The honeymoon was our first experience with “sophisticated” food. Up to that point, we had relied pretty much on typical Wisconsin cuisine, and the occasional (or not so occasional) Little Caesar’s $5 Hot ‘n Ready pizza, during college. This was all before Julie really got into baking, or went to culinary school, but we pigged out on the honeymoon
If you have never been on a cruise, it is an entirely different universe. There is food available all the time. As I like to say: This is one reason why other countries hate us. Buffets and restaurants are always going, and even if you want something at 3 in the morning, you can call up room service and get something for free!
The desserts are constant. It’s like every person on a cruise turns into a 4 year old. It’s not enough to have 1 (or 2 or 4) desserts after dinner and a couple with lunch, they also have to have midnight dessert buffets so that everyone can get their fill. Yes, that’s a giant dragon carved out of ice, and a horse made out of cheese, in the middle of the ocean.
You wouldn’t want to go to bed without being hopelessly hopped up on sugar. Starting with donuts and Cocoa Krispies for breakfast, it is possible on a cruise ship to eat only absolutely horrible things all day long. It’s wonderful.
What’s even more impressive is that, during culinary school, Julie ended up making stuff that looked like this:
Of course this all wasn’t enough, so I swung by Cinnabon on the way home. The Miami airport Cinnabon was the best one I have ever had. Sorry Jenn, the one in O’Hare just doesn’t cut it.