Long Weekend Lull

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October 11, 2011 by buttermilkbaker

Home again home again, jiggity jog.

Holy cowww does it feel good to be back. And to realize that there are only four days of work left this week. And to collapse on my couch with a healthy amount of dark chocolate and milk while watching the new Housewives episode. And to ignore the very sad reality that I have no groceries in my apartment for tomorrow.

Looks like I may finally get to put my GF pancake mix to use in the morning! (Anyone ever used Bob’s before…?)

Anywho. In lieu of a dinner “recipe” or poorly lit photograph of my Tupperware breakfast, I’ll give you a few snapshots from this weekend.

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First: a run in NYC. Amazing weather. 80 degrees in October? In New England? Yesplease.

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(Blue on blue workout gear–classic.)

Next: dinner at Bleecker Street Pizza, named best pizza in NYC by Food Network. We got the Nonna Maria with a deal from Gilt City, which ruled. (Both the fresh mozz pie and the deal. Best pizza in New Yawk? Mmm maybe, maybe not.)

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Unfortunately I didn’t take any pics at Maialino, the fantastic restaurant at the equally-fantastic Gramercy Park Hotel, where we ate dinner last night. Just trust me when I say it was pretty incredible. Highlights included the fig & ricotta crostini, the fried artichoke appetizer, the bucatini all’amatriciana (a savory bacon-infused tomato sauce…uh huh), and the warm plum upside down cake with vanilla mascarpone cream. I think I want vanilla mascarpone cream on everything I eat from now on. Pancakes (!!), oatmeal, baby carrots. Everything.

Oh and spotting Danny Meyer himself at the table next to us (!!!!!!) wasn’t too bad either. Again, you’ll have to trust me on this.

What I DID take a picture of was this yummy lunch the Boy and I made. Sautéed chicken over salad with balsamic pesto dressing, a farmers market fresh Mutsu/Crispin apple, and sliced heirloom tomato. Light yet filling!

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Now I’m off to bed with visions of (pumpkin-laced) meal ideas dancing in my head.

…and of this gorgeous view. Night!

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