The fastest way to gain 5 pounds is to go on a cruise. That is what I learned when Matt and I set sail on the Carnival Paradise this summer. All you can eat food, 24 hours a day, plus dessert with every meal. The culinary highlight of the trip was no doubt the Warm Chocolate Melting Cake. I still dream about this dessert with its warm and gooey chocolate center. I actually had it 3 out of 4 nights. I strongly regret the one night I tried to be “good” and ordered the healthy dessert option on the menu because it was disgusting and I missed the soufflé.
For my birthday, Matt and I drove up to a bed & breakfast called the Strawberry Creek Inn. We grabbed a Bloomspot.com deal for our getaway which took us to Idyllwild, CA – a mile high mountain town located near the city of Hemet. Fun fact: it’s also the home town of American Idol contestant Casey Abrams.
Upon arrival to the Inn we were greeted with the loud clucking of hens and little did we know that these gals would be providing tomorrow’s breakfast! I couldn’t help but snap a photo of this amazing egg dish that was served the next morning. The top was just a little bit crispy and each bite had the perfect amount of cheese and basil. If you’re looking to get out of LA to relax for the weekend, or even one night, I highly suggest taking the two hour trip out to Idyllwild for the Strawberry Creek Inn.