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Eating "sensibly" in Paris

yes! I realized that we'll be in Paris for VE Day, a Thursday. While we like that idea of being in Paris on that day, I realize this could skew the long weekend, both sightseeing and foodwise.

We're not for "trendy" places. Simple food is more our style. And no wine, it doesn't mix with our meds. I was never a big fan anyway, as I seem to be sensitive to the taste of alcohol to the point that it tastes bad to me. Odd, huh?

Husband is diabetic, but has the all clear from his doctor to have baguettes pretty much all he wants, provided he's walking a lot. "It's only three weeks and you'll be walking."

Any advice for low-price food and snacks is appreciated.

Mar 26, 2014
propita in France

Eating "sensibly" in Paris

This is our first trip to Paris, May 5-13. We're planning something similar. I'm 50; Hubby is 54. We're both a bit heavy but plan to do a lot of walking (as on previous vacations to DC and NYC).

Last few months, our serving sizes have greatly reduced, we literally cannot eat big American servings anymore without feeling uncomfortable. The idea of a larger lunch and lighter dinner follows what we've been doing. I like the 2-course split idea.

I asked Husband about fancy places or reservations. He says we'll play it by ear. Is that possible?

Mar 26, 2014
propita in France

Matzo Ball Soup

Uh...not in LA, but the chicken soup that I just finished for my poor husband who just got a cold. An entire chicken with carrots, celery, potato, and onion. No matzo meal so no matzo balls this time. LOTS of meat and veggies.

Oct 30, 2013
propita in Los Angeles Area

"Cronuts" in LA?

Yeah, I'll try a cronut, but two weekends ago, we went to Donut Man in Glendora for a strawberry donut.

Life is good when you're having something from Donut Man!!

Jul 25, 2013
propita in Los Angeles Area

Does anyone also agree with me that Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles is just not that great?

A few years back, I had the fried chicken at Conrad's on Lake. It was very good! Crispy outside and VERY moist inside.

Jul 10, 2013
propita in Los Angeles Area

Do you eat the...gulp...fat?

I grew up eating the fat, but for the last three years, a cardiologist has been telling me I'm a heart attack waiting to happen. Guess what? An angiogram showed "no significant sign of disease"! So I asked my doctor if this meant my arteries were clear and that I could basically eat deep-fried fat dipped in fat gravy. He said not quite, but I could indulge a little.

Sep 07, 2012
propita in General Topics