Out Of Order

I’m actually blogging out of order today… I usually wait until right before bed, but tonight I have a presentation to work on so I’m trying to get everything out of the way beforehand. Ahh, procrastination. At the moment Chloe and I are anxiously waiting for Brian to get home so we can go grab dinner.

anxious

See… anxious, right?

This morning I woke up unable to move due to the pug glued to my right side and the cat jammed to the left. Awesome. It was kind of cloudy and gross outside, so oats seemed like a good choice. A la Heather: with crunchy PB, sliced almonds, blackberries and honey.

oats2

As usual, I rode the train to class today… and as usual, it was interesting. To put it nicely. On the way there, I kept getting a huge whiff of this really foul smell. I finally pinpointed it to this guy sitting a couple of rows behind me. To be more specific, his feet. Oh dear god it was awful. I seriously contemplated getting up and moving, but the train was borderline empty and I didn’t want to seem rude. How ridiculous is that? So I enjoyed the stinky food odor all the way to the West End Station, then promptly fled as soon as the doors opened.

We were scheduled to make raspberry millefeuille and cheesecake in class today, but our teacher decided that the millefeuille was too close to something we’d already made- so instead she gave us a recipe for Chocolate Almond Espresso Petit Fours. Oh my goodness, these are going be AMAZING. They’re not done yet (nor is the cheesecake), so I’ll have photos tomorrow. But let me tell you… well, there are three layers:

  1. Orange-flavored marzipan
  2. Almond praline
  3. Almond-espresso ganache

After the layers set up, you cut them into squares, dip them in more chocolate, and top with fleur de sel. Sounds good, right?

After class I rode the train home (odor free, thank goodness) and then made a sandwich from the leftover Easter turkey: roast turkey, pickles, arugula, horseradish mustard and mayo on whole wheat.

sandwich

And a handful of Sour Starburst Jelly Beans. Oh, I love these. Especially the green ones.

jellybean

An orange later on this afternoon. I’ve been craving these like nobody’s business- maybe a vitamin c deficiency?

orange

After lunch I caught up on some emails and then went for a run. It turned out to be gorgeous today and my ipod was actually picking some good tunes. That’s always nice.

Oh look! Brian’s home.

*Dinner Break*

I’m back. Dinner was lovely. I’ve been craving pizza from Tony’s, our little neighborhood spot. That place has blown up since it was featured in D Magazine’s Cheap Eats issue. And cheap it is. We usually end up with drinks, bread, salads and a pizza (with leftovers) for around $15. We had to wait around 20 minutes for a table (on a Monday??), but it was well worth it.

Bread (x2.5):

roll

Salad… I loooove their dressing. It’s just the typical tomato vinaigrette:

salad

Pizza topped with chicken, spinach and mushrooms. This is the small. Brian was being uncooperative and ordered some tortellini dish, so this was all me. I had 2 slices and took the rest home:

pizza1

pizza2

That’s all I got. Oh, and another handful of those damn jelly beans after dinner. Hope you have a great night!

-SURVEY

Best pizza you’ve ever had? Thick crust or thin? Toppings?

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10 Responses to Out Of Order

  1. Eddie G says:

    Back when I was an omni-eater :) …Star Pizza in Houston was awesome! Now, I’m all about Pizza by Marco!

  2. gammypie says:

    As a kid, Mama’s Pizza was my favorite. Their pizza buffet was far superior to Cici’s.

    There is hardly a pizza that I don’t like. I love it all!!!

  3. Lisa P says:

    Best pizza I’ve ever had – thin crust is from Sali’s, a place with two locations in Garland (where I’m from). I don’t know what it is about that stuff – maybe nostalgia? – but it’s the best I’ve ever had. Thick crust was at Uno’s in Chicago. It doesn’t get any better than that!

  4. Kathy says:

    When we lived in New Mexico many years ago, we ordered pizza from a national chain location (name escapes me now) that was my favorite of all time – regular crust with bacon (as in breakfast), tomatoes and green chilis (not jalapenos)! Moved back home and haven’t been able to find it or recreate it since. I STILL think about it though! MMMMM

  5. marie says:

    Best pizza ever was a very thin crust margherita in Innsbruck, Austria, of all places. It was just fantastic. The crust was great, and the amount of toppings was just right.

  6. Jess says:

    Il Pizzaiolo in Pittsburgh, Pa. The Margherita is amazing!! It’s very thin crust.

  7. Rose says:

    Oh, that pizza looks good. I like the little dinner break you took mid-blog :)

    Love thick crust pizza. Can’t think of the best pizza I’ve ever eaten, but I bet it’s one I made myself (because I like strange toppings that restaurants don’t normally offer).

  8. Tammy says:

    The best pizza I ever had was in New York. Don’t remember exact name but it was a deep dish pizza and “Chicago” was in the name.(that’s why I sort of remember it) It was awesome.

  9. Margie says:

    I love Campania. Thin crust and perfectly topped. In fact, I’m starting to crave some now!

  10. Sammie says:

    Oh sweet Chloe!!!
    The best pizza – super thin crust (I mean it – it is like a cracker), from a place called Upper Crust. Even my guys would agree.
    I can’t wait to see your latest creations – sounds yummy.
    Have a great night girlie!!

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