I worked straight through Saturday to Thursday last week and it tired me out (hence the late post!).
The good news is that my work schedule meant I had a three day weekend. And the better news is that I used my extra day to go on a quick trip to CT with Adam. In other weekend excitement – we took the dog into the city to visit a dog park (he was not a fan).
Food themes for the week were beans and more beans, candy and more candy, and coffee (always coffee). Here were the highlights…
Breakfast at Blue State Coffee in New Haven. I had an egg and cheese sandwich on sourdough and an iced latte.
Pitaya smoothie with frozen cherries and cookies and cream pudding. (<– bought the pudding on a whim, hated it, and was too cheap to toss it, but it was actually wonderful in the smoothie).
Brunch at Fat Goose.
I had a sparkling Paloma.
And the foie gras panna cotta(!!!). With strawberries, rhubarb, jam, and buttered challah.
It was amazing. And even better, there was a dog in my lap while I ate it!
He got a bite of my ice cream for being a well-behaved brunch companion.
Lemon yogurt with blueberries and maple granola.
Plain yogurt with chocolate tahini, blueberries, and cotton candy grapes.
Adam and I tried Costa Nova Waffle on an errands day. They have tasty Portuguese coffee. We had a crispy waffle with s’mores and a soft waffle with twix and both were delicious.
Road trip snacks.
Milk candy! Japanese Hokkaido and Polish sesame milk caramels.
These Haribo grapefruit candies are insanely good.
Froyo on a hot day – birthday cake with mochi, nonpareils, and cereal marshmallows.
Turkey BLT pasta (inspired by this Cooking Light recipe). Whole wheat shells / turkey bacon / wilted arugula / roasted heirloom tomatoes / tossed with mayonnaise and salt and pepper.
Salmon bacon sandwiches!
Brioche buns with mayonnaise and gojuchang / sharp cheddar / a fried egg / and TJ’s salmon bacon.
With roasted green beans.
Red beans and rice (loosely inspired by this Serious Eats recipe). Celery, green pepper, and onion cooked in evoo / salt, pepper, cayenne, and smoked paprika / with TJ’s turkey summer sausage / and red kidney beans / served on brown jasmine rice.
White beans with turkey bacon, celery, and gojuchang. Plus sweet potato cheese fries.
Dinner in New Haven. We got Thai takeout – chicken pad see ew and pad thai – to eat in our hotel room in front of the cable tv.
Plus ice cream that was fantastically creamy and good, cookie dough and coffee oreo for me.
Enjoy the rest of your week!