Scrounging for a Meal

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I’m in Jacksonville with my Mommy!  It took me about 3 hours to get here because I kept getting lost.  I’m so absentminded!


I snacked on a muffin (homemade by Meghann) while driving.


And then I picked up my mom and we went searching for an acceptable vegetarian lunch.  Mom went vegetarian a few months ago after I gave my review of Skinny Bitch


We searched and searched for an acceptable restaurant, but all we could find were fast food and Italian places.  We wanted something light for lunch.  Finally, we stumbled upon a Piccadilly’s!


My mom was very excited.  🙂


I managed to put together a decent veggie meal:


A salad, ooey and gooey Mac and Cheese, jalapeño cornbread, and broccoli.  Not going to lie, the Mac was the best part! 🙂


The spicy cornbread was good, too. 


Now we’ve checked into our hotel room.  It’s funny because the first one we walked into smelled like fish.  The stench was so strong that I actually wondered if there was a to-go box of seafood under the bed.  We asked for another room.


None-smelly room:


My mom and I are going to match at the wedding.  :)  My dress is the same one I wore to the Healthy Living Summit Cocktail Party (recap).  My mom is wearing her mother-of-the-bride dress that she wore to my wedding, but she got it tailored to turn it into a short dress.  Good idea, huh?


(Don’t worry, my mom offered to iron my dress.)  And I’m going to wear my new shoes!


Let’s get this party started!  🙂


Have a night Saturday!



  • Evan Thomas October 17, 2009, 2:07 pm

    Sounds like you got a great Saturday planned! good job at making a decent vegetarian meal

  • Sana October 17, 2009, 2:08 pm

    hehehe! weddings are soo much fun! my mom irons all my clothes too!

  • Jolene ( October 17, 2009, 2:09 pm

    Haha, that’s funny that your mom is ironing for you … because my husband irons for me 🙂 I am just terrible at it!

  • Jenna October 17, 2009, 2:17 pm

    i really want to read skinny bitch! i have heard lots of reviews on it! did this book make you and your mom go vegetarian?

    • caitlin October 17, 2009, 2:59 pm

      pretty much!

  • clay October 17, 2009, 2:24 pm

    Im not gonna lie… there is something about Picadilly mac that just makes me want to curl up in a blenkie on the couch and watch the Brave Little Toaster. Grilled Cheese makes me do that too, come to think of it. Why does dairy make me miss home (*questions his decision to go vegan*)

    • caitlin October 17, 2009, 2:59 pm


  • Estela @ Weekly Bite October 17, 2009, 2:36 pm

    What a cute dress! Have a great time at the wedding 🙂

  • Sue October 17, 2009, 2:40 pm

    Oh man, that mac n cheese looks good! The ultimate comfort food! Have a great time at the wedding with your Mum – can’t wait to see the pics 🙂

  • Allie (Live Laugh Eat) October 17, 2009, 2:40 pm

    Have an awesome night!!! You looked stunning in that dress at HLS!

  • Diana October 17, 2009, 2:46 pm

    Boo to smelly rooms 😐

    Those are two very cute dresses. 🙂 Have fun!

  • MelissaNibbles October 17, 2009, 2:46 pm

    Holy mac and cheese! Drooling on my side of the computer 🙂

    Those shoes are hot. Dance it up Caitlin (and Caitlin’s mom)!

  • Tay October 17, 2009, 3:01 pm

    Dayumn girl – you guys will be smokin’! 😉

  • Peanut Butter Bliss October 17, 2009, 3:41 pm

    totally obsessed with your shoes and the dress 🙂
    yay for your mommy going veggie!

  • Jenny Eastwood@ JennyLikesToRun, On a mission to run a marathon to fundraise for The Breast Cancer Foundation October 17, 2009, 3:57 pm

    I love the dress and shoes! Can’t wait to read a recap to see photos of your in them. And your momma’s dress looks stunning too.
    Ew, can’t believe your hotel room smelt like fish. How average is that???

  • MarathonVal October 17, 2009, 4:25 pm

    Don’t forget the old hotel stand-by: hang up your dress in the bathroom, shower on hot, and shut the door to “iron” it!

  • Lindsay October 17, 2009, 4:45 pm

    That mac and cheese looks so good! Cute shoes! Have fun at the wedding!

