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.
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.
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:
- Orange-flavored marzipan
- Almond praline
- 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.
And a handful of Sour Starburst Jelly Beans. Oh, I love these. Especially the green ones.
An orange later on this afternoon. I’ve been craving these like nobody’s business- maybe a vitamin c deficiency?
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.
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.
Salad… I loooove their dressing. It’s just the typical tomato vinaigrette:
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:
That’s all I got. Oh, and another handful of those damn jelly beans after dinner. Hope you have a great night!
Best pizza you’ve ever had? Thick crust or thin? Toppings?