Moving to Long Island has done something to my brain! <– real talk, please let’s just pretend that this problem is a LI thing and not the fact that I turn 30 this year
Prior to 2013, I had lost/seriously misplaced one item in my entire life: a pair of flip-flops at a party in high school. Also I had to have my dorm keys replaced in college after Adam kicked them into a lake, but those weren’t technically missing, they just weren’t accessible. But lately? I’m an absentminded disaster. Last year, on my very first day at the hospital, I lost a brand-new scarf. This December, I lost a brand-newish i-pod somewhere between my apartment and the gym. And this weekend I misplaced my camera. Not lost, thankfully, because it turned out that I had just left it in the husband’s car, but since he then drove that car to 30 hour shift this is my long-winded way of telling you that I don’t have a ton of pictures from this weekend. I am missing a lot, especially since I didn’t deem things like the four slices of cinnamon toast I ate for dinner on Saturday instagram-worthy.
How often do you lose track of your stuff? Someone tell me they left their baby on the bus so I’ll feel better!
breakfasts and lunches
Coffee! This was a freebie so I went a bit crazy – a large iced latte with extra espresso.
Those Starbucks workers get very snarky once you start asking for that much espresso.
Yet another good reason to have coffee at home instead.
Starbucks iced (but from home!) with Hint of Honey Almond Breeze and fat-free half and half.
Stonyfield Chia and Red Berry Greek Yogurt with fresh strawberries and the last of the TJ’s Pumpkin O’s.
Several coworkers commented on this lunch; I guess they aren’t used to chia?!
The best was clearly brunch at Rabbit Hole with a girl friend. I got the Eggs Norwegian, aka a Benedict but with lox instead of bacon and served on a biscuit.
Sooo good. But the drink in the background was even better – Champagne, St. Germaine, and grapefruit. We both got one and thought that they were just great.
We tried some fun drinks while we were in Chinatown.
Yeeech! The sugar cane was terrible. But we only spent $1 so it was worth a shot.
Adam bought Gushers!!
They weren’t as good as I remembered, but it was still a fun throwback.
Coffee is always good.
The Blue Bottle in Williamsburg made me my New Orleans with skim milk. Frankly, I would have accepted almost anything at that point though – first my friend and I stopped at one coffee shop that was out of ice and another that poured me a giant glass of whole milk with a smidge of coffee in it.
I made us great pasta bowls one night. Box mac and cheese gussied up with canned smoked trout, chopped spinach, sautéed bell peppers and garlic, and tons of caramelized onions.
I doused my bowl in green Tabasco.
Adam and I finally got to try Pies and Thighs for dinner.
I got the Chicken Biscuit.
Fried cutlet with honey butter and hot sauce on a biscuit.
Plus a really amazing salad.
Collard greens with avocado, pickled red onions, and smoked coconut. Adam and I could not get over how delicious it was; I really want to remake it at home.
With banana cream pie on Nilla Wafer crust for dessert.