Now that I am back in the U.S and have pretty much slept off the jetlag I thought I would share one of the last (and one of my favorite) meals I had while back home with the fam: fish and chips sea-side!
p, both sets of my grandparents lived on the coast while my family resided in-land in Albury, New South Wales at the time. Visiting the grandparents during the holidays always made for lots of beach time which equaled just as much fish and chips. I guess this is one of those smaller memories I mentioned in last week’s Thankful Thursday post. Whenever I go home I always make sure to enjoy fish and chips at least once.
The meal’s nutritional value is probably that of deep-fried cardboard but I am quite ok with that. Everything in moderation people
My Mum and I picked up the parcel of fish and chips while my Dad and Mitch headed down to the Strand to secure a table.
I have never been a fan of fish or seafood in general. It is definitely something I am working on as I know the huge health benefits it can offer. So when I say we had fish and chips, I kinda only had the chip part…
…along with two potato cakes (aka potato scallops). They are basically just thick, round slices of potato also deep fried.
You can probably see grease oozing through your computer screen by now
We sat and talked for a while, it was fun enjoying similar moments together as adults that we enjoyed 10+ years ago as kids.
We then rounded out our night down at the beach with Juliette’s, a really popular gelato shop/cafe that opened during my freshman year of college. I remember going
home over the summer and making frequent trips down to cheap car insurance quotes the Strand to walk with Mum which would be followed by a cup of gelato. We have continued our ‘gelato walks’ each summer I have returned home.
I always try to get a different combo each time we visit Juliette’s and this time was no exception. I went for a small cup, half honeycomb and the other half coconut.
It was definitely one of those “food coma” nights but I have absolutely no regrets! I believe balancing healthy meals, fitness and nights with foods like those listed above is key to a healthy weight/healthy mindset when it comes to your health and eating habits.
Do you have a particular meal/memory that always reminds you of childhood and family time?