise, I was declining dessert and the cooked breakfasts and replacing with fruit and my normal oats with yogurt. Boring I know, but you can only have so much rich, tasty food before your body starts crying out for plain food.
Everything was delicious though and we enjoyed ourselves immensely. Life is for living, enjoying the moment, enjoying the food, enjoying the experience and we certainly both did that. I did manage some photos but sometimes the food was so delicious and I was living (or eating in the moment) that I completely forgot the photo.
Each morning we enjoyed a delicious buffet breakfast to fuel us up for a day of exploring.
Bruges was such a delightful and charming place. We enjoyed lunch at a local restaurant. I opted for Rabbit with Potato croquettes and Mike had the Beef stew.
Food enjoyed during the Cruise
Most evenings, the menu included local fare which was a great way to enjoy local produce and recipes.
I mentioned we cooked during our stay in Milan. It was a joy having my Italian husband cooking for me in Italy as well as enjoying some Pizza and easy lunches. A fresh salad also was tasty and my contribution. We enjoyed walking through the Mercato Centrale Milan on our way home each day. It was so tempting walking by all the food stalls – the sights and sounds of Italian food & Markets. On our last night we stayed at an airport hotel and walked to a nearby restaurant where I enjoyed a delicious Risotto. The perfect ending to our Italian sojourn.
That was some of the food we enjoyed during November and now I’m in full planning for the Festive Season and our combined family get-together on the 17th. We’ve not had all of our family together for a couple of years so I’ll be catering for 17 people on the 17th! Should I try for 17 different dishes to keep with the number theme???
What’s On Your Plate in November 2023? I’d love you to share with me.
I’m linking up to the What’s On Your Plate? blog challenge. A monthly link up hosted by Donna at Retirement Reflections and Deb, The Widow Badass Be sure to pop over to see what’s been on their plate.
I’m also linking up to Wednesday Words and Whimsey hosted by Min from Write of the Middle