If you follow me on Instagram, you saw the disaster that was my flight yesterday. I literally thought I was in a movie or a prank show.
Aside from some long delays, I’ve never had any issues flying. I actually enjoy traveling, flying, and the whole process.
But yesterday was something else.
Everything started off well – I got to my seat, got a bin for my carry-on, and had a window seat (which, as my pregnant progresses, I realize isn’t the best idea anymore.)
All of a sudden, it’s 5:15pm and we’re supposed to land in 20 minutes… but, we haven’t “started our initial descent” as they always announce.
I figured we were just delayed a little bit – there was some mild turbulence, so maybe that slowed our plane down?
Due to bad weather around Newark (the airport I was flying home to), air traffic control had put us in a holding pattern for a while, making us circle the airport while the weather died down and they could redirect other planes.
Then, at around 5:30pm, 5 minutes before we were SUPPOSED to land in Newark, the pilot gets on the intercom system and lets us know about the holding pattern and that now, we’ve ran out of fuel, so we need to do an emergency landing in Philadelphia.
Now, Philadelphia isn’t that far from Newark (especially by plane), so it’s not that big of a deal, but it was a little scary to hear from your pilot that the plane was running out of fuel.
So, we landed in Philadelphia, re-fueled, and were up in an hour and back to Newark, which took less than 30 minutes to fly & land to.
But between the time the Philly landing was announced and the time we finally landed in Newark, I had my cell phone perched up, because I thought I’d have to videotape one of those crazy passengers that end up in a viral video on Facebook. I mean, it was pandemonium – people were angry, cursing the airline’s name, just totally upset.
I mean, sure it’s a big inconvenience (especially to the people that hand connecting flights and babies on board), but, at least they’re getting us home safe!
When I got home, I was exhausted (and had stress ate my weight in a raw nut mix), so when Lu picked me up from the airport (poor guy had driven to the airport twice and had to wait an hour), we went straight to dinner and then home to chill on the couch.
As for this recipe, well, it’s an easy, go-to egg salad you can make all summer long. You can put it on toast, in a lettuce wrap, or like here, in a bowl of fluffy cucumber noodles.
Happy Monday everyone – and anyone who flies this week, I hope you have better luck than I did!
Nutritional Information & Recipe
Weight Watchers SmartPoints*: 4 points
*These points were calculated using the official Weight Watchers SmartPoints calculator. We are in no way affiliated with Weight Watchers, we are providing this information based on popular demand.
Easy Egg Salad with Spiralized Cucumber
- 1/2 English seedless cucumber Blade A, noodles trimmed*
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley to garnish
- *when spiralizing the cucumber use soft pressure to yield thinner noodles
- For the egg salad:
- 3-4 large hard-boiled eggs preferably chilled (use 4 eggs if you don’t like it as creamy – use 3 if you like a creamy egg salad)
- 1/3 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
- 1/2 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 cup chopped celery
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Place all of the ingredients for the egg salad into a medium bowl and mix well.
- Place the cucumber noodles in a bowl and top with the egg salad and serve, garnished with parsley.