First, yay Obama!
The picture on the left is me and my friend Laura the night of the 2008 election and the one on the right is us last night. It’s pretty great to look at that picture and see how much we’ve changed/haven’t changed (apparently we’re getting old as our vision is much worse!). And personally I think I look great now compared to 2008.
Now on to the important things, what I’ve been eating. Here’s the summary of the last two weeks since I didn’t do last week with the mess of Hurricane Sandy.
We had meetings at work for three full days right before Sandy. On Thursday they served us lunch and this is a small chicken Caesar wrap and chicken noodle soup, plus fruit and a few sweet potato chips. I threw out most of the soup, it was very fatty and not very good.
Breakfast for one of the meetings, a mini chocolate croissant and some grapes.
Bag of candy corn that I snacked on for a week. A bag is the perfect amount.
Apple cider sorbet from Blue Marble. It was odd, I don’t know if I’d get it again, but it wasn’t bad at all.
A new bagel place opened on my neighborhood a few months ago, I resisted going for a while since it looked pretty yuppie, but it turns on their bagels are amazing. I usually pick one up on a weekend day. The bagels are a little sour and so crispy on the outside and the veggie cream cheese has so many veggies. I seriously love this place.
Hot mint tea while the hurricane was raging outside.
Mama Pea’s Monkey Scramble (minus the bread, I love carbs, but even that’s a little much for me), my perennial favorite breakfast.
Daily Garnish’s Yogurt While Cheddar Cornbread, probably my favorite cornbread. And, here’s a hint, if you forget to add the milk it just comes out slightly dry…
Broccoli grilled cheese and roasted potatoes, such a delicious lunch.
This was my dinner all last week. It’s Eat Live Run’s Beef Chili (but with ground turkey). I went to so many grocery stores looking for Bush’s chili beans, but I had no luck. Maybe they’re not an east coast (or at least NYC) thing? I bought these weird Goya beans that I thought might be similar, but they freaked me out so I decided to look for a chili bean recipe. First, do you know how hard it is to Google chili beans and not just get chili recipes? Somehow, I don’t know how, I found a recipe. And it was amazing. I used my food scale to measure 48oz (the equivalent of 3-16oz cans). I liked this chili recipe, it was a lot of work since I made my own beans and I do think it would have been better with ground beef, but I don’t think I’d make it again. There are a lot of other really great chili recipes out there.
Pinky mimosa while out for Thai food Halloween night.
Halloween candy a little girl gave me on the street. I thought she was asking me if I had candy as I walked by, but then she told me she was offering me candy. Which was very nice of her. I was allowed to take two.
Starbucks holiday cups! I don’t care that everyone posts pictures of them, the cup made me mint tea feel extra warm and cozy.