  • Cynthia (It All Changes) October 17, 2009, 5:13 pm

    Picadilly’s reminds me of my grandparents when they lived in florida. The mac and cheese is yummy.

    Enjoy your time at the wedding with your momma!

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is October 17, 2009, 5:25 pm

    I love your dress and I love mac n’ cheese. nuff’ said.

  • Island Girl Eats October 17, 2009, 5:58 pm

    I love that dress you wore to the Healthy Living Summit cocktail party. It looked really pretty on you.

    Mac n cheese – how sinful!!!!

  • maria October 17, 2009, 6:58 pm

    Cute dress. I think the shoes will look killer with it! Post pics!!!

  • Lauren October 17, 2009, 7:06 pm

    Hey Caitlin! I love the outfit you have planned 🙂 I just came here to post a comic I came across, that reminded me a lot of Operation Beautiful:

  • Lindsay October 17, 2009, 7:37 pm

    Looove that dress and shoes! And okay, this really drives me nuts – why do you put your shoes on top of your clothes?

  • Karla October 17, 2009, 7:39 pm

    Can’t wait to read the wedding recap and see the pics. I love weddings! Also, I love the new shoes!

  • Laura @ Finding A Healthy Balance...after a 100+ POUND weight loss! October 17, 2009, 8:30 pm

    I remember Piccadilly’s foundly from my childhood, my mom used to take me there all the time. I loved veggies as a kid so I would always get two or so of those and the fish, then a piece of cake. P.S. Great shoes!

  • Stacey October 17, 2009, 9:15 pm

    Have fun! Loving the southern cookin lookin meal, haha 🙂

  • Brynne October 17, 2009, 9:30 pm

    Mmm jalapeno cornbread – 2 of my favorite things in one!

  • skinnyrunner October 17, 2009, 10:08 pm

    have fun at the wedding with your mom!!

  • Deva (Voracious Vorilee) October 17, 2009, 10:10 pm

    Have fun at the wedding – cannot wait for photos! And ooey gooey mac and cheese is always the best part!

  • Courtney October 17, 2009, 10:47 pm

    I love those shoes!!! I believe you said Ross! Im going tomorrow praying they have them here.

  • Cameron October 17, 2009, 10:49 pm

    Hi Caitlin! First of all, I’ve been reading your blog for a while and love it! the operation beautiful mission is truly wonderful and I actually saw a few postings in the bathrooms at UCF (i’m visiting!). I am not originally from Orlando so I just had a quick question on the weather. Does it get a LOT colder than this in Orlando? Today was FREEZING in my opinion and was not what I was expecting of FL so I was just wondering if today was just a cold front and if it’ll warm up again?? I am considering going to UCF next year so this would be helpful to know!

    • caitlin October 18, 2009, 8:05 am

      my husband was in orlando last night and he said it was freakishly cold!! we have cold nights like that maybe 10 times a year. last week it was in the 90s, so dont let the cold weather deter you! i love that you found notes at UCF.

  • Emily (Emily Eats and Exercises) October 17, 2009, 11:27 pm

    Mac and Cheese is my number one splurge food. I make a pretty great version if I do say so myself. When my boyfriend first moved in with me, we had a lot of trouble finding food we liked in common. Only we both liked mac and cheese (or mac and smack as he calls it) and I ate MUCH too much of it.

  • Whole Body Love October 18, 2009, 12:53 am

    Looks like you are going to have some great mama bonding time! My mom lives 5 hours away! The dress looks great!

  • BroccoliHut October 18, 2009, 1:01 am

    Awesome veggie meal!

  • Still Life in South America October 18, 2009, 1:45 pm

    Hi Caitlin! Watch out for mac and cheese. It is one of those foods that you would think would be vegetarian, but many restaurants put chicken broth or chicken fat in it. Au Bon Pain’s mac and cheese is not veg friendly.

    I love the look of that spicy cornbread!

  • Sarah @ See Sarah Eat October 18, 2009, 2:18 pm

    How awesome that your mom went veggie! I keep hoping I can convince someone in my family so I won’t be the only one 😉

  • Jen July 1, 2010, 12:30 pm

    haha I remember Pickadilly’s from when I was a kid & lived in Jacksonville, NC. Is that where you are? If so, how random!! Everytime I tell people I used to in Jacksonville they assume i’m talking about Florida.

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