Hello from a new year! Like I said in my last post, I am very excited to have welcomed ’14. We didn’t do anything exciting for NYE (we were in bed watching Vines by 11), but we started the year off right with a fun day on the 1st.
Resolutions, Past and Present
I didn’t set any resolutions last year, but since 2011 it’s been a yearly goal to read a book a month. I missed January and February, but overall I did pretty well with 20 books read in 2013:
Last to Die – Tess Gerritsen (f)
The Bone Bed – Patricia Cornwell (f)
97 Orchard – Jane Ziegelman (nf)
Spiced: A Pastry Chef’s True Stories of Trials by Fire, After-Hours Exploits, and What Really Goes on in the Kitchen – Dalia Jurgensen (m)
The Perfect Husband – Lisa Gardner (f)
The Third Victim – Lisa Gardner (f)
Alone – Lisa Gardner (f)
Hide – Lisa Gardner (f)
The Neighbor – Lisa Gardner (f)
The Next Accident – Lisa Gardner (f)
The Killing Hour – Lisa Gardner (f)
Fiction Ruined My Family – Jeanne Darst (m)
Live to Tell – Lisa Gardner (f)
Love You More – Lisa Gardner (f)
Catch Me – Lisa Gardner (f)
Bones of the Lost – Kathy Reichs (f)
Brain on Fire – Susannah Cahalan (m)
Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight – Alexandra Fuller (m)
Dust – Patricia Cornwell (f)
Wild – Cheryl Strayed (m)
This year I did decide to set a few new year’s goals for myself, though I won’t be typing them all out here. Basically I want to lose some of the weight I’ve been steadily putting on the past three years / continue my book reading goals / and start chipping away at the continuing education requirements for my Dietetics registration.
A day off on Wednesday.
Welcoming in a new year at work on Thursday.
Since part of this post is from last year you won’t really see this go into effect, but I think I am going to make more of an effort to eat breakfast on workdays. I’ve been getting insanely hungry every afternoon and I think running out of time for breakfast most mornings is partially to blame.
Giant non-fat latte with 2 shots each peppermint and white chocolate.
Coconut coffee and a pear.
The Vanilla Coco Cafe was delicious, even better than the original.
My pear was tasty too, but eating it gave me such bad heartburn that I almost got off of my train to throw up! I’m not sure what the deal with that was.
I made a big batch of roasted veggies this week, enough to pack for three days of lunches. Butternut squash and green beans (and broccoli that I burned the crap out of so only 1-3 stalks ended up in each lunch). I stuck with the winning formula of veggies + a fruit + candy the whole week.
Veggies with smoked almonds and Sriracha mayo. Plus tangerines and Chinese candy.
Veggies with pistachios and champagne pear vinaigrette. Plus mint m&m’s and an Autumn Glory apple (<– they taste like cinnamon!).
Veggies with smoked almonds and bbq sauce. Plus gummies from Dylan’s and another cinnamon-y apple.
On Wednesday, Adam and I went into the city for lunch at Serendipity3.
The Christmas decorations were out of control, it was gorgeous in there.
We shared a frrrozen hot chocolate that was delightful.
I got my favorite sandwich for lunch, the Summer Bries – smoked turkey, sliced apples, melted brie and alfalfa sprouts, served on raisin pumpernickel with Russian dressing.
Yum! I shared about 50% of my sandwich with the husband, but it was ok because I stole some of his curry sauce to drizzle on my salad.
I don’t have any pictures because I haven’t been bringing my camera to work, but let me just tell you – I’ve been eating so much freaking junk on the train! Like I said earlier, I am super hungry all afternoon, and I end up buying food the minute I escape the hospital. It is a bad bad habit.
Strawberry Champagne Polar to make work on NYE feel a little more festive.
Actual champagne. We drank Moet & Chandon on our honeymoon and now it feels extra special.
Numi Chocolate Pu-erh Tea with honey.
Plain Greek yogurt with blackberries and maple syrup.
Seltzer and a candy cane.
Gummi cola bottles (Adam bought me an array for our anniversary), eaten nightly this week while playing Sonic. <– best thing ever
Dessert hour with Adam at Cafe Dada.
We split a diplomat pastry,
and both had cafe cortados.
They use Blue Bottle Coffee as their espresso and it is divine.
I don’t have pictures from Monday and Wednesday and without them I honestly can’t remember what I ate those nights. I ate a small serving of mac and cheese from Panera on NYE, but I’m sure I had something with it and I can’t remember what! When I used to blog every day I didn’t realize how much the act of picture-taking helped to cement the meals in my brain.
An easy favorite. Farro topped with smoked herring, sweet sesame seaweed, Sriracha, and a soft-boiled egg.
Black eyed peas for the new year. In a skillet I randomly tossed together – BEP, green pepper, plum tomato, green onion, turkey bacon, smoked paprika, green Tabasco, and plain Greek yogurt. On top of jasmine rice.
Leftover farro, stir-fried with peas.
I know I didn’t give a ton of dinner description, but I starting realizing just how long this post is!
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