April 22, 2015

Readathon Prep: The Food

It's time to make a giant stack of books. It's time to plan an elaborate meal/snack/beverage menu. It's time for Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon!

When I participated in my first readathon I snacked all day. I quickly realized that an elite athlete* needs more substance than chocolate and a few grapes. I constructed actual meals for subsequent events. I've made crockpot lasagna, I've made crockpot chicken tacos, I've made crockpot chili. This year I have no plans to cook. My major food plan consists of sending my husband out for pizza.


I recently asked a group of bloggers what their snack plans were. Biscoff was mentioned. What is this Biscoff you speak of? I'd never tried it! I ran right to my local store and bought a jar. When I first tasted it...

Thanks Andi & Heather. I think.
Since then, I've been trying to save this delicious, miraculous, heavenly treat for Saturday. I've only dipped a spoon in a time or two. Or three. It is simply glorious and I can't believe how long I lived without it. 

There will also be random pretzels, cheese, and chocolate. I should have a beer, just to say that I've consumed the entirety of the Wisconsin food pyramid


I should probably should eat some fruit too? Whatever.

*Ha ha ha

37 comments:

  1. Too bad it's not on a Friday, then you could have Fish Fry, too!! ;) (I miss it and often plan my trips back home around arriving on Friday evening)

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    1. Ha ha, then it would be hella Wisconsin! :D I bet you do...man that sounds good right now!

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  2. Yum! I'm getting SO excited for Saturday! I need to go to Trader Joe's and get some snacks, and am thinking that I'll go the Delivery route too, maybe Chinese or Indian food!

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    1. Thank goodness for delivery! I sure wish I had that option here. (I'm in a very small town) But I do have a husband who is willing to run for me which is the next best thing :D

      Happy readathon, Emily!

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  3. I'm planning a Costco trip on Friday. Rotisserie chicken and popcorn!

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    1. Mmm, nothing like a good rotisserie chicken! You can do anything with one of those puppies! :D I hope it's delicious!

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  4. I think I may go the crockpot route myself for dinner. I feel like I want pancakes for Saturday am, but that's time I could spend reading instead!!

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    1. I adore crockpot meals so much. Can't wait to hear what you make! I'm feeling too stinking lazy. I don't even want to go to the store for ingredients so pizza it is, lol.

      Mmm, pancakes. :D

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  5. HA! I love this, Jennifer! This will be my FIRST readathon and I have no idea what I will do; I think I've got some thinks prepped that I can eat on Saturday and I definitely have some snacks; the rotisserie chicken Linda mentioned above sounds like a great idea, too. I can't wait!

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    1. Rotisserie chicken is a great idea because you can do so much with it. I just envisioned a big, awesome, salad with piles of chicken and cheese on it :D

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  6. Ha! Love this. Food prep is one of my favorite parts of the readathon. And you've totally reminded me (in a weird way) that I have hidden Easter chocolate in my desk. Mmmmm.

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    1. Leftover Easter chocolate!?! Man, I can't tell you what I'd give for just one Reese's Egg ;) Now you've reminded me that I must get to the local candy shop to pick up some chocolates for Saturday!

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  7. You definitely need a beer. We can drink one together and do Wisconsin proud!

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    1. We just used the last of our beer to boil brats this past weekend ;) Hmm, there might be one lonely leftover in the bottom of the fridge. I'll look!

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  8. Oh! I really miss pizza. That is one thing that I still can't get a decent gluten free version of.

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    1. You poor thing :( I would miss pizza too! I've seen people make cauliflower crusts...would that be decent? Not the same I'm sure. Boo.

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  9. Oh, yes! The food/snack part of the read-a-thon is definitely my second favourite thing :) I have planned to get the hubby to cook something for me for dinner, and usually I go crazy and bake a whole cake for myself (I mean, aside from the snacks!) :)

    Hope you have a wonderful read-a-thon, I'll be sure to pop by and cheer you on :)

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    1. Cake is one of my favorite things. In fact I was going to bake one yesterday but as it turned out I didn't have enough sugar. Sigh. (Too darn lazy to run to the store too, lol.)

      I hope you have a wonderful readathon too, Camilla! Thank so much :D

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  10. Food is VERY important. Sustenance is a must when serious reading is happening ;) Now you got me curious about Biscoff.

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    1. We hardcore athletes need to keep our strength up! ;) Oh my word, go get some. It's indescribable and absolutely delicious!

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  11. You know what totally counts as a fruit? AVOCADOES ARE FRUIT. Have guacamole. Boom. Food groups covered.

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    1. Jenny, you are a girl after my own heart. GREAT idea :D

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    2. Aren't tomatoes a fruit, too? Those will be on the pizza. Problem solved.

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  12. Fruit is for people from Illinois and Minnesota ;)
    I hope your snow is done for too!

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    1. LOL!! That's hilarious! And I agree...what does a Wisconsinite want with fruit? Lame, lol.

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  13. I've never heard of Biscoff, but Trader Joe's sells Speculoo's cookie butter, which I can't resist eating by the spoonful. Sooo good. But so bad?

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    1. It's apparently nearly the same thing. There's no Trader Joe's by me though :( But this stuff is just stupid good. Not so good for me, I'm sure, lol.

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  14. Oh crap - I was hoping that Biscoff was something I couldn't get here so I wouldn't have one more thing I shouldn't eat but can't resist. But oh no - it's in all of the stores! Heading out tomorrow for the foods and now I'm going to have to get me some Biscoff!

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    1. Ha ha! I might end up having to run out for more before Saturday. It's so tasty and we can't resist taking a spoon full a few times a day, lol.

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  15. So funny! I have had the Biscoff cookies on airplanes before. It comes in a spread now? That's why I can't have Nutella in my house. I'd eat the jar in a day.

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    1. Yes! And it is GLORIOUS! It's just ridiculous. ;) I'd like to suggest that you buy some but you might hate me forever after, ha!

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  16. Waaaaaaitaminute.... THERE IS BISCOFF SPREAD?! The biscuits are my favourites. They come free in a lot of cafes here when you order a hot drink, and then I realised the supermarket sells them normally so HELLO ALL THE BISCUITS FOR ME. I'm going to investigate this spread business. *carefully adds to shopping list*

    Obviously I've already been talking readathonning with you everywhere else, but I can see your GIF-age during this event will be on point too. Most excellent. 18 HOURS AND COUNTING YESSSSSS.

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    1. It is the best damn thing you will ever taste. I'm not even lying.

      I'm a little gif crazy, lol, no lie.

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  17. Hahah this is amazing. I got some gummy worms, but they're all gone now... I haven't eaten my cheeses/crackers yet, though. So proud of myself. About to go buy some oreos, maybe some cheez-its, then cook myself up a whole bunch of spicy noodles that I can heat up tomorrow. No way am I wasting time cooking!

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    1. Oh gosh, I bought chocolates for tomorrow and gobbled them up already, lol. I'm terrible! My daughter grabbed us each a fudge covered Oreo from the local candy store today. I wish tomorrow would get here so I could eat it, ha ha.

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  18. All the unhealthy food I stuffed in the shopping cart yesterday made my partner laugh out loud in the shop.. Have a great read-a-thon!!!!!

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    1. Ha ha, junk food is IMPORTANT on such a day ;)

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