I did an insane amount of blogging yesterday and recapped my entire foodie experience in Washington, DC. Just in case you missed it, here are my posts!
- Ben’s Chili Bowl & Little Ethiopia
- Farmers’ Market at the White House, Scion & Adour at the St. Regis Hotel
- Mandarin Oriental & Chef Matthew Petersen
- America Eats Tavern & The District Line Restaurant
- Lunch at the National Gallery & Julia Child’s Kitchen
Last Night’s Dinner
Mal and I snacked all afternoon and never ate a ‘proper’ lunch, so we whipped up a hearty dinner of baked pasta with marinara sauce, roasted grape tomatoes, and melted mozzarella cheese on top. Doesn’t baked cheese make every meal more delicious?
On the side: baked acorn squash with brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
And for dessert: my mom’s apple crisp (aka THE BEST Apple Crisp).
This morning’s breakfast was oatmeal mixed with cooked quinoa, mashed acorn squash, maple syrup, and cinnamon. On top, I added raisins, chia seeds, and a big scoop of peanut butter.
The food was the main focus of my recent trip to Washington, DC, but you can’t visit the nation’s capital without seeing and learning something new. One of the coolest things that I learned was about the Emancipation Proclamation.
The Emancipation Proclamation is housed by the National Archives, but the document on display is actually just a copy of the real thing. The original document is too fragile to display even in a museum, so it’s only shown in public three days each year. Frank Cordes, Director of Administration and Marketing at the National Archives, said when the original document is displayed, he’s seen people wait in line for more than 8 hours to see it.
Other cool things that I saw in DC: Dorothy’s Ruby Slippers.
In Paris, I saw mummified cats.
And The Mona Lisa.
Question of the Day
What’s the coolest thing you’ve seen at a museum?