Friday, July 6, 2012

Eating Habits on the Road

Cobb Salad - Photo by Michelle Judd of Taste As You Go

I've realized something peculiar about my eating habits while on the road. When traveling on business and faced with the task of feeding myself upon my arrival, I nearly always opt to order hotel room service. While I'm not intimidated by the prospect of eating alone, I prefer to spend the first evening in my room adjusting to being in a new place and preparing for the work I'm there to do.

Ordering room service isn't the peculiar part, though. It's what I order that's somewhat odd.

If it's on the menu, then my order is always the same: Cobb Salad, hold the blue cheese, with balsamic vinaigrette on the side. I cannot begin to tell you how many Cobb salads I've eaten while traveling for work or to list the reasons why that particular salad is so appealing to me when I'm away from home.

Perhaps it's the crisp Romaine or the buttery avocado or the diced tomatoes. Or maybe it's the chunks of grilled chicken or the pieces of hard-boiled egg or the salty bacon. Or it could very well be the combination of all of those ingredients in one bite that makes Cobb salad my go-to room service order.

All I know is this:

If I think about it too much, I'm going to wind up never ordering Cobb salad again. And we can't let that happen, so I'm going to pass this off to you...

What are your eating habits while on the road? Are there certain dishes or meals that you must have when you're away from home?

Even if your answer is a bucket of French fries or an ice cream sundae (with extra whipped cream), go on and share. I won't tell!

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