Jetlag is such a pain. It is one of the downsides of travelling, if you ask me. I particularly have a lot of trouble recovering from it. No matter how much the time difference, it screws up my body clock. And it takes me several days to get rid of it.
People have recommended many ways to get over it fast. None of it seem to work for me.
We try what we can, right?
But one awesome excuse when you lack sleep, is you can make up for it in food! Which was my way to feel better about my situation.
So the first stop as soon as I got enough sleep was to hit the nearest Walmart and stock the fridge. Supermarket fixes for quick meals during the late night and early morning.
It was kind of messed up, adjusting to the current timezone. Moreso, it got confusing whether we were having breakfast, lunch or dinner! But regardless of the time of day, or meal we ended up eating, it was all good comfort food, the American way.
It started with a quick eggy breakfast of homefries omelette on jewish rye bread. Carboloading like there’s no tomorrow!
There was nothing eggs on toast could not fix.. Right?
The next day, we were asleep all afternoon and awake at 10 pm. What was the quickest way to whip up a late dinner? An openfaced chicken parmwich! Believe me everything was done in under 30 minutes. The trick? Use Tyson’s Juicy tender chicken nuggets, bottled ragu sauce, grated mozzarella, and parmesan cheese on top of toasted jewish rye bread.
It looks kinda awesome right?
But the cherry on top was when I had my very first legit sausage, biscuit and gravy breakfast. It was like a calorie fest with Jimmy Dean breakfast sausage, buttermilk biscuits which you can easily pop in a toaster oven, fresh button mushroom and sharp cheddar omelette, and teeny tiny diced hashbrowns to boot! Oh wow, what a treat!
We walked miles after breakfast to shake off all the calories on this huge plate.
But no regrets. Absolutely none.