It’s a busy day (the day before Christmas!) but I just couldn’t bear not sharing (pictures of all, descriptions of few) what I’ve been up to!
Thursday afternoon, my mom treated me to lunch at Pesce, a newish Italian spot. We split the two things that sounded best. A spinach salad with craisins, candied pecans and goat cheese,
and a (fried) bbq chicken flat bread.
The husband has been calling about missing me and asking for pictures, so – Hi, husband!
Do you like my new top?
For dinner my parents and I headed to Victor’s Hideout for some good local cuisine.
Our plates came with plantains, fungi, sweet potato, rice and beans, and salad.
Plus I ate a roll with butter.
Here, my dad and I split two plates. He got the fried shrimp,
And I got ole wife, a local whitefish.
Head on, scrape the meat off the bones… It was intense but tasty.
That evening I headed over to the apartment (bachelor pad) of two high school friends who just moved in together. 4 of us from a regular group were there together and it was fun to do some reminiscing. Adrien served me a tasty vodka-soda-lemon thing at some point.
But I stuck to one drink because I was driving (on the left … in the rain … without traffic signals because half the island didn’t have power). My mom did text around 1:30 to see if I was dead, which I thought was sweet.
Friday morning I may have overslept. I missed my gym window too, which was annoying. But I got up in time for breakfast.
That bowl was 1 egg, 2 whites, ~3 oz leftover spicy chicken, a handful of shredded cabbage, 1 Tbsp butter, and 2 Tbsp cocktail sauce. I’m not even going to attempt to describe it.
Brunch was Christmas in a convenience package.
A gingerbread Clif bar that I took one bite of and then trashed in horror.
And an eggnog Nutrament that I swooned over.
Plus I got a chaispresso (chai, espresso, 2% milk) during afternoon errands.
Friday night my parents hosted a Hanukkah party!
It was great getting to see everyone, and it was extra great that my uncle made his (best ever) latkes.
I took many appetizers bites. I actually did take a photo of every single one, so I’m going to consolidate them grid style –
My cousin made matzoh ball soup.
Here is my dinner plate –
Salad, noodle kugel, and a tiny bit of salmon.
And my mom made “Crack Pie” (of Momofuku fame) for dessert.
Tiny slices because it was basically a pie of caramel in an oatmeal cookie crust.
This morning I had my mom drive me to school so I could run some laps on the field. I have no idea of distance, but I jogged 20 minutes straight; plus a quick, walking warm up and cool down. I am not in running shape at all so it was interesting to see a workout out in the wind!
And I’d like to wish a very Merry Christmas tomorrow to all of my readers who celebrate!