With a crazy-busy week at work and a weather in the tens in NYC yesterday, we are definitely not on vacation any more, Toto!
Thankfully my day-to-day life takes place in the best city in America with the world’s nicest husband and the universe’s cutest dog so it’s really not too bad.
And I get to eat some pretty yummy food too. Flavors of the week – salmon, green beans, eggs, and egg nog…
This week’s coffee combo decked my mornings with boughs of jolly.
Christmas blend espresso roast with soy/nog. I also had a 2nd (and sometimes 3rd) cup at work everyday because going back to work after a vacation kind of sucks.
Vanilla bean yogurt with Bear Naked cacao + cashew butter granola. Plus a super juicy Pacific Rose apple.
Oatmeal with chia seeds, chocolate-covered cacao nibs, and gingerbread spice. Plus an apple on the side and a scoop of peanut butter on top once it was cooked.
Yesterday I had a ridiculously cheesy toasted turkey sandwich from the cafeteria that I was too busy to snap a picture of. And Wednesday the hospital served us a holiday luncheon, complete with the best steamed green beans any of us had ever tasted.
It was a week of sweets, including on-theme jelly beans.
Plus Brooklyn Cupcake. Guava cheese and coquito <– the best flavor.
I also ate all of the Oreo frosting off of this slice of red velvet.
I knew Monday would knock me out, so I got dinner started before work that morning. Strata with a super simple salad with honey mustard dressing.
The egg casserole was this recipe but with whole-wheat pumpernickel, maple chicken sausage, and a nutty raw-milk cheddar. The leftovers were great the next day too.
Wednesday Adam and I did a date night at the beautiful Sisters’ Restaurant. I want to go back for brunch so I get a better view, plus hopefully my food shots will be a little better.
We shared drinks – Nine Pin Cider for me – and two appetizers. Sweet potato fries with local maple crème fraiche and fried cauliflower and capers. The cauliflower was ahh-mazing. And we both decided the Nine Pin is the best cider on the market.
I ordered the salmon niçoise, more green beans for me! It was great, the fish was perfectly cooked.
More salmon for dinner yesterday. I made garlic salmon patties with sautéed bok choy with fried oyster mushrooms and a quick sauce of soy/honey/sriracha. I ate my second patty while I assembled our plates, with a creamy cocktail sauce for dipping.
Have a merry weekend!