Wednesday, May 11, 2016

WIAW : Belize Edition!

Hi everyone!  Long time, no talk.  Just in case you don't follow me on social media- I was in Belize for the past ten days and got married!  I'll be sharing many more posts and pictures coming up, but for today I'll be sharing a full day of eats.  As always, make sure you check out the #WIAW linkup to see what everyone else is eating!

The day that I'll be sharing was when Dan and I toured a Mayan ruins site.  I hope you enjoy!


Breakfast



One of the inns where we stayed offered a full continental breakfast, along with a hot menu as well.  Usually I would eat a plate of fruit, a cup of coffee and juice to start, then would order from the hot menu.  This day I had some Eggs Benedict- which came on toast and had a tomato and a piece of regular bacon on the side.  The hollandaise was amazing!


Lunch


We got to the Mayan ruins and toured around in the heat for a few hours (can't wait to show pictures from that trip!) then sit down for a picnic.  Our guide brought a ton of stuff with him- pasta salad, regular salad, pico de gallo and chips, chicken wings, fruit, and chocolate cake.  We also had some fresh juice which was incredibly refreshing after climbing ruins all morning!


High Tea


Every afternoon, our inn would have "high tea" at 4:00.  They would have tea and coffee out, along with three different snacks.  Today's offering was a hollowed out cucumber filled with pico de gallo (absolutely delicious..I'll be recreating these for sure!), deviled eggs, and mini cinnamon rolls.  The weather was always beautiful, so we would enjoy our snack time out by the pool, while I uploaded pictures from our adventure!


Dinner



Dinner at the inn was always a highlight of the day for me!  Most nights we had it out by the pool by candle light and tiki torch, so it was a beautiful, romantic ambiance.  Every night we were spoiled with an amazing multi- course meal.  We would have an amuse bouche (usually a piece of grilled fruit paired with a sauce) with bread, soup, appetizer, main dish, and dessert.



This day's dinner was a little different because the chef broke out the grill and we had a Belizean cookout!  We had vegetable soup, grilled chicken, shrimp kebab, grilled sausage, Belizean potato salad, rice and beans, and grilled vegetables.  It was absolutely amazing, especially when I paired it with the local beer- Belikin!



When's the last time that you had a picnic?
What do you usually eat during vacation?
What's going on?!  What did I miss the past week!

37 comments:

  1. SO MANY CONGRATULATIONS! again and again.
    Toast with some of that watermelon, that stuff looks delicious!

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  2. That all looks incredible! very much looking forward to your future recap posts! Congratulations!!

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  3. So happy for you both! CONGRATS! I actually had a picnic on Mother's Day. We all brought food to a park and ate while listening to music. So fun!

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    1. Thanks Emily! Sounds like a perfect Mother's Day!

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  4. CONGRATS! Absolutely loving (and stalking) your Belize pics- looking forward to hearing more!

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  5. I've always wanted to do high tea! Sounds so fun!

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  6. Congratulations!!! So exciting. Can't wait to read more.

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  7. What an exiting time! Your vacation from the food end looks splendid. I can't wait to read what else you have to share. ~Amy

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  8. Ahhhhh so exciting!!!! I cannot wait to hear about the rest of your trip!

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  9. Right on! That food looks exquisite! I can't get over how beautiful your photos are of your vacation, your ceremony, everything. I'm so glad you're having such a good time and congratulations again, Gretchen!!

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  10. I LOVE IT! :-) It all looks so yummy. I'm glad you had a good vacation. I always love eating the local food when I'm on vacation, but I don't always do it. I can't wait to see more pictures!

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  11. Congrats & welcome back to the real world.

    Does camping count as a picnic? I'm gonna go with yes. If so, last weekend. Haha. It wasn't gourmet, & there was no wine which was quite the bummer, but still a good time. I'll have to make the next picnic a little more chic.

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    1. Definitely counts to me! And yes..bring wine next time ;)

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  12. I am way too excited to hear all about your trip! Congrats on getting married! Keep the Belize posts coming:) haha.

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  13. CONGRATULATIONS CONGRATULATIONS CONGRATULATIONS! I cannot wait to read more!!

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  14. Congratulations!! That is so exciting!! Can't wait to see more pictures!

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  15. Oh my goodness can you please share the name of this inn? Looks like heaven and I am seriously considering booking for my next trip. Looks like you had an amazing honey moon and I wish you a lifetime of happiness (and a lifetime of Central America fresh juice cause it's the best juuuuice!)

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    1. It's the Hidden Valley Inn in the Cayo district of Belize. I'll be talking much more about the inn soon!

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  16. So happy for you, Gretchen! Seriously though - that food.. I love the cucumber idea!! We honeymooned in Punta Cana and my favorite dinner night was "Dominican Night" which sounds very similar to your Belize grill out!

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  17. All of your eats look so delicious! How fun that they had "high tea" each day! Perfect snack options ;)

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  18. oh my gosh all the food looks SO amazing. i eat all the food on vacation, it is my favourite part hahaha. i honestly don't remember the last time i went on a picnic. but seriously this food looks so good, you're making me want to go to belize lol.

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